2021 Virtual Congress


Regular Arkansas Baptist Congress of Christian Education
Regular Arkansas Baptist State Convention
Dr. Ronald S. Laurent, Congress Dean
Rev. James E. Mackey, President                                                       Dr. O. D. Woods, President
Regular AR Baptist Convention                                                          Regular AR Baptist Congress
January 21, 2021
TO:      Pastors, Moderators and Constituent Churches of the Regular Arkansas Missionary Baptist Convention
RE:      2021 Congress of Christian Education


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, courses for the Seventy-Seventh Annual Session of the Regular Arkansas Missionary Baptist State Congress of Christian Education will be held virtually via Zoom. We will begin offering courses in March and end in October. The classes will be spread over four blocks. The blocks are listed below:

  1. March 22-April 15, 2021                                  B. May 17-June 10, 2021
  1. August 9-September 2, 2021                          D. October 4-October 28, 2021
The curriculum has been completed and classes have been scheduled for each block. The classes will be started on a Monday and end on a Thursday. Class time will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. each evening of class. This will allow more people the opportunity to take classes. The curriculum with schedules and registration form is included with this communique.
After an individual registers for a class, the Zoom link information will be forwarded to them. Only registered students will receive the link. Only registered students who complete the course requirements will receive a course card. Everyone must register at least 1 week prior to the start of the class that they want to take.
If you have questions, especially about how to join the Zoom meeting, please call me at (870) 540-9564. Thank you for your faithful service and support. May God continue to bless you!

Yours in Kingdom Building,
Ronald S. Laurent, Th. D., Congress Dean
Encl:    2021 Congress Curriculum
            2021 Congress Registration Form

       Regular Arkansas Baptist Convention
Congress of Christian Education
2021 Congress Curriculum
“Whoever loves instruction and discipline loves knowledge” Proverbs 12:1a
        *Courses Offered on Block Schedule
Block A: March 22-April 15, 2021
A Course Instructor Dates
A1 9024, The Computer in the Life of the Church (4) Rev. Derick Easter 3/22/21-3/25/21
A2 1089, Survey of Romans (1) Sis. Barbara Dixon 3/29/21-4/1/21
A3 7001, Building Healthy Churches (E) Rev. Lee Tyus 3/29/21-4/1/21
A4 2015, Foundations of Christian Ethics (4) Dr. Ronald Laurent 4/5/21-4/8/21
A5 2012, The Articles of Faith (E) Dr. James E. Mackey 4/12/21-4/15/21
Block B: May 17-June 10, 2021
B Course Instructor Dates
B1 9025, The Computer in the Life of the Church 2 (E) Rev. Derick Easter 5/17/21-5/20/21
B2 2023, Creative Ways of Teaching (E) Dr. Lloyd Hervey 6/7/21-6/10/21
B3 3007, History of Baptist (3) Rev. Robert Thompson 5/24/21-5/27/21
B4 8038, The Home & Church Working Together (E) Dr. Margarette Williams 5/24/21-5/27/21
B5 6021, Spiritual Formation (1) Sis. Constance Castle 6/7/21-6/10/21
Block C: August 9-September 2, 2021
C Course Instructor Dates
C1 8066, Christianity and Contemporary Issues (4) Rev. Kirby Gulley 8/9/21-8/12/21
C2 7005, Christian Evangelism (3) Rev. Brian Castle 8/16/21-8/19/21
C3 1006, How to Accurately Interpret the Bible (E) Dr. David Cox 8/30/21-9/2/21
C4 5009, Group Leadership (E) Rev. Larry Alexander 8/23/21-8/26/21
C5 9926, How to teach the Bible (E) Dr. T. R. Ramey 8/9/21-8/12/21
Block D: October 4-28, 2021
D Course Instructor Dates
D1  1001, Introduction to the Bible (1) Rev. Charles Helloms 10/4-7/21
D2 9600, Challenging Ministers’ Wives (E) Sis. Wanda Parker 10/11-14/21
D3 5017, The Mission & Ministry of the Church (E) Dr. Gerald Parker 10/18-21/21
D4 1075, The Synoptic Gospels (2) Dr. Leroy C. Wright 10/25-28/21
D5 1007, Survey of the Old Testament (1) Rev. Charles Boyd 10/11-14/21
 *All courses will be held virtually via Zoom. Each class will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Only registered students will receive the link to take a class.

All Registrations should be paid at least 1 week before the class starts.
Mail Registration to: Rev. Alvin Newburn, Executive Secretary
                                     P. O. Box 2736
                                     Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71613

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