Are you going, or thinking of going, to the New Wineskins Global Mission Conference 2019 at Ridgecrest, North Carolina in September? If so, great! If not, I want to encourage you to prayerfully consider it.

The American Anglican Council will be there giving two Mission Awareness Presentations (MAP) Talks and offering a free pre-conference seminar. The MAP talks are a creative way to do conference workshops that include a 15-minute talk with 15 minutes of Q&A.

I will give a MAP Talk and lead a pre-conference seminar on the topic of “Moving Your Church from Maintenance to Mission.”

You might be wondering why we would focus on helping local churches be better at local missions at a “Global” mission’s conference. Well, technically speaking, North America is part of the globe so doing missions in your own community is “global” missions! But seriously, there was a time when America was largely Christian, and we weren’t doing enough to reach the world with Gospel. While we must still reach the world with the Gospel, America is more and more in need of being reached too! So, let us help you and your congregation be even better missionaries to your local community.

Here’s some more information about the pre-conference seminar:

Description: The time of Christiandom in North America is over and therefore local churches must learn to be missional churches, reaching their local communities with the Gospel if they want to survive and thrive. Each congregation must be about both global and local missions.

If your congregation is in maintenance or in decline, there is hope for your church. In “Moving Your Church from Maintenance to Mission,” you will learn both Biblical principles and practical strategies that, if applied, will lead your church to a new season of health and growth. Come, learn, and be a part of fulfilling the Great Commission in your own backyard.

Sessions will include topics like:

  1. There is no Revitalization without Renewal.
  2. There must be a Core Conviction for The Great Commission.
  3. There must be a Clear, Specific, Doable Vision.
  4. There must be more focus on Church Health than Church Growth.
  5. There is no Revitalization without Pain.

When: Thursday, Sept. 26: 9am – 3:00pm. The New Wineskins Conference begins the evening of the 26th so you would need to come in a night early, spend the day with us, have dinner with other pre-conference attendees, then jump right in to the conference that evening. 

Where: Ridgecrest Room TBD

How much? Free!

To register for our “Moving Your Church from Maintenance to Mission,” pre-conference please click here.

The AAC will also be hosting a lunch on Friday, September 27th from Noon – 1 pm during the conference. You won’t want to miss it and the opportunity to hear more about our ministry. Sign up for the Friday luncheon here.

To register for the New Wineskins Global Mission Conference 2019 please go to their website.

Note: Be sure to add the extra night’s housing and additional meals to your New Wineskins registration.

If you have any questions, please give me a call at 904-608-0047 or email me at meldredge@americananglican.org .  We hope to see you there!

The Rev. Canon Mark Eldredge is Director of Church Revitalization and Coaching at the American Anglican Council.

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