Course Descriptions

Listing of Congress Classes:

  • COPP Class:
    Introduction to the Old Testament – Dr. Marcia Wyatt
    This course will survey the Old Testament. Included in this survey will be a general overview of the divisions, time, periods, places, events, people, and archaeology of the Old Testament. This class starts on Saturday, March 18th at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Class will meet from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. A separate registration fee of $20.00 is required for this course.
    Seminar Classes:
    Conflict Management (Church Conflict) – Dr. Leonard Favorite
    This course will examine basic biblical principles that students may apply to maneuver successfully through various conflicts that frequently arise in the church. Students will develop a model that they can utilize in conflict resolution.
    Women in the Bible
    In this class the student will study, life principles from four different Old Testament women. Monday, Eve by Melva Flowers McNeal; Tuesday, Lea, by Daphne Miller; Wednesday, Rahab by Jill Petty; Thursday, Deborah by Audua Pugh; with an overview on Friday.
    Mental Health First Aid – Alfred Babbington Johnson & Angela Dixon
    This seminar is new, but very necessary. This seminar seeks to help the layperson to identify, understand, and respond appropriately to signs of potential mental crisis, illness, and substance use disorders.
    Please register here for this course.
    Laymen – The Lifestyle of Jesus Christ
    St. John 14:6 “… I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” This class seeks to make clear that Jesus is the only way to the Father, and how people get caught up in all the other stuff when Jesus simply wants us to follow his lead. This class will be using “The Jesus Style” by Gayle D. Erwin as its text.
    Usher Department – Sis. Allie Jacox
    Minister’s Wives – Sis Sarah Griffin
    Youth Division
    Hack Proof :
    You accepted Christ and you’re feeling fine. You’ve made the most important decision of your life and you’ve got it all together. Right? Nothing could possibly go wrong now. There’s just this one thing…the acceptance of Christ is just the beginning of your REAL troubles. Now you’ve got this thief on your trail trying to take everything, but never fear. Just run through the gate! John 10:9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.
    [a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture.  10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that theymay have life, and have more abundantly.
    Account Compromised:
    RED ALERT!!!! Your account has been compromised…and what’s worse, you never saw it coming! How did it happen? All you did was try one thing over here, and engage in a little locker room talk on the bus. Then there was the time you cheated and didn’t pay your fair share, and of course three was the time you made fun of the weak and less fortunate. Before you knew it, you
    didn’t look like you…and you certainly don’t look like God anymore. Seems like you’ve been spiritually violated; pick pocketed…by an enemy that you can’t even see.
    Ephesians 6:10
    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
    11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
    12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
    13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
    NOTE:
    Those who would normally participate in the Byrd/Young/Williams Seminar are
    encouraged to attend either “Introduction to the Old Testament” or “Conflict
    Management”

    Youth & College Age Division Theme: “Spiritual Identity Theft”

  • This year’s Be The Change Project will help support missions work in Capetown South Africa!
    The following items have been noted by ILI founder, Judge Lajune Lange, as needed on the ground:
    Pencils
    Notebooks
    School supplies
    children’s underwear
    baby blankets and caps
    caps
    socks
    dictionaries
    Bibles
    hygiene items (such as bars of soap, toothbrushes, combs, and deodorantà for teens)
    ***money for feeding program
    ***NO points will be awarded for money so that the playing field will be level.
    **Sample & Mini sizes will be grouped in bundles of 2 & 3 and counted as 1 item
    * Bonus points will be awarded for multi-packs.
    BRING ALL ITEMS TO THE CONGRESS OPENING CONCERT AT MT. OLIVET ON
    SUNDAY, MARCH 19TH. TO BE COUNTED IN YOUR CHURCH’S TOTAL! THE YOUTH
    WILL HAVE A LIVE CONTRIBUTION EVENT!
    The above classes will be held at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, and Pilgrim Baptist Church.
    Shuttle service is provided by New Hope Baptist Church and host churches of the 2017
    Congress.
    Mt. Olivet Baptist Church                                           Pilgrim Baptist Church
    451 West Central Ave.                                                 732 West Central Ave.
    St. Paul, MN 55104                                                     St. Paul, MN 55104
    (651) 227-4444                                                             (651)227-3220