Events

Events

May 5 – New PrayMuslim Videos released
Yes, I know that technically this isn’t an event, but it does seem like a great way to bring life to your prayer meetings, particularly as Ramadan is approaching. Over the month of Ramadan, they plan to release over 130 new 4-5 minute videos, all designed to lead the Body of Christ in focused, strategic, passionate prayer for the Muslim world. Each video is led by a former Muslim who now follows Jesus! They’re rallying the Church around the world to join them in prayer each day during Ramadan. Take a look… Thanks to Brigada.org for letting us know about this.

May 23, 9:30-1:00 – My Church Can Reach the Nations Among Us – Wayne, PA (near Philadelphia)
Would you like your church to be more intentional about reaching out to nearby immigrants, refugees, and international students? Come hear five short presentations with q&a from five different churches on what they are doing. Download the flyer by clicking here. Register by clicking here. Takes place at Church of the Saviour.

May 28-June 1 – Perspectives on the World Christian Movement INTENSIVE – Rockville, MD (near DC)
You’ve heard about this awesome course, but you also heard it meets one night of week for fifteen weeks and you already have too many nights out. Well how about knocking it out in one week. You still get the same diverse set of instructors… LIVE AND IN PERSON. You just get them in a compressed format. Ideal for pastors and is a great time of year for college students. I have never seen as many very generous discounts offered for the class; Urbana attendees, more than one person taking it from the same family, and a huge discount for those who pay for the class by May 5. Click here for the website. This will tell you everything you need to know.

May 31, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. – Night of Power Prayer meeting – Fulton, MD
​Each year, during a special night during the month of Ramadan called the Night of Power, millions of Muslims spend the whole night praying. They believe that on this night God pours out abundant blessing and mercy, forgiveness for sins, and miracles. We would like to join them in praying that they will find what they seek, and ultimately the fullness of God through Jesus.  Join us for a time of worship and prayer for the whole Muslim World at Grace Community Church. All are invited! Include your children, teens, small group, and friends! You are free to come late or leave early as needed. Come ready to worship, intercede with the authority Jesus has given us, and celebrate the Spirit’s work among Muslims.

June 1 – Missional Business Conference – Ft. Washington, PA (near Philadelphia)
Where mission-minded people and Business people with a mission- heart gather together. Speakers will share how to use business to advance His Kingdom among unreached peoples. Come and hear how the movement is gaining momentum as God inspires each of us to use our talents. Speakers: Chris Brown has extensive experience in Missional Business and Church Planting in Central Asia. Martyn Baker has extensive experience as a senior Executive, Business Consultant and Pastor. Both are members of WEC International’s Business Consultancy Group. Click here for flyer. Location: 709 Pennsylvania Ave, Ft Washington, PA 19034. Cost: Free of charge Morning/Afternoon coffee breaks and Lunch provided.Contact: Click here for more information and to register.

June 3-7 – 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 inquire. Check out their website to learn more.
Also happening on dates below:
June 10-14 – Outreach to South Asians – New York City
June 24-28 – Outreach to South Asians – New York City

June 5-6 – Criminal Justice and Advocacy – Washington, DC
At this Justice Institute event you will hear from experts including those formerly incarcerated and those who are most affected by our broken Criminal Justice System. You will put that training into action by meeting with representatives on Capitol Hill to urge them to take substantive action. This event is put on by the same people who do the Justice Conference. Click here to learn more and register.

June 7-8 – Getting Started in ESL Ministry – Allentown, PA
This training will help you start and maintain a fruitful ESL ministry as well as how to teach ESL to adult internationals. This covers everything from how to place students in the proper fluency level classroom, to lesson plans, to curriculum, to building relationships and sharing the gospel inside and outside the ESL Classroom. Click here for more info.

June 7-8 – Getting Started in ESL Ministry – Pompton Plains, NJ
See listing immediately above. Link is the same.

June 13-15 – Conference for those Ministering to Internationals – Toronto
The 2019 ACMI (Association of Christians Ministering Among Internationals) annual Conference; GLOBAL CAMPUS: Babel or Pentecost, will be held in downtown Toronto, Canada at the University of Toronto’s Wycliffe College. The conference verse is Acts 17:26, and its theme is Re-gathering scattered nations; re-forming a global culture. The main speakers are Ed Stetzer, Lisa Espinelli Chin, Yaw Perbi, T.V. Thomas. Click here to learn more about GLOBAL CAMPUS, see speaker bios and register.

June 15 – 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Effective Servant Leadership Workshop – Philadelphia, PA
DAI Leadership Ministries is facilitating a one-day seminar for leaders serving immigrants and multi-ethnic churches and ministries. This interactive workshop will explore how worldview and culture impact your leadership, how to discover your leadership style, and kingdom leadership principles and how we can lead like Jesus. DAI develops servant leaders around the world. Register here. Cosponsored by The Philadelphia Regional Diaspora Network and the Leadership Empowerment Forum. Hosted by Christ’s Community Church.

June 19-20 – Short-term Missions SOE training – Vienna, VA
Standards Introductory Workshop (SIW) is a 10-hour seminar designed to help practitioners understand how they can incorporate and achieve competence in all Seven Standards Standards of Excellence. The workshops use case studies and small group discussions. It allows organizations to discover the implications of The Standards and begin applying them to their specific short-term ministry context. For more info on this workshop including cost and location, click here.

June 20-22 – National African American Missions Conference – Vienna, VA
This conference is always a treat. I have been to a few of them and always come away with some new insights. This year’s line-up of speakers looks particularly interesting. I heard Carl Ellis speak years ago and still remember many things he said. Anyway, check out the website for more information on who the speakers are and how to register, The host location is McLean Bible Church.

June 26-29 – Stay-at-home mission trip – Northern VA (near DC)
These trips (sponsored by Global Gates) will include training on various worldviews and participating in Bible studies with those who don’t yet know Christ. For more information email the area Global Gates representative. I just heard a rep speak about this experience. Should be pretty exciting and informative.

July 17-20 – Stay-at-home mission trip – Montgomery County, MD (near DC)
These trips (sponsored by Global Gates) will include training on various worldviews and participating in Bible studies with those who don’t yet know Christ. For more information email the area Global Gates representative. I just heard a rep speak about this experience. Should be pretty exciting and informative.

July 19-26 – New Wilmington Missions Conference – Western PA
This event takes place at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. In its 114th year, NWMC is the oldest mission conference in the country. It is intergenerational (ALL ages are welcome; children 5th grade and under must be accompanied by an adult – older children and youth may attend on their own). This year’s Morning Meeting speaker is Dr. Florence Muindi from Life in Abundance Ministries in Nairobi, Kenya. For more information or to register, visit their website. You can also email the conference office.

August 2-3 – Getting Started in ESL Ministry – Gaithersburg, MD
This training will help you start and maintain a fruitful ESL ministry as well as how to teach ESL to adult internationals. This covers everything from how to place students in the proper fluency level classroom, to lesson plans, to curriculum, to building relationships and sharing the gospel inside and outside the ESL Classroom. Click here for more info.

August 9-10 – Getting Started in ESL Ministry – Salisbury, MD
Click same link as listing immediately above.

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 – Marriottsville, MD (Near Baltimore and DC)
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. Click here for more information.

September 20-21 – Starting an English as a Second Language Ministry at Your Church – Lancaster, PA
Click on link in the listing immediately above.

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

November 23 – Heart for Muslims Conference – NYC area
This is just a save the date notice, though rumor has it that Nik Ripken (author of The Insanity of God) will be the speaker.

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.