December 9-10th
The Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and The Rev. Dr. William Barber are looking forward to joining San Diego this December 9-10 for a celebration of Good News! But we need your help!

Are you local to San Diego and want to volunteer at the Festival? Join the crew! With opportunities to serve throughout the weekend, the Good News Festival crew will help make this amazing event run smoothly.

With opportunities to welcome guests, help with logistics, stage management, and more, the Good News Festival needs your help!
The Good News Workshops
The Good News Festival Team is excited to announce these workshop opportunities offered throughout the day on December 10. Join us at the Good News Festival and enjoy these world-class presenters for constructive workshops or panel discussions. Space will be limited.
Borders, Migration & Jesus
Bishop Silvestre Romero (Diocese of Guatemala), Robert Vivar (Via Int.), and others discuss migration from Central America through Mexico to the US border and how creative new ministries can impact the lives of these travelers.
Faith and LGBTQ+ Rights
Fernando Lopez (SD Pride Executive Director) and Colby Martin (author of Unclobbered) discuss faith and sexuality. Within the Church there is a wide range of theological and doctrinal viewpoints. We recognize that good, faithful people hold differing opinions on these issues, but EDSD affirms LGBTQ+ inclusion and marriage equality.
Evangelism in the 21st Century
The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers (Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation Care) will lead us through the ins-and-outs of sharing the Good News of Christ in the 21st Century.
Starting New Faith Communities in San Diego
Dan So, Jeya So, Jen Guerra, and Seth David Clark discuss the successes, hardships, and hurdles involved in starting a new faith community in San Diego.
Food Security and Faith Communities
Jerusalem Greer (Officer for Evangelism) and Kathy Wilder (Executive Director of Camp Stevens) discuss food insecurity and our faith communities. In 2020, 13.8 million households were food insecure at some time during the year.
Creation Crisis and Care
Bishop David Rice (Diocese of San Joaquin) and others discuss our use of the riches of creation, jeopardizing the future of humanity and the Earth itself.
Affordable Housing and Faith Communities
Elizabeth Fitzsimmons (ECS), Dinora Reyna-Gutierrez (SDOP), and Paige Eaves (UMC) engage in creative discussion about how faith communities can begin work on one of the most pressing issues in Southern California--affordable housing.
How to Try
The Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija (Director of TryTank-a lab for church growth and innovation) has developed a straightforward framework for experiments in new ministry. With three straightforward steps, this framework can have a lasting impact on any church that uses it.
The Holiday Marketplace Vendor Sign-up
We are excited to offer a Holiday Marketplace to support your business and to feature fair trade and minority-owned businesses in this special aspect of the Good News Festival. We anticipate having thousands of guests at the Festival, and it is our hope that the Holiday Marketplace will be an especially big draw because it falls at a perfect time for Christmas shopping! Vendor space is limited.
Book Your Room Today!
You'll get front-row access to the Good News Festival at the Town and Country Resort! With a central location in Mission Valley, you're adjacent to luxury shopping and golf, and within minutes of the airport, beautiful beaches, hiking, biking, and world-class attractions.

The Town and Country Resort recently completed a multimillion-dollar transformation, renovating everything from top-to-bottom and adding a host of new amenities.

Town and Country is where new relationships have been forged, friends reunited, and family memories are made. Now, it's your turn.