Literacy missions to host annual conference Oct. 14-16
BSC Communications
August 29, 2011

Literacy missions to host annual conference Oct. 14-16

Literacy missions to host annual conference Oct. 14-16
BSC Communications
August 29, 2011

North Carolina Baptists are invited to the annual North

Carolina Literacy Missions Conference October 14-16 at Caraway Conference

Center. This year’s theme is “Abiding in Christ.”

About 22 percent of North Carolina adults cannot hold a job

that requires reading skills, and many school-age children and youth are at

risk and need help.

Literacy Missions wants to help children, youth and adults

receive the training they need in order to succeed.

Literacy Missions is a three-fold ministry, reaching

internationals through teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), reaching

at-risk children and youth through tutoring children and youth, and reaching

adults who lack reading skills through adult reading and writing.

Two basic, 16-hour workshops designed for new volunteers

will train prospective tutors in ESL or tutoring children and youth. Twenty

advanced conference sessions will further equip experienced workers.

Conference participants will receive training from

outstanding, nationally known leaders such as Kendale Moore and Gayle

Leininger, retired North American Mission Board Literacy Missions missionaries.

Doris Edwards will lead a three hour mini-workshop for those

interested in teaching ESL overseas.

Ken Tan, multicultural ministries team leader for the

Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), will lead a session about how

to relate to and minister to the many cultures represented in literacy classes.

Other session topics include “Citizenship: What and How to

Teach It,” “Spiritual Gifts for Literacy Missions,” “Effective use of ads and

commercials,” “Bible Verse Chants,” “Getting Serious About Top-Down Bottom-Up

Pronunciation,” “Using Music to Teach ESL,” and “The Top Ten Reasons Students

Do Not Drop Out of Class.”

Marshall Edwards of Blowing Rock will bring messages focused

on the conference theme. Phil Stone, state Sunday School director, BSC, will

lead in worship and music.

Testimonies will also be shared, such as that of Somebody

Nogambu, member of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. Nogambu, who is the

youngest of 19 children, was named ‘Nobody’ by his father. When Nogambu came to

faith in Jesus Christ, he had his name legally changed to ‘Somebody.’

Public school teachers are often able to receive Continuing

Education Credits for attending the conference. Those interested should contact

their county’s public school office for more information.

Cost for attending Friday through Sunday lunch (two nights

and six meals) is $150. To attend only through Saturday dinner is $85.

For commuter information and registration details contact

Donnie Wiltshire, [email protected], (919) 467-5100, ext. 5630, or Maria

Luoni, [email protected], (919) 467-5100, ext. 5629.

Registration is also available at