Scholarships applications are now being accepted for the July 2015 enrollment to any one of the four (4) Education Management Corporation (EDMC) academic institutions listed below, which includes over 100 campus locations and online courses availability. This scholarship has no age restrictions so for complete details, please reference the Scholarship Information Packet and Scholarship Application links below.
Argosy University, The Art Institutes, Brown Mackie College, South University
The scholarship application is an online application form. Once you have completed the application, please press the SUBMIT button on the bottom right-hand side of the last page. If you are filling out this form from a Smartphone, you must have Adobe Reader enabled.
Online pre-registration will open on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. CST.
Mail In Pre-Registration
If you wish to mail in your pre-registration to the Office of the Treasurer, please click on the link below to download a copy of the Mail In Pre-Registration Form. If you are taking Congress classes, please also download a copy of the Congress classes so that you can include the class registration code number on the mail in registration form.
In our efforts to ensure that all mail in pre-registration is processed before the start of the Congress session, the Treasurer's Office is asking that all mail in pre-registration is mailed no later than Friday, June 5, 2015. This will ensure enough time for the US Postal Service to deliver the mail and give the Treasurer's Office, Registrar's Office and Dean's Office enough time to process your registration and secure your classes. Please note that online pre-registration will remain open, so please consider pre-registering online. Mail In Pre-Registration Form Congress Classes and Descriptions as of 4-20-15
For a complete overview of the Congress session, including service and activity times, please click on the link below and download a copy of the Program Summary. Program Summary
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES SPECIAL DISCOUNT
Beginning on April 15, 2015, National Baptist Convention of America’s conference attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through their SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering a 15% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 5% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between April 15, 2015 & June 13, 2015 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel June 27, 2015 through July 5, 2015.) Click here to take advantage of the discounted rates and book now!
By flying Southwest Airlines, as a National Baptist Convention of America traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:
25% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards
No baggage fees (first two bags)
No change or cancellation fees
No peak travel or fuel surcharges
Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT
DELTA AIRLINES NEGOTIATED DISCOUNT AIRFARE FOR NBCA CONGRESS ATTENDEES
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer airfares for your event travel. Refer to your Ticket Designator (NMLE8) to purchase your tickets and your negotiated discount may be applied.
Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code in the box provided on the Search Flights page.
The St. Paul Baptist Church family is excited to host the 2015 NBCA Congress of Christian Education and Children & Youth Convention. We, along with our Co-Hosts: St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church , Rev. Lloyd B. Hall, III and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Dr. Curtis Wallace invite you to celebrate with us as we convene on June 29, 2015 through July 2, 2015 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel located at 400 North Olive Street, Dallas, Texas 75201.
Plans are underway and we need your support to make this Convention a great success. Even if you are unable to join us, we invite you to participate and share in this memorable occasion by placing an advertisement ad in our 2015 Commemorative Souvenir Journal.
Full Page Ad - $100.00
Half Page Ad - $ 50.00
1/4 Page Ad - $25.00
Business Card Ad - $20.00
Patron List - $15.00
In an effort to accommodate all of our participating churches and their advertisements, we ask that you submit your ad no later than May 10, 2015. Please make checks payable to St. Paul Baptist Church.
Please click on the Souvenir Journal link below to download additional information. Souvenir Journal
YOUTH & CHILDREN'S CONVENTION SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST
Vocalist Alexis Spight, who was recently crowned 1st runner up in BET’s television show Sunday Best and also nominated for two Stellar Awards in 2014 for "New Artist of the Year" and "Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year" will be the special guest artist for the Youth & Children’s Convention on Tuesday, June 30th at the opening general assembly and at the evening worship service.
Click on the link below to read more information on Vocalist Alexis Spight.
If you areinterested in being a vendor at theCongress of Christian Education & Discipleship & Youth and Children’s Convention 2015, please click on the link below and download a copy of the Vendor Application and Rules. Vendor Application and Rules
In the Covenant United Partners Program (CUPP) individuals, churches, associations, and state conventions are asked to financially support the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. (NBCA) on a monthly bases.
The leadership of the convention is striving to make CUPP’s monthly giving the primary method of support for the convention. CUPP’s contribution goes towards the operational costs needed to operate the convention on a daily basis which includes, but are not limited to the payroll for the executive staff, operational costs of our headquarters building and the support of our convention causes which are evangelism, education and missions.
Each individual, church, association, and state convention is asked to please commit to becoming a partner, which means to consistently place CUPP in your budget and to send a check each month to the Office of the Treasurer at the address listed below. Your partnership is important to us and we ask that you prayerfully consider becoming a monthly partner, completing a pledge card either electronically or downloading and mailing it in to the Office of the Treasurer.
Please reference the links below for your CUPP Pledge Card. CUPP Pledge Card - Mail In CUPP Pledge Card - Electronic
Please note that this pledge card is electronic so once you have completed the form, please hit the SUBMIT button on the top right hand corner. If you are filling out this form from a Smartphone, you must have Adobe Reader enabled.
What is the World Day of Prayer? The BWA Men’s World Day of Prayer is an annual event on the fourth Saturday of April. The BWA Men’s Department sponsors this event and seeks to unite men in more than 200 Baptist Conventions and Unions around the World. This special day involves Baptist men worldwide, in a unified day of witnessing, prayer, giving, fellowship, inspiration and learning.
Baptist men all over the world will pray for God’s help as they seek to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world. Many will follow up their prayers by going into communities witnessing to the unsaved and will give financial gifts to send the message where they cannot personally go.
What are Men Encouraged to Do? Men’s Groups around the world are encouraged to repeat the prayer below together at 11:00 a.m. and make telephone and video links where possible, in a time of communal prayer during the Day of Prayer.
Corporate Prayer “Gracious God and Father, we gather to celebrate your love, your gift of salvation through Jesus Your Son. Guide us as Your earthly hands and feet to respond to the needs of Your people, we pray.
Everlasting God, make Your ways known unto us. Show Your power among all people. Anoint afresh Your leaders of the Baptist World Alliance and Auxiliaries as we journey in faith, into the next five year period.
Give added strength and courage to our sisters and brothers in Africa and the Middle East who are being persecuted because of belief in you. Grant hope to the hopeless and strength in these times of despair and disquiet that we are experiencing in our world.
Triune God, hear our prayer, as gladly we submit to Your will and Your way”. Amen.
Recently President Tolbert and several men from the National Baptist Convention of America joined other men from the African American Baptist Mission Collaboration on a Men on Missions trip to Haiti and now they are sharing their experience with us. Please click on the link below to read highlights of their week.
To download a copy of NBCA’s Constitution and By-Laws, click here. If you would like to request a copy of the constitution be mailed to you via US Mail, please contact NBCA Headquarters at 214-942-3311.