Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017
The New Wilmington Mission Conference will host its 112th annual conference from July 22-29 at Westminster College.
All ages are welcome to participate in the conference.
The purpose of the conference is to deepen the missionary spirit by gathering missionaries and leaders from the global church. With over 800 attendees from more than 30 states and 20 countries, the conference provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships with peers and with God.
All are invited to hear the speakers, who come from a plethora of backgrounds. The speaker for the morning meetings this year is Dr. Rodger Nishioka, director of adult education ministries at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS. He will speak each morning, Monday-Friday, at 11:00 a.m. in Anderson Auditorium. The evening meetings begin at 6:45 p.m. each night in Anderson Auditorium, featuring various speakers, who are listed on the NWMC website.
This year, the NWMC celebrates 57 years of sponsoring the Summer Service team of young adults, who are sent out to do international service. 8 college students and their leader served this year in the Dominican Republic. The Summer Service team will be speaking on their experience on Friday, July 28, at 6:45 p.m.
The theme verse for this year’s conference is Jeremiah 29:7, “Work for the well-being of the city where I have sent you to and pray to the Lord for this. For if it is well with the city you live in, it will be well with you.”
Other speakers include Rev. Dr. Jim Singleton, professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ellen Sherby, the coordinator of the Equipping for Mission Involvement office in Presbyterian World Mission; Rev. Ginny Teitt, the Director of the New Wilmington Mission Conference; and Dr. Kathy Richardson, President of Westminster College.
Members of the community are invited to come and participate in the Morning and Evening meetings at no charge. For more information regarding the speakers, the schedule, registration, fees, and more, visit NWMCmission.org. Morning and evening meetings will also be available for live streaming, with podcasts to follow.