From the Desk of the President of the Congress of Christian Education
for the National Capital Convention of DC and Vicinity
Rev. Leroy Gilbert, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church
Washington, DC 20009
I am delighted for the opportunity that President McNeill has given me to serve our convention as President of the Congress of Christian Education, for the National Capital Baptist Convention of DC and Vicinity.
The theme for this year’s Congress is “Reclaiming and Reaffirming God’s Mission for the Black Church: Past, Present, and Future.” God saved our people through the care, nurture, and proclamation of the Black Church. We do not have the social and civil challenges today that existed during the Civil Rights era. However, we still are engaged in a spiritual warfare. Frequently, the military must equip itself with new weaponry and revise strategies to fight in this modern technological world. So it is with Christian “warriors,” we must make sure that our strategies, supplies, resources, and training are current and modernized so we “may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (Eph. 6:11)
The Congress team is working hard to help equip churches and Christian workers to win “America to Christ.” To win “America to Christ,” we must first start with self, then our homes, churches, and community. If you study biographies, you will see how communities, societies, cities, and nations were changed by the devotion of one person who influenced people with a shared vision. God has blessed each of us to be a “change agent” and a blessing to others.
The purpose of our Congress is to assist you and your church with training, expertise, resources, and inspiration to make God happy with our work for the Kingdom.
I am immensely excited about the 2018-2019 Monthly Training Sessions, and our Annual Congress of Christian Education. We want to recruit a representative from each of our affiliated churches to serve on our Advisory Board. We meet the first Monday of the month at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2409 Ainger Pl., SE, Washington, DC.
I know you will receive an anointed blessing as you participate and support the activities and events of our Congress.