The convention center in downtown Dallas has become home to 40,000 people in town for the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education.
Church leaders, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, will join Baptists from all 50 states, the Caribbean islands, Germany and Africa for one of the largest African-American meetings this year.
“We are a Christian body, and our overall objective is to follow the biblical direction and make disciples,” said the Rev. George W. Waddles Sr., president of the National Baptist Congress.
Through Saturday, members can attend over 300 morning classes dealing with topics such as Christian doctrine and how to be an effective deacon. In the afternoons, there are youth or children rallies and lectures from leaders who will address issues facing church members.
Waddles said the convention aims to teach church leaders and members how to “be more faithful to the call of Christ,” and how to build a family and community on a foundation of faith.
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SOURCE: The Dallas Morning News