of the Convention, as well as subcommittees of the Board, are always looking for North Carolina Baptists who, with a heart for ministry, are willing to serve in volunteer leadership positions.
The descriptions below describe the specific functions of the four standing Convention Committees; the Committee on Nominations, the Committee on Convention Meetings, the Committee on Resolutions and Memorials and the Historical Committee.
Committee on Nominations
The 18-member Committee on Nominations has the primary responsibility to nominate persons for election by the convention during annual meeting to serve on the Board of Directors, the additional standing convention committees and the trustees and directors of the agencies and institutions of the convention. North Carolina Baptists are encouraged to prayerfully submit recommendations to the committee of individuals willing to serve in these important positions. Detailed information about the work of the committee is available in the convention bylaws.
The Committee on Nominations is unique in that it is the only convention committee elected by the board. Each January at the recommendation of the convention officers six new members are elected to serve a three-year term on the Committee on Nominations.
Committee on Convention Meetings
The 18-member Committee on Convention Meetings works with convention staff throughout the year to plan the program of the Annual Meeting held in November of each year. The committee gives prayerful attention to the theme and the worship focus of the Annual Meeting. The committee may bring recommendations for individuals to preach the annual convention sermon up to two years in advance. Members of this committee are actively involved in the local arrangements for the meeting and serve on location during the Annual Meeting as needed in registration of messengers, counting of ballots, ushering and backstage assistance.
Committee on Resolutions and Memorials
The nine-member Committee on Resolutions and Memorials has two primary responsibilities. Each year in September the committee reviews properly submitted resolutions for possible presentation during the Annual Meeting to the convention for its consideration. The committee prepares a report each year memorializing ministers and lay leaders who have died within the previous year and recommends names of those to whom the Annual of the Convention is to be dedicated.
The 12-member Historical Committee is responsible for collecting and preserving the history of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. They encourage churches, associations, institutions and agencies affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina to preserve their historical documents, artifacts, correspondence and records. Each year the committee sponsors a historical writing competition, receiving submissions from church and association historians of books and special historical compilations in which the winner is given special recognition during the convention’s Annual Meeting.
For more information on these committees, please refer to the convention’s bylaws.