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.
Dr. Monte Cox
Center for World Missions
Mr. Jay Jarboe
Dean of Missions
Sunset International Biblical Institute
Mr. Frank Farr
Eastern European Mission
Mr. John Reese
Vice-President for Church Relations
World Bible School
Mr. Don Green
Missions, Donetsk, Ukraine
Dr. Sonny Guild
Institute for Missions and Evangelism
Abilene Christian University
Mr. Ron Holland
Minister of Missions
Richland Hills Church of Christ
Fort Worth, TX
Dr. Mark Hooper
Director of Missions
Freed Hardeman University
Dr. Daniel Rodriguez
Professor of Religion & Hispanic Studies
Mr. Sam Shewmaker
Missionary in Residence
Center for World Missions
Dr. Bob Waldron
Missions Resource Network
Dr. Mark and Mrs. Sherrylee Woodward
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|Dr. Evertt Huffard
Dean/Executive Director & Professor of Missiology
Harding Graduate School of Religion