The Fellowship of Short-Term Mission Leaders (FSTML) and The Standards of Excellence (SOE) in Short-Term Missions organization would like to invite you to join them as they partner with Missio Nexus in hosting the North American Mission Leaders Conference, Sept. 19-21 in Dallas. This first-time partnership brings the addition of a short-term missions track to the conference, and Missio Nexus is combining three of their annual conferences (Personnel, Finance/Administration, and North American Mission Leaders) into one and also partnering with the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) to provide a total of 7 affinity group tracks. Early bird pricing ends June 30.
Learn the importance of using story to reach oral cultures with the Good News. Get practical help and ministry ideas. Meet others who share your interests. Either way be sure to register by June 1st for a $25 discount. If you succeed in bringing a friend, they’ll give you an additional $25 discount. The dates are September 16-19 (Monday 5pm to
Thursday 8am) at the DoubleTree Conference Center, Chesterfield, MO (that’s really close to St. Louis). Learn more at…
They’re calling it “Stand.” It’s the North American Missions Leaders Conference. The dates are September 19th-21st, 2013 in Dallas/Fort Worth. Main Speakers include Francis Chan, David Platt, Decio de Carvalho (COMIBAM), Peter Tarantal (OM International), Beram Kumar (Southeast Asian Network), Berting Fernando, Ruth Haley Barton, and Mike Breen (3DM). There will be 7 Affinity Groups, with workshop tracks and super workshops. If you register before June 30th, pay $379. Learn more at…
(Thanks Joshua! :-) )
Arts for a Better Future (ABF) is a one-week workshop that trains participants to spark local, Scripture-infused creativity that moves communities toward the kingdom of God. The training content follows the 7-step process contained in Creating Local Arts Together: A Manual to Help Communities Reach Their Kingdom Goals (2013, William Carey Library). Participants will learn to apply this flexible model to an existing cultural context. They then develop plans to engage these principles for arts in mission with a community in which they work. The workshop is drenched in warm, artistic personal interaction with other people and God. ABF can be a help to missionaries with artistic gifts, cross-cultural ministry strategic planners, pastors, worship leaders, people interested in developing multicultural worship, and artists of all kinds. Choose the site closest to you:
*** Dallas, TX – June 3-8, 2013 (Not: Registration ends May 15! Act soon!) – see
*** England – July 7-12, 2013 – see
for info and see the video at
If you have questions after looking at the websites above, write to
Sponsored by the International Council of Ethnodoxologists –
and its partners in Dallas and the UK.
Do you know a son or daughter of a missionary family or a Christian family living abroad? Is that son or daughter graduating from high school this week, headed to college in the USA this fall? If so, please consider recommending this great retreat for MK’s and TCK’s…
Its goal is to provide helpful tools which prepare for transition into American life and college. The dates are August 5-11, 2013 at Bethel Christian Camp in Gaston, SC.
Thanks to Russell, who tipped us off to the fact that John Piper has provided some excellent missions sermons and panels, originally staged at a missions conference in 2011, at…
Speakers include Louie Giglio, Jason Mandryk, Greg Livingstone, David Platt, and, of course, Piper himself. Excellent stuff. (Thanks Russell!)
Over two-thirds of the world cannot, or will not, learn from reading. But stories open the road to their hearts. MAF-Learning Technologies offers Oral Strategies Workshops in many places around the world. However, each year they offer one in the US. This year it will take place in Boise, Idaho, June 4-8 2013. Students will learn to teach the same way Jesus taught. They will be able to tell fun, accurate Bible stories, lead interactive Bible studies, and equip short-term mission teams. The methods taught work particularly well with people groups who are preferred oral communicators, but even the highly literate find new insights. For more information or to register go to:
If you’ve never attended a Muslim Connexion conference, featuring Dr. Don McCurry, it’s not too late. But you’ll need to scramble. We just heard about this literally this morning. It’s May 17-18 at Southwest Bible Church in Beaverton, OR. You could still catch the Early Bird Special registration price (until May 11) which is $40 for a single, $60 for a couple and $20 for a student. Learn more at
Don’t forget about Crescent Project’s Sahara Challenge…
The training is non-confrontational, uses much scripture, is informed by Islam itself, and is well-regarded by many. Also, you can actually see online videos of the training at…
Cool idea. There must be some way to register so you can watch the videos online (and not have to wait for DVD’s to come in the mail). This would be really helpful to overseas customers, living in sensitive situations. Although it didn’t look like the page was protected by SSL technology, one could use a VPN to address security and, presumably, view the entire training program via a distance-learning approach. Awesome.
You have read about the T4T model of Church Planting Movements in Mission Frontiers and here in Brigada. Come to Spain this summer for a mentored experience among North African immigrants. This will not only bless the nations you’ll be working among, it will give you the skills and experience to lead others in developing a Church Planting Movement in your own context. Two sessions are available: June 23 to July 2nd, and/or July 24 to Aug 2nd. The agenda is outlined here:
For more information, contact Robby
If you’re interested, better respond by April 16th. This trip will fill fast.
Love the arts? Check out this 5-day Summer School (July 7-12) at All Nations Christian College, UK. Learn drama, dance, music, poetry, film in the context of missions. Get the scoop at …
(Thanks for the tip, Tony!)
The word on the street is that the mission conferences known as The Forum and The National Short-Term Mission Conference (NSTMC) will not be taking place this year. Instead, those two groups are meeting with Missionexus here…
at the North American Mission Leaders Conference, also known as The Stand. Should be good.
Frontline Conference is a weekend gathering (July 5-7, 2013) where you can join workers from the Muslim world in discussing current strategies for reaching Muslims for Christ. Columbia International University (CIU) will host the conference in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The Zwemer Center’s Summer Institute bookends the conference, offering one-week intensive courses which can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit or as a non-credit seminar ($250): Addressing Muslim Concerns (July 1-5) and Islam in the 21st Century (July 8-12). For more information visit
From May 26 – 31, get “From Cubs to Lions.” This is a discipleship course for new and maturing converts from Islam, taught in Boulder, Colorado.
From June 17 – 21, catch Engaging Islam in Dearborn, Michigan, focused on how to share the Good News with Muslims, with outreach every afternoon.
From July 8 – August 2, attend the Strategic Institute for Muslim Studies, again in Boulder, Colorado, focused on four intensive weeks of teaching which include teaching, interaction and role play.
Get all the details at…
Check out “Care ConneXion 2013,” April 19-20, 2013 at Village Baptist Church, Beaverton, OR. Register before April 5th to receive the early-bird rate. Care Connexion is a catalyst for mutual encouragement and sharing of best practice resources in member care. This conference is an excellent opportunity to network with others committed to missionary care and will focus on equipping and networking leaders to provide relevant and effective care for missionaries. Guest keynote speakers are Scott Shaum, Barnabas International and Senior Pastor Mark Hanke, Salem First Baptist Church. For more information, visit
Barnabas International and ELIM Retreat Ministries have room available in two June Retreats along the shores of Lake Huron, Michigan, USA. The openings are in the Retreats of June 17-22 and June 25-30. The cost is $80.00 per person. They offer a safe, beautiful 1400 acre retreat site with miles of beach front and their goal is your renewal, encouragement and rest in a safe place with safe people. For registration, pics, video clip and faq’s, please go to
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hstewart5junocom with questions, or just jump to the online version of this item using the link below, and click on the word “Comment” below. I think my wife and I are going to try to do the June 17 week. We’d love to meet you there.