Join Global Outreach International for our annual missions conference on November 5, 2016.
Co-hosted and located at Hope Church Tupelo, it will be a time of corporate worship, engaging small group workshops, and thought-provoking main stage presentations, all meant to equip you to live on mission--whether your mission field is across an ocean or at the end of your weekday commute.
In Christ, there is no normal–there is only resurrection. If you're in Christ, you're called. You were made for mission.
Conference Info and FAQ
This year, Hope Church and Global Outreach are combining their efforts to jointly host their missions conference. The conference takes place on Saturday, Nov. 5, with doors opening at 2:30 and the main session starting at 3:00. The last session will end by 9:00.
Hope Church Tupelo is located at 2094 McCullough Blvd
Send the Home Office staff your questions and we will get back to you with answers!
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
2:30pm - Doors open
3:00 - 3:30 - Welcome Gathering
3:45 - 4:30 - Workshop Session One
4:45 - 5:30 - Workshop Session Two
You'll be able to choose between a number of excellent workshops. Each one is offered twice, so you'll get to experience two.
5:45 - 6:00 - GO Members Meeting in Hope Sanctuary
We are grateful for all our friends and family. According to our bylaws, a "member" is one who has given at least $100 to Global in the past year. We will have a brief business meeting for all Global members and staff before dinner. Other conference attendees should go straight to the Hope Gymnasium for dinner after Workshop Two.
5:45 - 7:00 - Dinner in Hope Gymnasium
Short term missions teams from Hope Church will share stories during dinner.
7:15 - 9:00 - Evening Gathering
Our evening gathering will have corporate worship and 4-5 MET Talks (Missions, Evangelism, Theology) designed to provide biblical, mission-focused education to equip the Church.
8:30 - Audience Q&A with MET Talk Speakers
9:00 - Dismissal
Our breakout workshops are dynamic small group discussions on specific mission topics led by people with experience. Each workshop is offered twice (once during each workshop session) so you'll choose two.
Short -Term Leader Training
Led by Bob and Carolyn Jacobsen
This workshop will focus on our collective responsibility in choosing, equipping and supporting the team leader. The Jacobsens have been missionaries in Uganda for over twelve years; they have hosted teams and visitors from the USA and Europe, and they see the value in short term missions for Kingdom building and Great Commission purposes.
Led by Chuck Harrison
"He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation." Psalm 91:15-16
If this is what "satisfaction in long life" looks like, we need to unpack this and ask: what are the implications for living on mission as senior or second-career adults?
Led by Andrea Redd
Have you ever wondered what exactly makes a "donation" and what's not a donation? Have you struggled with making or keeping a budget? Do you have questions about what you can claim when filing taxes? Andrea Redd, along with a few other CPAs, will answer all these questions and more.
Business and Mission
Led by Charlene Garrett
Explore your paradigms and experiences around the intersection of business and mission. This workshop is for all Christians who've had a job in the market place – in a "secular" company – whether or not you consider yourself a "business leader." Charlene's story will be the launch pad for a conversation about how your workplace, your job, your business can point people to the glory of God. Charlene is a professionally trained executive coach, facilitator, and founder of Aaron's Hands, a ministry that helps leaders stay where they are called.
Reaching the World On Your Knees
Led by Leanna Lindsey Hollis, M.D.
Do you want to reach the world for Christ? Learn how to expand the borders of your mission field and reach your Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the earth through intercessory prayer. Dr. Hollis is Director of Intercessory Prayer and Outreach with Global Outreach International; she has written and spoken extensively on the topic of intercessory prayer and holiness for two decades.
How to Build Bridges for Evangelism and Discipleship
Led by Joy Mikhail and Shannon Campbell
Have you ever felt afraid or anxious about the idea of evangelism? If someone asked you to disciple them, would you know how to help them grow in their faith? These things aren't as complex as we sometimes think. Joy Mikhail (Director of Evangelism and Discipleship with Global Outreach) and Shannon Campbell (youth leadership development with GOinnovation) will lead a dialogue about building bridges with unchurched and unbelieving friends to build real relationships of mutual respect, with a goal of eventually studying the Bible together so that the Holy Spirit can do the rest.
Joy has experience with evangelism and discipleship in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia, and has a heart specifically for the Muslim and Arabic speaking world. As a missionary to the United States she is a frequent speaker, facilitator, trainer, and small group coach with the goal of equipping the church to make mission-minded disciples, pursue Gospel-centered evangelism relationships, and build bridges between churches and their communities.
what is Member Care?
Led by Lyle Rainey, Jerry and Carol Wooten, and Rhonda Baxter
You've probably seen Global Outreach talking more and more about "member care." But what does that mean? Lyle Rainey is VP of Member Care with Global Outreach; Jerry and Carol Wooten are professionally licensed counselors who recently became missionaries with Global, and Rhonda Baxter is a longtime missionary currently transitioning into a member care-focused role. They want to help broaden our perspective of what it means to care for and support missionaries. Carol and Jerry in particular have a heart to bring excellent Christian counseling to missionaries when needed to help them work through crisis or prevent crisis before it starts.
Member care is what the Home Office is all about. Good member care equals resilient and joyful missionaries and missionary families. Come to this workshop if you want to be part of the member care revolution.
Governance Best Practices for Non-Profits
Led by Dwight and Susan Thomas
This workshop will focus on key building blocks of effective non-profit governance. We will look at topics such as CEO-Board relationships, constitution / bylaw expectations, importance of strategic planning, appropriate board roles, financial management necessities, and other best practices. Dwight Thomas spent the better part of his career working with AT&T and others worldwide on non-profit and corporate governance.
1. Is there a cost to attend?
No, the conference is free! We will accept donations throughout the evening to offset costs and support the member care work of Global Outreach International.
2. Will there be a gift shop?
Yes! Various craft and clothing items from around the world, as well as Global Outreach t-shirts, will be available in the lobby when you first walk into Hope Church. Many of the crafts and clothing support various specific missionaries; anything else supports the Home Office.
3. Is this conference denominationally affiliated?
No. Global Outreach International is an interdenominational missions organization, and Hope Church Tupelo is an interdenominational church.