Leadership and Development Weekend
August 30-September 1, 2013
St. Louis MO
The African American Leadership Development and Recruitment (AALDR) weekend is an annual gathering sponsored by MNA that brings together current and prospective African American college and seminary students for a time of fellowship, collaboration, and encouragement.
Taking place over Labor Day Weekend, August 30-September 1, 2013, the theme of LDR ’13 is “Call & Response: Hearing and Heeding God’s Will for Your Life.” Christians from around the country, especially college and seminary students, will explore the meaning of Christian calling and mission. Helpful tools for discernment will be provided and participants will learn more about how they play a unique role in God’s Kingdom-building work in the world. Whether choosing a school, considering a job, wondering about a spouse or just seeking to connect with others the LDR ’13 will better equip believers to know and do God’s will.
The weekend features a series of workshops from more several speakers in fields from pastoral ministry to higher education. Each presenter brings a wealth of experience and practical wisdom to share over the weekend.
Beyond teaching, the weekend will feature opportunities to connect with other like-minded African American Christians from across the country to learn about God’s work in their lives and ministries. LDR ’13 also brings together unique partnerships between the PCA’s MNA African American Ministries, New City Fellowship in St. Louis, RTS Jackson, and Covenant Theological Seminary. These ministries collaborate to make the weekend an exceptional experience for everyone involved.