American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

ABCOPAD Biennial
Leadership Conference

Renewal for the 21st Century Church

October 17-19, 2024

Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Blvd.; Altoona, PA 16602

Invitation from Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Beck



Five Congregational Personality Types: 
An Ancient Pathway for Congregational Renewal in the 21st Century

Can churches in the 21st century stop, reverse, or prevent decline – and even become healthy, thriving congregations? Leading scholar and practitioner of congregational renewal, Michael Adam Beck, says they can.

But the old cookie cutter ways of doing church won’t cut it in today’s world. If churches are going to stop the shocking rates of pastoral burnout and exodus from the pews, they must learn to be the church with new people, in new places, and in new ways.

Click to Register Online 

Biennial Leadership Conference Scholarships...

WIM Female-Pastor First-Time Participants
10 Female-Pastor, First-Time Participant scholarships, for both those who are currently serving a church or those who have retired, are available to any ABCOPAD clergy. Scholarships are available until July 31, 2024

First-Time Participants

60 First-Time Participant scholarships (up to 2 per church) are available to ABCOPAD churches.  

Applying for Scholarships

If registering online, simply select the appropriate scholarship option on the registration form.

If registering by hard copy through the mail, please note on the form "BLC scholarship requested" or "WIM Scholarship requested".

Both scholarships will be given on a first-come, first-served basis and cover only the registration fee. Optional events such as the Biennial Breakfast, Mission Lunch or Box Lunch and any hotel expenses are over and above the scholarships and will be at the participant's expense.

 Downloadable Information
Biennial Flier Biennial Breakfast  Motels
Personality Types - Congregational Renewal ABW Mission Lunch Directions
Michael Beck, Biography Schedule Registration Form (hard copy)
2024 Biennial Information (All of the Above)