Workshops, Forums & Classes

Friday, December 11, 2020

6:00PM to 8:30PM
Workshop:

COVID-19 Situational Awareness and Faith-Based Response Effort

Maritza Bond, Director of Public Health, City of New Haven

This workshop will assist in community awareness, prevention, and sensitization of COVID-19 best practices; to provide public health information on COVID-19 best practices for churches and communities. The workshop will explore strategies for approaching, reopening churches during the pandemic. Learn what congregants should expect, and do, as in-person operations resume.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020

9:00AM to 12:00am
Workshops:

State Congress and Christian Leadership School

Dr. Brett Snowden, Pastor, Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Tampa, FL and Dean, Florida General Baptist Convention, Inc.

This workshop will address the origin, structure, and staffing of the Congress of Christian Education and Christian Leadership School. The workshop will address planning for a post Covid-19 Christian Education program and Zoom training.

Evangelism, Home and Foreign Missions

Rev. Terrence D. Griffith, Pastor, First African Baptist Church of Philadelphia and Executive Secretary, Foreign Mission Board, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

This workshop is designed to study the history, purpose, programs, organization, and operations of the Home and Foreign Mission Board. It is open to all who have a genuine interest in the “Great Commission.” The workshop will introduce ways to build home and foreign missionary endeavors into the total educational program of the local church during the age of Covid-19.

Church Ushering Ministry

Dr. Brenda Eason, President of Ushers and Nurses Department, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

This workshop will address the method and motive of the ministry of ushering by being Bible-based, Christ-centered, and Holy Spirit led. It will teach the basic elements of ushering in the local church, district association and state convention.

Deacons, Deaconess and Laypersons

Deacon Harold Simmons, President Emeritus of the National Baptist Laymen’s Movement.

This workshop is designed to assist deacons, deaconess and church laypersons in becoming biblically based and more effectively perform their duties and work harmoniously with the pastor and other church leaders.

Youth, Young Adult and Millennials

Rev. Joseph Tribble, Adjunct Professor, American Baptist College and Senior Staff Editor at R. H. Boyd Publishing Corporation

This workshop will focus on exploring the characteristics and needs of generation X, millennials, and generation Z. How will the church attract, engage, and involve younger generations in the life and ministry of the church in this age of the new normal.

Technology in Ministry

Rev. Horace A. Hough, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Milford, CT

This workshop offers instruction in modern technology and equipment usage to enhance the aspects of church ministry: administrative software, Bible software, media, website design, and management.

Women Thriving in Troubling Times

Dr. Cheryl Evans, Administrative Director of Surgical Services, Richmond, VA and Vice-President Northeast Region of International Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows, Inc.

The workshop will address coping with mental health, emotional stress self-care and grief during Covid-19 to make a positive impact on our marriages, families, church, and community. The facilitator will address organizing women’s ministry and leadership roles.

Pastors and Ministers

Dr. Marcus Davidson, Pastor, New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and President of the youth and Young Adult Auxiliary, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

The workshop will address coping with mental health, emotional stress self-care and grief during Covid-19 to make a positive impact on our marriages, families, church, and community. The facilitator will address organizing women’s ministry and leadership roles.