Please read this important announcement from KNCSB Executive Director Bob Mills:
Aug. 26, 2020
I am writing you to make you aware of some of the changes we are making relative to our KNCSB Annual Meeting this year.
From March of this year until now, and possibly for months to come, our country and the world are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of our churches have not returned to what was the norm before the virus outbreak. In Southern Baptist life for example, we were not able to meet for our national annual meeting. Most, if not all, SBC national and regional meetings have been cancelled, postponed or moved to an electronic format.
According to our by-laws, the KNCSB Mission Board can act on behalf of the Convention to conduct the business of the Convention in necessary circumstances. The Mission Board may use its “authority to act for the Convention during the interim of the sessions of the Convention and in all matters that may arise affecting the interest fostered by the Convention.”
In other words, the Mission Board can conduct the business of the Convention that would have been considered at the Annual Meeting.
After consulting with the officers of the Convention, the Parliamentarian, the Executive Committee and the Mission Board, we will be asking the Mission Board of the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists to conduct the necessary business of the Convention on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at CrossPoint Church Salina. This action has been voted on and approved by the Executive Committee and the Mission Board. CrossPoint Church Salina will allow us to practice 6-foot distancing, appropriate mask protocol and sanitizing guidelines. The Mission Board has representatives from each association, thus representing our Convention very well.
The following represents an overview of issues related to the above action:
- This year is KNCSB’s 75th anniversary. The 75th Annual Meeting and celebration will be moved to Oct. 11-12, 2021.
- The meeting place for the 2021 Annual Meeting will be Webster Conference Center on Oct. 11-12. The 2022 meeting will be in Garden City and 2023 meeting will be in Omaha.
- The Executive Committee and the Mission Board will delay their fall meeting until Oct. 15-16, 2020.
- The Mission Board meeting will be recorded and available on our KNCSB website following the meeting.
- The current officers will be asked to serve just as they are for this coming year. They are all eligible to serve for at least one more year. They have all agreed to do so.
- The Mission Board members will be the only ones participating in voting, and they will have to be physically present to vote. We are anticipating an excellent attendance by the Mission Board.
All of the above is being implemented to ensure due diligence with regard to the health of our Baptist family. Our desire is to minimize risk and yet conduct the business of our Convention as safely as possible.
This has been a year we will not soon forget. I deeply appreciate your willingness to adapt to the above changes. This is not the process I would prefer but after consultation with many, I feel this is the most appropriate given the circumstances.
Dr. Bob Mills
KNCSB Annual Reports
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