November 12-14, 2017

Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Ave
Waco, TX 76701

Above all, Texas Baptists are called by Jesus to live Compelled, to love our neighbors and share Christ. Through speakers, workshops and worship at the 2017 Texas Baptists Annual Meeting in Waco, we will explore exactly what it means to be led to live God-honoring lives. Join us this November as we ignite hearts and renew passions to embody the Great Commandment and the Great Commission every day.

How do you #liveCompelled?

keynote SPEAKERS

Dr. Delvin Atchison

Director, Texas Baptists Great Commission Team

Dr. Delvin Atchison brings over 35 years of pastoral experience to his role as Director of the Great Commission Team for Texas Baptists. He studied philosophy and psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and was awarded a Masters of Divinity degree with honors from George W. Truett Seminary, where he is currently seeking his Doctor of Ministry.

Will Mancini

Author &
Church Strategist

Will Mancini is the founder of Auxano, a non-profit church consulting group, and Younique, a training and certification company for personal calling and life planning through the Church. As a recognized thought leader, he leads a team of “navigators” who work with over 400 church teams a year to create breakthrough clarity and execute their vision.

featured WORKSHOPS

Caring for the Least of These

Jimmy Dorrell

Executive Director

Mission Waco

The Art of Persuasion:

Preaching for a decision

Dr. Joel Gregory

Professor of Preaching

Truett Seminary

The Great Commission Church

Ray Still

Senior Pastor

Oakwood Baptist Church

New Braunfels

I Was Thirsty

Mickey Lenamon

Executive Director

Texas Baptist Men

Church Strengthening

Will Mancini

Author & Church Strategist

f t i

general SCHEDULE

Sunday, November 12

4:00 pm  Registration Opens

6:00 – 9:30 pm  Evening Rallies

Monday, November 13

8:00 am  Registration Opens

8:30 – 9:30 am  Morning Workshops

10:30 – 11:30 am  Morning Worship

1:00 – 3:00 pm  Afternoon Business Session

3:30 – 4:30 pm  Afternoon Workshops

7:30 – 8:30 pm  Evening Worship

Tuesday, November 14

8:00 am  Registration Opens

8:30 – 9:30 am  Morning Workshops

10:00 – 11:30 am  Morning Business/Worship



Click here to view a list of hotels near the Waco Convention Center.

No shuttle service will be provided this year. Please plan accordingly.

Handicap Information

Hilton Waco & Waco Convention Center recognizes the needs of persons with disabilities and has met or exceeded the requirements of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the State of Texas accessibility mandates.


The location at the main entrance to the Convention Center located at 100 Washington Ave can be used for handicap or visitor drop-off/pick-up.

Messenger Registration

In August your church will receive a letter with instructions to request registration cards for messengers.

Option 1

Pre-register on-line at and print your own messenger cards.

Option 2

Return the card enclosed in the letter to request messenger cards. Messenger cards will not be mailed without a request being made by the church. The church's personalized cards are printed upon request and will be imprinted with the church's name and other important data and mailed to you.

Messengers who do not have properly endorsed messenger registration cards will have to be processed through the Credentials Committee at the Annual Meeting in Waco.

Spanish Translation

All General Sessions and Business Meeting Sessions of the 2016 Annual Meeting will be translated in Spanish. Headsets will be available for checkout at the Information Booth located at Registration and at the Ushers Booth located at the back of the session hall.

Todas las sesiones generales y las reuniones de negocio de la Reunión Anual de la BGCT serán traducidas al español. Los radios estarán disponibles en el área de información localizada en el área de inscripción y en el área de los ujieres en la parte de atrás del lugar donde se llevarán a cabo las sesiones.