2023 Polity, Benefits, and Mission Conference

​​October 9-​​​​12, 2023

Polity, Benefits, and Mission Conference

​About the event

The 2023 Polity, Benefits, and Mission Conference (PBMC), formerly the Mid Council Leaders Gathering, will be held October 9-12, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

The theme of this year's event is Imagining Beyond Our Limits. Mid councils are imagining new pathways of enabling congregations and their leaders in ministry, innovating new expressions and new worshiping communities, repurposing property for missional purposes, and finding creative ways to support those embracing the risk of imaginative leaps.

Join us as we gather to share stories of, and resources on, where and how this imagination happens. The conference will be fully on-site, providing attendees with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with one another in person for the first time since 2019.

Program highlights

Addresses from keynote speakers the Reverend Mark Elsdon and the ​​Reverend Lydia Neshangwe, who will be joining the meeting via Zoom

A listening session for mid council leaders hosted by the Special Committee on Standing Rules and the Unification Commission

Ministry and new initiative updates​ from the Office of General Assembly, the Board of Pensions, and the Presbyterian Mission Agency

Networking opportunities​

Worship services at the open and close of the conference led by the Reverend Ruth F. Santana-Grace and the Reverend Dr. Jerry L. Cannon

Registration and cost

You can register by visiting the Office of the General Assembly website.

​​For more in​formation

Visit the Office of the General Assembly website. You may also contact

Deb Davies, Manager, Meeting Services, Office of the General Assembly:​ ​Deb.Davies@pcusa.org or 502-386-3982

Aneesah Nuriddin, Senior Meeting Planner​​, Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): meetinginfo@pensions.org​ or 215-587-7240 ​
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