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
We are excited that you have chosen to join us for Convention ’23. 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 raise $30,000 to defray the considerable cost of putting on this great event. Please donate at whatever level you can and receive a tier gift as a “thank you” for your contribution!
Once again, we ask that you please register so that we can properly plan, regardless of which tier you choose.
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. The registration fee covers all sessions and activities on campus.
VBS | Ages 8 – 10
Children ages 8-10 will enjoy fun trips each morning like SkyZone, Laser Tag, 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 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. Saturday there will be an outdoor field day with a water slide! There is no additional charge for the field day, but please be sure to select it during registration so we can have an accurate headcount.
JR TEENS | Ages 11 – 13
Children ages 11-13 will enjoy fun trips each morning like SkyZone, Laser Tag, Bowling, and Hershey Park. During the evening sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, guest speakers 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. 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.
TEENS | Ages 14 – 18
Afternoon trips include things like Skateland, Beaver Dam, Hershey Park and SkyZone. During the Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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. Friday evening, our teens will join the Missions Night main chapel session.
*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. 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.
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
Here are 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.
We recommend choosing BWI as your final flight destination. Philadelphia (PHL) is your second best option. The GGWO shuttle is only 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:
// 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 click HERE.
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.
Click HERE for GGWO Shuttle Registration
Interpretation will be offered through the LiveVoice app. Please download the app in advance from either of the links below. Make sure to bring your own set of headphones that you can use with your smartphone or listening device
Please note: This is a different system than in previous years and there is no charge for this service. Additionally, interpreters do not need to be on-site to provide interpretation for the conference- they can translate from their home churches or from wherever they are.
Interpreters can reach out to email@example.com for instructions about the LiveVoice App.