ACS Convention 2019

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Date & Location: May 14-18, 2019, North American Division Headquarters, 9705 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046.

Description: During this event you will learn how to:

Shift the focus from 'church-based' to 'community-based' ministry
Transform from the 'Attractional' church to the Missional' church movement
Change the culture of 'self-serving Churchianity' to 'other-serving Christianity'

Friday, May 17, 2018 Tour Selection Requirement: Please only select one tour on Friday, May 17, 2019 since the tours run concurrently.

Tours Friday, May 17, 2018 (10:00 am-5:00 pm): There are three options for tours on Friday. Please plan to register early if you would like to participate in a tour since space is limited.

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake-Baltimore and Inner Harbor Tour
National Museum of African-American History and Culture Washington, DC
The Bible Museum Washington, DC

Who Should Attend: All pastors, church administrators and outreach leaders are invited to attend.

Featured Speakers: Dan Jackson, President, North American Division; G. Alexander Bryant, Secretariat, North American Division; Gaspar Colon, Resource Developer, Global Mission Urgan Center; Sung Kwon, Executive Director, Adventist Community Services North American Division; Karnik Doukmetzian, General Counsel, Office of May-Ellen Colón, ACS International Director, Personal Ministries/Sabbath School, General Conference; David Franklin, Pastor, Miracle City Church; Amy Sherman, Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Faith in Communities and José Cortez, Director, Evangelism and Ministerial, North American Division.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
10:00 am-5:00 pm - Event Check-in
6:00 pm-9:00 pm - Opening Session 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
8:30 am-5:00 pm - Sessions 

Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:30 am-5:00 pm - Sessions

Friday. May 17, 2019
8:30 am-9:30 am - Devotion
10:00 am-5:00 pm - Pre-registered Tours

Sabbath, May 18, 2019
9:00 am-9:00 pm - Worship/Closing Session 

Registration Fee: The registration fee is per person. Please plan to register early with AdventSource since no registrations will be taken on-site.

$100 Attendee now through April 23, 2019

To guarantee your place, please register ASAP. You may register online or call AdventSource at (800) 732-7587. AdventSource will process registrations for this event through April 23, 2019. All major credit cards accepted.

Paying by Check? 1) Please complete each online registration page with your personal information and registration details. You will be prompted to create an AdventSource account if you do not already have one. If you need to register another person simply click on "register another person" to complete their registration. 2) Please mail each completed registration page with your check or money order paying the exact registration fee, made payable to AdventSource to the address listed below. No partial event registration payments will be accepted. 3) In order to receive a discounted rate your payment envelope must be postmarked with the date that rate ends.

Special Note: Failure to provide each completed registration form with your contact telephone number will delay the processing of your registration. If AdventSource is not able to get complete information within three days of receipt, your registration check will be returned.

AdventSource Event Registration
5120 Prescott Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68506-5433

Mail-in Registrations: All registrations sent by mail must be received by noon Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Lodging: Each attendee is responsible for booking their lodging at one of the hotels listed below. Hotel rates do not include taxes and are subject to change.

Courtyard Marriott - Columbia
8910 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (410) 290-0002
Code: North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia
5485 Twin Knolls Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (410) 997-1060

Hampton Inn & Suites Hilton Columbia South
7045 Minstrel Way
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: (410) 381-3001
Code: 0560010362

Hilton Garden Inn Columbia
8240 Snowden River Parkway
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (410) 750-3700

Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
10297 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: (866) 716-8134
Code: Ask for the SET #540337

Springhill Suites by Marriott Columbia
7055 Minstrel Way
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: (410) 290-7896
Code: SDA
Springhill Suites Reservation Directions:
1) Click on the highlighted hotel link above
2) Enter location and select check-in/check-out dates
3) The next page will have area Springhill hotels. On the right there is an edit serch section. Click on "Special Rates" to expand
4) Select Corporate promo code and enter "s08" and click update

Meals: You will receive lunch Wednesday through Sabbath; a ligth receiption Tuesday at 6:00 PM ; plus dinner on Friday and Sabbath with your paid registration fee. Please plan to take care of all other meals on your own.

Directions: Click for a Map | Weather

Nearest Airports: Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Ground Transportation: You may schedule transportation with Reliable Limousine by calling (301) 622-5800 or send a FAX (301) 622-5900 or send an Email; or you may click here to schedule Super Shuttle Blue Van Services online or call (800) 258-3826 or (202) 296-6662 to schedule service.

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Ground Transportation

On-Site Event Check-in: You may pick up your event materials on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Please plan to register early with AdventSource since no registrations will be taken on-site.

Children: As a courtesy to other participants, and to maximize your benefit during this event, we ask that you make other plans for the care of your children.

Dress: Business casual.

Additional Questions: You may contact Reby Isaac (443) 391-7253 or Email or Wynelle Stevens (443) 391-7254 or Email for additional information.

Refund Policy: You may request a refund minus a $20 processing fee, per registrant, through March 26, 2019. Please substitute someone to attend in your place after this date.

  • 5120 Prescott Avenue
  • Lincoln NE 68506
  • United States