Freddie L. Smith
Congress of Christian Education
Mark Your Calendars for the
Congress of Christian Education 82nd
June 3-7, 2019
“Envisioning the Future Exceptionally
Sending Disciples for Christ
by Re-engaging, Re-visioning, and Revitalizing Under the Cross of Christ.”
Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 16: 15, 16;
Luke 24: 46, 47; John 20:21
Greetings in the matchless and marvelous name of Christ:
It is with humbleness and honor that I greet you as President of the Arkansas Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Congress. I count it a great privilege to serve you in this capacity and to serve with such an awesome team of Christian educators.
The Congress of Christian Education serves as the discipleship branch of our Convention with the mission to provide Christian Education opportunities that will equip, encourage, and engage the members of the Churches and Associations in the work of the kingdom of God.
Our Annual Session is held each year the week following the first Sunday in June. Our very capable servant leadership team will work diligently to assemble a prescribed program of certified studies and enrichment courses, celebratory worship, and fellowship activities for all youth and adult delegates who attend.
We hope you are making preparations to join us at our next educational session. If further information is needed, I may be contacted at www.fbcmainst.org or (501) 758-1525.
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The Theme for our 2019 Congress of Christian Education is “Envisioning the Future Exceptionally-Sending Disciples for Christ by Re-engaging, Re-visioning, and Revitalizing Under the Cross of Christ'” Our scripture references are
Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 16: 15, 16; Luke 24: 46, 47; John 20:21. Ultimately all disciples are called upon to live a missional lifestyle and purpose that will assist in winning the lost souls, equipping saved souls and nurturing souls that are in the world for Jesus Christ and His kingdom. This will be done through the establishment of churches, mission outposts, and economic, social, and educational schools, hospitals, and businesses, all done in the name of Jesus Christ. This sending forth of disciples begins at the local church and then spreads globally and is inclusive of all races, creeds, cultures and origins of humankind. As National Baptists, we unashamedly identify with the global consciousness of our Lord Jesus Christ who has commissioned us to help him reclaim the world for the kingdom of God.
I greet each of you in the matchless name of Jesus. Bringing young Christian disciples to the point of preparation to become committed to strong, faithful Christian service is done through innovative Christian education. It is my goal to equip the youth and young adults with essential tools necessary to recognize the Holy Spirit, in hopes that through recognition, application of the word will become an intentional act. The theme for 2018, “Envisioning the Future: Be Dope, Be Fly, Be You,” is encouraging the youth to embrace the kingdom authority given to us as believers. The word DOPE stands for Different, Original, Peaceful, and Extraordinary and FLY stands for First Love Yourself. I serve to help cultivate the uniqueness and self-worth in each of us. I trust that God has instilled gifts in all of us which need developing. In a compromising world, it is imperative that we embrace and stand on the uncompromising word.
As Baptists we commit ourselves to comprehensively equip our youth in providing the necessary Biblical, spiritual, and secular resources that will thoroughly prepare disciples. In this first year of leadership as BYF Director, I’m excited to build upon the foundation created by the trailblazer, Dr. Cheryl Stuart and brick layer, Pastor Frederick Smith. I want to personally invite YOU to attend BYF 2018. The staff of BYF requests the presence of your youth pastor, youth directors, young adults, and youth, June 5th-7th at First Baptist Main, North Little Rock. We promise an exciting, enriching, and empowering time for all in attendance. We will focus on both biblical and secular education to have a transformational impact on both the scholar and local community. Classes are designed with Pre-k through Collegiate Freshmen in mind. The itinerary for the week, BYF class curriculum, and registration will soon follow.
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Praying God’s Favor,
Laquilla Jones, BYF Director
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