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All Professional Church Workers Conference

Abide in Jesus

November 19, 2023 - November 21, 2023
Grand Rapids, MI

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:4–5 ESV).

Abide. It seems simple: not working, not doing, not planning, not preparing, not teaching, not preaching, not organizing, not leading … just abiding. Simple, yet hard. When was the last time you had the opportunity or took the time to abide with Jesus—to be nourished, encouraged, forgiven, strengthened, and filled … by Him? During our PCWC 23, we will abide … as we worship together, receive together, and laugh together. We will celebrate and challenge one another—not only in the sharing of new ideas for ministry, but sharing a way of being and doing life and ministry together in Jesus! It’s time to abide.

When & Where

Grand Rapids

November 19 - November 21

DeVos Place Convention Center
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


Keynote Speaker

Ann Voskamp

Ann Voskamp is a 4-time New York Times best-selling author of 10 books, including her most recent WayMaker, Finding the Way to the Life You Always Dreamed. Ann has an M.A in evangelism and leadership from Wheaton College, Ill., and is pursuing her D.Min. also from Wheaton. You can find her at: www.annvoskamp.com or instagram/annvoskamp.

Keynote Speaker

Micah Parker

Dr. Parker is a published author on peer motivation and leadership in athletics. In 1998 he founded Trust Guy Ministries and has become a sought-after speaker. He has a B.A. from Concordia University Nebraska, Seward; and an M.A. in Education Sport Pedagogy and a Ph.D. in Education Administration and Leadership from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.


Event registration opens in May!

Additional Information


Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Rate $ 139 + 9 % occupancy tax if sales tax exempt
Parking – $15 Self Parking / $20 Valet

Call 800.253.5390 for reservations and mention Michigan District, LCMS or reserve online at Amway Grand Plaza.
Deadline is November 2, 2023.