Maranatha Convention


Mission: Maranatha – Celebrating 50 Years of Missions
September 19-21, 2019
Trinity Life Center
5225 Hillsdale Blvd.
Sacramento, California

Join us in Sacramento for a weekend of inspiring storytelling:

  • Heartfelt volunteer testimonies
  • Inspiring stories of transformation from the mission field
  • Simple and effective ways you can help

All activities are free of charge, including Sabbath lunch.




Christian Edition
Directed by Calvin Knipschild, Christian Edition is a men’s chorus based in Glendale, California. The group started in 1981 with 16 men presenting a song as a birthday gift to their pastor. The response to that one song was so great that what was supposed to be a one-time event turned into a ministry that has now lasted more than 36 years. The group has presented concerts across the United States, including at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C., Focus on the Family Headquarters in Colorado, and the St. Louis Convention Center.


August 19-September 20
Convention projects in Northern California. See below for details.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
5:00 p.m. | Anniversary Reception and Dinner (registration required; tickets limited)

Friday, September 20, 2019
10:00 a.m. – Seminars
6:00 p.m. – Registration
7:30-9:00 p.m. – A Look at 50 Years of Mission

Sabbath, September 21, 2019
10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. – Morning program and worship*
Lunch – Provided, FREE, at convention site with pre-registration
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Afternoon program
*Children’s programming for ages 4-10 available on Sabbath, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


If you want to get a head start on this annual celebration of service, join one of our convention projects, all located within a couple hours drive of the convention location.

August 19-September 6
Pacific Union College Project

September 8-20
Leoni Meadows Camp Project

September 8-20
Rio Lindo Academy Project

SEMINARS - Friday, September 20

Except when indicated, seminars will be held at the Trinity Life Center. Seminars are free with your registration.

Building Leaders
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (lunch included)
Successful Maranatha leaders know how to create a volunteer experience in such a way as to build people. Join Steve Case, Ph.D., longtime Maranatha project coordinator, for an interactive seminar designed to give veteran and prospective leaders the skills they need to do just that. The morning will focus on the overall mission of Maranatha and how that should impact the details of organizing a project, setting expectations, and responding to situations on a Maranatha mission trip. The afternoon will dig deep into some of the topics we hope all Maranatha leaders will incorporate into the projects they coordinate. Lunch is provided for registered attendees.

How to Avoid Accidental Disinheritance
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Jim Gillespie, president and CEO of Commonwealth USA, will explore our purposes on this earth and the legacy we can leave to God’s glory with our finances. Through intriguing stories of real-life circumstances, he will help us ask the right questions and equip us with good tools and techniques to put our plans in place.

(This seminar will be held at Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Ave. in the Cypress/Sycamore Room)

Be an Ambassador for Maranatha
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Help spread the mission of Maranatha! Learn the full scope of Maranatha’s work around the world and how to share it with your local church, school, and on social media.



Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast (1.5 miles from Convention venue)
5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 338-5800

Group Name: Maranatha Conference
Room Rates:
$129.00 + tax per night
Breakfast included for up to 4 persons per room

Book Online

Maranatha will be using the Crowne Plaza. If you are interested in staying in the area but do not want the Crowne Plaza, please call the Maranatha office at (916) 774-7700.

Campgrounds in the area

Cal Expo RV Park (8 miles/20 minutes from Convention venue)
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

Beal’s Point Recreation Area (15 miles/30 minutes from Convention venue)
Auburn Folsom Rd, Granite Bay, CA 95746