2022 National Conference


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.




Student Registration


through August 15th


through August 31st

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

2019 Highlights

Special Guests


Rev. Charles Mcknight

Dr. Eric Washington

Rev. Dr. Barbara Peacock


Rev. Howard Brown

2019 LDR Sponsors

Reformed Theological Seminary logo
MTW logo
The PCA Unity Fund logo
Korean American Leadership Initiative logo
Covenant College logo
Serge logo


  1. Fully vaccinated attendees will upload their vaccination cards to a secure server.
  2. Fully vaccinated attendees will not be required to wear a mask or physically distance.
  3. Unvaccinated attendees should wear a mask and stay physically distant and a waiver may be required.
  4. Seating in the sanctuary will be spaced out.
  5. If you are experiencing ANY Covid-like symptoms close to when LDR starts we ask you not to come.  Email LDR2022@aampca.org
  6. Though there is no childcare or youth track, if children attend, they will need to wear a mask unless  they are vaccinated
  7. If Covid again becomes a greater threat, the LDR Planning Team will do everything they can to decide as early as possible whether to cancel or postpone.

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 ldr@aampca.org 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.