National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. 

Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., President

Reverend S.C. Dixon, General Secretary

Dr. E. Edward Jones Virtual Congress 2021

28junAll Day30Dr. E. Edward Jones Virtual Congress 2021June 28-30, 2021

Event Details

On June 28-30, 2021, we will be hosting our Dr. E. Edward Jones Virtual Congress. There is no cost to attend; however, registration for classes are required. Please note that classes will be held on Zoom and limited space is available per class. The morning and evening worship services will be held on our Facebook and YouTube platforms.

MORNING CLASSES (10:00 am – 11:30 am CDT)
Start times in other timezones: 11:00 EDT | 9:00 am MT | 8:00 am PT

SOCIAL MEDIA AS MINISTRY [Young Adults and Adults]
Course Description: Opportunities to develop and learn methods of utilizing social media for reaching a wider audience, enhancing the worship experience, strengthening the teaching ministries, and growing believers. potential for growing
Textbook: TBD
Teacher: Dr. F. D. Sampson, Jr.
Click to Register: Social Media as a Ministry

AUTHENTIC CHURCH[Adults]             
Course Description: This class will seek to highlight true spirituality in a culture of counterfeits through studying Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.
Textbook: Authentic Church: True Spirituality in a Culture of Counterfeits, Vaughn Roberts
Teacher: Dr. Kevin Donalson
Click to Register: Authentic Church

PREACHING IN HD (“High Definition”) [Pastors]
Course Description: Sharing methods and strategies of facing the challenge of preaching with Biblical Truth, Relevance and Clarity
Textbook: Teacher Supplied Curriculum 
Teacher: Dr. Michael Oyedokun, II
Click to Register: Preaching in HD

THE ASSOCIATE MINISTER[Non-Pastoring Ministers]
Course Description: This class will espouse the Associate Minister’s responsibility to his Pastor, Church, and Family as he waits for His turn to lead the Ministry. The class will emphasize the importance of the associate’s Head, Hand, and Heart.             
Textbook: Teacher Supplied Curriculum            
Teachers: Dr. Frank Davis, Dr. Larry Cross
Click to Register: The Associate Minister

MUSIC MINISTRY [Young Adults and Adults]
Course Description: Dr. Mapson’s concern is – what are the people of God singing in the contemporary black church and is the music relevant to their theology? In this study he questions whether theology is shaping music in the traditional sense or whether music is now shaping theology. Mapson’s objective is to help today’s pastor take the leadership in improving the worship experience through the use of music that meets the biblical norm and serves theology as a legitimate response to God. Specific helps are provided for organizing a music committee, setting qualifications for choir director and musicians, and developing a music education program for the choir and for young untrained musicians.
Textbook: The Ministry of Music in the Black Church, J. Wendell Mapson
Teacher: Dr. Hattie Wade
Click to Register: Music Ministry

AFTERNOON CLASSES (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT)
Start times in other timezones: 2:00 pm EDT | 12:00 pm MT | 11:00 am PT

Course Description: Amid the impact of Covid-19 upon American society and all of its distinctive components, this course will address the challenges & opportunities of the post-pandemic church, which will both define and determine its futuristic impact within the local community. 
Textbook: The Post-Quarantine Church, Tyndale Momentum, Dr. Thom S. Rainer
Teacher: Dr. Roy Morrison
Click to Register: The Post Pandemic Church Experience

UNLEASHED[Young Adults – Millennials]
Course Description: This class is about exploring the truth that God not only saved us from something, but for something even greater. Persons in this Class will be exposed to how young adult Christians unleash the transformative power of God in their lives as they learn to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Being conformed to the image of Christ is a lifelong journey for every Christian in a complex world.
Textbook: Unleashed, Eric Mason
Teacher: Rev. Kraig Pullam
Click to Register: Unleashed

THE CHURCH AND SOCIAL ACTION [Young Adults and Adults]
Course Description: What if you could inspire others to do the work of Christ in the world promoting justice and helping those who are suffering? This class will share insight to strengthen proclaimers of gospel to prophetically preach and people to teach to paralyzed churches bringing them back to life. This class will give theological foundations for helping the least the lost and the left out. This course will give you a paradigm for dealing with social issues by making the phrase we come to church to worship, and we depart to serve.
Textbook: Prophetic Preaching and Teaching to the Paralyzed Church, Dr. Joel D. Taylor
Teacher: Rev. Jasper Taylor
Click to Register: The Church and Social Action

#DIGITAL DISCIPLES [Youth ages 12-17]
Course Description:  This powerful course is designed to offer opportunities to educate the next generation of youth about the Children’s Internet Protection Act, and effectively equip them with knowledge for internet safety, appropriate online behavior, proper ways to interact with other individuals on social networking websites in chat rooms, along with cyberbullying awareness and misuse of technology resources and the internet.  This session is also designed to help our youth understand their Christian responsibility to remember to, “Let all things be done decently and in order.” I Corinthians 14:40
Textbook: Teacher Constructed Materials
Instructor: Sis. Angela Jolivette
Click to Register: #Digital Disciples
Download Handout: Digital Disciples Handout

#TRANSFORMERS [Children ages 6-11]
Course Description: This highly energized class is transformational. It is designed to “transform” the lives of young children. The students will discover positive and negative behavior when utilizing social media in an animated format. In the context of this class there are strong, spiritual and inspirational, concepts which will be taught.
Textbook: Teacher Constructed Materials
Instructor: Sis. Barbara Hawkins
Click to Register: #Transformers

Course Description: Pandemic evangelism is using virtual methods of communication to accomplish the mandated mission of the gospel. During this session we will discuss using intentional methods and creative ways to win the unchurched and unsaved to Christ.
Textbook: Teacher Supplied Curriculum
Teacher: Rev. Mitchell Adger
Click to register: Evangelism In and Through a Pandemic


june 28 (Monday) - 30 (Wednesday)