The Leadership Development Resource hosts a gathering for equipping, engaging and reinvigorating ministry leaders – current or prospective- who desire to address the core concerns of black communities. This annual conference is designed for African Americans specifically, but it is not exclusively for African Americans. People of all ethnicities and denominations are welcome to attend; especially college and seminary students (current or prospective) who are looking to fellowship with like-minded believers or be connected to mentors in the faith.
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Youth Summit // We Are ONE
This year LDR Weekend boasts a Youth Summit for grades 7-12. This summit is designed to encourage young people to speak up, express themselves thru their understanding of identity in Christ, and then interact with their local churches on the subject of eliminating cultural and generational divides.
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General Conference // ORTHODOX ACTIVISM
Registrants who are college age and up will spark conversation around the themes of gospel-shaped activism and Christian responsibility in social justice. The weekend features events and presentations on a number of topics:
– the “Doctrine of Spirituality” used to mask church sanctioned racism and lack of evangelical involvement in social issues.
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the theology of the Civil Rights movement.
– Interaction and Q & A with local activists and law enforcement
– Individual social involvement and congregational mobilization
There will also be opportunities for small group discussion and candid conversation with pastors and ministry leaders who have responded to social issues in a variety of ways.
This year’s theme is meant to challenge all of us – personally and corporately – to address the biases that hinder reconciliation in our contexts. LDR 15 is an opportunity to focus on the beliefs that unite us, and an invitation to dialogue on the matters over which we disagree, while affirming that unity ought not be impacted by disagreement. The display of that unity will be evident throughout the conference, especially during worship times which include extensive participation in prayer, congregational singing and confessional elements.
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Attend the Conference
General admission is $50 and student registration is $25. Childcare is provided at no additional cost, as are most meals. Free housing in nearby homes is also available for the weekend. Click on the Registration info tab for more info