NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Missions Conference 2007
“Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.”
“Lift Up Your Eyes” was the theme for Baptist Bible College’s 2007 Missions Conference, which was based on John 4:35. Missions professor John Jackson wanted this campus “to see what God would have us do in service for Him around the globe.”
Jared Burkholder, president of Student Missions Fellowship, was excited about the many different ministries these missionaries represent from theological education to youth ministries. He “prayed that God’s Word will be the forefront of this conference, the tool to affect students’ lives in missions.”
New this year was a unique way for students to socialize with the missionaries. An ice scream social was held on Wednesday evening to give students the opportunity for individual interaction with missionaries. Thursday night, missionaries were in students’ dorms to share testimonies.
Dr. Hantz Bernard, Director of Bibles International; Marty Dittmar, Athletic Chaplain for Purdue University Sports; and Dr. Bill Smallman, Director of Global Training through Baptist Mid-Missions spoke during the morning sessions. Other main session speakers included Dr. Wendall Kempton, President Emeritus of Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, and Nathan Osborne, pastor of Faith Baptist Church of Winter Haven, Florida.
Dr. Cheryl Fawcett, youth ministry educator for Vision for Youth International/ABWE, also spoke during one of the main sessions to promote international youth ministries. She is a BBC alumna who travels to equip nationals to serve youth in their own cultures.
In addition to the main sessions, students had the opportunity to attend workshops conducted by 15 different missionaries. The themes of these workshops all centered on lifting your eyes to see the harvest.
Posted on: 2/19/2007 8:58:29 AM