2019 Missions Conference
February 27–March 3, 2019
“Reaching the Unreached,” with Keynote Speaker Steve Richardson, President of Pioneers USA
Pioneers’ mission is to mobilize “spiritual entrepreneurs” into places and people groups that have little access to the gospel. Pioneers now has a growing international workforce of over 3,000 missionaries and marketplace professionals who serve among almost 300 unreached people groups in more than 100 countries.
Wednesday, February 27
5–6:30pm Dinner Served
6:30–7:30pm Youth Clubs with Missionary Guests
7:00–7:45pm The Church at Prayer with Missionary Guests
Thursday, February 28
9:00am Women’s Bible Study & Brunch
▪ Charity, (Sensitive Field)
Evening Home Fellowships
Friday, March 1
10:30am Brunch & Encouragement Service for Missionaries
Evening Home Fellowships
Saturday, March 2
8:00am Men & Boys’ Breakfast
3:30–7:00pm Mission Fare
Ongoing Treasure Hunt & Mission Displays
4:00–6:30pm Dinner Served, as supply lasts
4:00–4:50pm Seminar I: As I Looked Carefully:
Worldview Trends and The Emerging Generation
▪ Walt Mueller, President of Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
6–7 pm Children and Youth Activities (Nursery, infant–age 3)
6:10–6:55pm Seminar II: Quilts in the Tropics:
How God Used a Surprising Idea to Impact an Unreached People Group
▪ Steve Richardson, President of Pioneers USA, and his wife, Arlene Richardson
Sunday, March 3
8:00 & 11:00am Worship: Steve Richardson
9:30am Sunday School with our Missionaries
10:30am Fellowship Time in the Activity Room
12:30pm Lunch & Closing Remarks for Missionaries
6:30pm Ministry Report: Steven Light, Sojourner PCA, FL
Worship: Stephen (Sensitive Field)
Saturday, March 2, 3:30–7 PM, in the activity room.
Mission displays, book table, & souvenirs (including items sent from Barbara’s ministry with at-risk women).
Children of all ages are invited to hunt for treasure at the mission displays. Pick up a checklist at the Missions and Me table and you are on your way! All children who complete the activity will receive a prize.
A sampling of international foods is served, 4–6:30, as supply lasts ($6/person, maximum $20/household).
4:00: Walt Mueller, president of Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, speaks on reaching the next generation and some of the basic worldview trends and practices in which they believe and engage.
6:10: Steve Richardson, president of Pioneers USA, and his wife, Arlene, provide a joint seminar on using business as mission to reach unreached people groups.
Seminars are held in the Reformation Room.
Children’s Activity 6–7 PM
Grades 1–6 meet in Rm LL9 for an activity with Child Evangelism Fellowship. Ages 4–K meet in Rm 121. Children who say their memory verse (Psalm 67:1–4) at the M&M table beforehand receive a prize.
Youth Dessert Discussion 6–7 PM
Grades 7–12 meet in Rm LL11. We will hear from Richard Smith on his ministry to international students at Penn State University.
Pioneers USA and Jesus Film Project
The Missions Conference offering is divided between Pioneers’ “Pursuit of the Nations” Campaign and Jesus Film Project’s “Mission 865.”
Give online at westpca.com/give, use the green Missions Conference envelope in your box, or write “Missions Conference” on a pew envelope to designate your gift.
Pioneers’ Pursuit of the Nations Campaign
For nearly 40 years, Pioneers (www.pioneers.org) has used innovative and creative means to bring the gospel to every corner of the globe. While the hope of the gospel has spread for thousands of years, millions have not yet had an opportunity to hear it. Through the 2019 Pursuit of the Nations Campaign, Pioneers is committed to confronting this challenge by focusing on spiritual vitality, innovation, and leadership excellence and by seeking to:
▪ Send missionaries to 30 unreached people groups in 2019
▪ Launch a recruitment effort to appoint 250 new missionaries in 2020
▪ Equip thousands of missionaries with digital and physical security tools
▪ Strengthen international missions partnerships across India and Africa
Jesus Film Project’s Mission 865
The “JESUS” film, a two-hour film based on Luke’s gospel, has been dubbed into more than 1,700 languages and is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most translated film in history. Westminster Church has used the “JESUS” film in both its Refugee and ESL ministries to bring the gospel to people in their native languages. Mission 865 (www.mission865.org) is an initiative of Jesus Film Project that seeks to reach the last 865 language groups of 50,000 speakers or more with the “JESUS” film in their own heart language. Literacy is low in many of these people groups, and about half of the groups have no written language at all. This makes the film an effective tool to reach these people in a way that they can immediately understand. The impact of seeing Jesus’ story and hearing him speak in their own language is powerful!