Pastor’s Appreciation Luncheon

Date: May 4th 2022

Time: 11:30 am

Location: Scottsdale Bible Church;
HSM room

Cost: Free

Our Speakers

Noe Garcia

Sr. Pastor at North Phoenix Baptist Church

Pastor Noe was born in Houston, Texas in 1983. He had a troubled childhood and at a young age his father left and never returned. This left him with a distorted view of a father that he had to navigate during his adolescence and young adulthood.

Dr. Florence Muindi

Founder President and CEO of Life in Abundance International

Dr. Florence Muindi is the Founder President and CEO of Life in Abundance International, a non-profit faith based organization committed to serving the poor and the vulnerable through the local church as well as expanding wholistic impact globally. She initially served as a medical missionary since 1995 and has worked extensively throughout Africa and the Caribbean. Florence is married to Festus and they have two sons Jay and Kyalo (late).

Dr. Florence Muindi was born in Kenya, Africa, and graduated from the University of Nairobi Medical School in 1989. She is a medical doctor and holds a master’s degree in public health. She received training in Switzerland and Belgium in specialized public health interventions, holds a diploma in Urban Poor Theology and is also an ordained minister.

Dr. See Seng Tan

ISI President/CEO

A citizen of Singapore, Dr. See Seng Tan was an international student in the United States. He joined ISI staff after graduate school in 1999 and worked with international students at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. A former tenured full professor of international relations and director of a defense policy institute in Singapore, Seng re-joined ISI in 2019, serving in his present capacity. He and wife Trina and their daughter Elisabeth live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and they worship at New Life Church in that city.

Jeff Lewis


Present Ministry: Mobilization/Discipleship Specialist with Pioneers

For 17 years Jeff was Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, California Baptist University, and for four years Director of Mobilization at CBU, until the spring of 2019.

Other Ministry Highlights: 
Mobilization/Discipleship ministry for 33 years, planted two churches, instructor/trainer for Perspectives Global Desk, Co-founder of Passion conferences, author of God’s Heart for the Nations and Calling: A Scriptural Journey.  Jeff is continually involved in training indigenous mobilization leadership around the world and has assisted in developing field strategies in over 30 countries.

Married to Elaine McClary, for 47 years.  We have seven children and 19 grandchildren, so far.

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Race and Reconciliation

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Resilience & Trauma Care

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Practicing Racial Justice Through Lens of Reconciliation

Bible Storytelling and the Lost Arts

Holistic Development

Mobilization as a Movement

Mission In Our Backyard: Native Americans

Mobilizing the Local Church


The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12: 1-3 


Mission ConneXion Southwest

We are a volunteer run event, staffed completely by people just like you.

There is a place for everyone to serve, from the parking lot to the cafeteria, from registration to security. We welcome small groups, youth groups, and individuals to serve with us, and we would love to work with you!

If you have questions or want to sign up to volunteer, please CLICK HERE.

Prayer Volunteer:

Prayer volunteers are a group of individuals who will partner during and after the annual conference to pray for the needs and listen to the Lord as he answers prayers. This group will be overseen by the Prayer Coordinator and will be ready willing and able to pray with the conference attendees and speakers throughout the duration of the conference.

Hospitality Assistant:

Hospitality assistants will help stock Plenary Green Room accordingly; maintains a prayerful and peaceful atmosphere in the Green Room; assists Hospitality Coordinator with each Plenary speaker to ensure their needs are met (water, snack, knowledge of Green Room).

Usher Volunteer:

Ushers will assist in taking of the offering during plenary sessions, give guidance around facilities if needed, and assist in other tasks when asked.

Registration Volunteer:

Volunteers will welcome attendees, be door greeters, direct attendees to the registration table to get their badge, making sure everyone has registered and has a name tag. Volunteers will set up and be ready to print/stuff/handout name tags and lanyards to those registered. They will help individuals NOT registered to register online at the table.

Workshop Volunteer:

Workshop volunteers will assist the Workshop Coordinator by scanning workshop attendee’s badge, assisting with recording device setup, provide instructions on the online survey process, and assisting the needs of the workshop leader.

Exhibitor Assistant:

Volunteers help stock Exhibitor Green Room accordingly; maintains a prayerful and peaceful atmosphere in the Green Room; assists Exhibitor Coordinator with each booth Rep to ensure needs are met (water, snack, knowledge of Green Room). Volunteers help load in/load out, set up/tear down during the event.

Donation Volunteer:

Donation volunteers will collect offerings, assist in helping online donations, working with coordinator for counting/recording/distributing fund if needed during event.

Other areas volunteers are needed:

  • Parking/Safety Team
  • On-site team (rapid response team)
  • Set-up/Tear-down