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’s 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 post-conference sessions 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 vendor tables, 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 a lot of 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 placed in goodie bags.


  • Each vendor will be provided one 6′ table for the two full conference days, September 11-12, 2024. One conference lunch meal for each of these days is included, 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.
  • 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

To reserve your place as a goodie bag donor, vendor, and/or sponsor, please communicate your wishes to your local ACBP contact or conference chair Ireena Keeslar, (warriormidwife@gmail.com). They will provide additional information.

Please note: goodie bag and silent auction 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.