Here you can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about our Conference. If you have another question for us that you can’t find here, feel free to e-mail us using the form on this page.
What are the dates of the 2017 BCMC?
Sunday, March 26 – Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Where will the 2017 BCMC be held?
Does the BCMC cater to a particular style of music?
The short answer: No.
The long answer: The nature of our conference may indeed be something quite unique. The conference is planned and led by an Executive Council elected by the conference members. As our conference encompasses members with a wide variety of stylistic thought, so does the Executive Council, and thereby the conference itself. At times, the conference may take on more of a particular thrust than another, but overall, there really is something for everyone.
What is the proper attire for the BCMC?
As children of God and representatives of Christ, appropriate modesty is expected at all times. There is no official “dress code” for our conference. As you might expect, our conference reaches a wide variety of stylistic thought. You will see some members perfectly comfortable in a coat and tie, while others may be more comfortable in a more casual attire. Perhaps a good rule of thumb might be that if you are comfortable wearing it to your own church, you’ll be in good company at the conference.
Why are we the “SBCMC” sometimes and the “BCMC” at others?
Our conference was originally chartered as an organization of Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated ministers of music, denominational music employees, and state Southern Baptist leaders. With the advent of other Baptist fellowships and affiliations, we desired to widen our scope, gathering under the banner of Christian first, Baptist second, and to focus on our similarities rather than our differences.
In 2004, it was decided that our legal charter would remain “Southern Baptist Church Music Conference” because of the legal hurdles we would encounter should we attempt to change it. Officially, that is our name, but it was also decided that we would informally use the name “Baptist Church Music Conference” in respect of our varied membership.