2017 Conference Info

What you need to know for LDR Weekend 2017: We are SOLD OUT and will not accept any late registrations. Everyone is welcome to the Saturday night prayer service which is free and open to all! 7pm September 2nd at the Journey Tower Grove   REGISTRANTS: Go paperless! View schedules […]

Racism: The Undead Beast Among Us

A letter from Pastor Joel Littlepage, to white participants and supporters of the Leadership Development Resource   To my white brothers and sisters: I have come to the conclusion that there is a communal agitation occurring among a substantial number of white people today. That […]

The Ferguson Uprising – Three Years Today

Our speakers and mentors reflect on the recent history of events in Ferguson and St. Louis, and the loss of life that triggered an uprising from August of 2014 through the following year; the killing of Mike Brown, Jr. by a police officer. “There is a river whose […]

Truth, Love, and Listening

A request for our white participants Dear brothers and sisters,  Thank you for registering to join us for LDR Weekend! We truly look forward to welcoming you to our family reunion. Please take a look at the event schedule as you make your plans. The LDR […]

On Driving While Black

A word of caution and determination. The NAACP of Missouri is moving forward with cautioning people of color who plan to travel to Missouri. This official advisory is in response to recent strides from local and state governments that signal a return to legalized discrimination, […]

What is LDR?

We asked friends, founders and stakeholders to describe this gathering. What is the LDR? Refreshing! Renewing! Rejoicing! Rev. Alex Shipman Do you feel like a black fish in a sea of sharks in your ministry context? Come to LDR to get suited up with theological, […]

Breaking the Silence

Voices in today’s church lament violence, disunity, and fatal encounters with law enforcement:     I lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? In this and every season of grief, confusion, helplessness, we know that any comfort or aid […]

Black Voices – Critical to the Future of the Church

A reflection and invitation from Rev. Duke Kwon If you want to make an impact on the church’s future, you need to invest in today’s emerging leaders. And if you believe the American church’s future is cross-cultural—and if you long for the Reformed church to […]

Passion + Preparation = Kingdom Impact

The Reformation was a good thing. But in the city of St. Louis, it is only as good as its impact on minorities in the United States as well as men and women around the world. We must learn how to bring sound theology to […]

Envisioning a Movement

For decades, I’ve envisioned, longed for, and worked toward an indigenous African American movement where all the robustness of Reformed theology would be applied to our life-defining cultural concerns.  I believe that the fullness of the Gospel, as seen through the lens of redemptive history, […]