2017 National Meeting

Baptist Missionary Association of America
2017 Annual Meeting
Arlington Convention Center, Arlington Texas
May 1-3, 2017

From President Paul White:

Greetings to the churches of the BMA of America!

It is nearing that time of the year we have the opportunity to gather and conduct the Lord’s business as an Association.    This note is to remind each one that May 1-3 has been set aside as the time for our 2017 annual meeting to convene In Arlington Texas.  It is my prayer that God will continue to bless all of our departments, agencies and churches.  I hope you are already making plans for your church to be represented at this years meeting.

Again this year you will be given the opportunity to choose between several great breakout sessions presented this year by our national departments and agencies. It is the desire of your officers and those involved in planning to provide you with materials and practical instruction that you will be able to use in your respected fields of service. Of course, these are provided in addition to the times of conducting business and opportunities to gather for worship.

This year’s theme “Brick by Brick” is built around teamwork with the emphasis on increasing our attendance for the purpose of strengthening every area of our ministry.  Make plans now to join us and may God bless every aspect of our time together.

In His Service,

Paul White
BMA America President


Important Meeting Information:


Meeting Schedule:

Monday, May 1

7:00 p.m. – General Session 1
Guest Speaker
Jack Graham, Pastor
Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

Tuesday, May 2

8:00 a.m. – Brotherhood – Rooms M7 & M5
9:00 a.m. – WMA – Grand Hall Salon A
9:30 a.m. – Committee Meetings

Disciple Guide – Room M1
LifeWord – Room M2
Missions – Room M4
Moral Action – Room M9
Seminary – Room M10
Nominating Committee – Room M11

10:00 a.m. – Women’s Conference
Topic: “When Life Gives You Lemons… Grace Wins.”

11:00 a.m. – Breakout Sessions – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Multiplying Disciples, Leaders, & Churches – Room M1
Activate Church Revitalization – Room M9
Honoring God With Our Finances During Life & Beyond – Room M5
BMA Retirement at Ministers Resource Services – Room M7

2:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Missions Spending in the Local Church – Room M1
Activate Church Revitalization – Room M9
Understanding the Times – Room M3-4
So You Want to Go to School? – Room M 11-12

3:00 p.m. – General Session  2

BMA Foundation
Master’s Builders

5:30 p.m. – Seminary Dinner – Rooms M5, M6, M7, M8

7:00 p.m. – General Session 3
Annual Message, Donny Parrish

Wednesday, May 3

8:30 a.m. – General Session 4

Ministers Resource Services

11:00 a.m. – Breakout Sessions – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Understanding the Times – Rooms M1-4
Defending the Faith with Ancient Documents – Rooms M9-12
How Individuals and Churches Can Influence Their Legislators – Room M5
The Future of Latin Ministry in the United States – Room M7

12:00 – Missionary Wives Lunch & Session – Rooms M6,  M8

2:00 p.m. – General Session 5

Coordinating Council
Moral Action

3:00 p.m. – President’s Message, Paul White

7:00 p.m. – General Session 6
Mission Commissioning


Official Hotels:

Rooms have been blocked at special rates for BMA America meeting attendees at the following hotels in Arlington. The Sheraton has been designated as the headquarters hotel and has an attached covered walkway to the convention center and free parking. Utilizing all rooms reserved at the Sheraton will help lower the meeting cost for our churches.

Rates are guaranteed through specified cut-off dates and are subject to availability. When making reservations, please indicate that you will be attending the BMAA meeting to obtain the special rates.

Rate of $135 when booked by April 10

817-640-3322 Ext. 6606
Rate of $135 when booked by April 7

Crown Plaza
Rate of $109 when booked by April 17