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N.J. Brockman Oratorical Contest

September 07, 2023  -  November 04, 2023   Time: TBA
Location: Sumter, SC

Dear pastor, Superintendents and Youth Leaders


We are in the process of planning our local oratorical contest. The winner of this contest will represent the Sumter Baptist M&E Association Church School on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the N.J. Brockman Oratorical Contest which will be held at Brookland Baptist Church, Columbia, SC. Our last, SBMEA congress brought home 2nd place. It is time for us to bring home 1st place again. Please show your support and help us claim the gold by sending your youth (7th – 11th grade) to our local workshops and contests. Let us continue this trend of winning

The first workshop will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at our Greet and Meet the Candidate. The workshop will be held at the SBMEA Headquarters – 508 West Liberty Street at 6:00 pm Our local monetary incentives are

  • 1st place: $100
  • 2nd place: $75
  • 3rd place: $50

The name of the winner from our local oratorical contest will be sent to the South Carolina Baptist Congress of Christian Education’s One-Day Session on Saturday, November 4, 2023, to compete in the State Congress. The money incentives for the state are

  • 1st place: $200
  • 2nd place: $175
  • 3rd place: $150

Candidates need to come prepared with a 3-5 minute speech. The theme for the contest is: Rebuilding to become Disciples of Christ through Christion Education: Luke 9:23, 14: 25-26; Romans 12:1-2; II Corinthians 5:17; II Timothy 3:16-17; and Ephesians 5:1-2

Please contact Congress President William T. Johson (803) 840-4452 for further information or Deaconess Fannie Lanon, (803) 968-0948, Minister Earlene Howell-Smith (803) 968-6873