Convention 2018 2018-06-19T12:53:27+00:00

Come.

YOU ARE INVITED.

Convention is here! The promise of God is that He will care for us. He knows each of us down to the minuscule details — a fingernail or single hair does not escape His notice as He works out the predestined purpose of total conformity to His Son. It is so obvious that He takes care of us spiritually as individuals. He also takes care of our churches.

We assemble every year with anticipation to be united, blessed, changed, encouraged, sharpened, and comforted by Him.

Please make the effort – at perhaps great sacrifice and expense – to assemble with us in expectation at this year’s International Convention in Baltimore June 25-30, 2018. He is with us, and He has an unfolding plan for each of us.

Glory to God!!

Pastor Schaller

Housing

Housing.

For our national guests

We are so glad that you are coming for this refreshing time of fellowship. Please note – Our priority is for those who are traveling internationally to convention. Housing is limited. American pastors- please feel free to contact us, so we can best serve you.
Otherwise we are directing domestic visitors to your own personal contacts, or to local hotels.

Some Local Hotels

Please contact the hotel of your choice directly to make reservations. All prices are given in USD. Tax rates vary per locations. Early reservations are recommended for the best prices.
Please be aware that American hotels have policies regarding cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance. Typically, the first night will be charged to your credit card, and the balance of your nights will be made available to the general public. For your protection, please make sure you are informed of your hotel’s cancellation policy.

Hotels

* America’s Best Value Inn

6510 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206
United States
410-485-7900
*Use the link provided. Mention GGWO when you check-in. Your rate will be adjusted and charged only at the desk. Do not book with a 3rd party link; they will not be able to change the rate.
Price is $60.00 + taxes for a total of $69.30/night.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Baltimore North, MD

8825 Yellow Brick Road
Baltimore, MD 21237
+1 443-772-5000
hot breakfast included

Fairfield Inn & Suites White Marsh

8477 Cordon Way
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
410-933-9797
*NOTE: be careful to read details on their different rates
Pay now and save rates cost less, but they are not refundable.

Hampton Inn

8225 Town Center Drive
Nottingham, MD 21236
410-931-2200
fax 410-931-6869
Complimentary breakfast area
*NOTE: be careful to read details on their different rates
Pay now and save rates cost less, but they are not refundable.

HOME2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore/White Marsh, MD

10465 Philadelphia Road
White Marsh Maryland 21162
410-933-1010
fax – 410-933-1414
kitchenette areas
*NOTE: be careful to read details on their different rates
Pay now and save rates cost less, but they are not refundable.

La Quinta

4 Philadelphia Court
Rosedale, MD 21237
410-574-8100
toll-free 1-866-527-1498
fax 410-574-8204

Red Roof Inn – Timonium

111 West Timonium Rd.
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
PHONE: 410-666-0380
FAX: 410-666-1509
Reasonable prices
20 minutes away by highway driving

Residence Inn Baltimore White Marsh

4980 Mercantile Rd
Baltimore, Maryland 21236
410-933-9554
A 2 bedroom suite can sleep 6
Fully equipped kitchens, hot breakfast included…
Use code GGWGGWA
Book by 05/25/18

* indicate you are from Greater Grace World Outreach

** For Internet reservations the key is to make a comment in the “special request comment box” that you are from GGWO. The credit card will hold the room, but won’t be charged ahead of time. Ask for the GG rate at the desk when you check-in. Your rate will be adjusted at the hotel desk.

Host Families

GGWO host families – for our International guests

Women’s housing is FULL.

Convention Housing is only available via our office on a limited basis up to a 9-day stay within this parameter – the weekend prior to, the week of, and the weekend after convention. Anything more will be your responsibility to organize.. The cost of $10/adult/night must be paid in advance to validate your reservation.  You will not be charged for children under 12, however you must include all family members on your registration so we can prepare properly for them. We look forward to enjoying the convention with you!

We will accept convention housing requests until 6/1.  After that date, attendees must make their own arrangements.

Due to the substantial effort involved, housing fees are non-refundable even if your plans should change. However, if we are unable to find housing for you, of course your fees will be refunded.

GGWO Convention Housing Department
410­483­3700 ext. 321
hospitality@ggwo.org

Housing Sign Up

(please register for convention first)

Transportation

Convention Location  – 6025 Moravia Park Drive, Baltimore MD 21206

We recommend choosing BWI as your final flight destination. Philadelphia (PHL) is your second best option. The GGWO shuttle is servicing these two airports.
Are you considering flights into IAD because of a lower price?
Here are some things you need to know:

  • GGWO has discontinued giving rides to and from IAD.
  • Consider this rush hour advisory….6-10am / 3-7pm is rush hour and will result in much longer travel times. Fares will be higher during these times. Best to try to plan to come in the mid-morning 10 – 2 pm – if you can!
  • You will need to use transportation businesses. Prices vary depending on the level of service you require.
  • Public transportation options require an absolute minimum of 2.5 hours, and require several transfers to get you to Baltimore Penn Station. Then you still need to organize a ride. Google map offers a public transportation Schedule Explorer after you have accessed Public transportation directions.
  • Door to door transportation options:
    Uber Fare Estimator
    Lyft fare calculator
    Super Shuttle
    BT Shuttle

Getting to Baltimore from other airports (JFK, LGA, EWR, IAD)

We are unable to provide transportation from other airports such as New York (JFK or LGA), Newark (EWR), or Dulles (IAD). Many international travelers add BWI to their flight itinerary, and then get transportation from the BWI airport. (See Above.)  For more information on getting here from these airports please follow these links:

PHL
EWR
JFK,LGA
IAD

GGWO offers shuttle services to/from Train and Bus stations in the Baltimore area for those who chose ground transportation. GGWO will assist with transportation to and from the following locations. All transportation arranged through our office must be paid in advance. Transportation is only offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrival transportation should be arranged at least one month before your intended arrival and the fee must be paid before you arrive. Registration prior to June 1st is recommended. Arrival pick-up normally happens at the curb after you get your bags.

Arrival / Departure Area Price (All prices are per car, per trip.)
Philadelphia Airport (PHL) $70 per car
Dulles Airport (IAD) Discontinued. Find more info here
Baltimore–Washington Airport (BWI) $25 per car
Baltimore Haines St. (Greyhound bus) $14 per car
White Marsh (Megabus) $10 per car
Penn Station (Amtrak train) $10 per car
1528 Maryland Ave (BOLT bus

Baltimore, MD 21001

(use Penn Station) 
(Bolt Bus no longer goes to White Marsh Mall)

Sign up for GGWO shuttle service

Bus and Train Links

(Discounts are available for some Internet sales made in advance.)

Departure – Drop-Off

Requests for Departure shuttle service for local buses, trains, and  airports will be accepted during preregistration, registration and throughout the convention week at the Welcome Center. Your contact information is an immeasurable help in planning your connection. We need as much advance notice as possible. Check the Welcome Center at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm your driver. Services will be provided for departure dates up to July 4th.

Cancellation Policy

Because we must pay our drivers for the trips they make, we must charge for any cancellations that are not communicated at least 24 hours in advance.

Contact

410-483-3700 ext. 321
transportation@ggwo.org

Youth Programs.

Teens Schedule 2018
Junior Teens Schedule 2018
Nursery Schedule 2018
Ages 6-7 Jr. Hero Central Schedule 2018
Ages 8-10 Hero Central Schedule 2018

General Convention Schedule

Nursery: Ages 1-5

(5 year-olds who have not completed Kindergarten attend the nursery program)

The GGWO Convention is the highlight of our year. We look forward to our “family reunion” time of ministering, loving, and caring for our young children in a cool, safe, fun-filled, professionally-staffed nursery. There, each age group will have Bible themes emphasizing the character of God and His plan for each of their lives . We will have a variety of crafts, art, flannel graphs, and puppet shows to complement our Bible stories.

JR VBS: Ages 6 – 7 (5 year-olds who have already completed Kindergarten attend Jr. VBS)

We have added this program as a compliment for the younger children in our Convention programs. We are excited to introduce a theme and a Spirit-filled, fun-packed program that will leave our children full of joy and life. Our mornings and afternoons will be filled with VBS-style lessons, activities, snacks, games, and skits. Our evening program will have great guest performers and age-appropriate music and messages. This will truly be a time your children will not want to miss! Please note that this age group will not be attending trips, but will instead have lots of afternoon activities, games, etc. right here on campus.

VBS | Ages 8 – 10

The program for our older elementary children will include a theme and a Spirit-filled, fun-packed program that will leave children full of joy and life. Our mornings and will be filled with VBS-style lessons, activities, snacks, games, and skits. Afternoons will include some on-campus activities at the gym and some off-campus trips. (Please see schedule for more details). Our evening program will have great guest performers and age-appropriate music and messages. This will truly be a time your children will not want to miss!

JR TEENS | Ages 11 – 13

At the morning and evening meetings, guest speakers share the Word of God and stories from the mission field. These Spirit-filled messages promote God-inspired, life-changing experiences. Afternoon trips include bowling, swimming, and Hershey Park Amusement Park. Please refer to the schedule for more information.

TEENS | Ages 13 – 19

In the mornings we encourage the teenagers to join the sessions in the chapel where they have the opportunity to hear from Pastor Schaller, Pastor Scibelli, and guest speakers from all over the world. Afternoon activities include an open gym time, swimming trips to Beaver Dam, and a visit to Hershey Park Amusement Park. Please refer to the schedule for more information.

Booth.

Please read the rules and conditions in the PDF first

PDF Application for Booth(s)
Online Application for Booth(s)

Booth Coordinator
Trish Watson
Phone: (+1) 443-451-1332
E-mail: twatson@ggwo.org

Booth Supervisor
Scott Dubay
Phone: (+1) 443-451-1331
E-mail: sdubay@ggwo.org

Address
Greater Grace World Outreach
6025 Moravia Park Drive
Baltimore, MD 21206

Register.

PLEASE READ

NEW for 2018:

*Session ​Passes ​can ​now ​be ​purchased ​online as part of the registration form, (registering ​for ​the ​week ​is ​still ​the ​best ​value)
*Registration ​for ​the ​Golf ​event ​on ​Monday ​June ​25th, ​is ​also ​now ​available ​on ​the ​form ​

REGISTER ​EARLY:

Register ​before ​Sunday ​night, ​June ​24th ​and ​save $5 per registration. ​From ​Monday, ​June ​25th, ​you ​can ​still ​register ​online ​or ​come ​to ​the ​Bible ​College ​to ​register.

FAMILIES:

Families ​with ​2 ​or ​more ​children ​will ​pay ​a ​maximum ​$175, ​see ​instructions ​on the registration form.
Please ​note: ​Youth ​attending ​any ​convention ​session ​which ​includes ​off ​campus ​activities, ​must ​be ​registered ​for ​the ​week. ​Youth ​pricing ​remains ​the ​same ​for ​the ​entire ​week: ​E.G. ​Arriving ​Thurs ​or ​Fri, ​is ​priced ​$40/$45.

Click ‘Register’ to view all prices..

Register
View or Change Existing Registration

Youth Program

  • If at least one of the parents (or legal guardian) are not attending Convention but would like to register their child for the Youth sessions or Trips, and the child is in the 8th grade or below the parents must designate a responsible adult (or many if they differ by each event) in the registration.
  • Infants: Admission is free for children under 1 year of age, (they do not need to be registered)

Youth Trips

  • Youth attending any Convention session or trips MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE WEEK.
  • Don’t wait till the last minute! Youth Trip registrations must be submitted by 8 pm the night before the trip.

We’ll post the schedule as soon as we have it.

Youth Waiver

I hereby give permission for any of the listed Authorized Individuals on the Children’s Ministry Registration Form to pick up my child(ren). In the event I cannot be reached, or other situations judged by GGWO staff to be an emergency, I give permission for GGWO Children’s Ministry to release my child(ren) into the care of any of the listed Emergency Contacts, or to follow and/or rely upon instructions from any of the Emergency Contacts as to the care of my child.

I understand my child may be participating in activities wherein he/she may incur personal injury. I hereby covenant and agree to hold GGWO, and any of its affiliates, or any of their employees, agents, designees, volunteers or chaperones harmless from any liability for any injury which my child may sustain during the course of participation in GGWO Children’s Ministry. In the event of a situation judged to be a medical emergency by GGWO staff, I give permission for GGWO staff to render first aid, to summon emergency medical personnel, and to release my child into the care of medical professionals.

I agree that my child will be taught fundamental, evangelical, Biblical Christianity and related Christian, evangelical doctrines and creed as understood by GGWO. I understand I can request a GGWO statement of faith, if I so desire.

I also agree that my child may partake of any food or candy given out by the Greater Grace World Outreach or any of its affiliates considering that GGWO personnel will exercise caution in distributing food or candy. I further authorize any physician selected to render emergency treatment to my child should it become necessary.

Contact Us.

Coordinator: Pastor Peter Taggart
Toll Free: 1-800-338-7060
Local: (+1) 410-483-3700
Fax: (+1) 410-483-3708
E-mail: convention@ggwo.org

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