To Our Progressive Family,
“Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” “I thank God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints.”(Philemon 1:3-5)
Without a doubt, the Coronavirus Pandemic is the new and very present danger to the Church, community and the PNBC Convention. Our Christian Education department continues to promote the Christian Education mission of the Convention while making significant adjustments to accommodate social-distancing, financial fallout and the unemployed. The goal of the Congress is to assist our Churches by taking appropriate action as we pray, plan, and prepare to provide an excellent system for online classes to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Our Dean and staff have been assisting Church leadership to navigate through these unprecedented times as we urge a quick transition from a conventional to a virtual system for online classes, lectures, sermons, and panel discussions that are exciting and beneficial in enhancing our Christian Education.
We hope you will join us on January 12-14, 2021 as we launch this powerful series of Lectures, Classes, Panel Discussions and Sermons embracing our theme, “In Pursuit of Wholeness: Recovery of The Sacred, Revitalization of the Community, Maximization of Our Potential, Promotion of Unity”
In closing, we ask as the Apostle requested of the Thessalonians “Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”
Dr. Felix G. Williams III
Congress of Christian Education Lecture Series, Panel Discussion, Sermons and Christian Education Classes
Dates: January 12 -14, 2021
General Admission $40.00
(Includes Lecture Series, Panel Discussion, Sermons and One Christian Education Class)
Second Christian Education Class – $10.00
(You must be registered as a General Admission attendee to attend a second class)
*Please include your e-mail address on the registration form in order to receive your admission.
*Books can be ordered through David C Cook, LifeWay, and Amazon
Congress of Christian Education
The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ is yet challenged with old enemies disguised in new ways that threatens the sacred foundation of which the Church was founded. Christian Education continues to be the bedrock of PNBC’s mission and vision to combat the forces of evil that has revealed itself on every level of human existence. PNBC continues to move forward in achieving and succeeding the standards that mobilizes our initiatives. These initiatives undergird PNBC’s charge and challenge of equipping pastors to lead their Churches in effective ministry and with the commitment of lifting our voices on behalf of the voiceless.
We believe by providing diverse, contemporary and engaging Christian Educational options for pastors, laypersons and Church members, our Churches can become stronger and more influential. The PNBC Congress of Christian Education is blessed to have such gifted and skilled instructors that provide relevant and innovative models of ministry.
Our redesigned education component offers workshops, skill shops and courses facilitated by pastors, educators, speakers, and leaders who are prominent voices of cutting edge thought and implementers of social change within the Black community. Providing seminary-based training for pastors and certification programs for laypersons is paramount of the program. The Christian Education program will continue to be shaped to ensure that laypersons and pastors are offered courses that lead to relevant and transformative ministry.
The purpose of the Congress of Christian Education is to be the workhorse and the workforce of promoting globally the Christian Education mission of PNBC Churches. Listed below are the Congress of Christian Education Committee Representatives.
President-At-Large – Rev. Dr. Felix G. Williams III (KY)
1st Vice-President-At-Large – Rev. Dr. Samuel Peoples (KY)
Dean – Rev. William McGee (MS)
Associate Dean – Rev. Dr. Randy L. Ware (NY)
Director General – Ms. Camille Burse (IL)
Assistant Director General – Deacon Henry Sellers (DC)
Secretary – Ms. Cheryl Reeves (SC)
Executive Director – Mrs. Wallette Stroud