Southern Baptist ministers’ wives will celebrate the culture of the Southwest and enjoy centerpieces provided by International Mission Board workers at their 52nd gathering Tuesday, June 12, in San Antonio.
ANTONIO (BP) – Southern Baptist ministers’ wives will celebrate the
culture of the Southwest and enjoy centerpieces provided by International
Mission Board workers at their 52nd gathering Tuesday, June 12, in San Antonio.
The theme of this
year’s Ministers’ Wives’ Conference is “Revive, Renew, Rejoice,” based on Psalm
85:6, which says, “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice
DeMoss, an author and women’s ministry leader, will speak on personal revival,
and comedian Dennis Swanberg will provide entertainment during the luncheon in
Ballroom A at the Henry
Convention Center at
“From the moment
you enter the ballroom, you’ll feel like you have entered a Mexican village,”
Debbie Brunson, president of this year’s conference, said. “There will be
mariachi musicians and festive decor to set the mood. Lunch will include
favorite dishes that will be reminiscent of an authentic Mexican fiesta.”
husband, Mac Brunson, is pastor of First
in Jacksonville, Fla., said June Hunt of the Hope for the
Heart counseling ministry also will be featured, leading the women in a time of
renewing their call to serve as ministers’ wives.
following the luncheon, Hunt will have a 30-minute question-and-answer period,
and questions can be e-mailed in advance to email@example.com.
“You can send
your questions anonymously if you would like,” Brunson said.
participants are encouraged to arrive early in order to stroll through the
ballroom and look at the centerpieces on each table.
missionaries are providing absolutely incredible gifts for the centerpieces
that will be sold at the conclusion of the luncheon, with proceeds going to the
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering,” Brunson said.
Among the items
to adorn the tables will be Thai silk pillow covers and silk table runners from
the Australians of the Pacific Rim region, Vietnamese beaded purses, Laos tribal bags, a turquoise Myanmarnativity, necklaces and earrings from
the Muslim tribal people of the Philippines
and Chinese candle holders.
“As these gifts
will remind us, revival is taking place literally around the world and our
Southern Baptist missionaries are in the heart of God’s movement,” Brunson
The SBC Ministers’
Wives’ Conference dates back to 1955, when two Georgia pastors’ wives realized the
importance of their state’s ministers’ wives’ conference and decided that the
national convention would benefit from such an organization. They made plans
for a tea at the Muhlback Hotel in Kansas
City during the 1956 convention and were overwhelmed
by the response.
tickets at $10 each, visit www.fbcjax.com or call 904-366-1325.
always held on Tuesday during the SBC annual meeting, is open to all wives of
ministers – pastors, staff members, chaplains, missionaries and denominational