“The LDR combines the best of the African American church tradition and the Reformed tradition for a truly robust theology that biblically addresses today’s questions and issues.”

Jemar Tisby, founder and President of RAAN



“LDR Weekend is a powerful time of fellowship, worship, and education that is aimed towards fostering cooperative leadership development and increasing multi-cultural understanding, both of which are desperately needed for such a time as ours.”

Joel Littlepage, Worship Director & Pastoral Fellow; Redeemer Presbyterian Church; Winston-Salem, NC



“One of my favorite conferences of the year is the Leadership Development and Resource weekend.  This conference brings together mostly (but not exclusively) African American graduate students from various seminaries as well as some wonderful pastors, professors, and leaders.  The worship is awesome, the speakers and sermons challenging, moving, and profound.  The joy and excitement of the students meeting, interacting and forming new relationships from around the nation is especially gratifying.  This is a great conference to find out who the future leaders and pastors of our churches will be, and even to possibly recruit them if you are searching for trained and gifted ministers.”

Randy Nabors,  founder and Director of the New City Network



“The Leadership Development and Resource Weekend is a wonderful event. It offers foremost a place to discover the many wonderful aspects of diversity in the Body of Christ. It also provides an opportunity for attendees to hear from church and community leaders, socio-economic experts and seminary students who have a passion for raising their own cultural, social, and emotional awareness as well as that of their churches. I highly recommend this conference.”

Dr. Mike Higgins, Dean of Students, Covenant Theological Seminary


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“The LDR is a tremendous tool for equipping, developing, and enhancing leaders for the kingdom. Last year’s focus on Orthodox Activism addressed a topic that that the church desperately needed to engage.”

Min. Carlos Smith,  First Baptist Church of Chesterfield, MO