From the Desk of Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr.


Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr., President, Congress of Christian Education

Message from Congress President Waddles 

May 26, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 10th Annual Session of the Congress of Christian Education to be held in Detroit, MI, June 22-26, 2015. 
We are excited about the 286 classes that have been planned to help equip the local churches. Please note that 100% of the classes will be held in the downtown Detroit area, with 80% of them at the COBO Center. The most current curriculum course book may be downloded from our website at this link:  Congress Curriculum Course Book.
We are tremendously excited this year to have our newly elected Convention President, Dr. Jerry Young, as our Educational Banquet Speaker on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.  Dr. Young is moving us from convention to denomination, emphasizing that we serve the local church as we Envision the Future Exceptionally!  The Congress of Christian Education Annual Session is the premiere educational event serving our members toward that end. Please bring all of your delegates to enjoy the classes and special events that have been planned, which include:

  • Tuesday Evening Congress Musical - Featuring some of the Detroit's finest Gospel artists

  • Wednesday Afternoon "A Legendary Preacher" Award - Honoring two living legends: Dr. L. K. Curry and Dr. Clay Evans

  • iROCK Young Adult Explosion - Presenting young adults ages 19 - 35, Thursday, June 25

  • National Congress of Christian Education Commencement - Friday, June 26, 2:00 p.m.

  • Children's Rally - Friday, June 26, 5:00 p.m., showcasing the talents of our children ages 3 - 12

  • Youth Rally - Friday, June 26, 7:00 p.m., featuring the great youth of our Congress, ages 13 - 18 

Quick Links:

Congress Schedule of Events 
Classes and Descriptions 
President's Education Banquet 
Registration Information

We have included a link to an overview of the weeks' activities and we are thrilled that you will register your church to be with us in Detroit for these activities as well as the classes. 

We chose not to send a full registration packet to National Baptist Churches this year, instead directing you to our website to obtain the most current information.  We pray that this has not been an inconvenience to you. I encourage you to register online today!
I encourage you to bring your Christian Education workers, Sunday School Teachers, Young Adults, Laymen, Youth and Children as we make disciples for Christ. 

In the Bonds of the Spirit,

Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr.
Congress President 

1460 W. 78th Street – Chicago, IL  60620
Email:   | Phone:  (773) 651-3250  | Fax: (773) 651-2653


Highlights of the 110th Annual Session

June 21
Opening Worship Program
Cobo Center – Grand Riverview Ballroom B – 7:00 pm
Dr. James C. Perkins, President of the Progressive Baptist Convention
Pastor of the Greater Christ Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

June 22
Welcome Fireworks hosted by the City of Detroit
1 Hart Plaza – 9:00 PM

June 23
Dean’s Address
Cobo Center – Hall B/C – 2:00 pm
Faculty Banquet
Cobo Center – Grand Riverview Ballroom B – 5:00 pm
Opening Musical/Welcome Program – Host Churches
Cobo Center – Hall B/C – 7:00 pm
June 24
A. Louis Patterson, Jr. Legendary Preacher Award
2015 Recipients:  Dr. L. K. Curry and Dr. Clay Evans
Cobo Center – Hall B/C – 2:00 pm
President’s Education Banquet
Cobo Center – Grand Riverview Ballroom B – 6:00 pm
June 25
President’s Address
Cobo Center, Hall B/C – 2:00 pm
iROCK Young Adult Explosion
Cobo Center, Hall B/C – 7:00 pm
June 26
Cobo Center, Hall B/C – 2:00 pm
Children’s Rally
Cobo Center, Hall B/C – 5:00 pm
Youth Rally
Cobo Center, Hall B/C – 7:00 pm

Quick Links:

Registration Info |  Hotels  | AnnouncementsAnnual Session Home Page | Things to do in Detroit

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