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

2015 Congress of Christian Education Message from Congress President Waddles 

Mark Your Calendars for the 
Congress of Christian Education 110th Annual Session
June 22-26, 2015
Detroit, Michigan


Dear Pastors, Christian Education Leaders and Delegates,


Grace and joy to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
 
We look forward to seeing you in Detroit, Michigan, June 21 – 26, 2015 at the 110th Annual Session of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education.
 
Our president, Dr. Jerry Young, has challenged us to “Envision the Future, Exceptionally”.  This means that we must continually evaluate where we’ve been in the past and where we are in the present to plot an effective course toward an “exceptional” future.  The Congress is continually changing to strengthen and prepare us for that “exceptional” future – and you are invited to be a part of it!
 
We have planned an exciting, spirit-filled and edifying week of Christian Education.  There will be captivating classes, top-notch faculty, powerful preaching, stimulating lectures and various musical expressions and art forms offered to edify and equip our delegates for “Making Disciples for Christ”(Matthew 28:19-20).
 
Dean Elliot Cuff has masterfully crafted a curriculum of 286 classes, 80% of which will be offered in one location: the COBO Convention Center.  This is a great opportunity for the delegates of your church to be taught by the most qualified instructors that National Baptist has to offer.
 
The city of Detroit will host an amazing display of fireworks at the Hart Plaza to welcome us on Monday June 22 beginning at 9:00 pm – you don’t want to miss it!
 
Come, gather with over 25,000 Baptists for Faith-Building, Fellowship and Fireworks in Detroit.  And while you’re in Detroit, don’t forget to visit some of the many historical, cultural and arts venues throughout the city, many within walking distance of the Cobo Center.
 
 
In the Bonds of the Spirit,
 
 
 
Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr.
 
  
1460 W. 78th Street – Chicago, IL  60620
Email:  natlcongresspres@gmail.com   | Phone:  (773) 651-3250  | Fax: (773) 651-2653
 

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Highlights of the 110th Annual Session

 
Sunday
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

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

 
Tuesday
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
 
Wednesday
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
 
Thursday
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
 
Friday
June 26
Commencement
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
 
 

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