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 2, 7:00 pm – Ignite Prayer Gathering with Pete Greig – Fulton, MD (near DC and Baltimore)
If you are familiar with the 24-7 prayer movement, you are familiar with Pete Greig. I remember being rocked by his book, Red Moon Rising, years ago. He is releasing his latest book, How to Pray – a guide for normal people and is making a stop in the area as part of the book tour. To read his bio, find out more about the evening and to RSVP, click here.
October 4-5 – Starting an English as a Second Language Ministry at Your Church – Hopewell, VA
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.
October 5, 8:30-12:30 – Reaching the Unreached – Fulton, MD (near DC and Baltimore)
Learn how to reach international students, touch the lives of Muslim and Hindu friends, neighbors and co-workers, engage in spiritual conversations or engage those around you in M28 Bible Discovery. This training is for those who want to bless, serve and share the love of Christ with the unreached peoples coming to our nation. You will be given practical tools and strategies for reaching the unreached. Cost is $10 and free for students. Read flyer here. Register here.
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 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 3, 1-4 – Taste of Perspectives – Clarksburg, MD (near DC and Baltimore)
Join us for Taste of Perspectives on Sunday, November 3rd from 1-4PM at Cedarbrook Community Church. Our presenters are noted missions’ leaders with extensive experience and will be giving a dynamic preview of the transformational Perspectives class that Cedarbrook will be hosting this winter/spring. The Perspectives class serves as a catalyst for churches to become more strategically involved, both at home and abroad, in fulfillment of the Great Commission. Lunch will be provided and those attending Taste of Perspectives will be offered a discount on registering for the Perspectives class. More details in this Flyer. 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 11/11 for $40. $50 at the door. They do have group discounts when 5 or more register. Hosted by Calvary Baptist Church. Click here to register and here for complete details.
December 27-31 – Chinese Missions Convention – Baltimore, MD
This event takes place every three years. It will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center which is near the Inner Harbor. This is a life-impacting conference that
inspires and teaches us how to be more involved with God’s global
mission. Check out their website. This event offers over 100 excellent
speakers like David Platt, Michael Oh, and Wayne Chen, with 100+
workshops and specific tracks for many groups (English adults,
Mandarin adults, Teens, Children). They expect to have around 20,000
attendees. By the way, if you are part of an organization that might be interested in exhibiting, check out the exhibitor info.
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
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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.