Where is the International Pastors and Leaders Conference held this year?
The International Pastors and Leadership Conference will be held at the Potter’s House located at 6777 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75236.
Will there be transportation provided from the hotel to the conference location?
For IP&L registrants staying at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, complimentary shuttle service from the hotel to The Potter’s House will be available. Please check back soon for additional information regarding the shuttle service schedule. For a list of hotels, please visit the International Pastors and Leadership Accommodations page.
Will the T.D. Jakes Ministry provide an invitation letter for those traveling from another country?
Unfortunately, T.D. Jakes Ministries is no longer providing invitation letters. We appreciate your desire to attend an International Conference hosted in the United States of America by the ministries of Bishop T. D. Jakes. Bishop Jakes is seen worldwide with advertisement promoting the International events his ministries are hosting. He often will state that you are invited to attend his conferences. This statement is not meant to imply that he or his ministry will favorably issue requests received from non-United States citizens for “invitation letters.” The very nature of an invitation letter implies that there is a relationship between the issuer and the recipient of the letter and that the issuer is able to vouch for the traveler in question. When Bishop Jakes makes an appeal to those that listen to his programming and visit his websites to come to the United States of America to his conferences, he does this with the thought that you can meet the requirements of our State Department to enter the USA.
As good stewards of the Gospel and citizens of the United States of America, we cannot assume that everyone that requests an invitation letter from us is a person that we can invite to the country without any personal knowledge of the person making the request. When the ministry issues an invitation letter to attend conferences, it will be to support B2 types of Visas for tourism purposes. We do understand that the Consular Official may ask for additional documentation outside of the required documentation the State Department requires and that an invitation letter can be information used as evidence which shows the purpose of the trip, and arrangements made to cover the costs of the trip may be provided. However, proof that you have registered for the conference can also provide that proof.
What is the Planetshakers Concert?
The Planetshakers Concert is an artistically produced mix of jazz, rock, and pop inspired sounds performed by award-winning artists, including Fred Hammond, The Potter’s House Worship Team, and the Planetshakers. For more details on how you can purchase tickets to this exclusive event, please check our Planetshakers page (coming soon).
How is this concert associated with the Conference?
The Planetshakers Live Recording Concert aligns with themes reflected in the IP&L Conference. This concert, held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., is an opportunity for you to experience the presence of God shift and shake the atmosphere through an evening of dynamic worship.
How much does the Planetshakers concert cost?
The Planetshakers Live Recording Concert is only $20 for IP&L registrants. For non-registrants the cost is $40.
Will the conference attendees have an opportunity to see the local attractions in the city?
The IP&L Conference includes a robust schedule that you can tailor according to your session preferences. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the city of Dallas. Please visit our International Pastors & Leadership Schedule page for more details.
Will I be able to attend Sunday service at The Potter’s House?
Yes, we welcome you to stay and join us for worship! Service begins promptly at 9 a.m.
Where can IP&L registrants park for Sunday service at The Potter’s House?
Parking will be available across the street from the church in the gravel parking lot (*space permitting). Drop-off locations will be available alongside the church.
How much is parking for the IP&L Conference?
There is no fee for parking. We encourage all IP&L attendees to arrive early to allow ample time for parking.
What are the dates of the conference?
The IP&L Conference will run Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Is there a discount provided for people that attend the IP&L Conference and express interest in attending the MegaFest Conference?
Please check back soon for additional information regarding any conference package discount options.
Is this conference free for anyone?
The IP&L Conference is not a free event. We make every effort to ensure that IP&L provides invaluable content to maximize the ROI in your professional development, including powerful sessions, workshops, speakers, and more.
Are my food, hotel, and travel expenses included in the registration fee?
When is the last day to register for the IP&L Conference?
Please note that the IP&L Conference is quickly reaching its maximum capacity for registrants, so we encourage you to register soon. For online registration, the last day to register is Friday, April 28. For those desiring to register on-site, you may do so throughout the duration of the conference (*space permitting). Please check back soon for updates.
Are the dates and location for the conference in 2018 already determined?
The dates and location for the IP&L Conference in 2018 are TBD.
Who can I reach out to if my registration does not show up in my email after purchase?
Please feel free to contact one of our courteous IP&L representatives for assistance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-800-BISHOP2.
Is my IP&L 2017 ticket refundable?
Unfortunately, tickets to the International Pastors and Leadership Conference 2017 are non-refundable.