What is this Opportunity?

The Association of Christian Birth Professionals is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations are tax-deductible.

ACBP envisions a vibrant community of professionals who help childbearing families encounter Jesus, and our mission is to support and equip Christian professionals who serve families in the childbearing year. We do this through a variety of services, including hosting a website and social media, offering financial support for professional development, providing peer reviews, and offering various opportunities for interaction.

One of our most important activities is an annual conference, a key way to connect birth professionals for personal and professional encouragement and education, including continuing education units needed in their careers. The 2024 conference will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel in St. Charles, Missouri, September 11-13, with preconference sessions on September 10 and a post-conference session on September 13.

The conference also provides opportunities for businesses, organizations, and individuals to donate items for conference participants “goodie bags” and silent auction, host a vendor table, or be a conference sponsor, which puts your name in front of our participants. Please note: donors are not required to agree with ACBP’s vision, mission, values, or statement of faith. However, donations should be compatible with them.

We welcome your interest!

“Goodie Bags”

  • Each conference participant receives a “goodie bag” of small donated products and branded giveaway items. (Larger items are welcome for the silent auction.) Items related to birth work or other functional items are particularly appreciated. Examples include a pen, purse-sized measuring tape, lip balm, soothing cream, herbal teabag for use in labor, etc.
  • Fee: none for a donation of an item, $50 for a business card or flyer only

Silent Auction

  • Donated items are displayed throughout the conference for participants to bid on. The announcement of winning bidders is a favorite event each year, with laughter and camaraderie as each item is shown to the group and winners are congratulated.
  • The Silent Auction typically includes a wide range of items, from handmade household needs to artwork, from children’s books to adult clothing, and more. Anything of potential value to conference participants is welcome.
  • Fee: none. If the donated item is valued at more than $50, a free business card or flyer may be placed in goodie bags.


  • Each vendor will be provided one 6-foot table for the two full conference days, September 11-12, 2024, or a table may be shared by no more than two vendors. One conference lunch meal per vendor table is included for each of these days, and conference participants are encouraged to visit the vendor area by a visual announcement presentation throughout the conference.
  • Table setup and takedown times depend on the venue but are usually the evening before the first full conference day and the last morning of the conference, respectively.
  • Tables should be staffed during most of the two full conference days, particularly during the times before and after sessions and during breaks and other activities, as those are the times participants are most likely to browse the vendor area.
  • Per-table fee: $100.00, or $85.00 for current ACBP members.


Sponsors at all levels receive:

  • Sponsor name listing on ACBP website conference page.
  • One vendor table.
  • Listing in a visual announcement presentation throughout the conference that can include a link to your website and/or a QR code.

These additional benefits are based on the sponsorship level. (Please note that if you do not wish to use a ticket to the conference gala dinner or conference discount or registration, you may donate it back to ACBP for use by a needy participant.)

How to Participate

If you have any questions, please contact your local ACBP representative or the association board at acbpboard@gmail.com. To reserve your place as a goodie bag donor, vendor, and/or sponsor, please use the Vendor Registration button below, and your request will be reviewed by ACBP. For silent auction donations, please contact the board at acbpboard@gmail.com. Once a registration that involves a fee is accepted, a nonrefundable deposit of $25 will be due within 30 days, and the nonrefundable balance due no later than 30 days before conference opening.

Vendor/sponsor cancellation must be received no later than 30 days before conference opening unless otherwise approved by the board. When cancellation is received timely, vendor/sponsor registration fees that have been paid may be transferred to another approved party or carried forward to the following year’s conference, with the vendor/sponsor responsible for any fee increases.

Please note: donors and sponsors will receive a letter of acknowledgment for tax purposes. Per IRS requirements, if any goods or services have been received in exchange for your donation, their value will be indicated.