Let Us Go Into The

House Of The Lord

Convention 2021 | June 21-26th

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Convention 2021 is happening! We expect God to pour out on His people as we navigate these momentous times. Plan now to join us June 21-26 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The psalmist declared his joy when he wrote this: “I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122:1). Let’s assemble. Come and be with us. Come and hear, as we will do plenty of talking around this thought and others like it. These things are appropriate in consideration of our past year, our present situation, and our future vision.

Adult registration is free, but please register to let us know you’re coming! There is a fee for youth registrations as well as youth trips (trips are TBA).

Click here to register.

To those who will not be able to be with us in person this June, we will offer an online format for people to partake of live services from wherever they are in the world.

Schedule details will be announced soon, so stay tuned and sign up with the above link to get notified when trips and schedules are available.

If you plan to run a booth at Convention, click here for booth registration.

See you in June!

Important Travel Information

As you are aware, travel restrictions are changing constantly. The US standards are changing as well as standards for the country in which you live. Please research thoroughly before you make travel plans. We are encouraging you to come, but can’t advise you on specifics of travel. Below are links to the sites some of our staff have been using:

https://www.kayak.com/travel-restrictions#zambia

https://unwfp.maps.arcgis.com/

Please also check the US embassy in your respective countries.

The Full Convention Website will be launched by Friday June 26, but if you have questions in meantime please email convention@ggwo.org or click the Contact Us button..

Accommodations

Some Local Hotels and other options:
Please contact the hotel of your choice directly to make reservations. All prices are given in USD. Tax rates vary per location. 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.

(in alphabetical order)

Airbnb
Airbnb.com

America’s Best Value Inn
Register by phone only.
6510 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206
410-485-7900
Mention GGWO when you book your room. Do not book with a 3rd party link; they will not be able to change the rate.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Baltimore North, MD

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

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…

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

transportation

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? In the end, it’s not usually a time or money saver.

Here are some things you need to consider:

  • GGWO has discontinued giving rides to and from IAD.
  • Consider this rush hour advisory…. 6-10 am / 3-7 pm is rush hour and will result in much longer travel times. Fares will be higher during these times. Best to try to plan to arrive 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 BWI or 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.
  • App based transportation options

        –  Uber Fare Estimator
        –  Lyft fare calculator

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.


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.

GGWO Shuttle Prices[k1] 

Arrival / Departure Area

Price (All prices are per car, per trip.)

Philadelphia Airport (PHL)

$85 per car

Dulles Airport (IAD)

Discontinued. Find more info here

Baltimore–Washington Airport (BWI)

$35 per car

Baltimore Haines St. (Greyhound bus)

$20 per car

White Marsh (Megabus)

 

     – MTA Park & Ride

$15 per car

     – J.C, Penney’s outer lot

$15 per car

Penn Station (Amtrak train)

$15 per car

 

Click HERE for GGWO Shuttle Registration

Bus and Train Links
(Discounts are available for some Internet sales made in advance.)

 

1.800.388.7060 ext.321

Departure – Drop-Off
Requests for Departure shuttle service for local buses, trains, and Washington/Dulles airport 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.[k2]

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

 

Nursery | Ages 1-5

We look forward to our “family reunion” time of ministering, loving, and caring for our young children in a cool, safe, fun-filled and professionally-staffed Nursery environment. There, each age group will be cared for in a classroom specifically designed for their needs. While children ages 1-2 will have an afternoon of playtime, bible lessons, coloring sheets, a snack and outside activities, ages 3-5 will enjoy fun, curriculum-based, VBS-themed lessons each afternoon along with fun snacks, activities, outdoor play and crafts. During the evening session we provide great guest performers and age-appropriate music and messages.

View Schedule Here

 

JR VBS | Ages 6 – 7

Children ages 6-7 will enjoy a Spirit-filled, fun-packed program in our Family Center! Our afternoons will be filled with curriculum-based, “ROAR! Life is Wild. God is Good.” themed Bible lessons, activities, snacks, games, and skits. Our evening program will have great guest performers and age-appropriate music and messages. This is truly a time your children do not want to miss!
*Reminder: this JR VBS age group does not attend trips in the afternoon.

View Schedule Here

 

VBS | Ages 8 – 10

Children ages 8-10 will enjoy fun trips each afternoon like Laser Tag, SkyZone, the Skateland and bowling. Our evening program combines with JR. VBS in the Family Center for a time of great guest performers and age-appropriate music and messages.
*Reminder: The afternoon program for this group of older elementary children will be subject to additional fees for the off-campus trips that they attend. Each trip can be selected individually as an “Add On” to their registration. If your child does not wish to attend the evening trips, they have the option of joining the Jr. VBS program.

View Schedule Here

 

JR TEENS | Ages 11 – 13

Children ages 11-13 will enjoy fun trips each afternoon like SkyZone, bowling, Hershey Park and swimming. During the evening sessions, guest speakers share the Word of God and stories from the mission field. These Spirit-filled times of worship and messages promote God-inspired, life-changing experiences.
*Reminder: Four (4) of the five (5) evening sessions for this group of young teens will be subject to additional fees for the off-campus trips that they attend on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each trip can be selected individually as an “Add On” to their registration. If your child does not wish to attend the afternoon trips on those days, they may attend the Main adult session in the Chapel with a parent/guardian. Saturday there will be an open gym time on campus. There is no additional charge for open gym, but please be sure to select it during registration so we can have an accurate headcount.

View Schedule Here

 

TEENS | Ages 13 – 18

Afternoon trips include things like Guppy Gulch, Beaver Dam, Hershey Park and SkyZone. During the evening sessions, we have amazing guest speakers lined up to share the Word of God and stories from the mission field. These Spirit-filled times of worship and messages promote God-inspired, life-changing experiences

Four (4) of the five (5) afternoon sessions for this group of teens will be subject to additional fees for the off-campus trips that they attend on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each trip can be selected individually as an “Add On” to their registration. If your child does not wish to attend the afternoon trips on those days, they may attend the Main adult session in the Chapel with a parent/guardian. Saturday there will be an open gym time on campus. There is no additional charge for open gym, but please be sure to select it during registration so we can have an accurate headcount.

Accommodations

Convention 2020

Aug 3-8 2020 | Baltimore

Join us in Baltimore as we consider what it means to be “Established on a Firm Foundation.”

These days will include dynamic preaching and teaching, our homecoming fellowship and missions celebrations, marvelous music, food – of course — and much, much more. Please note this year’s event features FREE registration.

America and Maryland, in particular, is opening up again. Hotels and restaurants are ready to receive you and serve you. We anticipate great meetings in our chapel. Café service will be running strong. The tent will be up with its booths so we can eat and laugh and rejoice together.

Greater Grace is taking great care in its preparations to make the Baltimore campus a healthy and safe and welcoming venue. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Given that changes to U.S. travel policies and requirements may happen at any time, we strongly suggest that you purchase travel insurance when booking flights and accommodations. Up-to-date travel restriction policies can be found at arcgis.com website

Pre-Convention Week (July 27-August 1)

Check out whats happening the week before Convention!

  • Apologetics Seminar – Mon & Tues evenings 6-8 pm in MBC&S classroom 2
  • Leadership Seminar – Wed, Thurs, Fri mornings 8-10 am in MBC&S classroom 2 (open to all)
  • Outreach to local affiliated churches – Thursday & Friday evenings
  • Annapolis Excursion – Saturday trip which may include a boat ride and visit to Herald Harbor church.
  • Work night – Thursday evening. Help Scott Dubay and Tech Ops crew prepare for Convention.
  • Ladies’ Missionary Tea – Date TBD