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Big Tent 2019

Big Tent 2019


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Make plans now to join old friends and make new ones at this summer’s Big Tent conference in Baltimore.
The theme – based on Romans 12:2, Called to a Movement beyond Institution, will emphasize our hope of the Gospel and its power to challenge institutional conventions. The goal is to come together and live in this moment, immersed in our current cultural context of racial division, gender inequality, and economic disparity to be renewed, refreshed and reformed, so that we may be sent out to affect change in our own communities. Through worship, Bible study, learning opportunities, and active engagement with one another and the community, come and encounter the Church participating in God’s mission for the transformation of our world.  

All are welcome, including children and youth

Registration is only
$95 per person!

Where & When

Big Tent will be held August 1-3, 2019 in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The opening plenary will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
Most activities will be held in the Lord Baltimore and Radisson/Crowne Plaza hotels, which are located across the street from each other, a few blocks from the Inner Harbor.


If you have a disability or another health condition relevant to your participation, please indicate this when you register. Contact the G.A. Meeting Service at 888-728-7228, ext. 2417 or at regarding any special needs.


There will be interpretation in Spanish and Korean for Big Tent Plenary sessions, worship services and Bible Studies.  Please indicate whether you will use this when you register.


Big Tent will include opportunities to learn more about the mission and ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) agencies: the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Office of the General Assembly, The PC(USA) Board of Pensions, The PC(USA) Foundation, the PC(USA) Investment and Loan Program, Inc., and the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. Each will have a display in the Promenade of the Radisson Hotel, just outside the location for Big Tent worship and plenaries. There will be ample time to visit the displays, talk with staff and other representatives of these agencies, and visit the conference bookstore (sponsored by the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation).