Missions Conference 2018
Black Rock Church, founded in 1859, sent out its first missionary in 1933. In 1955, under the leadership of Pastor Stan Allaby, Black Rock celebrated the first Global Missions Conference. We are proud of missionaries we have supported, past and present. Through the work of the Holy Spirit and the witness and labor of our missionaries and ministry partners, countless people have become Christ followers and been baptized.
This year, we celebrate our 61st conference, [un]KNOWN God. In Acts 17:23, Paul declares his desire to share with the Athenians that their unknown god is the God whom they seek to know. We have been called to take our God to those with least access to the Gospel like Syrian refugees in Jordan and people in Central Asia and North Africa.
Here Are Ways to Participate:
Special worship services
Sunday Morning | March 11
"From [un]KNOWN to Known: Proclaiming the KNOWN Gospel in Central Asia" – Shohrat P.
Sunday Morning | March 18
"An Unexpected Opportunity" – Maggie Konstanski, World Relief
Saturday, March 10 | 9:30am | Women’s Breakfast | Cost $10
"Coming to Know the KNOWN God" - Shaira
Wednesday, March 14 | All-Church Dinner
5:30pm – All-church dinner, $10/adult; $5/kids ages 4-10; free/kids 3 years and younger; Family cap/$45
7:00pm - Adult Program:
"Once Known: Taking the Known God to North Africa" - Brad C and Lake Volta, Ghana, report from IJM – Richard Lee
7:00pm - Kids Program:
"THUMBs up for Missions" Kids’ program for grades 1-6; preschool program for ages 3-K. Child care provided for children 2 and younger
Saturday, March 17 | 8:00am | Men's Breakfast | Cost $10
"From Atheism to …" – Peter Kuzmic, New Europe Vision, Balkans
• Host a missionary in your home during their stay
• Invite a missionary to have a meal with you
• Welcome a missionary to speak at your Community Group
• Provide transportation to and from the airport
• Loan a missionary a car
Faith Promise Giving
Each year the Board of Missions establishes a financial goal in order to continue support of our current missionary family. Our goal this year is over $1million. Please prayerfully considering what God would have you give in 2018-19 in support of our missionaries. Pledge cards will be made available during our conference.
We would like each Black Rock missionary and missionary partner to have 10 Black Rock prayer partners, requiring over 900 slots to be filled. This is a wonderful way to encourage and support a missionary while also enriching your prayer life. Our missionaries would tell you that they would never dare to do their work without prayer support behind them. Sign up during the conference at our table in the Worship Center.
Want to change a piece of the world? STAMP stands for Short Term Adult Missions Program. These teams are made up of 10 to 30 people who sometimes give up their vacation time to come alongside our missionaries both overseas and here in the US. It’s a great way to find out what our missionaries do and is a life-changing experience!
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Meet our speakers