NBCA is inspiring the laity to do mission as we collaborate with the African American Baptist Mission Collaboration, for we are all laborers together in Christ.
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.
Benefits:A growing market basket of over 1,000 operational supplies that have been discounted for NBCA members, along with approximately 65,000 other items to choose from
No membership fee or obligations
Free Shipping on orders over $50 (some exclusions apply)
How to Enroll:
NBCA has been assigned a group membership code of 159972.To gain access to NBCA discounted pricing please:
Dates: June 29 - July 2, 2015
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Toll Free: 888-627-8191
Group Code: NBCA
To make your reservations online, please click on the link below.
Sheraton Dallas Hotel Reservations
Online pre-registration is now open. To pre-register online, please click on the link below.
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 5-6-15
There will be a Unity Luncheon on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel. Ticket are $45.00 each and can be purchased individually or by tables. To reserve your tickets, please contact Sis. Barbara Bookman at the NBCA Headquarters at 214-942-3311. The Unity Luncheon speaker will be Dr. Ralph West, pastor of The Church Without Walls in Houston, Texas. Dr. West began pastoring with 32 members and now embraces 24,000 families.
Limited tickets are available to please reserve your tickets today!
For additional information please click on the links below.
Unity Luncheon Flyer
Biographical Profile of Dr. Ralph West
There will be a Mission Outreach on Monday, June 29, 2015, which will bless the homeless at the Dallas Life Foundation and President Tolbert is asking all Auxilaries to support this outreach to ensure that it is a success.
If you live in the Dallas area, you may drop off your gifts/donations by Saturday, June 27, 2015 between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Baptist Church, 1600 Pear St, Dallas, TX 75215 - (214) 421-3741.
For those arriving on Sunday & Monday, a team will be in the lobby of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel on Monday promptly at 9:00 am to receive your gifts, as the outreach starts at 10:00 am.
For a list of suggest items, please click on the Mission Outreach Flyer link below.
Mission Outreach Flyer
On Monday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m., there will be a musical featuring the NBCA 2015 Congress Choir and Recording Artist, Carolyn Traylor. For additional information on Carolyn, please click on the link below and read her bio.
The musical tickets are $10.00 each can either be purchased online by clicking on the Purchase Musical Tickets link below, then you may pick up your tickets at the registration booth on the 2nd floor at the Sheraton Hotel on Monday, June 29th, starting at 12:00 p.m. If you do not have an opportunity to purchase your tickets online, you can purchase them at the registration booth on the 2nd floor, or hostess tables located on the 1,2 or 3rd floors of the Sheraton Hotel on Monday, June 29th, starting at 12:00 p.m.
Click on the links below to purchase tickets, download the musical flyer or view Carolyn Traylor's bio.
Purchase Musical Tickets
Carolyn Traylor's Bio
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:
To take advantage of this offer, click on this link: http://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99273672
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 host church will be providing courtesy transportation during the week of the Congress. To arrange your transportation, please call 214-663-4739. This is a dedicated line for transportation; therefore feel free to leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and all of your flight information, including arrival date, time and airport. Please click on the Courtesy Transportation Flyer link below to download the flyer.
Courtesy Transportation Flyer
SUPERSHUTTLE DISCOUNTED TRANSPORTATION
SuperShuttle is offering NBCA delegates a discounted rate of $15.00 (regular $18) per person / per direction from both airports, DFW International and Love Field. Delegates will receive the discount if reservations are booked online and use NBCA's booking code which is listed below. This is a total savings of $6 roundtrip. NOTE: There is $2.00 reservation booking fee if the guest calls directly into reservations.
Booking Code: 2PNRF
SuperShuttle Reservation Link
The discount is valid between the dates of June 26-July 5, 2015 to and from the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.
To download a copy of the Congress Classes and class descriptions, as well as the Congress flyer, please click on the links below.
Congress Classes with Descriptions as of 6-19-15
YOUTH & CHILDREN'S CONVENTION
To download a copy of the Youth & Children's Registration Packet, as well as the Registration Forms and Guidelines, please click on the links below.
Youth & Children's Registration Packet
Youth & Children's Forms and Guidelines Packet
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.
Vocalist Alexis Spight Bio
LATE NIGHT WORSHIP
The Evangelical Board will hosting Late Night Worship Experiences on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the Congress of Christian Education and Discipleship / Youth and Children’s Convention 2015.
Tuesday: Rev. Thomas N. Bessix
Wednesday: Rev. S.C. Dixon
Thursday: Rev. Tolan Morgan
For additional information, please click on the Late Night Flyer link below.
Late Night Flyer
If you are interested in being a vendor at the Congress 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
September 13-17, 2015
LOCATION AND RESERVATIONS:
Innsbrook Golf & Spa Resort
36750 U.S. Highway 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Rate $129.00 per night
Reservations Phone Number: 1-800-492-6899
To make your reservations online, please click on the link below:
The Senior Women's Missionary Auxiliary has published a special issue of the SWMU Turning Point Newsletter honoring the 5th President Evelyn M. Reed. Please click on the link below to download a copy.
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
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 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.
The Senior Women's Missionary Auxiliary has released their Spring 2015 newsletter. Please click on the link below to download a copy of the newsletter.
SWMU Spring 2015 Newsletter
The Brotherhood Union has released their April 2015 edition of their newsletter. Please click on the link below to download a copy of the newsletter.
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.
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.
For a list of current pulpit vacancies, click here.