The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina recently sponsored an Essential Church Conference at Apex Baptist Church. The speakers included Thom Rainer, Sam Rainer, and Darryl Craft. The Rainers are co-authors of the popular book Essential Church: Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts (B&H, 2008). Craft is the senior pastor of the Green Street Baptist Church in High Point, North Carolina. The speakers and attendees had much to say about a Great Commission Resurgence in the SBC. You can read some of their thoughts in this article.