- Choosing a speaker
Some choose missionaries they have at the conference, others bring in a speaker. Although you definitely want testimonial and presentation time from every missionary, I believe the most beneficial would be to bring someone in that can challenge your people and giving and getting involved in missions. Most missionaries are timid to speak about money but a discreet missions conference speaker contact fully challenged and help your church and giving and doing more.
Just because a preacher as a friend, can preach well or has a growing church, does not mean he can adequately help your church in the area of missions. You will want to choose a speaker who will help your church in the effort of worldwide missions. And this may require planning and scheduling a year in advance.
- Choosing missionaries
The wrong Missionary could discourage your church instead of encourage the Church. Call around and research in order to schedule missionaries that have goals, are passionate, have the right preparation, a good recommendation from his pastor, is raising his support quickly and is sure of God’s leading in his life. This kind of Missionary Continue reading “Preparing for missions conference”
(Many I have gathered from conferences I have attended or have heard of, others I have gathered in the past from other sources, those of which I do not remember)
How Beautiful are the Feet – Rom. 10:15
Punching holes in the darkness
Hear their Hearts Cry
That All the Earth May Know – I Sam. 17:46, Prov. 25:25
How to Build Waist Cities – Is. 64:1
Ambassadors for Christ – II Cor. 5:20
Set Sails for Souls
Is There Not a Cause – I Sam. 17:29
Is it Nothing to You? – Lamentations 1:12
Reaching this Generation
Enlarging our tents Continue reading “Themes for Missions Conferences”
Putting World Evangelism Statistics In Perspective
By James M. Weber, missionary to Japan
Once upon a time there was an apple grower who had acres and acres of apple trees. In all, he had 10,000 acres of apple orchards.
One day he went to the nearby town. There, he hired 1,000 apple pickers. He told them:
“Go to my orchards. Harvest the ripe apples, and build storage buildings for them so that they will not spoil. I need to be gone for a while, but I will provide all you will need to complete the task. When I return, I will reward you for your work.
“I’ll set up a Society for the Picking of Apples. The Society — to which you will all belong — will be responsible for the entire operation. Naturally, in addition to those of you doing the actual harvesting, some will carry supplies, others will care for the physical needs of the group, and still others will have administrative responsibilities.” Continue reading “A Missions Parable About Lost People:”