Vision, Mission & Overview

A house built on love does not stand alone.
This is the foundation upon which the PAD Conference stands.

MCC PAD Conference Vision

The MCC Conference for People of African Descent, our Friends, and Allies is offered primarily as a forum for people of African Descent within our local churches to connect with one another for worship, celebration, skill-building, strategizing, and leadership development. The PAD Conference program offerings include intentional workshops for PAD who not part of MCC and for people who are not of African descent (collectively referred to as “friends and allies”) so that all of us can work together on the task of building relationships of mutuality and respect with one another while simultaneously increasing the capacity of MCC to be authentically welcoming and embracing of PAD in our local churches.

MCC PAD Conference Mission

To provide a groundbreaking ministry experience for People of African Descent, their families and their allies within MCC that inspires all who are involved to continue their individual and shared journeys toward creating a truly inclusive spiritual community committed to social justice for all.

MCC PAD Conference Overview

The 2014 MCC Conference for People of African Descent, Our Friends and Allies is the 8th such conference to be offered by MCC since 1998. Previous conferences were held in Laurel, MD; Vienna, VA; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Tampa, FL,  St. Louis, MO, Washington D.C. The first conference attracted approximately 95 paid registrants; the 2011 conference attracted over 300. We anticipate attendance to exceed 500 in 2014 in Atlanta, GA.

The 2014 MCC PAD Conference will include dynamic programming offering transforming and practical resources for lay, clergy, churches, and organizations around leadership, spirituality, social justice, and health and wellness. There will be inspirational worship, powerful preaching, and soulful fellowship.