Plenary Speakers

Carlton Byrd

Bill McClendon

Elizabeth Talbot

Sung Kwon

Roger Hernandez

Emil Peeler

Jose Cortes

Tim Madding

Local Church Profile Speakers

David Franklin

Jennifer Deans

Mike Speegle

Edwin DePaula & Brenda DePaula




Sunday, April 28

3:00 pm

Hotel Check-in

4:00 pm–7:30 pm

Pick-up Registration Packet

6:30 pm–7:15 pm


7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Opening Session

Monday, April 29

8:00 am–9:00 am


9:00 am–9:45 am

Casting the Vision

9:45 am–10:45 am

Plenary Session #1

10:45 am–11:45 am

Church Profile #1

11:45 am-1:00 pm


1:00 pm-1:45 pm

Plenary Session #2

1:45 pm-2:30 pm

Church Profile #2

2:30 pm–3:00 pm

Plenary Session #3

3:00 pm–3:30 pm

Church Profile #3

3:30 pm–3:45 pm


3:45 pm–4:30 pm

Plenary Session #4

4:30 pm-5:15 pm

Church Profile #4

5:15 pm-7:30 pm

Dinner (on your own)

7:30 pm-8:15 pm

Shark Tank Competition

8:15 pm-9:30 pm

Plenary Session #5

Tuesday, April 30

8:00 am-9:00 am

Breakfast/Room Check-out

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Plenary Session #6 and #7


The conference is now over. Thank you for attending!


The venue is the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel.  It is conveniently located halfway between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C., and is walking distance to a variety of restaurants.

Address: 10207 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044

Directions: Click here for Map

Nearest Airport: BWI Airport

Nearby Restaurants: Click here for List




Shark Tank


2019 Columbia Union Young Adult Evangelism Shark Tank


We're excited to announce the winners!


Congratulations to Project SOMEBODY Re-entry from the Southeast church for winning 1st place!

There was a tie for second place! Congratulations to the Hagerstown church and the Germantown Movement church plant! Each project will receive $5,000.00.

The Social Media Prize winner is the Germantown Movement church plant with 209 votes/loves! Congratulations!


The prizes are: 

                      1st Place: $10,000.00

                      2nd Place: $5,000.00

                      Social Media Prize: $500.00


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