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Plenary Workshop

Friday • 5 PM

The Higher Call: Share the Cure!

1) A call to the great mission of sharing the Cure 2) Agape: the driving force for missions 3) The Gospel of Grace has to be delivered through compassionate love 4) Our “Mission Impossible” will only be made possible by the Great I AM.

Dr. Raad is a Distinguished Chairman & Endowed Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Univ. of TX MD Anderson Cancer Ctr. Dr. Raad is the Founding President of HOME, a Christian organization that offers physical & spiritual healing in the Middle East.

Plenary Workshop

Saturday • 10:10 AM

No better time than NOW * Consumer or Producer? – In and out of season!

Discerning together God’s perfect plan and timing for me. What are God’s perfect circumstances in my life – for His Mission? In a big messy world can I clearly hear His voice?

Natacha, a former Muslim believer, has been witnessed to by missionaries in Turkmenistan. Having been touched by God’s grace, she is giving back since then what she has received freely: actively extending the grace given to her to many others.

Plenary Workshop

Saturday • 11:15 AM

Q&A with Daniel Fusco

Pastor Daniel Fusco answers questions.

Husband to Lynn; Abba to Obadiah, Maranatha, and Annabelle; Lead Pastor at Crossroads Community Church (Vancouver, WA); three-time church planter; musician; author of multiple books; host of Real. with Daniel Fusco (TV) and Jesus is Real Radio, and evangelist – who seeks to simply respond to Jesus.

Plenary Workshop

Saturday • 1:45 PM

Why Teenagers Are the Key to Reaching the World for Christ

Almost 80% of the people that come to Christ do so by the age of 18. Not only do teenagers come to Christ faster, they also can spread the gospel farther than adults. In this session, you will learn how to mobilize the most overlooked, underestimated force in your church…teenagers!

Greg Stier founded Dare 2 Share in 1991. Since then, the ministry has equipped over a million teenagers to relationally and relentlessly share the gospel of Christ. As a former church pastor, Greg believes in the power and potential of the Church to transform entire cities with the gospel.

Apologetics

Friday • 5 PM
Sean McDowell

Addressing Homosexuality: Compassion and Clarity

How do we love our LGBTQ friends? What does the Bible say about homosexual behavior and identity? One thing we know is that God loves gay people. And so should we. Sean offers a biblically informed, yet gracious approach to this contentious issue to help us respond with both clarity and compassion.

Sean is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview.

Apologetics

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Brent Strawsburg

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

We live in a broken world that causes Christians and non-Christians alike to question why God allows bad things to happen to good people. This workshop will provide four practical and easy-to-understand ways to answer this question

Dr. Brent Strawsburg is a conference speaker and author. He was a pastor for 30+ years and has written two books. He’s been married to Cheri for 38 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Apologetics

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Neil Mammen

Critical Race Theory, the Bible, the Church and Black Lives Matter

What is Critical Race Theory? It’s the foundation for Black Lives Matters, it’s being taught in many churches. But where does it come from? Is it Biblical? Does it have value? Should Christians embrace it or reject it?

Neil Mammen is an engineer, an apologist and an ordained pastor. He was born in Ghana and grew up in Jamaica, Sudan, India, Ethiopia and Yemen. His extended family consists of active Marxists and a past chairman of the World Council of Churches, a Liberation Theology organization. NoBlindFaith.com

Apologetics

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Neil Mammen &
Kevin McGary

EVERY Black LIFE Matters:
A Biblical and principled alternative to BLM

We will discuss, define, and compare and contrast Black Lives Matter to EVERY Black LIFE Matters. In the end, all will be able to understand and distinguish movements that are in alignment with Gospel and those that present a false gospel.

Kevin McGary is an author, public speaker and facilitator/teacher. His focus has been to challenge politicos and clergy to live with the highest levels of integrity by taking an uncompromising stance for righteousness and justice. Kevin is also Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of CA.

Apologetics for Kids

Friday • 5 PM
Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Equipping Our Children to Discern and Follow Truth

Culture bombards our children with the idea that truth changes from person-to-person. Come explore ways we can make a compelling argument for the existence of absolute truth and train our children to discern truth from falsehood.

Elizabeth Urbanowicz is a former teacher who now creates worldview and apologetics resources for children. She seeks to equip kids to be lifelong disciples of Jesus who confidently and lovingly share the truth of the gospel.

Apologetics for Kids

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Helping Our Children See that Biblical Faith Is Not Blind

For far too long, we have been talking at our children, rather than equipping them to critically think through the Christian worldview. Come explore several key strategies that will help our children see that biblical faith is evidence-based trust.

Elizabeth Urbanowicz is a former teacher who now creates worldview and apologetics resources for children. She seeks to equip kids to be lifelong disciples of Jesus who confidently and lovingly share the truth of the gospel.

Apologetics for Kids

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Equipping Our Children to Navigate the LGBTQ Movement in Truth and Love

Come explore how can we prepare our children to live out a biblical, reality-based understanding of sexuality while caring for our neighbors in truth and love.

Elizabeth Urbanowicz is a former teacher who now creates worldview and apologetics resources for children. She seeks to equip kids to be lifelong disciples of Jesus who confidently and lovingly share the truth of the gospel.

Apologetics for Kids

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Elizabeth Urbanowicz

Helping Our Children Navigate Doubt

Hearing our children express their doubts can be intimidating. Come explore way to embrace children’s questions and uncertainties, while also pointing them to the truth of the Christian worldview.

Elizabeth Urbanowicz is a former teacher who now creates worldview and apologetics resources for children. She seeks to equip kids to be lifelong disciples of Jesus who confidently and lovingly share the truth of the gospel.

Business As Mission

Friday • 5 PM
Patrick Lai

Reaching the Least Reached Through the Workplace

How do you integrate your faith and work? How may you use your workplace skills and experiences for His Kingdom both at home and abroad? Come find out!

Patrick Lai is a slave of Jesus. He’s worked in Asia for 37 years and started 14 businesses and 7 churches. He’s authored Tentmaking – The Life and Work of Business as Missions; Business for Transformation – Getting Started and Recalibrating Work & Worship.

Business As Mission

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Larry Sharp

5 short videos: What is Business as Mission and why is it important?

It is important that efforts such as Business as Mission have a biblical apologetic and evidence of success. Five short videos will be shown and discussed briefly. They will show how business is used to fulfill the Great Commandment and Great Commission of Jesus.

* Missionary in Brazil for 21 years * VP of Operations for Crossworld for 18 years * Founder of IBEC Ventures, which provides coaching and consulting to BAM businesses in the 10/40 window * Conference speaker and college educator on themes related to God at work cross culturally through business.

Business As Mission

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Jonathan Thiessen

Scatter Global: Take Your Job

Join us to hear how God is using professionals, just like you, to do excellent work and reflect the gospel where Jesus is less known. You will hear about global trends, the biblical meaning of vocation, real global jobs, and the stories of marketplace workers who are living and working overseas.

Jonathan Thiessen spent 14 yrs in Siberia training Russian believers to reach the least-reached. Since 2014, Jonathan has led strategy to engage every believer in God’s mission, building ScatterGlobal – which inspires and equips kingdom professionals for least-reached marketplaces.

Business As Mission

Saturday • 1:45 PM
John Warton

Business as Mission – Its impact and how you can do it

An overview of BAM from the smallest to the largest models, with examples and next steps for individuals, companies, and churches to participate. Guest stories. Time for Q&A.

John Warton holds both MBA and MDiv Degrees and has worked in business and local church ministry. For the past 22 years he has led the Business Professional Network with training and investing in most regions of the world.

Creation Care

Friday • 5 PM
AJ Swoboda

The God Who Gardens: Understanding Creation Care as a Mission of God

Dr. A.J. Swoboda will explore the central, biblical theme of caring for the earth. This will be set in the broader framework of God’s mission to redeem, restore, and reconcile the world to himself through Jesus. What might creation care have to do with fulfilling that mission?

A.J. Swoboda (PhD, Birmingham) is assistant professor of Bible, theology, and World Christianity at NW Christian, and leads a DMin program at Fuller. He is the author of a number of books, including the award-winning Subversive Sabbath (Brazos). He is married to Quinn and is the proud father of Elliot.

Creation Care

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Ben Bacheller

Environmental Degradation: An Opportunity for Gospel Proclamation!

Almost every day we see the reality of environmental destruction. From our communities, to plants and wildlife, whole ecosystems suffer as a result. Is this a challenge or an opportunity? What does the Bible have to say? What is our role as Christ followers?

Ben grew up in overseas and served in Brazil as a missionary and currently serves as the Creation Care Specialist for TEAM, working with others to develop church-centered, gospel-driven projects that help restore people and their environments into flourishing, sustainable, Christ-centered communities.

Creation Care

Saturday • 11:15 AM
William Morris

Discipleship in a Time of Climate Crisis

Scientists say the earth is facing an unprecedented crisis of a human-caused climate catastrophe. What is actually happening when it comes to the climate and how are we called to respond as individual Christians? As a church? Through missions?

William grew up in SoCal and got a degree in environmental science. and became involved in environmental missions serving in places like Kenya and with TEAM in Chad. Since then he has focused on reaching churches on the topic of creation care and climate justice.

Creation Care

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Steven Dresselhaus

Creation Speaks: Scuba Diving and Evangelism

Missionary Steve Dresselhaus shares how caring for the oceans near La Paz has led to gospel conversations with scientists, recreationalists, environmentalists, and more. Come hear stories of God using creation to draw others to Himself in La Paz.

Steve and his wife Lois both grew up on the mission field and have been with TEAM for over 30 years. Their NGO, Reconciliamar, uses “adventures at sea to transform lives.” They take people to sea for kayaking or SCUBA diving and use those many hours at sea with their friends to make disciples for Jesus.

Disciple Making Basics

Friday • 5 PM
Rich Gardner
Following up with New Believers

Rich will cover the basics of establishing a new believer in their faith; how to help them start out strong in their relationship with Jesus.

Rich was a Wycliffe Bible Translator in Nigeria for fourteen years. He translated the Bible and the Jesus Film into the Afizere language. After seeing first-hand the need to train people to follow up with new believers, Rich completed a doctorate in new believer follow-up and founded FFICM.

Disciple Making Basics

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Bill Hull

Conversion & Discipleship: You can’t have one without the other

The majority of contemporary leaders have separated conversion from discipleship. This has proven disastrous for the mission of the church. Bill Hull proposes that the first step in making disciples is to build it on a gospel that includes discipleship as a normal part of what it means to be saved.

Bill Hull is the leader and co-founder of The Bonhoeffer Project. Its purpose is to turn leaders into disciple makers. Bill pastored for twenty years, has taught in over fifty countries and forty-nine states. He has written many books on leadership and disciple making. www.thebonhoefferproject.com

Disciple Making Basics

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Bill Hull

The Discipleship Gospel

The Gospel Americana has diminished the church’s witness and has served as a catalyst for losing the culture. The antidote is The Discipleship Gospel which makes every saved person a called person. All who are called to salvation are called to discipleship, no exceptions, no excuses.

Bill Hull is a writer and co-founder of The Bonhoeffer Project. Its purpose is to Turn Leaders into Disciple Makers. Bill pastored twenty years, has written many books on making disciples and has taken this message to over fifty countries and every state but Maine. Bill & Jane married 52 years.

Disciple Making Basics

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Chris Adsit

Disciplemaking: The Finished Product

“Begin with the end in mind.” Why even start a process if you don’t have a clear picture of what you are trying to produce? Jesus said, “Make disciples.” What was He expecting? This workshop will give you a Biblical perspective on both the product and process of disciplemaking.

National Resource Coordinator for Reboot Recovery, a ministry to veterans, first responders, and their families struggling with duty-related trauma. Also Executive Director of Disciplemakers Int’l, and author of Personal Disciplemaking.

Education as Mission

Friday • 5 PM
Danny Foster

Education in Missions: Who needs it?

It’s no coincidence that Jesus used the title “Teacher” with His disciples! What is the role of education in mission today and how has it changed? Three perspectives are discussed: education for mission, education as mission and mission as education.

Danny Foster serves as the President of the Canada Institute of Linguistics and is currently finishing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education at the University of Bristol. He has worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators for the last 18 years.

Education as Mission

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Kelly Pick
& Maggie Conrad

Teaching Women & Families: Grassroots Community Development Education

Come and see how God is using Community Health Education/Evangelism (CHE) training to bring physical, spiritual and relational wholeness and hope in Jesus to women and families throughout the world. Discover how community-led learning can result in long-term transformation.

Maggie Conrad RN, CNM, MS, a nurse-midwife, is the Women’s Health International Coordinator at Medical Ambassadors International. Assistant coordinator Kelly Pick RN, IBCLC, MS is an experienced nurse and lactation consultant. They mentor and equip trainers in the developing world.

Education as Mission

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Brian

Missions on a Student Visa: Students As God’s Means of Reaching the Nations

What are the unique opportunities and challenges afforded by committing to being a full-time college student, when your heart is to reach the lost in a “creative access” country? How do you know whether this is the right path for you? Come hear about Brian’s experience, & how God worked.

While on a student visa, Brian has lived in some of the most- unreached areas of East Asia, leading teams of multinational missionaries across two provinces. By God’s grace he had a fruitful ministry as a single man, then as a husband and father of 1… then 2… then 3 rambunctious boys.

Education as Mission

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Kristyn Kidney

Teaching English as Multicultural Servanthood

Explore the concept of multicultural servanthood and its role in Christian mission. Discover how serving as an English language teacher opens opportunities to meet needs and move hearts.

Kristyn Kidney is the director of the TESOL Department at Multnomah University in Portland, OR. Her teaching career has led to various teaching contexts around the globe and allowed her to dialogue with learners from diverse cultures and contexts.

Effective Evangelism

Friday • 5 PM
Josh McDowell

A Skeptic’s Journey: The Life-Changing Story of Josh McDowell

Eager to rail against the existence of a loving God, he set out to intellectually disprove Christianity. You’ll find encouragement, hope and redemption of how God’s passionate love and grace, along with the evidences for the truth of Christianity, forever changed the life of this former agnostic.

Josh has been at the forefront of cultural trends and groudbreaking ministry for over 58 years. He shares the essentials of the Christian faith in simple language so that people can know Christ, understand what they believe and why it is true, and learn how to live, share and defend their faith.

Effective Evangelism

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Kevin Palau

Evangelism in Our Cultural Moment

How do we share the Good News when we fear no one’s interested? It can be hard for Jesus followers to feel confident in sharing the amazing Gospel we live and believe during these polarized times. Learn how to grow in your confidence in sharing your faith and how to help your church do the same.

Kevin Palau is President and CEO of the Luis Palau Association. Under his leadership, LPA has united tens of thousands of churches in hundreds of cities to love and serve their communities and share the Good News of Jesus. He has also helped develop a global network of hundreds of evangelists.

Effective Evangelism

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Danielle Payment

How to Activate a Church to Live on Mission

As a Pastor and Mission Leader we have the opportunity to activate every member to live on mission personally, locally, and globally through our churches! What an opportunity to help ordinary people empowered by God do what Jesus did together wherever they are.

North America PEACE Plan Team: Pastor Dani Payment, Pastor Lyla Grimm, Senior Pastor Courtney Hickman, N AM Mission Leader Jim Flood, Local Mission Pastor Paul Gailbrath, Global Mission Pastor Mark Tabb. We will be presenting from a Senior Pastor perspective, Local perspective, and global perspective.

Effective Evangelism

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Alex McLellan

The Gospel Challenge

Alex will show you how to share the gospel and truth of Christ in under 10 seconds, without speaking a word!

Alex serves with Josh McDowell Ministry and is an effective communicator with international experience. He is passionate about engaging others with the gospel. Alex helps believers be prepared to share with confidence, knowing the reason why Christianity is reliable, relational and relevant.

Islam

Friday • 5 PM
Tass Saada & Farah Saada Marvil

Introduction to Lead with Love – A Journey in Muslim Outreach Ministry

Former Muslim, Tass Saada, discusses Ishmael, Islam, and why now more than ever the church must lean into their fears and misconceptions toward the Muslim community around them to finally lead them to Jesus, with love.

After his miraculous conversion from Islam in 1993, Tass Saada and his wife, Karen, founded Hope for Ishmael, a ministry which seeks to advance Israeli-Palestinian understanding and dialogue as well as to reach Muslims with the Gospel of Christ worldwide.

Islam

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Fouad Masri

Islam Q&A

Questions about Islam and Muslims” is a dynamic time where we answer questions concerning Islam as a religion and politics. Your questions will be answered by pastor Fouad Masri, founder of Crescent Project.
Author and lecturer Fouad Masri was raised in the war zone of Beirut. As a 3rd gen pastor, he has a passion for sharing Christ with Muslims. He founded Crescent Project to nurture transformational relationships between and to rally the Church to reach out to Muslims to share the Good News of Christ.

Hinduism

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Brad Butcher

Holy cow? Hinduism and the open doors it presents for sharing Christ.

Why are cows considered holy while certain people are considered worthless? Explore Hinduism and how understanding it can reveal the best way to communicate Christ with them?

Evangelist Brad Butcher of Passion 4 People Intl, helps ordinary believers bring Jesus in word and deed to those around them and in the 10/40 window. He and his family lived in India. He is a DMIN candidate at Multnomah Univ.

Hinduism

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Brad Butcher

Loving Your Hindu Neighbor- Five major principles for gospeling Hindus.

Guiding believers in the 5 major principles for effectively gospeling Hindus. These principles have an application specific to Hindus, but give an understanding of God’s way for reaching people that apply for reaching people of any faith-background.

Evangelist Brad Butcher of Passion 4 People Intl, helps ordinary believers bring Jesus in word and deed to those around them and in the 10/40 window. He and his family lived in India. He is a DMIN candidate at Multnomah Univ.

Missionary Care

Friday • 5 PM
Amy Young

How to be an effective sending mission committee

In this workshop we will discuss four key areas every mission committee can (and should) start doing today to support your missionaries. (Your missionaries just may thank you and love you for coming to this workshop.)

Amy Young spent 18 years in China . . . 16 of them glorious! She’s co-founded Velvet Ashes, authored five books for cross-cultural workers, and founded Global Trellis. Amy’s devoted to the ongoing personal, professional, & spiritual development of cross-cultural men and women. (And to laughing!)

Missionary Care

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Connie Befus

Disobeying the 4th Commandment:  Why Missionaries Don’t Rest and How to Help Them

This workshop reviews eight good reasons missionaries don’t rest, briefly summarizes Scriptural views of Sabbath and rest, and describes psychologically and scientifically sound ways to promote rest and prevent burn-out that address the unique challenges of missionary life and transitions.

Connie Befus, Ph.D., is a psychologist incl. private practice and consulting with 35 years of experience in member care. She grew up in Africa and served with her husband in Latin America for 17 years. She has two adult TCK’s. She is the author of the Sojourner Workbook: A Guide to Thriving Cross-Culturally.

Missionary Care

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Lauren Wells

Raising Up Healthy Third Culture Kids

Using a preventive approach, we’ll look at common challenges that TCKs face in adulthood and how we can address those proactively during their developmental years. This workshop will be full of practical information for anyone who loves and supports TCKs.

Lauren Wells is the Founder/Director of TCK Training and author of Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids. She spent her teenage years as a missionary kid in Tanzania, East Africa. She has trained over 50 organizations in TCK care and has worked with hundreds of parents and TCKs.

Missionary Care

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Willliam & Lea Ann Hoppe

Global Mental Health Member Care and Humanitarian Mental Health Development

We will discuss some exciting opportunities for persons who have an interest in, or training in, counseling or mental health care to use their interests to support overseas workers or to be Jesus to persons with mental health needs in overseas or domestic settings.

William Hoppe MD has spent the last 17 years providing Christian counseling and mental health care to missionaries in Asia. www.ccfthailand.org Dr Hoppe is joined by his wife, Lea Ann for this presentation.

Mission: The Overflow of Awakening

Friday • 5 PM
David Thomas

You Will Receive Power: Awakening in Mission Pentecost to Today

We will explore the inseparable links between awakening movements—hearts, homes, churches, and cities—and the robust advance of Gospel around the world. Awakening is the golden thread weaving through the narrative of God’s mission. Come be refreshed and equipped for kindling awakening.

David Thomas is Senior Advisor of New Room which, with Seedbed Publishing, exists to gather and connect the people of God for a great awakening, being passionate to stir people and stoke the fires of awakening. He enjoys outdoor pursuits and anything with his wife, Karen, and their 3 kids.

Mission: The Overflow of Awakening

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Jason Hubbard

Discovering the Moravian Movement of Prayer and Mission 

The story of Count Zinzendorf and the Moravians (1722-1800) is truly one of the greatest in church history. God used these humble, simple believers to launch the first Protestant 24/7 prayer movement and the first Protestant missionary movement, taking the gospel to the ends of the earth!

Dr. Jason Hubbard serves as the campus pastor at Arizona Christian University, and serves as the executive coordinator of International Prayer Connect (ipcprayer.org). He completed his doctorate in discipleship in 2013 from Talbot School of Theology.

Mission: The Overflow of Awakening

Saturday • 11:15 AM
David Thomas

To Weep over the City: The Prayer Posture of Jesus in Mission

Past awakening leaders saw in the fervent cries and tears (Heb 5:7) of Jesus’ prayer life the deepest essence of missionary calling. Understanding travailing prayer like Paul’s is an essential spiritual gift in a Gospel movement. Come renew and deepen the prayer of the Holy Spirit in your life.

After working in investment advising and corporate finance, David became a United Methodist pastor in Kentucky. Recently he completed a PhD on patterns of prayer that preceded awakening movements. He enjoys outdoor pursuits, Celtic Christian traditions, and time with his wife, Karen, and 3 kids.

Mission: The Overflow of Awakening

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Jason Hubbard

Worthy is the Lamb 

In this session we will ask the question, “What is the key motivation behind awakening, and obedience to gospel mission?” We will discover it is the absolute worth of Jesus. Jesus is truly all- deserving of all of our affections, all of our worship and all of our obedience (Rev. 5:11-12).

Dr. Jason Hubbard has 20 years of experience in prayer ministry, both locally and globally. In 2008 Jason helped to launch a prayer strategy called Day2Pray that has led to significant city-wide transformation (link to see video www.lowpc.org/whatcomstory).

Mobilizing African Americans

Friday • 5 PM
Lily Field

Mission Justice and Black Lives Matter

This workshop will explore how missions addresses the injustice of nations having no access to the gospel and how AA have been denied access in being the face of the gospel. Students will hear 30 years experience in sending AA missionaries while overcoming some common objections within AA churches.

Lily Field is Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and missionary with over 17 years of full-time experience. She was as a full-time medical missionary in an orphanage for critically ill and abandoned children in Haiti for 9 yrs. Lily is the Executive Director for Ambassadors Fellowship Inc.

Mobilizing African Americans

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Kevin McGary & Neil Mammen
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Missionaries & Social Justice

Workshop will address questions like: 1) Biblical Justice vs. Social Justice? Is there a difference? 2) Are justice issues a distraction from the Gospel? 3) What is the history of missionaries and what should their current and future role be in justice issues?

Kevin McGary & Neil Mammen founders of “Every Black Life Matters” (EBLM; not BLM) an evangelical Christian organization dedicated to civic engagement based on faith-based principles. They strive to deconstruct and eliminate barriers to injustices.

Mobilizing African Americans

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Adrian Reeves

Contextualizing Missions for African Americans

This workshop will explore the rich historical contributions of African Americans in world missions and the challenges that have led to their current under representation within missions ministry. Participants will also begin to explore ways in which to re-engage African American congregations.

Pastor Adrian Reeves (Executive Director) & Eddy Thomas (Marketing Director) are mobilizers for the National African American Missions Council (NAAMC), a conglomerate of missionaries, churches, and missions agencies working to increase African American involvement in the Great Commission.

Mobilizing African Americans

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Pastor Robinson

Partnering with the Black Church

This workshop will identify practical and strategic ways of partnering with predominately African American congregations and how to mobilize them effectively into missions ministry.

As the missions pastor of Bethel Gospel Assembly in New York City, Pastor Robinson has been involved in disciple-making efforts in India, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Venezuela, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and several islands in the West Indies.

Mobilizing Arizona for Mission Connexion

Friday • 5 PM
Billy Thrall

Mobilizing Arizona for Mission ConneXion Southwest

Bringing Mission Connexion to your city: history, church engagement, agencies, assests in your cities, and practical steps.

Billy: Currently the Arizona Area Director for Mission Increase. After 30 years of pastoral and community work, working to unite the church to reach all people everywhere for a life in Jesus.

Mobilizing Arizona for Mission Connexion

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Ethan Collins

Mobilizing Arizona

How God is leading the local Church in Arizona to start Mission Connexion Southwest (praying and planning to copy what He has started in Portland!)

Ethan Collins is the Global Outreach Pastor at Scottsdale Bible Church. He has served in that role for 5 years. Before coming to SBC Ethan served at Faith Bible Church in Houston, on Young Life Staff and in East Africa with Africa Inland Mission. He has also served in the marketplace in sales.

Mobilizing Arizona for Mission Connexion

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Jake Embleton

Mobilizing; Equipping; Sending

This workshop will help give you practical tools on how to mobilize the local church to understand more of God’s heart for the nations. We will also talk about equipping more cross-cultural workers to be sent to the unreached and unengaged peoples of the world.

Jake Embleton is married and has three boys. His family lived in North Africa for a season and is now back mobilizing the local church. He is the Director of Global Training at Central Christian Church and is the City Leader for Launch Global.

Mobilizing Arizona for Mission Connexion

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Jeff Sloan

Cultivating a Sending Culture in the Local Church

Identifying strategies to empower churches to mobilize goers and senders to fulfill the Great Commission.

Jeff Sloan is the director of church engagement for Frontiers USA. He has served Frontiers for 18 years. Prior to Frontiers, Jeff served on a church staff in Ohio and in corporate banking with a Detroit-based bank.

Mobilizing Indonesia

Friday • 5 PM
Larry LeGrande

Multiplying Disciples in the Muslim World Part 1

In the last 20 years more Muslims have come to faith in Christ than in the last 1000 years. We will be looking at what GOD is doing and also some of the methods that are producing unprecedented fruit to 30 generations and beyond with a focus on the multiplied thousands in INDONESIA.

Larry LeGrande has served the UPGs of INDONESIA since 1989. Larry & MC have have five grown children. Larry serves on the board of the field based network for UPGs call IPN (Indonesia Peoples Network) and as Director of IMPACT INDONESIA NETWORK-which later became the IMPACT (Indo-Malay Partners).

Mobilizing Indonesia

Friday • 5 PM
Kent Parks

Multiplying Disciples in the Muslim World Part 2

In The last 20 years more Muslims have come to faith than in the previous 1000 years. We will look at the where and how God is working to multiply disciples. We will discuss using Jesus’ simple & deep process He defines in Luke 10 which every day people are using to multiply disciples among Muslims.

Kent Parks is President of BEYOND which launches Disciple-Making Movements among Unreached People Groups. The 2013-2019 results: 660,000+ new disciples in over 77,000+ churches. He worked 20 years among Muslims in Asia. He helps equip people to develop effective mission strategy.

Mobilizing Indonesia

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Bagus Surjantoro

UPGs of Indonesia-God at Work

Indonesia is the largest Moslem country in the world. Yet God is at work bring many to His Kingdom. Through Indonesia Peoples Network (IPN) with its 10 working groups – the body of Christ work together to reach 167 UPGs in Indonesia.

Pastor Bagus has served with Operation Mobilization (OM) since 1986. Currently he is the National Director of Indonesia Peoples Network.

Mobilizing Indonesia

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Efeert Weenas

Indonesian church working in UPG and UUPG case study

How Indonesian church is reaching out to UPG and UUPG. And how you can partner up with Indonesian church in reaching UPG and UUPG

Currently serving as senior pastor of Makassar City Blessing Church, Efert Weenas has planted a few churches in USA, Canada and Indonesia. He is the founder of a local mission agency, mission school and some social foundations.

Mobilising UK

Friday • 5 PM
Andy Dipper

Mobilizing Church UK & Beyond, How? Confident, Contextual & Connected

A tiny proportion of Christians prioritise mission, why? Exploring the context & building confidence to grow our connected passion to live hope-filled lives. Ask yourself, why not?

Andy Dipper is Principal & Chief Executive of All Nations Christian College, based in the UK, welcoming thousands of students from hundreds of countries over the last half century. Andy is joined by friends, students & family to unpack this existential challenge for us all! www.allnations.ac.uk

Mobilising UK

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Andy Dipper

Mobilizing Church UK & Beyond, How? Confident, Contextual & Connected (2)

The African, Asian & Latin American churches are expanding rapidly, why is this? Prof Dr Funmi Paramallam explains why the Nigerian context needs to teach us in Europe and North America, and yet its a complex situation! Are you ready to notice what’s happening all around you?

Andy Dipper is Principal & Chief Executive of All Nations Christian College, based in the UK, welcoming thousands of students from hundreds of countries over the last half century. Andy is joined by friends, students & family to unpack this existential challenge for us all! www.allnations.ac.uk

Mobilising UK

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Andy Dipper

Mobilizing Church UK & Beyond, How? Confident, Contextual & Connected (3)

Missionaries have been sent from our churches for centuries. What is the impact of their work? Surprise! The Church globally is growing, but are we listening and watching why? Tony Swanson tells us about East Africa, and we explore how it relates to us, here in our home churches. Are you ready?

Andy Dipper is Principal & Chief Executive of All Nations Christian College, based in the UK, welcoming thousands of students from hundreds of countries over the last half century. Andy is joined by friends, students & family to unpack this existential challenge for us all! www.allnations.ac.uk

Mobilising UK

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Andy Dipper

Mobilizing Church UK & Beyond, How? Confident, Contextual & Connected (4)

Is there hope after the Pandemic? Why not do something else instead of going to Church? Jessie Furmage will challenge us that this is the most important moment in history to be excited, engaged and on it! Creativity, music, the Arts – all gateways to hope-building. Looking for some positivity?

Andy Dipper is Principal & Chief Executive of All Nations Christian College, based in the UK, welcoming thousands of students from hundreds of countries over the last half century. Andy is joined by friends, students & family to unpack this existential challenge for us all! www.allnations.ac.uk

Mobilizing Your Church

Friday • 5 PM
Bob Barns

How Global Outreach has shaped my Leadership as a Lead Pastor

Bob will share how his personal involvement in missions thru 10 trips to Nicaragua has impacted him both personally and professionally and why every Sr. Pastor needs to have a global vision.

Bob is the Lead Pastor at Gateway Church in Washougal, WA. He received his theological training at Arizona Christian University and Western Seminar. Bob enjoys playing the guitar, running and biking, gardening, and getting large doses of sunshine, especially in Nicaragua.

Mobilizing Your Church

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Jeff Lewis

Reintegrating Missions into Our Identity as Disciples of Jesus

In this workshop we’ll not only explore why missions must be integrated into our identity as His followers, we’ll also discuss practical steps to help make it happen.

For 17 years Jeff was Asst Prof of Intercultural Studies, CA Baptist Univ, and 4 years Dir of Mobilization at CBU, until 2019. Jeff is a Mobilizer, Church Planter. Instructor/Trainer for Perspectives, Co-founder of Passion conferences, author of “God’s Heart for the Nations” and “Calling”.

Mobilizing Your Church

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Matthew Ellison

An Audacious Mission for An Audacious Church: Keys That Unlocked Potential

Focusing on Acts 13, in this workshop we’ll unpack the Scriptural qualities of a church mobilized for the Great Commission and help participants think about what it takes to cultivate a vibrant missions culture.

Matthew as served as a mission pastor for many years. Presently he coaches churches to develop a strategically focused missions vision. Matthew is the Chief Ministry Officer and co-founder of Sixteen:Fifteen, and currently lives in Albuquerque, NM.

Mobilizing Your Church

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Asher Sarjent

How to Engage your Church in Global Outreach

Together we will explore practical ways you can engage your church body in your work around the world. You will come away with a number of transferable activities/ideas that you can engage your fellowship in, not only capturing a global vision put support your outreach work as well.

Asher Sarjent is the Global Outreach Pastor at Cole CC in Boise, ID. He has 35 years of outreach experience both in the local church and non-profit world. His heart raise up labors to take the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Next Gen

Friday • 5 PM
Jolene Erlacher

Understanding Today’s Global Youth Culture: Values and Worldviews

This session presents a broad overview of the significant cultural and societal shifts occurring in our global society and how they are influencing the worldviews, values, and perspectives of younger generations.

Dr. Jolene Erlacher is an author, speaker, college instructor and leadership coach at www.leadingtomorrow.org. She has been researching generational trends for over a decade and has a passion for engaging the next generation in ministry contexts.

Next Gen

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Jenny Collins

Building a Biblical Foundation for Evangelism among Justice-Oriented Gen Z

We will consider ideas for expressing the evangelism mandate to Gen Z with passages that integrate proclamation and social action and link to the Bible’s overarching story of salvation. The goal is to find fresh ways to help Gen Z build conviction for pursuing evangelism alongside justice work.

Jenny teaches missions & biblical studies at Taylor University and directed Taylor’s international service-learning outreach from 1999-2013. She coordinated 88 3-week trips for more than 1,200 students. Jenny helped found the SOE, serves as board secretary and has chaired 2 church mission teams.

Next Gen

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Jolene Erlacher

Keys to Intergenerational Ministry Teams and Leadership

Generational differences will be discussed, specifically in the areas of work ethic, ministry values, and leadership styles. We will consider key strategies for effectively engaging all generations on ministry and mission teams, and best practices for intergenerational leadership.

Jolene Erlacher is an author, speaker, college instructor and leadership coach at www.leadingtomorrow.org. She has been researching generational trends for over a decade and has a passion for engaging the next generation in ministry contexts.

Next Gen

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Katy & Colton White

How to Guide Young Leaders to Discover Their Place in God’s Global Work

Learn the trends, characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, and motivations of Gen Z; discover the barriers that threaten to sideline this generation from global engagement; and gain mentoring best practices to shape young leaders and position them to make a global impact.

Over the past 8 years, Colton has served the local church as a youth minister, college pastor, and missions leader, and most recently serves as a pastor of a young church plant. Katy works as the Director of Goer Experience with GoCorps, which connects young adults to two-year global placements.

The Persecuted Church

Friday • 5 PM
Dr David Curry

World Watch List 2021

Insight into Open Doors’ annual report on the 50 Countries where it is most difficult to practice the Christian faith, with focus on current trends and the 10 countries that are the worst offenders.

David Curry is the President and CEO of Open Doors USA, an international ministry which supports and strengthens persecuted Christians in 60 of the most dangerous countries in the world. His work takes him around the world as he seeks to encourage those living under severe persecution.

The Persecuted Church

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Dr David Curry

Lessons From the Persecuted Church for the American Church

The Persecuted Church has grown and thrived in the face of intense oppression. This workshop will explore the lessons our fellow believers have to share with us in America.

David Curry is the President and CEO of Open Doors USA, an international ministry which supports and strengthens persecuted Christians in 60 of the most dangerous countries in the world. His work takes him around the world as he seeks to encourage those living under severe persecution.

The Persecuted Church

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Todd Nettleton

Modern Day Martyrs: Learning from Our Persecuted Family

Jesus said, “You will be My witnesses.” In Greek, “My martyrs.” But what qualities will enable us to truly be His witnesses to the ends of the earth? Let’s look at examples from our persecuted Christian family, and the qualities that enable them to be Christ’s witnesses even under persecution.

Todd Nettleton is host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio, heard on 1000+ radio stations & by podcast listeners weekly. Todd has served at The Voice of the Martyrs for 22 years. When Faith is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians, will be out in March from Moody Publishers.

The Persecuted Church

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Taher Youssef

Persecuted church – a case study from Central Asia

Looking at the underground church in a Central Asian country immersed in conflict for nearly 50 years is relevant for the global Church. From a few Christians who paid the ultimate price for their new faith to the network today in the nation, a pattern for the gospel emerges in this Islamic country.

Taher Youssef, MPH, MD, is the Medical Advisor for an NGO in Central Asia. Taher also oversees a refugee high school in Delhi, India. He and his very capable wife have 5 children all under 16. He enjoys reading, writing, playing tennis and traveling to learn more about the God who is sovereign over all things.

Prayer & Spiritual Warfare

Friday • 5 PM
Dennis Fuqua

Blessing Our Missionary Friends Through Biblical Prayer

Let’s make the most of our prayers for our missionary friends. This workshop will give you very practical, biblical patters of prayer so you can be assured that you are praying in a manner that will be heard in heaven and impact the Kingdom of God.

Dennis Fuqua is a former pastor and currently the director of International Renewal Ministries (Pastors’ Prayer Summits) and Clark County Prayer Connect.

Prayer & Spiritual Warfare

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Mark Jones

Developing a Personal Prayer Team

Do you need a secret weapon? Like a military relies on the Air Force to provide air support for the ground troops, it is essential that all ministry leaders and missionaries develop and sustain a team of people dedicated to praying for them. This workshop will equip you to do just that.

Dr. Mark Jones is the Prayer Pastor and an Elder at Mannahouse Church in the greater Portland area. He lives in Happy Valley with his wife Susan; they have 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

Prayer & Spiritual Warfare

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Tom White

Engaging High Level Spiritual Warfare in Cultures Resistant to the Gospel

TOPICS: 1) Understanding A Reasoned, Seasoned Approach to Spiritual Warfare, 2) Discerning Spiritual Strongholds Over Cities & Nations, 3) The Ephesians Model: Biblical Protocols for Engaging and Overcoming Principalities & Powers

Tom White: Frontline Ministries; City Advance; Movement.org. Practitioner: catalyzing & growing citywide movements of unity, prayer and collaboration. Author: The Believers Guide to Spiritual Warfare (1990), Building City Gospel Movements (2014). Tom and his wife Terri reside in Corvallis, Oregon.

Prayer & Spiritual Warfare

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Jody Mayhew

Rebuilding the Church of the Heart

The health of the Body of Christ depends on each individual and congregation knowing how to be led by the Holy Spirit, and how to submit to one another in love. We will explore patterns observed through the years at Prayer Summits, and how they edify both our personal and church life together.

Jody is a teacher, speaker, and leader. As a representative for International Renewal Ministries, Jody facilitates Prayer Summits worldwide and founded Abide Ministries (School Prayer, Ministry, and Leadership). Married 49 years to Dan, with 3 children and 7 grandkids.

Preparing to Serve

Friday • 5 PM
Don Parrott

Making the Preparation Steps as Clear As Possible

Clarifying finances, prayer support, joining an agency, your church, spiritual prep, education, your experience, your house, vehicles, Trust/Will, spiritual warfare issues,etc

Don Parrott served as a Missions Pastor, missionary in The Philippines, Guatemala, Argentina. Past president of Paraclete and MissionNext. Currently Mobilization Strategist for MissionNext, leader of The Journey Deepens.

Preparing to Serve

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Ele Parrott

Dealing With Family Issues

Counsel regarding aging parents, children, grandchildren, family objections, education, cross-cultural adaptation, language learning, and developing a healthy family ethos.

Ele Parrott has served in a local church missions ministry, overseas in The Philippines, Guatemala, Argentina. She is a primary teacher in The Journey Deepens retreats and author of “Transforming Together.”

Preparing to Serve

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Ele Parrott

Equipping for Spiritual Warfare in Missions Preparation

As we step into missions we become a target of the enemy. Knowing how to protect ourselves is fundamental. This workshop will share effective ways to stand firm.

Ele Parrott has served in a local church missions ministry, overseas in The Philippines, Guatemala, Argentina. She is a primary teacher in The Journey Deepens retreats and author of “Transforming Together.”

Preparing to Serve

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Don Parrott

How To Maximize Your Missions Involvement After MissionConneXion

This workshop will clarify how you can be involved in a missions related role now. We examine various roles such as Mobilizer, Learner, Welcomer, Sender, Prayer, Goer.

Don Parrott served as a Missions Pastor, missionary in The Philippines, Guatemala, Argentina. Past president of Paraclete and MissionNext. Currently Mobilization Strategist for MissionNext, leader of The Journey Deepens.

Prisoner Gospel Rehabilitation

Friday • 5 PM
Amit Bhatia

Changing Lives In Prison: Advancing Christ’s Mission Through Education

This workshop will present the significance of Christian educational programs in transforming inmates; describe Corban University’s and Paid In Full Oregon’s joint undergraduate degree program; and give examples of students’ testimonies of the impact their education is having on them.

Dr. Amit Bhatia serves as the director of Corban University’s Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) Extension, which offers a four-year, fully accredited degree program. Dr. Bhatia has a deep interest in developing inmates to serve as Christ’s ambassadors in the prison system in Oregon.

Prisoner Gospel Rehabilitation

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Dean Autrey

Moral Rehabilitation – Prison Reform from a Evangelical Perspective!

This workshop will describe a biblical-based approach to prison reform being used in numerous state prison systems that is impacting the prison culture in a unique and positive way.

Denny Autrey, DMin, PhD, Director of Operations, Prison Seminaries Foundation. Dr. Autrey developed/oversaw the partnership between Southwestern Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX and Texas Department of Criminal Justice that has trained inmates as “Field Ministers” throughout the TDCJ Prison System.

Prisoner Gospel Rehabilitation

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Tom Kohl

History, mission and vision of Paid in Full Oregon

Learn about how the culture of the Oregon prison system will be changed from the inside out. This change will occur by providing an opportunity for inmates to obtain a transformative college degree from Corban University. Graduates of this program will be sent to other prisons in Oregon.

Tom Kohl: Senior Judge for 20 years in the Oregon judicial system. Former President of the Oregon Circuit Judges Association. Author of “Losing Megan,” a story of hope, comfort and forgiveness arising out of the brutal murder of Judge Kohl’s daughter. Judge Kohl speaks in prisons around the country.

Prisoner Gospel Rehabilitation

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Clifford Jones

Recovering Your Dignity with Family and Society

This Workshop will deal with the basic problems of re-entering society after being incarcerated and the benefits that come from living your life according to the Word of God during these trying times.

Pastor Clifford Jones was incarcerated in Louisiana State Penitentiary with a 50 year sentence without Good Time. He wasn’t supposed to be released until 87 years of age, yet through the power and grace of God he is now Pastor of Light My Way Church, a Recovery Church here in Oregon.

Reaching the Unreached

Friday • 5 PM
Taher Youssef

Integration of wholistic model to missions

Missions is often categorized as a set of activities that we perform rather than a set of events that God invites us for His glory. This seminar helps us to see God’s heart for missions through the aid of the ‘parable of the prodigal son.’ This approach is indefinitely more effective and enjoyable!

Taher Youssef, MPH, M.D., serves as the Medical Advisor for MSDEV, an NGO that works in Afghanistan. Taher also oversees Bridges Academy, an Afghan refugee high school in Delhi, India. He is the author of “Kidnapped by the Taliban” and he and his wife have five children.

Reaching the Unreached

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Scott Clark
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Reaching Muslim Unreached Peoples through Discovery Bible Studies

Discovery Bible Study (DBS) is actively being used in Disciple Making Movements (DMMs). What is this participatory Bible study method? Why is it effective? What are the challenges? Examples of success, suggestions, and practices will be given to help improve your skills in this area.

Scott worked with the Fulani people as a church planter for 15 years. After that, for another 15 years, he has been a promoter of scripture engagement with Wycliffe/SIL. He has helped produce Bibles and New Testaments through Arabic script transliteration. He holds a MA in Intercultural Ministry.

Reaching the Unreached

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Jim Stephens

The Role of Strategic Prayer in Reaching the Unreached

We’ll spend half of our time discussing prayer as an invitation to work alongside God to intercede for the nations of the earth with the promises of God’s Word. The other half of our time will be spent in strategic, interactive, Biblical prayer for the unreached and unengaged.

Jim has served among unreached peoples in E Africa and Central Asia for 10 years and currently leads the mobilization effort in the Pacific Northwest. God knows he needs Muslim relationships so has blessed him with Saudi, Iraqi, and Afghan friendships in his city.

Reaching the Unreached

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Sam Rima

Why the Unreached are Still Unreached

This seminar will examine the reasons why there are still 2-3 billion unreached people in the world and offer practical suggestions for how we as individuals and churches can be involved in reaching them.

Sam Rima has been a pastor and seminary professor (Bethel Seminary) for 30 years. He has authored or co-authored 5 books, and spoke and taught on five continents. He has a D.Min, Talbot School of Theology and a PhD, University of Buckingham, UK.

Refugee Response

Friday • 5 PM
Ashley Bell & Reuben Alvarado

Thinking Biblically About The Global Refugee Crisis

Today’s refugee crisis is an overwhelming, complex, and geopolitical issue. We’ll consider how the scriptures inform and shape our response to “sojourners” both near and far.

We’ll be joined by Ashley Bell from Cedar Mill Bible Church and Ruben Alvarado from Imago Dei Community, who represent churches that have invested in refugee care efforts for years.

Refugee Response

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Seth King

Understanding the Resettlement Process

We’ll explore the details of resettlement both abroad and in the United States, giving context to a lengthy process that is mostly misunderstood.

Seth is the Programs Manager at Refugee Care Collective, bringing years of experience working in refugee resettlement. He’s passionate about our new neighbors receiving the tools and resources they need to transition well.

Refugee Response

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Chris Coffman & Cameron Marvin

How To Mobilize Your Church to Refugee Care

Learn how your church can thoughtfully step into refugee care, and how to build a culture of hospitality while engaging in mutuality. Church leaders will share their own experiences focusing on how they’ve pressed into this space.

We’ll be joined by Chris Coffman from River West Church and Cameron Marvin from Theophilus Church, who represent churches that have invested in refugee care efforts for years.

Refugee Response

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Megan Cegla & Friends of RCC

Stories from Refugee Resettlement

An invitation to hear people’s personal stories of how their lives intersect with refugee resettlement. We’ll listen to those with lived experience being resettled in Portland, and hear ways others have stepped into this larger story.

Megan is the Founder and Executive Dir. of Refugee Care Collective and has worked with newcomers for over a decade. She’ll be joined by members and friends of the refugee resettlement community.

Short-Term Mission

Friday • 5 PM
Mike Rhoades

Should We Go? A discussion on domestic short-term missions.

All across the United States, local churches are feeling the strain of 2020 as the needs in their communities continue to grow. Learn how short-term missions that build up, encourage and assist the local Church will play a vital role in reaching our communities for Christ in 2021.

Mike currently serves as the Director of Marketing for PPM where he also spent time as the Director of USA Operations and launched the Borderless Conference, an annual event focused on Church unity. In nearly 20 years of ministry, Mike has served in missions, Christian camping and as a pastor.

Short-Term Mission

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Larry McCrary

Designing and Leading Effective Virtual Short Term Trips

Virtual trips in 2020 became essential. Are these trips the new normal? As you work with partners we believe they can help you mobilize & send short term workers effectively.

Co-founder and Executive Director of The Upstream Collective. DMin in Missiology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Co-author of Tradecraft for the Church on Mission and First 30 Daze and author of The Marketspace. He and his wife have two adult children and live in Madrid, Spain.

Short-Term Mission

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Don Johnson

Debriefing: Get the Most from Your Short and Mid-term Missions Investment

Churches and agencies invest a lot in short and mid-term missionaries. Debrief and follow-through helps capture and retain any growth that takes place in the lives of the participants and channels that into ongoing ministry. We’ll share a philosophy and tools for a quality debriefing experience.

Don Johnson has a BA and MA in Bible from Columbia International University and an MBA from Liberty University. He’s been a missionary with SEND Int’l since 1986; currently serving as Asst. to the SEND US Director and as board chair of directors of the Standards of Excellence in Short-term Mission.

Short-Term Mission

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Randy Schmor

Effective STM Team Leadership

Leading a Short-Term Mission Team combines spiritual direction with cross-cultural savvy and logistical oversight; quite the multi-faceted role! This workshop will look at how to equip yourself and others to lead well through the opportunities, challenges and even discipline required of STMs.

Randy Schmor is NAB Gateway Director for the North American Baptist Conference. He has led and trained short-term mission teams for over 25 years. Randy trains and walks with local Sister Churches worldwide in Partnership and in collaboration with the Gospel of the Kingdom.

Trauma Care

Friday • 5 PM
Rob Lloyd

Crisis fatigue (the cumulative stress of events that haven’t concluded yet)

Long term unresolved stress has the potential to cause an increase in clinical depression, chemical abuse and relapse, and an increase in suicide. We will discuss some mitigation strategies.

Rob Lloyd is the founder of the Responders Resource Center which trains chaplains, a senior chaplain, lead pastor of Freedom Community Church, a certified instructor of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

Trauma Care

Saturday • 10:10 AM
Rob Lloyd

Social system interruption and its impact on depression and suicide

Social systems are important to mental health. Learn why they matter so much, what are the implications when they are disrupted, and how to try and reduce the negative effect of their disruption.

Rob Lloyd is the founder of the Responders Resource Center which trains chaplains, a senior chaplain, lead pastor of Freedom Community Church, a certified instructor of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

Trauma Care

Saturday • 11:15 AM
Rob Lloyd

Trouble in the home- the difficulties of being confined to a difficult home

When a stay at home order is issued and places of refuge that once allowed a reprieve from difficult homes are closed, those with difficult home lives find themselves in a terrible position. Learn some ways to assist.

Rob Lloyd is the founder of the Responders Resource Center which trains chaplains, a senior chaplain, lead pastor of Freedom Community Church, a certified instructor of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

Trauma Care

Saturday • 1:45 PM
Rob Lloyd

Memorials that didn’t happen

While people were shut in their homes loved ones died, but a number of memorials could not occur. We might not be able to mitigate what’s been lost but we can review what we’ve learned for the future, if it happens again.

Rob Lloyd is the founder of the Responders Resource Center which trains chaplains, a senior chaplain, lead pastor of Freedom Community Church, a certified instructor of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

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