NBCA mourns the passing of our 13th president, Reverend Dr. E.Edward Jones. President Tolbert and the entire NBCA Family sends our condolences to the Jones Family and the Galilee MB Church in Shreveport, LA.
Below please find links to updates and announcements sent out via eblast. If you would like to be added to our eblast database, please click here and give us your name and email address.
Celebratory Homegoing Services for Dr. E. Edward Jones - June 15, 2016
Additional Hotels for Dr. E. Edward Jones Homegoing Celebration - June 15, 2016
Hotel Rooms for Dr. E. Edward Jones Homegoing Celebration - June 14, 2016
YAC Events - June 13, 2016
Condolence to the Family of Dr. E. Edward Jones Family - June 11, 2016
Dr. E. Edward Jones Transition Announcement - June 9, 2016
Texas Needs Our Help - June 8, 2016
YAC Gives Back in Birmingham - June 7, 2016
Israel Reflections Newsletter - June 2, 2016
Hello from Israel - May 24, 2016
President Tolbert Leads Group to Israel - May 20, 2016
Congress Unity Luncheon - May 18, 2016
Congress Hotel Registration Deadline - May 17, 2016
Annual Session Hotel Information - May 13, 2016
Corrected Address for Treasurer's Office - May 11, 2016
Congress and YAC Important Updates - May 10, 2016
Condolence to the Glynn Family - May 4, 2016
Condolence to the Anderson Family - May 4, 2016
Condolences to the Sims Family - May 2, 2016
Souvenir Book for Congress 2016 - May 2, 2016
Foreign Mission Alert - April 27,2016
Brotherhood Region 2 Workshop - April 21, 2016
Volunteers Needed for Flint, Michigan – April 19, 2016
Upcoming Events for Home Mission Conference and Brotherhood Region 1 Workshop – April 11, 2016
Condolences to the Rosier and Banks Families – March 30, 2016
State Presidents and Moderators Conference - March 24, 2016
Evangelical Board Tent Revival – March 23, 2016
Southern Flooding - March 16, 2016
Mid Winter Board 2016 Highlights – March 10, 2016
Condolences to the Parker Family - March 9, 2016
YAC Registration Packets – March 8, 2016
Condolences to the Grant Family – February 16, 2016
Special Guest Speaker at the Mid-Winter Board - February 10, 2016
Condolences to the Wilson Family – February 8, 2016
Congress 2016 Hotel – February 4, 2016
Mid-Winter Board Updates - February 4, 2016
Home Mission Board Flood Relief – January 26, 2016
New Pre-Registration System - January 15, 2016
Mid-Winter Board 2016 - January 7, 2016
SAVE THE DATES
Mid-Winter Board & Mini Congress
February 29 - March 2, 2016
Little Rock, AR
Congress of Christian Education & Discipleship / Youth & Children's Convention
June 27 - 30, 2016
September 12 - 15, 2016
June 27 - 30, 2016
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 324-5000
Please note that a non-refundable deposit of one night plus taxes (per room) will be charged at the time reservations are made.
To make an individual reservation online, please click on the online reservation link below
To make a group reservation of 5 rooms or more, please click on the group reservation housing form link below, complete the housing form and return via fax to 205-307-3073. Group rate available until June 10, 2016 and subject to Availability.
Group Reservation Housing Form
Online pre-registation is now open! You may pre-register for Congress classes and workshops, along with Youth and Children's Convention pre-registration classes and activities. To register online, please click on the online pre-registration link below.
Mail-In Pre-Registration Form
To pre-register by mail, please click on the mail in pre-registration link below. Checks should be made payable to NBCA and mailed to the Office of the Treasurer at the address listed on the form. The deadline to have your pre-registration postmarked is Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Mail In Pre-Registration Form
Airport Transportation Request Form
If you would like to request transportation to and from the airport, please complete the form below by clicking on the online transportation form link below. Please have all of your travel information with you before completing the form.
Online Transportation Form
Youth and Childrens Convention
Registration packets are now available. Please click on the YAC Registration Packet link below to download a copy.
YAC Registration Packet (Revised 5-13-16)
We know that there are so many sessions, classes, workshops and activities planned during Congress week; therefore, we have compiled a program summary to make it easier for you. Please click on the Congress Program Summary link below and download a copy.
Helpful information included in the program summary:
Congress Program Summary (Revised 6-5-16)
Golf Tournament Benefiing HBCU
On Monday, June 27, 2016 there will be a golf tournament at Highland Park Golf Course. The cost is $70.00 and includes Greens Fees, Cart, and Range Balls. Please click on the Golf Tournament flyer below for more information.
Golf Tournament Flyer
Hopewell MB Church of Birmingham, AL where Rev. Timothy J. Woods is pastor, is preparing a souvenir journal for the 2016 Congress of Christian Education and Discipleship/Youth and Children’s Convention. If your church or business would like to take out an ad, please click on the Souvenir Journal 2016 link below to download more information. The deadline to submit your ad is Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
Souvenir Journal 2016
If you would like to be a vendor during the Congress of Christian Education & Discipleship / Youth & Children's Convention, please click on the link below to download the vendor application and rules.
Vendor Application and Rules
Dates: September 12 - 15, 2016
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH
NBCA Convention Rate: $129.00 per night, plus taxes
To secure your reservation(s), please click on the Hyatt Regency Online Reservations link or call the Hyatt Regency Reservation Call Center.
Hyatt Regency Online Reservations
Reservation Call Center: 1-800-233-1234
Deadline to make reservation at the convention rate is August 20, 2016
The National Baptist Convention of America and Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Society, in partnership with the American Red Cross has formed a Disaster Services Network, wherein Lott Carey and NBCA will help vulnerable communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from large scale disasters.
Disaster Response Strategy:
For a full presentation on the NBCA and LCBFMS Disaster Services Network in partnership with the American Red Cross, please click on the link below.
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO, where Rev. Dr. Wallace Hartsfield is pastor, a historic event took place that enhances the theological educational opportunity for our members.
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. (NBCA) represented by Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., President, and the Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) represented by Dr. Alice Hunt, CTS President, announced and signed an agreement that officially launches the NBCA Online Seminary! Members of NBCA churches will have an opportunity to apply and be awarded scholarships for a Master of Arts, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry almost totally online. The scholarship recipients will be referred to as ‘The Wallace S. Hartsfield Scholars’ and will receive tuition discounts from 30% and in some cases up to 80%. This scholarship will be administered and managed by the NBCA College & Seminary Board, where we recently appointed Rev. Delbert Brown as the new Executive Secretary/Treasurer.
To download a copy of the Dr. Wallace S. Hartsfield Scholarship Request Form, please click on the link below.
We are excited to announce a new educational partnership between the National Baptist Convention of America International and Simmons College of Kentucky. NBCA under the leadership of President Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., has embraced Simmons as the educational provider for their denomination. This new partnership will result in the delivery of degree programs and other educational opportunities and programs for the leadership and members of this historic denomination. Additional information on this new partnership and how to enroll will be coming soon.
For information on Simmons College, please click on the link below.
The Senior Women's Missionary Auxiliary has released their Spring 2016 newsletter. Please click on the link below to download a copy of the newsletter.
SWMU Spring 2016 Newsletter
SWMU Spring 2016 Newsletter - Pilgrimage to Israel
The Brotherhood Union has released their Summer 2016 edition of their newsletter. Please click on the link below to download a copy of the newsletter.
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 by completing a pledge card either electronically or by downloading it and mailing it in to the Office of the Treasurer.
Please send your monthly payment to:
NBCA Covenant United Partners Program
Office of the Treasurer
c/o: Rev. F. D. Sampson
P. O. Box 21219 * Houston, TX 77226-1219
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org * Phone: 713-631-0753
The strategic planning process was designed to include the wisdom and imagination of denominational officers, pastors, congregational leaders, and the general membership of NBCA. This inclusive approach to discerning God’s will for the denomination and cultivating a collective vision for the future included conversations in September 2014, during a Special Session convened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to launch a multi-year focus on Prayer, Planning, Unity, Renewal and Worship.
We started a journey to imagine a new and exciting future together. We gathered data from NBCA Pastors and constituents to ensure that we benefit from the deep and broad experience and insight of many who are serving faithfully across the country. The initial process has been accomplished. We organized the input around “the convention serving congregations.” You have spoken, and we are responding with this Strategic Plan that outlines the way forward for the next few years.
Click on the NBCA Strategic Plan link below to download a copy
NBCA has collaborated with Unity Advantage, a *Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), to provide members of the convention, businesses and friends access to a wide variety of operational supplies, at a discounted rate, and to give back a rebate off of NBCA member purchases. This rebate will be used to help support the missions of NBCA.
*GPO Definition - In the United States, a group purchasing organization (GPO) is an entity that is created to leverage the purchasing power of a group of businesses to obtain discounts from vendors based on the collective buying power of the GPO members.
A growing market basket of over 1,800 operational supplies that have been discounted for NBCA members, along with approximately 65,000 other items to choose fromNo membership fee or obligations
Free Shipping on orders over $50 (some exclusions apply)
Currently churches and businesses that are enrolled can receive free high quality, commercial toilet tissue dispensers, hand towel dispensers and soap dispensers with the purchase of the products to refill them. For more information on this special offer, download a copy of the Special Offer flyer at the end of this announcement.
How to Enroll:
The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship Program offers students the opportunity to earn their degree and receive valuable leadership and management skills while enjoying the benefits of an exciting career.
Selected applicants receive:
The basic requirements and benefits of this outstanding program can be found by clicking on the NROTC Scholarship Program Information link below. Once you apply, it is important to contact Navy Commander Denise McCallaCreary at email@example.com to let them know you are from NBCA and you applied.
Lott Carey remembers the natural disasters across the world and the uncommon courage of people who continue fighting to restore faith and hope. In this Herald, you will also enjoy some stories from some of NBCA pastors and members. Please click on the link below to download a copy of Lott Carey’s Herald, Summer Edition.
Calling all NBCA Minister’s Wives and Widows….Become an active member.
For additional information, please contact Sis. Eartha Ross, president at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the link below to download a copy of the flyer
Ministers’ Wives and Widows Flyer
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.
Additional officers have been appointed by either President Tolbert, Auxiliary President or Board/Commission Chairman. Please click on the link below to download a copy of the current officers.
For a list of current pulpit vacancies, click here.