About the Conference

The 2020 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC) will convene in Crystal City, Virginia from February 17 – 20, 2020.

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference issues this 2020 call that we are absolutely entering a Decade of Destiny and how we pray, how we conjure up the Spirit and how we mobilize our communities of faith will matter!

The 2020 SDPC theme is The Decade of Destiny: Engaging the Powers.

Many feel bewildered, some paralyzed and others hopeless, exactly the goal of the Empire, those systems and persons whose evil acts, intended and unintended, are designed to thwart the move of the Spirit and the liberation of our people. BUT GOD!

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” Ephesians 6:13 (NRSV)

We are called to be the Gideon generation entering the Decade of Destiny – to pass on the lessons of victory of the past, to stay woke in the watchtower for these times and to boldly declare and make way for the future! We will put on the full armor of God, Engaging the Powers with our minds, bodies and spirits. We will focus on how to better discern the evils of Empire, the power of contemplative ministry, prayer, build stronger communities, and mobilize for “no counting us out – 2020.”

Hotel & Venue
Hyatt Regency Crystal City

To make your reservations, please click here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASRC/G-SDP2

If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region.

If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.



• Tech Talk: Reimagining Work,
• Wealth and Well Being
• Caring For the Shepherd
• Decade of Destiny: God, Land and Legacy
• Prophetic Preaching: Sounds Like the Devil to Me
• Theology of Sufficiency: Funding the Vision
• God’s Creation: Our Care and Responsibility

• Envisioning Political Power Beyond Elections: Agendas, Actions and Advocacy
• The Maroon Within: Re-envisioning African-Centered Christian Education
• Let Us Live: Creating Inclusive Communities
• Who Is My Neighbor?: From Palestine to the United States Border
• Afrophobia: The Vilification of Black Bodies
• Sisters of the Rock: Women in Ministry

Conference Schedule

Monday, February 17th
8:00 a.m. General Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Mandatory Seminary Session
1:30 p.m. Opening Assembly
6:30 p.m. Opening Worship Service
9:00 p.m. Seminary Debrief and Activities
Tuesday, February 18th
7:00 a.m Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. Opening Plenary
10:00 a.m. Workshops
12:00 p.m. Plenary/Lunch
2:30 p.m. Workshops
4:00 p.m. Dinner Break
6:30 p.m. Worship Service
9:00 p.m. Seminary Debrief and Activities
Exhibits/Book Signing
Wednesday, February 19th
7:00 a.m. Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. Census 2020/Vote 2020 Plenary
10:00 a.m. 2020 Institute
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 p.m. 2020 Institute
6:30 p.m. Beautiful Are The Feet Honoree Dinner

Thursday, February 20th
8:30 a.m. Closing Service of Covenant and Communion
11:00 a.m. Master Class*

Friday, February 21st
9:00 a.m. Master Class*

*Schedule is subject to change

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