Events

Events

Not actually an event but…
Overseas Ministries Study Center – Moved to Princeton, NJ

They have been in New Haven, CT for as long as I can remember but I just got word that they have moved or are moving (there is some conflicting info on their website). They plan to restart their study programs there during the 20-21 academic year. The will be on the campus of Princeton Seminary and will eventually become an official program of the seminary.

September 6-7 – Al Massira Training – Woodbridge, VA
First Baptist Woodbridge is hosting a training on reaching out to Muslims.  I have not heard of this training before so I can’t personally recommend it though the description looks interesting.  To learn more about the organization behind it, click here. To find out more about costs and a better explanation of what it is, Click here. To register for this event, click here. Email Lauren Craft or Brett Henson with additional questions.

September 6-7 – Starting an English as a Second Language Ministry at Your Church – Maryland and Pennsylvania
This is a great two day workshop where all are invited to learn everything from how to start and maintain an ESL Ministry at your church to how to place adult learners in the appropriate class to how to share the gospel in and outside the classroom. They are doing it in three different locations at the same time; Dundalk, MD (Baltimore area), Marriottsville, MD (near Baltimore and DC) and Altoona, PA. Click here for more information.

September 8-November 24 – Encountering the World of Islam – Wayne, PA (near Philadelphia)
Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) exists to mobilize and equip churches, ministries, and individuals to advance Christ’s kingdom among Muslims.  EWI gives many participants their first positive experiences understanding, praying for, befriending and sharing Christ with Muslims. Class will be held at Church of the Saviour on Sunday evenings 5:30 – 8:30 pm starting on September 8 for twelve weeks. Cost is $225 and includes a text book, homework, and a visit to a Mosque. There is a $25 discount if you apply before July 15. Click here to learn more and to register.

September 12-13 – Support Raising Solutions Bootcamp – Pittsburgh, PA
Are you struggling to raise support? Support-Raising Solutions is here to help! Register today for an upcoming SRS Bootcamp: designed to encourage you spiritually, give you tools to become vision-driven and train you to be a fully funded Great Commission. Click here for more info.

September 13-15 – Global Missions Emphasis Weekend – Liberty Corner, NJ
Liberty Corner Mission USA invites you to CROSSroads 2019, a Global Missions Emphasis Weekend.  Liberty Corner Mission USA is the foreign mission arm of Fellowship Deaconry Ministries which will be hosting this event at 3575 Valley Road, Liberty Corner, NJ.  Boto Joseph of Global Outreach in Brooklyn is this year’s Keynote Speaker. For general information regarding CROSSroads 2019, or for meal and overnight registration, please call 908-991-3243 or click here.

September 17, 7:00-8:30 – Disaster Relief Meeting – Timonium, MD 
With disasters appearing with seemingly increasing frequency, it is heartening to see churches playing greater roles and response and followup, both locally and internationally. There is a group starting in the north Baltimore area which hopes to organize in such a way where we can be ready to respond appropriately when the next disaster strikes. Come to our meeting at Grace Fellowship Church at 7:00 and learn more. Read the Disaster Ministry Meeting flyer for more information.

September 20-21 – Starting an English as a Second Language Ministry at Your Church – Lancaster, PA
Click here for more information. This is the same as what is listed for Sept 6-7 except in a different location.

September 21, 9:00-2:00 – Taste of Perspectives – Winchester, VA
The Perspectives people in the Virginia region are hoping to get a Perspectives movement going in this beautiful part of Virginia, so they are asking folks who may not know much about the course to come out and get a “taste” of the class first. For some reason someone thought it a good idea to have Dave Shive and I come out and do the teaching….????? It will be held at Shenandoah University and you can register and find out more information by emailing Doug Batson. Please email soon so he knows how many to expect.

October 1 –  W. Don McClure Lecture in World Mission and Evangelism – Pittsburgh, PA
World Mission Initiative(WMI) at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will be hosting Rev. Dr. Al Tizon, Executive Minister, Serve Globally, and Affiliate Associate Professor of Missional and Global Leadership, North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, for the W. Don McClure Lecture in World Mission and Evangelism. The title of his lecture is “Lifestyles of the Rich and Faithful: Confronting Classism in Mission.” Dr. Tizon in his new book Whole & Reconciled: Gospel, Church, and Mission in a Fractured World argue that the church needs to develop competencies in reconciliation in order to be effective and relevant in a globalized world. Beside this lecture, there will be other opportunities to hear Dr. Tizon at two Pastors’ retreats. For more information click on this link.

October 4-5 – Starting an English as a Second Language Ministry at Your Church – Hopewell, VA
Click here for more information. This is the same as what is listed for Sept 6-7 except in a different location.

October 7-11 – Outreach to South Asians – New York City
Global Gates has put together a pretty interesting week where you will be trained on how to listen to people’s stories and sharing your own story with people hungry to know more about Jesus. Individuals as well as teams are encouraged to apply. Check out their website to learn more.

October 19 – Outreach to those from the Middle East – NY/NJ area
Global Gates has put together a pretty interesting experience where you will be trained on how to listen to people’s stories and sharing your own story with people hungry to know more about Jesus. Individuals as well as teams are encouraged to apply. Check out their website to learn more. Also happening on:
November 2 – Outreach to those from the Middle East – NY/MJ area

October 23-25 – Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable North America – Toronto, ON
The Refugee Highway is the journey that displaced people make, forced to leave home and hoping to find a new home.  The Refugee Highway Partnership is a network of Christians, churches and organizations who have found common cause in the call of Jesus to “welcome the stranger” and extend hospitality to those in need. Click here for more details. Register here.

November 23, 9:30-4:30 – Heart for Muslims Conference – NYC
This particular HFM Conference focuses on lessons from the persecuted living in Muslim countries. The featured speaker is Dr. Nik Ripken, author of The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected. Lots of opportunities to hear from practitioners who work among Muslims as well as believers who are from Muslim backgrounds. Register before 9/9 and pay $30 and that includes lunch. I believe it jumps to $40 on 11/11 and is $50 at the door. Hosted by Calvary Baptist Church. Click here to register and here for complete details.

January 24, 7:00 – Global Missions and Artistic Expression – Lancaster, PA
This event is the collaborative effort of several local organizations and churches, focused on encouraging creative and artistic expression as a means to debrief short-term mission experiences.
Each of these different organizations and partnering churches have asked one or two people who participated in a cross-cultural trip or internship this summer to creatively document and/ or reflect on their experiences. Some participants chose to take photographs or to film during their journey, while others kept a journal or wrote stories, poetry, or music during their time overseas. Whatever medium, the idea was simply to emphasize the artistic side to short-term missions and, afterward, to dedicate a time and place to gather and hear stories about what God has done around the world this year.
You’re more than welcome to attend and simply listen and learn or come prepared to participate and share your stories! Participants should plan to limit their time to five minutes. If you plan to participate or if you have any questions, please contact
Leslie Lesher  or Jordan Kauffman

Do you know about upcoming missions events? I may not know about them.
So please take a moment to email me about them so I can promote them. These events should take place in the mid-Atlantic or northeast. Also, email me if you know of someone who should be getting these events updates (and have gotten their permission). Thanks.