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Have questions about this year's meeting? look no further!

Read below for answers to some of the most popular questions
our attendees have about how this year's meeting will work.

Technical Questions

All church messengers must register using their church’s login credentials that have been mailed out. All login codes should be 5 characters long. If the login code that was sent to you is only 4 characters long, please add a “0” (zero) at the front of the code (example: if you received a code that is “1234” you should enter “01234” as your login code).

If you continue to have issues, please email annualmeeting@bgav.org for assistance.

In order to register as a messenger, you must have your church’s login credentials. Please contact your church secretary for this information. If you/your church does not have the correct login information, please email annualmeeting@bgav.org for assistance.

You must register in order to attend the Tuesday evening service – either as a church messenger or guest. Visit the Registration page in order to register. All meeting registrants will be emailed a link for the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning sessions in the days before the meeting.

If you do not receive this information or have any questions, please email annualmeeting@bgav.org for assistance.

Messengers will be emailed a link before Wednesday, November 10, to the private Zoom meeting that will serve as the business session space. This link should be used only by messengers. 

If you do not receive an email with this link, please check with the person responsible for registering your church messengers to see what email address may be attached to your registration. If you all cannot find an email with this link information, please email annualmeeting@bgav.org for assistance.

This year’s business session will be conducted online with voting also happening virtually by an online platform. Because voting will be done online this year, all messengers who wish to vote will need to have individual access to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop in order to participate. 

If you would like to test the online voting system and how to access it during the meeting, please follow this step-by-step video tutorial prior to the business session on Wednesday, November 10.

We will also have a few practice votes at the start of the business session to work through any kinks as a group before beginning the actual voting.

A link to each breakout session will be emailed to all breakout registrants in their confirmation email after they register. This link will also be emailed again immediately before the start of each session.

If you cannot find this email or session link, please feel free to register again at the start of the session in order to be redirected directly to the session.

Can’t attend live? Register for any breakout session you are interested in. You’ll be emailed the link for attending, which will also serve as your on-demand access to the session after it has taken place.

Please review Zoom how-to videos if you are new to this platform:

 – Find Zoom how-to questions

 – How to join a Zoom meeting

General Questions

For the safety and health of our staff and attendees, all parts of this year’s annual meeting will be held virtually. But have no fear – all attendees will still be able to attend online breakout sessions, be inspired by our special guests during two main session times, and participate in the business session as we would during any normal year.

Yes, we will conduct essential business during this year’s meeting with messengers being able to vote online. 

This year’s voting will occur Wednesday morning via an online platform. All messengers who wish to vote will need to have individual access to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop in order to participate. Please plan accordingly – we know this may cause issues for some but it is necessary given the nature of this year’s meeting and ensuring that every messenger’s vote counts. 

To try the online voting system, please follow this step-by-step video tutorial prior to the business session on Wednesday, November 10.

Of course! One of the main draws of our annual meeting is the breakout session offerings for all attendees. This year we will offer a number of breakout sessions over the course of both days – Tuesday afternoon and throughout the day Wednesday.

View Breakout Session topics and be sure to register to receive the breakout session links to attend at the scheduled time.

Our guest speaker for this year is the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, senior pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA, and member of the board of the John Leland Center for Theological Studies.

We will also enjoy worship – including an original song written exclusively for our meeting – with special guest Kate Campbell.

While we know you miss visiting with our wonderful exhibitors face to face, this year’s meeting will still offer you a chance to learn more about many of BGAV’s ministries, partner organizations, and other ministry relationships via a virtual ministry fair. Be sure to “visit” each virtual booth for information and resources shared directly by our exhibiting organizations and sponsors. The virtual ministry fair will open online October 15.

The BGAV is dedicated to providing access to everyone wishing to view this year’s meeting. Recorded versions of the meeting will be available for those who may not be able to view the meeting live. Call 800.255.2428 or email annualmeeting@bgav.org for details.

All messengers who wish to vote will need to have individual access to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop in order to participate during the live business session. Please plan accordingly – we know this may cause issues for some but it is necessary given the nature of this year’s meeting and ensuring that every messenger’s vote counts. 

To try the online voting system, please follow this step-by-step video tutorial prior to the business session on Wednesday, November 10.

We welcome you to attend the meeting however you would like, although we recommend following the latest safety guidelines related to group gatherings. Please be sure all members of your “watch party” have registered so we have an accurate count of attendees, and all messengers must be registered and accounted for in order to vote during the business session.

All messengers who wish to vote will need to have individual access to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop in order to participate. Please plan accordingly – we know this may cause issues for some but it is necessary given the nature of this year’s meeting and ensuring that every messenger’s vote counts. 

To try the online voting system, please follow this step-by-step video tutorial prior to the business session on Wednesday, November 10.

Registration is now open for all attendees. Churches should receive messenger information – including their login and password for registering messengers – in the mail at the end of September. This information has also been emailed to churches for whom we have a current email address. If you would like to update your church’s email address/contact information, please complete this form.

Because of the technicalities surrounding online voting and making sure all messengers have registered prior to the business session Wednesday morning, messenger registration will close Tuesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. EST. There is no registration deadline for guests.

All elected messengers must register using the login and password provided to their church. Check with your church secretary/clerk for this information, or have them register on your behalf. Please use each messenger’s individual email address when registering  for important follow-up information regarding messenger voting. All are welcome to register as guests without any login information necessary. Visit the Registration page for more information and to register online.

Please register anyway! All attendees will have on-demand access to all aspects of this year’s meeting, even after it has occurred. That means you can watch all main sessions, worship, business, and breakout sessions when you want, as many times as you want! Registering for the meeting means that you’ll be the first to know when that content is available for viewing. Visit the Registration page for more information and to register online.

Because of the nature of the business session, no voting will take place or be counted outside of the live business session. All messengers wishing to vote on business matters must attend the live business session on Wednesday morning, November 10.