Breakout Sessions, Speaker Bios
God's Mission Among the Navajo
Ministry among Native Americans has many challenges that are unique. A culture within a larger culture, a history of oppression where Christians are often seen as the perpetrators, and cycles of substance abuse and domestic violence. Nevertheless, God loves these people, and wants them also to be saved (1 Tim. 2:4). Come and learn how the Kingdom of God is breaking into this place.
For You 4 Life (and 4 Life through YOU too!)
God is for life. As people called to faith, we know God is for us, yet sometimes we forget that He also works through us. In our baptism, God not only calls us to faith but also invites us to participate in His life-affirming work through our vocations. This session will focus on how to spot a life issue and provide practical ways to uphold the lives of others.
“The Gates of Hades will Not Prevail!” Mission as Spiritual Warfare
Satan does not want the good news of the Kingdom of God proclaimed to all the world. He opposed Jesus’ own work and does the same to us as well. Therefore, in this session, we will discuss how mission is spiritual warfare and the myriad ways that Satan seeks to undermine our gospel proclamation.
Reaching the Muslim Community with His Love
We often hear “Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sins.” That is only 1 way of expressing the Gospel. The Bible has many others that will connect with people in effective and positive ways. Come and learn 20 more!
The Biblical Fullness of the Gospel
Grace, Gospel, GO!!!
God's amazing grace propels us to take the GOOD NEWS of JESUS to all the world! Let's encourage each other to share Jesus in our neighborhoods, and to make Him known throughout the world! Find out more about living on missin with Jesus daily, and connect to opportunities to GO on short-term mission trips!
What if My Family Doesn't Understand?
There are few things as painful as having family members or close friends fail to understand your sense of calling to missions or ministry. How do we respond? How do we honor our families and follow where God is leading? There are no easy answers, but there is Scriptural guidance and the comfort that you are not alone in these hard conversations and that God can use them to both grow these relationships and strengthen you in your calling.
Engaging Across Cultures
Drawing from my years living among the Moba people of Togo, West Africa, we'll explore how the "Bunkowski Onion Model" of culture and the "Cultural Values Map" can help us engage people more effectively and fruitfully across cultures for the sake of the Gospel.
God, Who Am I and Why Am I Here?
Every aspect of our identity and purpose has been given by God. We have been given the gift of the Word, an open line of communication between the Spirit and each dimension of our soul. Through the ancient Christian practices of solitude, stillness, and silence we are trained to hear and to listen to God's Word as it shapes our hearts, minds, actions, and relationships. This session is an introduction to prayer practices that comfort and calm our spirit while inspiring and invigorating mission in our daily life.