By Paul White, BMAA President
Greetings to the churches of the BMA of America!
Well, it is nearing that time of the year when we have the opportunity to gather and conduct the Lord’s business as an Association. This note is to remind each one that this 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 year’s 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 respective fields of service. Of course, these are provided in addition to the times of conducting business and opportunities to gather for worship.
Please review the preliminary schedule of this year’s meeting that is below this letter. This will help you in your planning and travel schedule.
Remember, 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.
For the Representational Letter for Churches, click here.
For the Meeting Schedule, click here.
For the “Help Us Honor Our Own” Letter, click here.
For the National Meeting Time Survey, click here.
It’s Time to Make Your Reservations!
Reservation Information for the 2017 BMAA Meeting in Arlington, Texas
The 2017 session of the Baptist Missionary Association of America will meet May 1-3 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas.
The Committee on Arrangements has made its review and plans for the 2017 annual Association meeting. The facilities and hotels are looking forward to our meeting there. There is plenty of space for all of our meetings and lodging. We hope that you will make your reservations early. Most of the hotels can make your reservations either by phone or online, but you must identify that you are with the Baptist Missionary Association of America.
- Sheraton, Arlington (Headquarters Hotel; has an attached covered walkway to the convention center and free parking for all guests): $135 per night (Single & Double)
- Hilton, Arlington: $135 per night (King & Double)
- Crowne Plaza: $109 per night
Bro. Pastor, we need your help. When the BMAA Committee on Arrangements contracts with a convention center to host our annual meeting, the rental fee is normally tied to the number of hotel rooms we expect our attendees to use during the meeting. The rental fee in Arlington is contingent upon our use of rooms blocked at the designated hotels. The rental fee will increase by the daily cost of each room not used.
The Committee on Arrangements has negotiated terms in Arlington that will allow the conference center space to be greatly reduced if we use the total number of rooms blocked at the designated hotels/motels. Please help us fill these first to cap the cost of the rental space.
Our association has had to pay extra in the past years because many of the blocked hotel rooms were not used. Please help us avoid a situation like that this year.
We appreciate your help.
— Jerome Cooper, Charles Attebery, Jackie Manasco
BMAA Committee on Arrangements