THINK ABOUT THIS
This Saturday and Sunday Community Church will have our annual World Mission Conference. Have you ever wondered why we have a Missions Conference? It’s not because we’ve always done so. There are several reasons why we make the Missions Conference a priority each year.
First of all, it reminds us that we serve a missionary God. In Scripture we read that God has a plan to redeem mankind, a plan that found its fulfillment in the birth, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ His Son. A Missions Conference reminds us that God has always been on mission to bring the Good News of hope and forgiveness to every man, woman and child on this planet.
Secondly, a Missions Conference reminds us of our God-given mission. Jesus commanded us to “go and make disciples of all nations.” In the course of life with all of its activities and distractions it’s easy to lose sight of Great Commission. The purpose of Missions Conference is to remind us that our lives are not our own, and that we have been chosen by our Lord for a purpose. Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last.” (John 15:16) Every part of our lives should be geared to help people come closer to Christ. Our Missions Conference should ignite our passion for the glory of Christ to be recognized around the world.
Third, a Missions Conference is a time to celebrate what God has done through those missionaries we support. Each week during the past year we have received updates on the work and needs of the families we support, but a Missions Conference is a time to hear firsthand what God is doing. We learn about the hard work of our missionaries and how God has answered our prayers. It’s a time to thank God for what He’s done. Plus, it’s a time to renew friendships with people like Kim and Jan Cone who we don’t see all that often.
A Missions Conference only happens once a year and I hope that you’ll make it a priority to come on Saturday and Sunday to learn what God is doing and to allow Him to refresh your vision for the world.
Think about that!