Events

Events

February 19-22 – Integrating Spirituality and Mission – New Haven, CT
This is a seminar offered by the Overseas Ministries Study Center. Check out all of their upcoming seminars by clicking here. You can get a description of the seminar as well as speaker bio by clicking on the seminar title on that page. There is also an available FAQ page which includes general pricing and other logistical information.

February 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Human Trafficking Awareness Training – Baltimore, MD
Join us for part 1 of a 3-part series designed to AWAKEN individuals to the reality of child sex trafficking in Maryland. Participants will:
-Gain a deeper understanding of Human Trafficking/Domestic Child Sex Trafficking
-Understand the mission of Araminta Freedom Initiative
-Be challenged and encouraged to participate in our community based response to the injustice
-Choose to become an affiliate volunteer or complete parts 2&3 to become a certified volunteer
Training held at Union Baptist Church. Click here to learn more.

March 2, 9:00-5:00 – SOULS! World Missions Conference – Annapolis, MD
What is God doing today around the world and how has He called you to be a part of it? Whether you’re considering traveling short-term or long-term, playing an active role in sending others, praying for the nations, leading others cross-culturally, building a missions culture in your church or simply want to learn more about what God is doing around the world, you won’t want to miss this day of equipping and connection. Click here to find out more about ticket prices, child care, registration and guest speaker Todd Ahrend.  There is also a Church Leaders Track which will be lead by Bay Area Lead Pastor Greg St. Cyr. Email Michele for more information.

March 5-8 – Human Rights in Christian Perspective – New Haven, CT
This is a seminar offered by the Overseas Ministries Study Center. Check out all of their upcoming seminars by clicking here. You can get a description of the seminar as well as speaker bio by clicking on the seminar title on that page. There is also an available FAQ page which includes general pricing and other logistical information.

March 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Human Trafficking Awareness Training – Timonium, MD
Join us for part 1 of a 3-part series designed to AWAKEN individuals to the reality of child sex trafficking in Maryland. Participants will:
-Gain a deeper understanding of Human Trafficking/Domestic Child Sex Trafficking
-Understand the mission of Araminta Freedom Initiative
-Be challenged and encouraged to participate in our community based response to the injustice
-Choose to become an affiliate volunteer or complete parts 2&3 to become a certified volunteer
Training held at Grace Fellowship Church. Click here to learn more.

March 8-9 – Diaspora Missions Forum – Ellicott City, MD (between Baltimore and DC)
This event starts with dinner at 6:00 on Friday evening and ends at 2:15 on Saturday. If you are wondering what Dispora Missions means, basically it is reaching out and ministering to refugees and other people on the move, which, if you watch the news, is a growing chunk of the world population. There is no charge for the event but they do ask that you RSVP so they know how many are coming. Click Invitation for the invitation letter for more specifics about the forum and info about how to RSVP. This event is being hosted by Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church. Re: the schedule, click Mission Forum-schedule. And the bios…. You will be delighted by the speakers, so make sure you click Speakers to learn more. One of the speakers is Michael Oh who I heard speak several years ago and I still go back and listen to the CD of his talk. I was Oh so impressed. (I embarrass myself sometimes)

March 8-9 – Getting Started in ESL Ministry – Richmond, VA
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.

March 8-10 – International Students Inc. Northeast Regional Conference – Canadensis, PA (Pocono Mountains)
Here are a couple of the topics covered: Multi-cultural teams, ministry to Muslims. ministry partnerships, and Introduction to M28. Learn a lot more about the conference by clicking here. Make sure you register before the deadline of February 21.

March 11-15 – 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.

March 19-22 – Global Missions After Christendom – New Haven, CT
This is a seminar offered by the Overseas Ministries Study Center. Check out all of their upcoming seminars by clicking here. You can get a description of the seminar as well as speaker bio by clicking on the seminar title on that page. There is also an available FAQ page which includes general pricing and other logistical information.

March 23, 9:00-3:00 – Human Trafficking Advanced Training – Severn, MD (near Annapolis)
This is parts 2 and 3 of the training. You must have been through part 1 (Awaken) before taking this training. This will be held at Heritage Community Church. Click here to learn more. Pay attention to the fine print here. This is how one can become a volunteer with Araminta Freedom Initiative and you have a pass a background check before taking this training and a photo I.D. will be required at the door.

March 24-30 – Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Intensive – New Jersey
Talk to just about anyone who has taken Perspectives and they will rave about the class. However, the class usually requires you to give up a night a week for about sixteen weeks. There is another way. Come to Schooleys Mountain, NJ for a week and knock out the class then. You will still have the same guest speakers and the community that comes from being in a class… it all just happens in a shorter period of time. And if you are coming from out of town, you have access to lodging right where the class is taking place. Check out the website for more info.

April 2-5 – African Christianity in the Americas and in Africa – New Haven, CT
This is a seminar offered by the Overseas Ministries Study Center. Check out all of their upcoming seminars by clicking here. You can get a description of the seminar as well as speaker bio by clicking on the seminar title on that page. There is also an available FAQ page which includes general pricing and other logistical information.

April 8-12 – World Relief Immigration Law Training – Akron, PA
Would you and others at your church like to be trained to help immigrants navigate the complex US immigration process? Click here to find out more about World Relief’s trainings and ongoing legal support services.

April 15-17 – Silence and Beauty: The Future of Missiology – New Haven, CT
This is a seminar offered by the Overseas Ministries Study Center. Check out all of their upcoming seminars by clicking here. You can get a description of the seminar as well as speaker bio by clicking on the seminar title on that page. There is also an available FAQ page which includes general pricing and other logistical information.

April 30-May 3 – Training Theologically-Grounded Mission Leaders – New Haven, CT
This is a seminar offered by the Overseas Ministries Study Center. Check out all of their upcoming seminars by clicking here. You can get a description of the seminar as well as speaker bio by clicking on the seminar title on that page. There is also an available FAQ page which includes general pricing and other logistical information.

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 – Somerset, 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 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 see speaker bios. Registration info isn’t up yet.

Summer 2019 – InTents Apprenticeship – Lancaster, PA
Now recruiting mature believers age 18 or older who are open to exploring long-term service among unreached people groups.  In May of 2019, a summer-long practical apprenticeship will be run for the first time on a farm in south-central Pennsylvania.  This special group is being assembled for the first run of the InTents Program. The apprentices, called Growers, will live in tents alongside seasoned field workers. Living in tents is a metaphor for having lives that are ready to move with God as well as a simple and inexpensive way to live in community (Hebrews 11:9,10). This community will focus on devotion to Jesus, hands-on organic food production and marketing, and making disciples who make disciples.  For more information reach out by email.

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, contact Tammy Stoy.

July 10-13 – 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, contact Tammy Stoy.

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.

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

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.