2017 IABCU Annual Meeting Information

The 2017 IABCU Annual Meeting will be held June 4-6, 2016 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis Tennessee. Our 2017 Hester lecturer will be Dr. Russell MooreRussell Moore serves as the eighth president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

A widely-sought cultural commentator, Dr. Moore has been recognized by a number of influential organizations. The Wall Street Journal has called him “vigorous, cheerful, and fiercely articulate” while The Gospel Coalition has referred to him “one of the most astute ethicists in contemporary evangelicalism.”

An ethicist and theologian by background, Dr. Moore is also an ordained Southern Baptist minister and the author of several books including Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel. He blogs frequently at his website, russellmoore.com, and hosts a program called Signposts.

A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.

Registration for the Conference will cover meeting attendance and four meals, including Monday night’s banquet. Registrations are completed through the EventBrite windows below.  Use this link to make reservations at the Peabody Hotel. For a full schedule of events, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 3

5:00 Dinner at Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous

6:35 Memphis Redbirds Baseball Game

Sunday, June 4

9:20 Church at Bellevue Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Gaines

Lunch on your own

3:00-5:00 Registration

3:00-4:30 IABCU Board Meeting

5:00 Peabody Duck March; Dinner on your own

6:30-8:00 First Plenary Session: A History of the IABCU and Its Schools by Dr. Gary Cook, Dr. Bob Agee, and Dr. Paul Corts

8:00-9:00 Dessert Reception

Monday, June 5

8:30-9:45 Breakfast Program: Legal Update by Guenther and Jordan

10:00-11:30 Second Plenary Session with Dr. Russell Moore, President and CEO of Ethics and Religions Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

10:00 Spouse Tour: Graceland with Lunch at Paulette’s Restaurant

11:45-12:45 Lunch in the Forest Room with Presentation from BCU Scholars

1:00-2:30 Q&A Session with Dr. Russell Moore

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Breakout Sessions

  • Legal Q&A – Jim Guenther and Jaime Jordan of the law firm Guenther and Jordan
  • Response and Recovery Lessons Learned from an EF3 – Dr. Scott Hummel, Executive Vice President and Provost of William Carey University

4:15-5:15 Breakout Sessions

  • Unrelated Business Income Tax: How to Leverage it for Your Benefit – Dan Campbell and Dave Moja, Capin Crouse
  • Planned Giving – Warren Peek, President of Southern Baptist Foundation and John Kea, Vice President and General Counsel of Southern Baptist Foundation

6:00 pm Reception and Banquet in the Forest Room

Tuesday, June 6

8:00 Breakfast and Roundtable Discussions

8:45-9:30 Worship and Devotional

9:30-10:00 CGE Update

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:45 Annual IABCU Business Meeting

11:45-12:00 Closing Remarks

12:00 Adjourn