The Purpose of This Conference

This is a global conference to bring churches of Christ together to focus on more effectively reaching our world for Jesus Christ.


The heritage we carry as the churches of Christ is that we have evangelized, built schools and become a global movement of God, and now God is calling us to collaborate in order to respond to His call for redeeming the world in which we each live.


The Need for Such a Conference

Churches of Christ are one of the largest missionary-sending organizations in the nation.  In several respects we have performed well in our evangelistic outreach, yet the world is growing faster than our efforts.  How can we deepen our biblical underpinnings, improve our strategies, concentrate our efforts and communicate more effectively with one another?  This conference will enable us:


  • To be more intentional in our efforts to reach the lost.
  • To strengthen the central role of the local church in global missions.
  • To practice better stewardship.
  • To work side by side with our brothers and sisters all over the world in reconciling people to the Lord.

Events at the Conference

Plenary Sessions.  Meeting together, we will be inspired by major themes that touch our varied service to the Lord, whether through the local church or non-profit ministry, or on the mission field.


Workshops.  More than 20 Workshops, each consisting of three classes will be offered for those serving in various aspects of missions.  Each workshop can be completed in a single day.  Whether you are a missionary or missionary candidate, an elder, missions committee member, campaigner, Bible school teacher or simply a person interested in world evangelism, there will be workshops tailored to meet your needs.  See "Schedule" for a listing of the Workshops offered.


Meetings.  Interest groups meet periodically to advance the gospel in specific geographical locations, such as groups for the Philippines, Russia, and the Ukraine.  We encourage them to meet at the Conference and plan their own agendas.  Rubbing shoulders, we can all learn from one another.


Sponsors for the Conference

Missions leaders of our various Christian schools and missions ministries in partnership with elders of various congregations throughout the country are jointly conducting the Conference.  There is no controlling entity.  Missions Resource Network is coordinating the details. 


For a list of Sponsors click on Sponsorship in menu list on the left side of the page.           

Steering Committe

Dr. Monte Cox

Center for World Missions
Harding University
Searcy, AR


Mr. Jay Jarboe
Dean of Missions
Sunset International Biblical Institute
Lubbock, TX


Mr. Frank Farr

Eastern European Mission
Houston, TX


Mr. John Reese

Vice-President for Church Relations

World Bible School

Austin, TX

Mr. Don Green
Missions, Donetsk, Ukraine

Memphis, TN


Dr. Sonny Guild
Institute for Missions and Evangelism
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX


Mr. Ron Holland
Minister of Missions
Richland Hills Church of Christ
Fort Worth, TX


Dr. Mark Hooper
Director of Missions
Freed Hardeman University
Henderson, TN

Dr. Daniel Rodriguez

Professor of Religion & Hispanic Studies

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA



Mr. Sam Shewmaker

Missionary in Residence

Center for World Missions

Harding University

Searcy, AR



Dr. Bob Waldron
Executive Director
Missions Resource Network
Bedford, TX


Dr. Mark and Mrs. Sherrylee Woodward
Let’s Start Talking
Bedford, TX

Dr. Evertt Huffard
Dean/Executive Director & Professor of Missiology

Harding Graduate School of Religion
Memphis, TN



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A collaborative effort of churches of Christ, coordinated by Missions Resource Network