Join us for our Annual Missions Conference
“You are worthy . . . you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.” (Revelation 5:9)
The theme for our 2015 Missions Conference is “Unreached People Groups” – to remind us that God’s heart is for every tribe nation and language, and the job is not finished until everyone has heard. We look forward to hearing about how God has been growing His kingdom – from here in the Greater Boston area, to the rest of the world.
Our conference kicks off on Sunday, October 18th with Rev. Paul Borthwick, a well-known speaker, author and teacher at Gordon College. Paul’s ministry focuses on mobilizing young and old for cross-cultural ministry, here and around the world. After the service, the conference continues with our annual luncheon at the home of Steve and Natasha Hope (in Natick) where we’ll hear from some friends serving in Africa and their plans for when they return.
Throughout the ensuing week, the youth, Bible studies, and home groups will be participating in a number of engaging activities. See the conference brochure for more details. As always, even if you are not a regular attendee of one of these groups, we encourage you make a special effort to contact the hosts and get to know our missionaries and the organizations we help support.
The conference continues the following weekend with a full schedule of events on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night, October 24th, at 5:30 pm is the annual Missions Banquet. This year we will be providing a main dish and salad, with a potluck for sides and desserts. The banquet program includes an update from youth who went on mission trips this summer, Beth Gill as the featured speaker, and a few songs in different languages sung by our children! Our goal is for this evening to be family friendly, so we will stay in fellowship hall for the program and be finished by 7:30 pm.
The sermon for our final Sunday morning service will be from Brad Gill, who is with Frontier Ventures (formerly US Center for World Missions). Brad and Beth have served in North Africa doing church planting among unreached peoples. Brad is presently the editor of the International Journal for Frontier Missiology (ijfm.org), a periodical dedicated to advancing the understanding of ministry among unreached peoples of the world. Following the service will be a coffee hour with display tables featuring several of our missionaries and organizations.
During the week, you’ll also have an opportunity to pledge your financial support for missions. Each year, the Missions Board uses the pledges received during and after the conference to plan the annual Missions budget. We hope you will prayerfully consider making a pledge toward Westgate Missions in 2016. Pledge cards will be available during the Sunday morning services and Saturday evening banquet, or anytime at the church office.
We hope your experience at our Missions Conference this year will provide you with a renewed sense of God’s call to spread the gospel. And we look forward to seeing you during the conference!
Westgate Missions Board
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