Join us for the annual Drawing Near Conference as together we raise our voices to heaven!
This special two day event is open to men and women.
April 26-27, 2019
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Joanne Ellison, founder of Drawing Near to God Ministry, welcomes Dr. Barry Black, 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, to the Drawing Near to God stage for this annual event of praise and worship, inspiring speaking and fellowship. The theme for this year’s event is “Making Your Voice Heard in Heaven” and we look forward to introducing new elements to this event, including a special luncheon with Joanne and Dr. Black!
Founder of international nonprofit Drawing Near to God based in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Joanne Ellison teaches women to make space for God so that God’s presence keeps them from being overwhelmed with life.
Driven by a vision to motivate women to pursue a deeper relationship with God, Ellison founded Drawing Near to God in 2000 and has since reached tens of thousands of women through Christian radio and television, blogging, contributions to the Christian Broadcasting Network, social media, her weekly Bible teachings, live streaming, speaking, books and other resources. She is the author of over 20 Bible study guides, the popular 365-day Bible devotional, Drawing Near To God, Sitting at His Feet devotional and Tell Your Heart to Beat Again.
She is a mother of three, grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of one and has been married for 46 years to Dr. Blount Ellison. Making her home in the Charleston area for most of her life, Ellison is a graduate of the College of Charleston and an active member of Saint Andrew’s Church, Mount Pleasant, SC. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her husband.
Dr. Barry Black
Chaplain Black is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and an alumnus of Oakwood College, Andrews University, North Carolina Central University, Eastern Baptist Seminary, Salve Regina University, and United States International University. In addition to earning Master of Arts degrees in Divinity, Counseling, and Management, he has received a Doctorate degree in Ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology.
In 2003 Dr. Black was elected as the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty-seven years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains.
Chaplain Barry C. Black is married to the former Brenda Pearsall of St. Petersburg, Florida. They have three sons: Barry II, Brendan, and Bradford.
Friday, April 26, 2019
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Praise & Worship
Keynote Speaker: Joanne Ellison
Response & Prayer
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:00am – 12:30pm
Praise & Worship
Keynote Speaker: Chaplain Dr. Barry Black
Keynote Speaker: Joanne Ellison
Response & Prayer
Followed by a Luncheon 12:30p to 2:00p
Join DNG and Dr. Black for a delightful luncheon celebration immediately following the conference. The luncheon will be held in Seacoast’s Chapel. Come hear Dr. Black give his personal testimony about how the power of prayer has impacted his life and his walk with Christ.
Limited Seating Available
Individual Conference Tickets: $50
includes conference admission 4/26 & 4/27
Individual Luncheon Tickets: $40
includes buffet lunch, tea, dessert and lunch program
Conference Ticket + Luncheon Ticket: $75
includes conference admission 4/26 & 4/27, plus buffet lunch, tea, dessert and lunch program
Volunteers receive free conference tickets (lunch tickets must be purchased separately). Fill out this form to sign up to volunteer!
Sign Up to Be a Sponsor
Welcome Coffee on Friday ~ $250 (1 available)
Host your own coffee break in the exhibit hall for DNG Conference attendees. Sponsor will have the opportunity to display brochures, have signage with your company logo in the break area, and/or the opportunity to provide coffee cups with your company’s logo (cost incurred by sponsor but printing coordinated by DNG Conference Staff). Sponsorship also includes exclusive identification as the coffee break sponsor on signage, flyer in conference bag, full-page conference program, company logo on sponsor list and recognition in social media. Also includes 2 tickets to the conference weekend (excludes luncheon admission)
Luncheon Sponsor on Saturday ~ $1000 (multiple available)
Sponsoring the DNG Conference luncheon with Dr. Black provides the opportunity to emphasize your organization. As a sponsor of a conference lunch you are entitled to provide signage in the lunchroom. Sponsorship also includes identification as the Luncheon sponsor on signage, flyer in conference bag, full-page conference program, company logo on sponsor list and recognition in social media. Also includes 2 tickets to the conference weekend (including admission to the luncheon)
Coffee and Snack Bar on Saturday Morning ~ $500 each (2 – 1 coffee / 1 snack available)
Host your own coffee break and/or snack bar in the exhibit hall for DNG Conference attendees. Sponsor(s) will have the opportunity to display brochures, have signage with your company logo in the break area, and/or the opportunity to provide coffee cups/napkins with your company’s logo (cost incurred by sponsor but printing coordinated by DNG Conference Staff). Sponsorship also includes exclusive identification as the coffee break/snack bar sponsor on signage, flyer in conference bag, full-page conference program, company logo on sponsor list and recognition in social media. Also includes 2 tickets to the conference weekend (excludes luncheon admission)
Conference Binder Sponsor ~ $1500 ( 1 available)
This is your company’s opportunity to gain exposure during the conference, as well as afterward. Give your attendees a useful souvenir they will hold on to and reuse time after time. Sponsorship includes two tickets to Conference, a full page ad conference program, company logo on our sponsor list and recognition in social media. Also includes 2 tickets to the conference weekend (excludes luncheon admission)
Promotion Ad in Program (1/4 size) ~ $100 (20 available)
This is a great opportunity to advertise to over 350 attendees. You are welcome to submit your own ad for the program or have the DNG Marketing staff create one for your company. You will be listed on the conference signage as a sponsor and recognized in DNG social media. Half and full page ads are available, please contact email@example.com for more information.
We are seeking volunteers for this exciting event – all volunteers will receive a free conference ticket! (Lunch tickets must be purchased separately).
Vendor space is available for businesses and non-profits that align with the Drawing Near to God mission. Vendor booth are only available by completing an application for review by the DNG Conference Committee.
Vendor Booths ~ $75 (for profit) Free (non-profits)
Each vendor booth comes equipped with a 6ft table, 2 chairs, and a white or black tablecloth. Proximity to an electrical outlet is available by request only. Booths will be open on Friday evening and Saturday from 8am – 1pm.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a vendor application
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