“Let us not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.”
– Galations 6:9-10 (CSB)
September 2–4, 2022
Well, family, it’s been three years since our last LDR, so we are beyond excited to be together again. So much has happened since 2019, and many of us have longed to be together, needed to be together.
Our theme this year is Black Perseverance. The past three years have particularly reminded us that as a people who have historically suffered so much while still carving out thriving communities and a strong legacy of faith. We’ve dealt with a lot with an enduring pandemic, new viral threats, economic downturn, toxic elections, mass shootings targeting Black people, and an insurrection. Much of this has caused our people to reject the church and embrace worldly answers to our collective pain. But none of this is new. How did our ancestors cope with their oppression, be activists for their communities, and still manage to stay mentally grounded and grow spiritually? What is the legacy of faith and activism of the Black Presbyterians we know so little about, and how can their testimony of faith help us today?
through August 15th
through August 31st
The event is specifically geared toward the African American experience in the Reformed tradition of Christianity. Since space is limited, we try to make registration available to this community first. However, we welcome other attendees to come and learn.
Yes, LDR is hosted by the African American Ministries under Mission to North America, which is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
LDR stands for leadership, development, and resource.
LDR is designed to help leaders at all stages discover how God is guiding them to faithfully serve within their vocational calling and giftedness. All believers interested in advancing the gospel through their influential leadership are encouraged to attend.
Yes! Students in middle and high school (grades 6-12) are encouraged to participate in LDR. Register your student the same as yourself. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 concerns, we will not offer a Youth Track this year. All students should wear a mask unless fully vaccinated.
Register your student and indicate his or her grade in the space provided. The registration rate for students is the same. If this is a barrier, please email email@example.com first to request a reduced “family rate.”)
Due to Covid, we will NOT be offering childcare in 2022.
Dinner (Friday & Saturday) + Lunch (Saturday)
Due to Covid concerns, free housing through host families will not be offered. Instead, hotels with discounted rates have been secured and can be reserved by clicking on the hotel above. Rooms are limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Please follow the rules and dates of the hotel. Ride share options are easy and available in Charlotte.
The African American Ministries is devoted to the flourishing of African Americans in the PCA. Join AAM to tell us more about you, your needs, and ways you’d like to get involved.
Please email LDR2022@aampca.org if you have additional questions or concerns.