February 27 – March 6, 2022
1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3*
This year’s Missions Conference theme is “The Mission of God,” and our focus is on the work that God is doing throughout the world. The first weekend of the conference will highlight local missions efforts, and the second weekend will focus on national and international efforts.
This year’s conference offering will benefit Project Ishmael. Project Ishmael is a focus of our missionary efforts in the Middle East and North Africa. Currently there is only one full-time Christian worker for every 1.7 million people in this region. Funds raised during the conference will be used to further the Gospel in this region. We will:
- Launch one of our own into this region
- Send three of our pastors to teach
- Train six indigenous missionaries
- Help fund a Mobilization Conference
- Support a church plant
Missions Prayer Guide
We encourage you to use the online prayer guide to pray for our missionaries throughout the year. You may also join a missionary’s group to become part of their team to receive ongoing updates.
Short Term Mission Trips
Short term mission trips serve two important purposes. They allow us to minister to the world, and they minister to the people serving by expanding their worldview and using their God-given gifts. We have seen over and over in the life of this church how God develops the character and gifts of his people through these short but intensive opportunities. Learn about the trips planned for Summer 2022.
Missions Conference Schedule
Local Emphasis Weekend
Sunday, February 27
8:30 & 11 a.m., 6 p.m. | Worship
Guest Pastor: Rev. Randy Nabors, MNA Urban and Mercy Ministry Coordinator
10 a.m. | Sunday School
Local Missionary Presentations in Sunday School Classes
7 p.m. | Local Missionary Cafe | The Commons
Learn about opportunities to get involved with local missions.
Thursday, March 3
6 p.m. | Medicine in Missions Supper | St. Andrew’s Hall
This dinner is open to anyone in the medical field, including medical students! Steve Letchford will share how he’s seen God work on the mission field. The presentation will be relevant to those considering a short term mission trip, those sensing a call to the mission field full-time, and those who want to know how to pray and support medical missions. There is no cost, but registration is required.
Friday, March 4
6:30 p.m. Key Note Address | Sanctuary | Livestream @ 7 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Christopher Wright, Global Ambassador and Ministry Director for Langham Partnership
Note that our service will begin with a special testimony video from missionaries in harms way. This portion of the service will not be livestreamed. The livestream will begin at 7 p.m.
8 p.m. Global Missionary Cafe | St. Andrew’s Hall
Saturday, March 5
6:30 – 8 p.m. Parish Events with Missionaries
Join with your parish for an informal meeting with FPC missionaries. This is a great opportunity to meet our missionaries, learn about their mission fields, and pray for them. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Children are encouraged to attend, but nursery is not provided at these events. Registration is required.
Sunday, March 6
8:30 & 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Worship
Guest Pastor: Dr. Christopher Wright, Global Ambassador and Ministry Director for Langham Partnership
10 a.m. | Sunday School
National and International Missionary Presentations in Sunday School Classes
Rev. Randy Nabors
Randy Nabors is the Urban & Mercy Coordinator for the PCA’s Mission to North America (MNA) specializing in training for congregations and deacons in cross-cultural, urban, and mercy ministry. Randy is also the Coordinator of the New City Network specializing in training, consulting, coaching, and encouraging cross-cultural pastors and ministry workers, especially in marginalized communities. thenewcitynetwork.org
Dr. Christopher Wright
Dr. Christopher Wright is the Global Ambassador and Ministry Director of the Langham Partnership, which provides literature, scholarships, and preaching training for Majority World pastors and seminaries. He taught in India for five years, and at All Nations Christian College, England, for thirteen. He has written commentaries on several Old Testament books as well as Old Testament Ethics for the People of God; The Mission of God; The God I Don’t Understand; and The Mission of God’s People. Chris was the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment – from the Third Lausanne Congress in October 2010. Chris and his wife, Liz, have four adult children and eleven grandchildren and live in London and are members of All Souls Church, Langham Place.