Meetings & Events

2013 Mid Winter Board Meeting Highlights


January 22, 2013
Convention President, Dr. Julius Scruggs Speaks on the Relevance of the NBC, USA, Inc.

 


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Summary of President Scruggs' Remarks:

During the opening session of the 2013 Mid Winter Board Meetings of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., Convention President, Dr. Julius R. Scruggs, shared some Presidential Reflections. During this moment, Dr. Scruggs shared the relevance of the Convention.

He stated that while many persons in America and persons even within our Convention carry an opinion of the of being irrelevant for current times, the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. is more relevant and impactful than at any time in history.

Dr. Scruggs took this time to highlight some of the areas of impact the Convention has had during his administration, thereby pointing out the continued relevance of the Convention.

“We partnered with the NAACP in helping to increase voter registrations and thereby having a direct impact on the 2012 elections. We also led in establishing a coalition of all the black Baptist denominations to stand together and fight voter suppression that was being set up to control the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election.”

Dr. Scruggs then spoke of the influence and impact we, as a Convention, have been able to have in the areas of Disaster Relief. He pointed out that three natural disasters have taken place since he was elected president.

During his first year, we were faced with the devastation of the earthquakes in Haiti. The Convention was able to provide both manpower and resources to those impacted by this earthquake. We, as a Convention, gave $1 million dollars thru Habitat for Humanity, to help build more than 25,000 homes for the displaced citizens of Haiti...

In 2009, our Convention entered into partnership with the American Red Cross... Mrs. Scruggs, named a national spokesperson, has helped lead the convention is staging blood drives during both our National Congress and Annual Sessions. These annual blood drives have enabled the American Red Cross to collect countless pints of blood and plasma...

President Scruggs closed by stating, that while he has only highlighted these two particular areas of impact and influence our Convention has, there are many more such as our National Congress of Christian Education, our Sunday School Publishing Board, our Women’s Convention and our Laymen’s Movement to name but a few. We also have direct impact on the ministry and work at American Baptist College...

Dr. Scruggs stated yet again, “The Convention is Relevant!” We, as a Convention family, must help to spread the word that we have impact and influence in ways that have never been experienced before. We must embrace and pray for the vision and the work of our National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

Marty Tipton, Media Relations
mtipton@nationalbaptist.com

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2013 Mid-Winter Board Meeting Reports

 

Laymen's MWB Report 2013

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2013 Mid-Winter Board Meeting Report.  Click icon on the left to download the document.

Faith Based Development Initiative MWB Report 2013

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2013 Mid-Winter Board Meeting Report.  Click icon on the left to download the document.

Congress of Christian Education MWB Report 2013

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2013 Mid-Winter Board Meeting Report.  Click icon on the left to download the document.

Young People's Department MWB Report 2013

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2013 Mid-Winter Board Meeting Report.  Click icon on the left to download the document.