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SummitOBC2014 Summit on Black Church

October 2-4, 2014

“Ministry with the Poor” 



Click here to download the Summit Brochure

The Summit on the Black Church is a conference gathering of African American clergy and laity held every other year for the purpose of celebrating the presence and ministry of the African American congregations in the SC and providing resourcing and training that would further strengthen, equip, and empower local congregations to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

This will be our third summit.  The gathering features keynote worship addresses, several plenaries, a banquet, and practical workshops for clergy and laity focusing on leading effective ministry in the local church.

The 2014 Summit will focus on “Ministry with the Poor.”  The goal of this conference is to equip and empower congregations to impact the variables that cause poverty in their local context. In particular, this conference will focus in on children in poverty (Pan Methodist Campaign on Children and Poverty), Homelessness, and HIV & AIDS.   Our energies will center on how congregations can directly impact their communities and the variable related to poverty.

The dates for this event are October 2-4, 2014

The Keynote speaker for this event is Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, Resident Bishop of the West Ohio Annual Conference. 

View workshop descriptions and leaders.

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Ethnic Local Church Concerns (ELCC) will award ten (10) clergy scholarships and ten (10) laity scholarships for the 2014 Summit on the Black Church, October 2-4, 2014. The scholarship will include one night of lodging at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Columbia, South Carolina and registration. Remember, ELCC scholarships for this event are on a first come basis and available only for small membership churches. Please click on the appropriate ELCC link below and complete the necessary paperwork.

SC ELCC Laity Scholarship Form

SC ELCC Clergy Scholarship

Location & Accomodations: DoubleTree Hotel in Columbia, SC.

Registration Rates: $125.00 per person  (Non-refundable and inclusive of the banquet ticket)

$100.00 per person for SBC21 Teams (Non- refundable and inclusive of the banquet ticket)

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