While COVID-19 has complicated convention planning, your Convention Committee is working on a powerful GC gathering in July 2021. God must have had a plan when President Loren Stacy and Executive Director Jody McCoy chose the theme “Faithful” for this convention. The pandemic has disrupted our lives, but it cannot disrupt the faithfulness of our God.
Location: Covington, Kentucky (across the river from Cincinnati)
When: July 5-10, 2021
Registration: Watch for the Convention website to open in early January 2021
Covington, Kentucky, is a beautiful city located on the Ohio River. It has a relaxed atmosphere, while Cincinnati is a bustling metropolitan city just across the connecting bridges. By making a short drive, convention attendees will have easy access to attractions on both sides of the river:
• National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. This center documents the history of the Underground Railroad and exposes worldwide, modern-day slavery and sex trafficking.
• Creation Museum and Answers in Genesis. At the heart of the museum is a chronological retelling of biblical history.
• Newport Aquarium. Spend hours here observing thousands of exotic aquatic animals.
• Ark Encounter. This is a must-see. The life-size replica of the ark depicts God’s story of salvation from creation to the second coming of Jesus.
Check out www.meetnky.com for a comprehensive list of museums, water parks, riverboat excursions, and other attractions.
Plans are made for a group excursion to the Ark Encounter on Monday, July 5. Buses will transport us to the site, a 40-minute trip from Covington. In route, enjoy narration of the history of the Ark Encounter, including the initial dream, God’s answers to prayers, and the completion of this incredible exhibit. Plan now to arrive early so you can join us.
After touring the ark, try the zip line or visit an unusual petting zoo where you can see a zebra, a zorse, and a zonkey.
When you talk with previous convention attendees, expect to hear an array of responses to the question “What is the best part of convention?”
Camaraderie at the Monday evening opening reception. Who doesn’t want to greet new and old friends? • Important business sessions • Challenging workshops on a variety of relevant and educational topics • Spirit-filled evening worship where we join voices in praise • Motivating evening speakers who challenge us to a deeper relationship with Jesus • Inspiring children’s program • Dynamic youth program • Engaging young adult program
GC Convention 2019 is history, but what fantastic memories remain! It will be hard to beat the beautiful scenery and hospitality of the Albuquerque church. However, you will not be disappointed experiencing the unique charm of Covington, Kentucky, at GC Convention 2021. Albuquerque had just over 1,300 attendees. Can we beat that? Hope to see you there!
To stay up-to-date, check Facebook, the GC website, Bible Advocate, and Churchright for more details unfolding in the coming months.