LDR Weekend 2021 • September 3-5 • Charlotte, NC

Get ready for:
● A new format● More focused expertise in the breakout groups● Greater opportunities to connect in an engaged but relaxed way● A really GREAT time!

What is LDR?

2021 LDR Weekend Theme:


The term “black excellence” seeks to celebrate the exceptional achievements of African Americans despite adversity. Black excellence acknowledges and encompasses the dignity, beauty, and value of African Americans, but how do we exemplify Black excellence biblically? Without a biblical lens, Black excellence is at best incomplete and misguided. So, how might a kingdom-minded approach to this concept transform how we engage racial, social, cultural, and political conflict?
Join us at LDR Weekend 2021 as we celebrate and critically engage the history and implications of Black excellence through rich fellowship, vibrant worship, and dynamic teaching. Our hope is that you’ll gain a renewed mind and spirit that equips you with an arsenal of weapons engineered and authorized by our King.

2019 LDR Highlights:

Plenary Sessions


2019 Conference Attendees may click here to access the audio. (Password required)




Having attended the conference for the first time, I know it will not be my last. I am already talking it up for next year and will be inviting others to join me!

This conference was an absolute blessing! My family will be back!!

Always refreshing and feeds my soul.

The pre-teen/teen track was incredible! Our children were moved by what they learned and I can see the message working in their hearts and minds.

Powerful in terms of content - but also gave practical & useful action items. I wanted to go to all of the seminars!

All the plenary speakers were exceptionally passionate, knowledgeable, motivated and anointed.


  • Is LDR only for African Americans?

    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

  • Is LDR a PCA event?

    Yes, LDR is hosted by the African American Ministries under Mission to North America, which is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

  • What does "LDR" stand for?

    LDR stands for leadership, development, and resource.

  • Is LDR only for people interested in being pastors?

    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.

  • What about college and seminary students?

    Students are particularly welcome! One of the goals of the LDR is to help college and seminary students gain insight and guidance about where God may be calling them.

  • Is the gathering for pre-teens and teenagers?

    Yes! Students in middle and high school (grades 6 through 12) are encouraged to participate fully in LDR, including a youth track designed specifically for them. This track will take place during the two breakout sessions, lunchtime, and the networking session. (At least one parent or guardian must be registered for the Weekend.)
    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 gro.acpmaa%40rdl first to request a reduced "family rate.")

  • Is childcare offered?

    Yes, free childcare by qualified, trustworthy caregivers will be offered during the gathering for infants to grade 5. Space is limited, however, and placements will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. After you register, we'll send you a childcare request form. DEADLINE: June 30

  • Which meals are provided with registration?

    Dinner (Friday & Saturday) + Lunch (Saturday)

  • After LDR, how can I stay connected?

    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.

  • Where can I get more information?

    Please email gro.acpmaa%40RDL if you have additional questions or concerns.

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