2014 Missions College: American Peoples Affinity
Deadline to register has been extended through Friday, December 20, 2014!
Intensive week of missions training for churches interested or already engaged in missions opportunities in the Americas. An opportunity to connect with IMB missionaries from the Americas and other churches engaging people groups in church planting. The purpose is to learn more about some of the most fruitful missions practices currently being utilized and to sharpen each other as we strive to equip ourselves for the Kingdom's sake.
Themes: Three independent tracts/workshops will be provided
Introductory Missions Training (PartnerConnect):
This is a broad-spectrum overview of key topics for effective short-term missions. This tract will follow our PartnerConnect model and participation in our online webinars is encouraged (but not required). The next webinar sessions to be offered will be on Tuesday nights from October 1 - November 19 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Registration (click here to register).
Advanced Orality Tract:
This will provide an overview of oral strategies historically and currently being used in missions and then work through some specific tools to aid the development of an oral strategy for church planting and discipleship. Some previous experience or exposure to Bible Storying suggested.
Community Transformation Training:
The training of nationals in the use of community development lessons (basic, preventative health care lessons) as an outreach to prevent common physical problems; improve the overall health of a community; and to establish legitimate relationships with non-believers in order to tell God's story. The training will look at ways to incorporate healthcare and other human needs aspects into your overall comprehensive church planting strategy. The process discussed will have a heavy emphasis on training nationals as well as on orality.
Jan. 13, 2014 - Monday evening registration begins at 3:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Kick-off with a special speaker - Tom Elliff, IMB President
Training is Tuesday-Friday afternoon
International Learning Center, Rockville, Va.
U.S. church pastors and members engaging or desiring to help with church planting in the Americas. This training is excellent for all different levels of engagement, helping to improve the effectiveness of one-time short-term trips as well as more intensive strategy development for longer-term strategic partnerships and Embrace churches. Churches are encouraged to send enough participants to have at least one person attending each of the three tracts.
• Attending January 13-17 - Special early registration fee of $199 before Sept. 30, $225 Oct. 1-31, and $249 Nov. 1- Dec. 15.
• Attending January 13-18 (Conference ends with lunch on Friday. This option available only if your travel plans dictate) - Special early registration fee of $229 before Sept. 30, $255 Oct. 1-31, and and $279 Nov. 1 - Dec. 15.
Price includes lodging from Monday night through Friday afternoon, meals from Monday dinner through Friday lunch.
• No lodging required January 13-17 - Special early registration fee of $99 before Sept. 30, $125 Oct. 1-31, and $149 Nov. 1 - Dec. 15. Price includes Monday dinner, lunch and dinner Tues.-Thurs., and Fri. lunch.
Group Registration: There will be an opportunity during the registration process to add additional people.