American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Summit by the Sea


The American Baptist Churches USA 2019 Biennial Mission Summit will be held June 21-23, 2019, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Join us for a "Summit by the Sea" as the Biennial Mission Summit returns to the East Coast for the first time since 2007!

The event will feature an all-new ABCUSA Biennial Academy – offering continuing education and spiritual growth opportunities for both clergy and lay leaders. Many different options will allow for something for everyone, including learning tracks with credit available, bible studies, workshops, and educational seminars.

The 2019 Biennial Mission Summit will be a family event, so plan to bring the whole family! The event will feature sessions available for all ages, from day care through high school age. In addition, Virginia Beach is a top family-friendly destination. The Virginia Beach Convention Center and event hotels are all within a mile of the beach.

We invite you to come early to experience planned events with other American Baptists which will be offered before June 21 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. There are many hotels in Virginia Beach, offering a wide range of affordability. Also, special discounts for post-biennial tourist activities and attractions will make your stay a memorable vacation.

We hope that you will Save the Date and plan now to join together with us to celebrate our unique American Baptist identity with your sisters and brothers in Christ at the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit.