2022 National Conference

#blackperseverance

Enduring. Thriving. Steadfast

“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
Atlanta, GA

A ministry of African American Ministries

LDR Weekend is our national gathering for African Americans in the PCA. This gathering is designed to be a "family reunion," an opportunity to connect with and encourage one of our denomination's most underrepresented demographics. The good news is that it’s finally happening again-it’s a little different this year, but it’s happening.

About LDR 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?

Black perseverance celebrates the remarkable way African Americans, despite incredible adversity and abuse, pushed through to advocate for the rights of the marginalized and grow stronger in their faith. 

Join us at LDR Weekend 2022 as we celebrate and critically engage the history and implications of Black perseverance through rich fellowship, vibrant worship, and dynamic teaching about issues that matter to you. We hope you’ll gain a renewed mind and spirit ready to address and embrace this present age. 

Testimonials

LDR, yet again, has been incredibly restorative and affirming. I made tons of connections with older black women and excitingly black peers that are sadly in limited supply in (my city)..Many thanks to the entire LDR team that creates this space for people like me, struggling to find my own identity in this world.

THANK YOU for LDR. I was so bolstered by the conference. I think it would be hard to find a person of color who would not be deeply encouraged and renewed by attending.

LDR fed in me ways that I didn't know I was hungry for. It was a truly blessed time.

It was great to hear the speakers journey. You know that they don't become who they are overnight - but when you are persevering, it is nice to hear how others have done so successfully in the midst of the struggle.

I appreciated the opportunity to hear the stories of how other black people ended up in the PCA in the context of our own safe space. This was special.

WOW....pretty powerful to hear testimonies about being a minority in all white spaces. I really enjoyed all of the Plenary sessions. Each spoke to different aspects of my struggle and beautifully affirmed and encouraged me.

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$49

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$59

through August 15th

$99

through August 31st

Scholarship codes are limited. Valid only until June 15th.

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