A resolution has traditionally been defined as an expression of opinion or concern, as compared to a motion, which calls for action. A resolution is not used to direct an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention to specific action other than to communicate the opinion or concern expressed. Resolutions are passed during the annual Convention meeting.

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How to Submit a Resolution

Each year, no later than 75 days prior to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (which occurs in early June), the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, in conference with the vice presidents, appoints a Committee on Resolutions whose task is to consider and recommend appropriate resolutions to the messengers attending the annual meeting. Read More...

Online Resolution Submittal Form

All online electronic submissions must be followed up by a letter of credentials from your church. Such letter must be received on or before 15 days prior to the Annual Meeting.

Resolution writing generally follows conventional lines. Click here to see an example of "How to Frame a Resolution."