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Saint James Church228th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina

The 228th Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina will be held March 15-16, 2019 at Saint James Church, Charleston

St. James Church is located at 1872 Camp Road, Charleston SC

Convention Information

Friday, March 15, 10:30 am-12 noon

The Art of Neighboring: mini conference   Learn moreClick here to register!

Romans 12:13 tells us to “take every opportunity to open our life and home to others.”

The Art of NeighboringWhat if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors?

When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, he said to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Most of us have turned this simple idea of loving our neighbors into a nice saying, putting it on bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets and then going on with our lives without actually putting it into practice.

What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally? Is it possible that the solution to our society’s biggest issues has been right under our noses for the past two thousand years?

Pastor Dave Runyon will be sharing his own testimony of how that idea of neighboring impacted his own walk with the Lord, and re-doubled his efforts to share what the Lord put on his heart with church and community leaders all across the country.

Join us at St. James, and spend the morning listening and praying about how to impact your street, block, neighborhood and community with the love of Jesus Christ.

Click here to register for the Mini-Conference!

Friday, March 15, 1:00 pm-2:15 pm & 2:45 pm-4:00 pm

Convention Workshops FlyerLoving Our Neighbor: Convention Workshops


Culture & Contextualizing for Mission & Church Planting with The Rev. Dr. Dan Alger

Representational Confession: A Tool for Healing Wounded Communities with The Rev. Dr. Russ Parker

INSITE-Part II–Won’t You be My Neighbor, with The Revs. Gary Beson and Tyler Prescott

Neighboring-second mini workshop with Dave Runyon

Learn more about workshops.

Click here to register for Convention Workshops

Friday, March 15, 5:00 PM

Convention Worship

(St. James Sanctuary)
Followed by

Shrimp boat with "A Taste of the Lowcountry"A Taste of The Lowcountry

(St. James Ministry Center)

Sit a spell with your brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the diocese, and enjoy small plates of lowcountry fare: boiled peanuts, pimento cheese crostinis, BBQ sliders, sweet ham biscuits with peach jam, crab cakes and shrimp and grits.

Saturday, March 16, 7:30 am-8:45 am

Convention Registration & Continental Breakfast (Administration Building)

Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer & Call to Convention (Business Meeting)
St. James Ministry Center

Register for the Convention.

$75/per clergy/lay delegate
$45/per visitor


The Tides Hotel, Folly BeachThe Tides Hotel on Folly Beach
1 Center St, Folly Beach, SC

Call The Tides Hotel directly:
843-588-6464 for reservations

Discount Code:
Diocese of SC (South Carolina)

3/14/19 Thursday night: $150
3/15/19 Friday night: $250



Looking for information about last year’s Convention? Visit the Convention Archives page. 

If you have questions contact the Convention Coordinator  Beth Snyder at (843) 722-4075 or

Convention Schedule

Friday, March 15

10:30 a.m. – noon, The Art of Neighboring Mini-Conference

1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.,  and 2:45-4 p.m., “Loving Our Neighbor” Convention Workshops (each offered twice)

5:00 p.m., Convention Worship

6:30 p.m., “A Taste of the Lowcountry” Dinner


Saturday, March 16

7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Convention Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer and Convention Business Meeting