The recent Convocation on the
Cheryl Stevenson, the SBC-21 national coordinator, was one of the presenters at the convocation, held Oct. 20 at
The Congregation Resource Centers were discussed as well. This program is where local churches are paired with a teaching church, a
To attend, churches are asked to bring five members, including the pastor, from their congregations. Each church was given a packet that included a congregational-community profile form, profile questions, partner church covenant and other pertinent information.
As part of the convent that grew out of the convocation:
• The conference will encourage participation from its 347 black churches.
• Mississippi SBC-21 will be informed of all
• The Mississippi Conference will meet with SBC-21 before and after the training event. The meeting after the event will focus on the learning process and developing a Ministry Action Plan, (MAP).
• The responsibilities of the partner church, as stated in the NSBC-21 handbook, will be monitored by MSBC-21 with reports sent to NSBC-21.
• The National SBC-21 will provide resource and training for
• The N-SBC21 will provide training for MSBC-21 staff members.
Christian Washington (right), CEO of RealCoaching, also spoke at the convocation. His focus was “Growing a
For information regarding the SBC-21 initiative, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 601-354-0515.
• Ministering Through Media & Music – Feb. 15-17; Brooks Memorial UMC, the Rev. John T. Simmons Jr.;
• Homeless Ministry in The Urban Setting – April 3-5;
• The Rural Institute – Oct. 9-11;
• Leadership Institute – Nov. 6-8; St. Luke Community UMC, the Rev. Tyrone Gordon; Dallas
Lovett serves on the