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.
September 13-18, 2015
LOCATION AND RESERVATIONS:
Innisbrook 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:
Online pre-registration is now open. To pre-register online, please click on the Pre-Register Online link below.
MAIL IN PRE-REGISTRATION
If you would like to mail in your pre-registration, please click on the Mail In Pre-Registration link below and download a copy of the form. Please note that the deadline to mail in pre-registration is Monday, September 7, 2015 to ensure that the Office of the Treasurer receives it and has time to process your pre-registration.
Mail In Pre-Registration Form
Pastor Registration - $1000.00
(Registers Pastor with Parent Body Only)
Individual Registration - $ 50.00
Church Registration - $300.00, $500.00 or $1,000.00
District Association Registration - $300.00, $500.00 or $1,000.00
General Association Registration - $300.00, $500.00 or $1,000.00
State Convention Registration - $300.00, $500.00 or $1,000.00
The host convention, the Progressive M&E Baptist State Convention of Florida will be providing transportation to and from Tampa International Airport and St. Pete/Clearwater Airport. To pre-arrange your pick-up from the airport and to your hotel, as well as your departure to the airport, please complete the online Airport Transportation Request Form by clicking on the link below.
Online Airport Transportation Request Form
MISSION OUTREACH EFFORT
The NBCA Auxiliaries will be sponsoring a Mission Outreach effort during the Annual Session to support the churches of our convention who provide weekly meals, clothing, personal care items and food to persons in their community who are in need. You can assist in this mission outreach by bringing any of the following items to the Annual Session:
Baby Wipes, Deodorant Diapers, Disposable razors, Gift Cards ($10-25 denominations), Men & Women Hygiene items, Lotion, Mouthwash, Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.), Shampoo, Vaseline, Toothbrushes and toothpaste.
For additional information on the Mission Outreach, please click on the Mission Outreach Flyer link below and download a copy of the flyer.
Mission Outreach Flyer
WOMEN LIFTING THE LEAST
The Senior Women’s Missionary Union will be presenting “Women Lifting the Least” on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Innisbrook Resort in the Sterling Hall. Their financial goal is $75,000 and will benefit Foreign Mission.
For additional information, please click on the Women Lifting the Least link below to download a copy of the flyer.
Women Lifting the Least Flyer
PRESIDENTIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Presidential Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015 with an 8:00 a.m. Shot Gun. The entry fee is $80.00 per person or $320.00 per team. If you are interested in participating, please download a copy of the registration form below and send it in to the address listed on the form. Please note that the deadline date is Monday, September 7, 2015.
FOREIGN MISSION BANQUET
The Foreign Mission Board will be hosting a Banquet during the Annual Session on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort. Tickets are $75.00 per person or $750.00 per table and must be purchased by Friday, August 28, 2015. To reserve your tickets or table and/or for more information, please call 713-674-4435. To download a copy of the flyer, please click on the link below.
Foreign Mission Banquet Flyer
On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, there will be a Gospel Musical featuring the Progressive M&E Baptist State Convention of Florida Youth Choir and Combine Adult Choir, where Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks, Sr. is president.
Ticket donation is $10.00. For additional information on the musical or to purchase tickets, please contact Sis. Elaine Miller at email@example.com or call 813-247-2345. Please click on the Musical Flyer link below to download a copy of the flyer.
LATE NIGHT WORSHIP
The Evangelical Board will be hosting Late Night Worship Experiences on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The speakers are as follows:
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Speaker: Rev. Kendrix Gardner
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Speaker: Rev. Clinton McFarland
For additional information on Late Night, please click on the Late Night Flyer link below and download a copy of the flyer.
Late Night Flyer
If you are interested in being a vendor at the Annual Session, please click on the Vendor Application link below and download a copy of the application and rules.
Vendor Application and Rules
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you are from NBCA and you applied.
Upon receipt of the charge from President Tolbert, the Charter & Constitution Committee met in-person and via phone conference calls during the months of September 2014, January 2015, and June 2015 to consider the possibility of amending the existing Constitution.
The first draft has been completed and you can download a copy of the proposed Constitution amendments by clicking on the NBCA Proposed Constitution Amendments link below. If you have any comments, concerns, questions, and suggestions regarding the NBCA constitution or proposed amendments, please email them to email@example.com by Monday, August 3, 2015.
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 Home Mission Board will be hosting their annual conference on November 10-12, 2015 at the Marsalis Avenue Baptist Church in Dallas, TX, where Rev. Terry White is pastor. The speakers for the conference are as follows:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Rev. Johnny Bradley
Shiloh Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Rev. Dr. C.W. Wallace
Pilgrim Rest MB Church, Dallas, TX
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Rev. Kennedy Young, Jr.
East Gate Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
For additional information on the conference, as well as hotel information, please click on the Home Mission Flyer link below.
Home Mission Board Flyer
The Senior Women's Missionary Auxiliary has released their Summer 2015 newsletter. Please click on the link below to download a copy of the newsletter.
SWMU Summer 2015 Newsletter
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.
The Foreign Mission Board will be hosting a Banquet during the Annual Session on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort. Tickets are $75.00 per person or $750.00 per table and must be purchased by Saturday, August 15, 2015. To reserve your tickets or table and/or for more information, please call 713-674-4435. To download a copy of the flyer, please click on the link below.
Calling all NBCA Minister’s Wives and Widows….Become an active member.
For additional information, please contact Sis. Eartha Ross, president at email@example.com
Click on the link below to download a copy of the flyer
Ministers’ Wives and Widows Flyer
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.
For a list of current pulpit vacancies, click here.