Events

Drawing Near to God has many ways to get involved in missions and outreach, fundraisers and other community events throughout the year as well as the Drawing Near to God Conference. Here is some information about upcoming events with Drawing Near to God:

Drawing Near to God Teaching & Worship Experience

The Teaching & Worship Experience is a weekly immersion into the word of the Lord, where Joanne challenges women to declutter their lives and make space for God. The Teaching & Worship Experience is divided into 26-weeks of study over two semesters. It offers women an opportunity to participate weekly in an intimate small group study, an uplifting praise and worship experience and then a “deep dive” into scripture with Joanne. Joanne’s true passion for the Bible makes her an engaging speaker, who expresses both vulnerability and humor in her teachings.

You can be part of the spirit-filled Teaching & Worship Experience by joining Joanne live each Thursday morning or participating in a local DNG Community Group. Registration is available at the bottom of this page, or more information can be found here.

Drawing Near to God Annual Fundraiser

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6 pm
  • Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Drawing Near to God Ministry Invites You to Sharing Our Faith, Securing Our Future Annual Fundraising Event.

Join us for an evening on the water, including a special program and silent auction.

Registration is available at the bottom of this page, or more information can be found here.

Drawing Near Conference

  • April 26-27, 2019
  • Seacoast Church, 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!

Registration is available at the bottom of this page, or more information can be found here.

Register for Any of Our 2018-2019 Ministry Events

  • If purchasing ticket(s) for more than one individual, be sure to indicate their name(s) in the notes at the bottom of each section.
  • Register for Teaching & Worship

    Please complete this section if you would like to register for our 2018-2019 Teaching & Worship Experience.
  • Joanne will teach her course on Isaiah in the fall at both St. Peter's and Ashley River Baptist Church (13 weeks total) and two courses, Tearing Down the Fences of Offenses and God's Great and Precious Promises (13 weeks total) during the winter/spring semester. We also have community groups available where you can join a group that meets in someone's home in various locations across the Charleston area.
  • Price: $12.00 Quantity:
    Our ministry year will conclude with a Celebration Luncheon during the final week of Teaching & Worship (April 3/4) and will be a ticketed event. Location and final date is TBD but if you would like to go ahead and purchase your ticket, you can do so here. **You can also purchase multiple tickets to "sponsor" the lunch for someone else.**
  • Please indicate if you have any requests for a small group leader or if you would like to be with a group of a particular type (age group, other moms, etc.) We will do our best to accommodate any preference requests.
  • We want to be sure to accommodate any special needs that you may have. Please indicate if any of the following apply:
  • We are able to offer childcare for children ages 0-5 on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost of childcare is $5/week per family, which will be collected when you drop off your child. Please indicate if you need childcare, for how many children and their names & ages.
  • The Joyce Petzold Scholarship fund was established in 2017 to honor the life of Joyce Petzold, a beloved member of the Drawing Near to God ministry family. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to cover the cost of registration and materials fees for others to attend the weekly Teaching & Worship Experience. If you would like to donate to this fund, enter your desired donation amount here:
  • Fundraiser Ticket Options

    Our annual Fundraiser is Thursday, November 1st at 6 pm at Alhambra Hall in Mt. Pleasant. There are several options for purchasing tickets:
  • Price: $50.00 Quantity:
  • Price: $1,000.00 Quantity:
    When you purchase a table, you will be able to fill your table with 9 additional guests of your choosing (10 guests total).
  • If purchasing multiple fundraiser tickets, please indicate additional ticket holder names & email addresses below. If you do not know all of the guests that will be seated at your table, we will follow up to get that information for you at a later date:
  • Conference Ticket Options

    Our annual Drawing Near Conference is Friday & Saturday, April 26-27, 2019 at Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant, featuring Joanne Ellison and Dr. Barry Black. There are several options for purchasing tickets:
  • Price: $50.00 Quantity:
    includes conference admission 4/26 & 4/27, Choice of One Dynamic Breakout Session
  • Price: $40.00 Quantity:
    includes buffet lunch, tea, dessert and lunch program
  • Price: $75.00 Quantity:
    includes conference admission 4/26 & 4/27, Choice of One Dynamic Breakout Session plus buffet lunch, tea, dessert and lunch program
  • If purchasing multiple conference tickets, please indicate additional ticket holder names & email addresses below:
  • $0.00