Our annual Mission Conference is designed to showcase the work of our missionaries, generate prayer and financial support for them, and to encourage all who attend to earnestly consider missionary service themselves.
The week concludes with the Mission Pledge commitment, which gives us an opportunity to respond to the ministry of the Word and the reports of our missionaries by pledging to pray and give in support of First Presbyterian Church’s efforts for Christ’s kingdom at home and around the world.
Keynote Speaker – J. Mack Stiles
Mack is the pastor of Erbil International Baptist Church in northern Iraq. The church has about twenty different nationalities that “are loving each other across boundaries.” Mack is the author of several books including “Marks of the Messenger” and “Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus.”
Mack and his wife Leeann have been married for 41 years, living the past 20 years in the Middle East. They have three grown sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Ladies’ Luncheon with Panel
Thursday, February 27, from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Ladies, please join us for the Mission Conference Ladies’ luncheon on Thursday, February 27. We will have a panel of missionary faculty women to answer questions regarding their ministry. Cost of the gluten-free lunch is $6.00 taken at the door. The deadline to register is Monday, February 24. Nursery available upon request at the time of registration.
Men’s Steak Supper
Thursday, February 27, 6:30 PM
Men, please join us for a Steak Supper where Kyle Parker, church planter from Spokane, WA will speak. Ben Shaw will also give a report on his church plant in St. Francisville, LA. There is no cost for dinner, but a free will offering will be taken.
Evangelism Training Seminar
Friday, February 28, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
As part of this year’s Mission Conference, we will be offering an interactive and practical evangelism workshop designed to help normal followers of Christ to pursue a life of friendship evangelism that actually bears fruit in the real world. This will be Friday evening (6:00 PM – 8:30 PM) February 28 in Miller Hall. Mack Stiles will lead the seminar. Cost is $10.00 which will cover dinner Friday for the adults.
*Nursery and childcare through 3rd grade will be available upon request. We will have free pizza and ice cream on Friday evening.
Dinner on the Grounds & Gateway Canned Food Drive
Sunday, March 1, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
*Please note: The Worship Service will begin at 5:00 PM
On Sunday evening, we will gather follow the evening worship service in the gym for Dinner on the Grounds. Pulled pork, potato salad, and coleslaw will be provided, and we ask that you bring a dish to feed 6-8 people according to the assignment of your last name.
A – E: Dessert ~ Q – Z: Cold Side or Salad
Please be sure to bring your canned goods for the Gateway Food Drive!