Throughout the weeklong convention, participants can expect preaching, live music and volunteering, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported.
This is the first time the Nashville-based denomination has held its convention in Charlotte; last year the meeting was held in Atlanta.
The Rev. Julius Scruggs, president of the denomination, gave Sunday morning sermons at the Friendship Missionary Baptist, the local host church.
Scruggs said the denomination is losing some members at its 33,000 churches because some pastors link religion to getting financial rewards.
"It's going to be difficult because, when people are making money off things, there's always the temptation to continue to make money," he said. "But I think they are in the process of weakening Christians. There are so many Christians who are biblically illiterate. So when they come into a church and hear pastors preach the prosperity gospel, they buy it fully when there's only partial truth to it."
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