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The 2022 Virtual GED Ministry Conference Itinerary

DAY 1 - FRIDAY, 9/23/22

  • 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. (ET) - Morning Prayer & Conference Attendees Check-in

  • ​9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (ET) - Welcome

  • 9:20 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. (ET) - The Problem & Negative Impact of Illiteracy in the United States

This panel discussion provides insights regarding the impacts of illiteracy in the United States and helps minister leaders advocate for adult education as a vital economic catalyst to help booster the US workforce.

  • 10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. (ET) - Called to Serve:  How to Start an Effective GED Ministry 

This panel discussion spotlights several existing GED ministries and provides valuable insight and tips for faith leaders and/or churches to launch and/or expand a GED ministry/program.

  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. (ET) - 101: The Journey to Becoming a GED Manager

This workshop provides faith leaders and GED ministries an overview of and the benefits of creating a GED Manager account.

  • 11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. (ET) - Establishing a Structured Registration & Placement Testing Process

This panel provides faith leaders and GED ministries an overview of the two most popular state approved ABE/GED assessments: CASAS Goals & TABE

  • 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) - Lunch Break

  • 12:45 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. (ET) - Little Budgets, Big Impacts: Ways to Sustain a GED Ministry

This panel discussion spotlights several best practice methods used by faith leaders to fund existing GED ministries. 

  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. (ET)  - Ministering in Excellence:  Low Cost Ways to Provide Consistent PD to Volunteers and Staff

This panel discussion will offer faith leaders and GED ministries ideas for providing high-quality, professional development to the staff and volunteers of GED ministries/programs.


  • 2:15 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. (ET) - What's Your Testimony?


This session is an opportunity for conference participants to network and share information about their efforts to launch and/or sustain a GED ministry. 


  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (ET) - Day 1 Close Out

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The 2022 Virtual GED Ministry Conference 

Scholarship Opportunities: (NOTE: Scholarships are limited & based on the number of available sponsors)

  • $35 discount voucher to churches with existing ABE/GED ministries willing to showcase their ABE/GED ministries as part of Session 2 on Day 1 or offer best practice examples as part of Session 5 on Day 1 of the conference.

  • $35 discount voucher to churches with existing ABE/GED ministries willing to help coordinate the Virtual Day of Service AND become a virtual service site on Day 2 of the conference.

  • $50 hardship voucher for anyone interested in being part of this conference but experiencing financial hardship & need help off-setting conference fee.


 If you would like to request a conference scholarship, please contact Ms. Lynn Pinder via email (lowercase L) or telephone (800-929-1418, Ext. 3). Be sure to include your full name, telephone number, email address, name of ministry (if applicable) and the type of scholarship you are hoping to receive. 

Scholarship Deadline:  June 30, 2022 

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