At Wayland Baptist we take studying God’s Word as a serious mission. In an effort to expand our learning, network with other fellowships and learn how other ministries are growing, expanding and spreading the Word of God, we have aligned ourselves with strong affiliates and send delegates each year to participate in the following:
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Founded in 1886, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (Convention) is the nation’s oldest and largest African American religious convention with an estimated membership of 7.5 million. The National President, Reverend Dr. Julius R. Scruggs has led the organization since 2009. The mission of the Convention is to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching, and healing.
National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, USA, Inc.
The National Baptist Congress of Christian Education Annual Session is the education arm of the NBC, USA, Inc., and is responsible for teaching and training classes in every aspect of Christian Education. This meeting, attended by 30,000 delegates, is held each year in June at various locations throughout the United States. A selection of more than 300 classes equip Christian education leaders with the necessary information and teaching techniques to fulfill their respective roles in their local ministries with excellence. The delegates may graduate or receive a Certificate of Progress after a prescribed program of study or simply take classes for general continuing education. In addition to the national Annual Session, each state convention or local district may also be certified to sponsor classes and offer classes at other times throughout the year.
The Baptist Deacons Conference Of Baltimore And It’s Auxiliaries.
The Baptist Deacons Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity and Its Auxiliaries are committed to preparing a leadership of compassionate, competent, and committed believers. We believe that the message of the Church has not changed, but the methodology that we utilize to get the message out must change. The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ must not be stymied nor stagnated by outdated traditions and practices. Fresh visionary leadership is a necessity for continuous progress in the furtherance of the Kingdom.
The word deacon comes from the Greek word “diakanos” meaning servant. We are to serve and not be served, serve and not dictate, serve and not denigrate, serve and not manipulate. I Timothy 3:13 declares, “For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.” Our desire is to partner with Pastors for progress. In addition to serving the Table of the Lord, the Pastor, and the Poor, we will raise the visibility and viability of the Deacons Ministry through education, information, and fellowship.
BRIDGE Maryland spans the denominational, regional and ethnic differences that divide communities of faith. We discover our common values and work together so that we might move from the world “as it is” toward the world our faith calls us to co-create.
With congregations in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties, BRIDGE has organized for inclusionary housing, on the job training, and quality education for all Maryland residents. As we begin our second decade, we are working to improve the lives of low wage workers and to stabilize communities in the city and first suburbs.
The Lott Carey movement was founded in 1897 by African-American Baptists who were committed to a substantial foreign mission thrust – especially on the African continent. They believed that nothing should distract the church from executing its primary objective of advancing God’s mission throughout the world. Since the founding, Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention has single-mindedly invested in Christian missions around the world.
Hampton University Ministers’ Conference & Choir Director & Organist Guild Workshop
The Ministers’ Conference began in 1914 when the Negro Organizational Society, the Conference for Education in the South, the Southern Education Board and the Cooperative Education Board sought to address the growing concerns of the African-American church and its relationship to the community. With Hampton Institute carrying strong influence with each of these community organizations, it became the birthplace of the original Minister’s Conference, then known as The Conference of Negro Ministers of Tidewater, Va. In 1934, the Annual Choir Director’s and Organists’ Guild joined the annual conference.
United Baptist Missionary Convention & Auxiliaries of Maryland, Inc.
The Convention is a Christ-centered, faith-based, Bible-believing organization that seeks to promote the Kingdom of God with a unified spirit.