WELCOME HOME

Our society is in need of people who stand for God and who know what they stand for. What do you believe? Is your belief alive in your heart? Do you believe only on the surface of things, or have you deeply discovered God and His heart and mind?

Please join us in Baltimore this June for our annual International Convention. The theme for 2023 is Discovering God.

Believers are not only charged to embrace the Truth but to also pass it on to their children, friends, unbelievers, and believers. Intimacy with God is our privilege in these days of spiritual darkness and moral compromise. Our children and our churches and our communities need us. Most importantly God has called us. Let’s gather together and step into the fellowship of the saints, sharpening each other with our stories and our faces and our hearts.

– Pastor Schaller

REGISTRATION DETAILS

We are excited that you have chosen to join us for Convention 24. Please take the time now to register so we can get an accurate count of how many will be attending.

To make Convention accessible to everyone, there is no registration fee for adults. However, we are asking for your help if at all possible. We need to defray the considerable cost of putting on this great event. Please donate at whatever level you can.

TIER GIFTS

Once again, we ask that you please register so that we can properly plan, regardless of which tier you choose.

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 a morning of playtime, bible lessons, coloring sheets, a snack and outside activities, ages 3-5 will enjoy fun, curriculum-based, VBS-themed lessons each morning along with fun snacks, activities, outdoor play and crafts. During the evening session we provide great guest performers and age-appropriate music and messages.

*If your child is 5 years old and has NOT completed Kindergarten this year, they should be registered for the Nursery program.

 

JR. VBS | Ages 6 – 7

Children ages 6-7 will enjoy a fun, bible-centered program in our Family Center! Our mornings will be filled with curriculum-based, 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!

*If your child is still 5 years old, but HAS completed Kindergarten, they should be registered for the Jr. VBS program.

*Reminder: This Jr. VBS age group does not attend trips in the morning and remains on campus. There are no daytime programs/activities on Saturday for this age group. The registration fee covers all sessions and activities on campus. 

 

VBS | Ages 8 – 10

Children ages 8-10 will enjoy on-campus sessions and trips throughout the week. 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 morning session for this group of older elementary children will be subject to additional fees for each off-campus trip that they attend Tuesday-Friday. Each trip can be selected individually as an “Add On” to their registration. If your child does not wish to attend the daytime trips on those days, they may attend the Main adult session in the Chapel with a parent/guardian. There are no daytime programs/activities on Saturday for this group.

 

JR TEENS | Ages 11 – 13

Children ages 11-13 will enjoy on-campus sessions every night and trips throughout the week with guest speakers who will share the Word of God around a particular theme.

*Reminder: Morning sessions for this group of young teens will be subject to additional fees for each off-campus trip that they attend Tuesday-Friday. Each trip can be selected individually as an “Add On” to their registration. If your child does not wish to attend the daytime trips on those days, they may attend the Main adult session in the Chapel with a parent/guardian. There are no daytime programs/ activities on Saturday for this group.

 

TEENS | Ages 14 – 18

Teens will enjoy sessions each morning (Tuesday – Friday).  In the afternoon, they will go on trips to Laser Tag, Beaver Dam, and Urban Air. During the evening sessions (Tuesday – Friday), 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. 

*Reminder: There is no morning session for this age group. Afternoon trips for this group of teens will be subject to additional fees for each off-campus trip that they attend Tuesday-Friday. Each trip can be selected individually as an “Add On” to their registration. There are no daytime programs/activities on Saturday for this group.

TRAVEL INFO

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:

Please also check the US embassy in your respective countries

ACCOMMODATIONS

Greater Grace (GGWO) does not facilitate housing and accommodations.

 

Here are some local hotels and other options. Please be aware that Greater Grace (GGWO) has NOT setup any room blocks or special rates with these hotels. Contact the hotel of your choice directly to make reservations. All prices are given in USD. Tax rates vary per location. Hotels recommend early reservations for their 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.

 

 

  • Home and room rentals by private owners.
  • airbnb.com
  • Home and room rentals by private owners.
  • vrbo.com
  • 8825 Yellow Brick Road, Baltimore, MD 21237
  • 443-772-5000
  • Complimentary hot breakfast included
  • Website
  • 10542 Philadelphia Road, White Marsh, MD 21162
  • 410-282-2200
  • Website
  • 10465 Philadelphia Road, White Marsh, MD 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.
  • Website
  • 4 Philadelphia Court. Rosedale, MD 21237
  • 410-574-8100
  • Toll-free: 1-866-527-1498
  • Fax: 410-574-8204
  • Website
  • 111 West Timonium Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
  • PHONE: 410-666-0380
  • FAX: 410-666-1509
  • Reasonable prices
  • 20 minutes away by highway driving
  • Website
  • 4980 Mercantile Rd, Baltimore, MD 21236
  • 410-933-9554
  • A 2 bedroom suite can sleep 6
  • Fully equipped kitchens, hot breakfast included
  • Website

TRANSPORTATION

Greater Grace (GGWO) can arrange transportation services to/from local train stations, local bus stations, and from the BWI and Philadelphia (PHL) airports only. We recommend choosing BWI as your final flight destination with Philadelphia (PHL) as your second best option.  We no longer offer services to/from Dulles (IAD).

Transportation is only offered on a first-come, first-served basis and must be made in advance. We recommend registering at least one month before arrival and/or prior to June 1st. Arrival pick-up normally happens at the curb after you get your bags. Click HERE for the Convention 24 Transportation Registration.

Due to the distance of these airports to Baltimore, we are unable to arrange transportation to and from Dulles or Reagan International (IAD and DCA), New York (JFK or LGA), or Newark (EWR). Many international travelers add BWI to their flight itinerary, and then get their own transportation from the BWI airport.

Below is a series of suggestions and information that may help you navigate to your final destination.

We can recommend the following modes of transportation from Ronald Reagan-National Airport to Baltimore:

 

Some things to consider when flying into Dulles (IAD): 

  • Flights may be cheaper, but in the end, it’s not usually a time or money saver.
  • Consider this rush hour advisory. 6-10A / 3-7P is rush hour and will result in much longer travel times. Transportation fares will be higher during these times. It is best to try to plan to arrive in the mid-morning 10A – 2P, if you can!
  • You will need to use transportation businesses to get you to Baltimore. 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 Maps offers a public transportation Schedule Explorer after you have accessed Public transportation directions.

We can recommend the following modes of transportation from Newark-Liberty International Airport to Baltimore:

We can recommend the following modes of transportation from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Baltimore:

INTERPRETATION

Interpretation is offered through the free LiveVoice app. Please download the app in advance from either of the links below. Make sure you bring your own set of headphones that you can use with your smartphone or listening device.

Interpreters can translate from their own churches, or from anywhere and do not need to be on-site to provide interpretation for the conference. Headphones with a microphone to speak into and a personal device with the app installed is required. There will be a code for the interpreter to join, which can be requested on-site or by emailing convention@ggwo.org.

Free wifi is available at Convention.