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CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

NAMEWORKSHOPBEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED ALL PURPOSE
2019 NAAMC Workshop Speakers
THURSDAY AFTERNOON 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
David Bempong: Riverdale MinistriesWhat do I do when I get there? Fundamentals on teaching the Bible: What does it look like to teach the truths of scripture in a non-western context? We can be more confident of passing on the gospel in an effective and faithful way if we work to understand three worldviews: our own worldview, the worldview of the culture of Bible times and the worldview of our hearers. After attending this workshop one will have a solid framework for teaching the Bible in a mission’s context.Beginners
Dr. Phillip Nelson: SIMWhere are all the African Americans?: An in-dept study of the history of African-Americans on the missions field and how/why there is now a decline. The past hindrances and present challenges and opportunities for African American involvement in Global Kingdom AdvanceIntermediate
Dr. Kelvin McCune: Church Equipping Ministries InternationalBuilding a Missions Ministry in a Disinterested Church: How to start a missions ministry in a church without a vision for it. How to motivate your Church to become more mission minded. How to establish your goal and objectives. How to overcome obstacles. This is for Pastors, Evangelistic and Mission Committee, most likely small and medium size Churches.Intermediate
Dr. Marjorie Brown: Dominion International MinistriesMissions & Spiritual Warfare: We are commissioned for Missions and Spiritual Warfare! “Spiritual Warfare and Missions must have an AUDACIOUS APOSTOLIC THRUST, a DIVINE IMPETUS and FRESH DRIVE for the rhythm and heartbeat of God in every nation, for all people groups through intercessory prayer.” This workshop will focus on how to prepare for the art of strategic and tactical warfare for what I call “Operation Apostolic Onslaught” PRE- DURING- and POST- intercessory prayer. You will be equipped and positioned as SWAT – Strategic Warriors & Apostolic Tacticians. ARE YOU READY? Intermediate
Karen Michener: Frontier VenturesContextualization- Insider Movements: How far is too far? Examine crossing cultures for Christ without Compromising Christian values. We will together evaluate some specific examples of contextualization and discuss a timely topic: Do insider movements allow for the unimpeded growth of the Gospel through lines of relationship, or do they cheapen and distort the Gospel for the sake of expediency? 1. Exposure to some ideas that may require considering new paradigms in mission strategy. 2. Knowledge of misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding “insider movements.” 3. An opportunity to discuss limitations of contextualization and insider strategies. 4. Information about what God is doing in the world today through “movements to Jesus.” This is for Workers, particularly among Muslims; agency leaders; mission’s pastors and church mission committee members.Advanced
Brittany Gardner: SIM USABuilding Partnerships & Networks: Understanding the importance for ministry partnerships and the opportunities they provide. An examination of Biblical examples of partnership in Gospel work and exploration of how organizations and churches collaborate effectively in global ministry. An idea of what collaboration can look like between those seeking to mobilize cross-cultural ministry workers, connections to others who are engaging in mobilization, and action steps to incorporate moving forward. This would be for Pastors, mission’s pastors, mission’s committee leaders, mobilizers in agencies/organizations. Advanced
Byron Johnson:Vision938Catching the Mission Vision: Institutional Fundraising. Regardless of the type of fundraising (individual or institutional) you do, there is always a strategic and personal element. Yes, institutions are different in many regards than individuals; but in reality, institutions are asking some of the same questions that an individual donor is asking. How do I tap into the resources of institutions? How do I discover the passions and interest of these institutions? Do their passions and interest line up with the work that God has called me? Come discover how to take the next steps with institutions. Advanced
Pastor Ron and Star Nelson - Sowing Seeds of JoyMissions, Marriage, and Family : You will learn of God’s desire to focus your family toward making a strong impact for His kingdom—in your community, church, children’s schools, and in the world. Attendee should expect to gain information which will foster deeper family relationships and bring clarity to God’s design for marriage and His want of a unified family unit of faith on the mission field. Mission-minded husbands, wives, pastors, lay-persons, those whose hearts are desirous to see the family unit strengthened and enhanced on the mission field.All Welcome
Friday Morning 10:45 - 12:00 PM
NameWorkshopBeginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Byron Johnson: Vision938Catching the Mission Vision: Financing the Mission: So you are convinced of God’s call on your life to the mission field, however, your greatest fear is fundraising. Do you have a vision or mission that is clear, concise, and compelling? How can I fund the mission that God has called me to? Where do I start? What’s necessary for me to be successful in fundraising? How do I communicate my story and/or mission? You have questions? We have answers! Come learn some basic tips and tools to be successful at fundraising. Come hear how to recruit and retain financial partners.Beginners
Mark Heazlit: Frontier VenturesKey Trends in 21st Century Missions: An overview of the significant trends having a positive or negative impact upon the global mission community. Items for discussion include the impact of Short-term mission trips, Prayer Warfare, Ministry Partnerships, contextualization, Women in Missions, Tent making, and pursuing a Holistic Approach to Missions. You will understand the key trends in global mission movement and receive practical steps needed for effective ministry. Beginners
Sean Paton: Voice of the MartrysSupporting the Perscuted Church : An up-close and personal look at the dynamics of the persecuted and how to support them. Come find out how you can support the persecuted church, and why you need them more than they need you! A deeper sense of fellowship with their persecuted family; a deeper source of inspiration from their persecuted family; and a deeper commitment to support their persecuted family. Any bible-believing Christian, since we are all commanded to obey Hebrews 13:3- Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you are also in the body.Intermediate
Pastor Dennis Washington: International Students Inc. & Pastor Eric So: Peace City ChurchReaching the nations among us: Ministering to Refugees and International Students God is providing Great Commission opportunities by bringing least-reached peoples from around the world and placing them within arm’s reach of our churches. The nations are in North America. People from all over the world are moving into our communities. Many of these people are coming from places where there is little-to-no access to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This workshop will help you discover the who, where, why and how to reach our international neighbors. This workshop is for cross cultural evangelists, pastors and lay people.Intermediate
Pastor Terre Haas and Sallie Varney: Operation MobilizationMissions and Employment: Learn how to use your professionial skills, pursue a career and serve God on the mission field all at once. Fresh thinking on how to go overseas and take your job with you to places where Jesus is not known. An alternative missionary model to the traditional support-raising model. We source jobs overseas; help local church send; help job seekers find jobs in least reached places. Attendees at this session will / may: Understand the current state of missions & global cultural trends. Be aware of a fresh approach to missionary service — Market Place Workers. Consider taking their profession to the least reached. Understand the process, how it works, and where to beginAdvanced
Rabbi/Baptist Pastor Robert Pristoop: Shofarel: Messianic MinistriesUnderstanding the Jewish Jesus: Teaching pertinent Scripture verses that show Messiah and the prophecies of His coming from the Old Testament, including some very important proper translations of the Hebrew. Sharing Jesus with Jewish people is commanded in Romans 1:16-17, 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith,[a] as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” To be obedient to God’s word, believers and disciples need to understand that we must reach our Jewish neighbors, friends, family and associates with the truth of the Messiah.All Welcome
Orchidy Boyd: African American Mobilization Services (AFAMMS)The Function of Praise and Worship in Missions: Why praise and worship? The spiritual connection – Uniting us as one with Him and for Him. What happens during praise and worship on outreach? The effects of praise and worship on outreach among the nationals. Cultural praise and worship. What's the point? – End results Also , you will have a new and fresh paradigm in using different mediums of praise and worship to draw attention to the glory and fame of our God so that He can be known among the nations. You will be provided an opportunity to participate on a praise and worship outreach in the three frontiers region of the Amazon (Colombia, Brazil and Peru) in 2020. This session is for Team leaders, Musicians, Dance teams and Interpretive dancers, Flag bearers, Drummers, Rappers, Evangelists, Prayer warriors, Pastors and all those who God would place interest. All Welcome
Pastor Ron and Star Nelson - Sowing Seeds of Joy Inc.NAAMC Certification Program (NCP): Informational Sessions on the various tracks offered within the NAAMC Certification Program. This workshop will provide you detailed information relative to the NCP requirements, curriculum, and benefits. Individuals desiring to enrich their knowledge of missions, learn what the program offers, and how becoming certified will foster credibility among churches and the broader missions community. Attendee should expect to gain pertinent information regarding the NCP to aid in their decision as to whether or not the offered program merits further attention as they examine their calling in missions. All Welcome
Friday Afternoon 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
NameWorkshopBeginners , Intermediate, Advanced
Pastor Jahill Richards: Springs of Grace Baptist ChurchMissions 101- Understanding the Basics: What is missions? Why is it important? Conquering Fear/ How do I get started? In this workshop we are going to talk about how God calls His disciples to be courageous with His truth in missions. We will walk through Matthew 10:24–31, and seek to better understand how to overcome the fear of sharing our faith, in order to proclaim the gospel boldly! A biblical understanding of how to overcome fear, and how to be courageous disciples who fulfill the Great Commission. Beginners
Jamie Farr: Wycliffe Bible TranslatorsPartnership Development: What keeps us from executing the Mission Vision? What fears will keep me from taking steps to go? What are critical fears faced by most people before they go? This session highlights a few huge issues but focuses on the primary fears surrounding faith missions and particularly finances. This session addresses the issues of developing a strong biblically based philosophy for partnering between the church and individuals who are “going” to serve. At the end of the workshop you will have the following knowledge. 1.Have resource list to utilize to help them with fears, gain practical tools to do partnership well. 2. Identify whether their church is ready for Partnership and help their church takes next steps towards ministry partnership with congregants. 3. Identify personal fears and concerns and and practical steps to begin taking steps to let God help them address the challenges. Beginners
Pastor Dennis Washington: International Students Inc. & Pastor Eric So: Peace City ChurchReaching the nations among us: Ministering to Refugees and International Students God is providing Great Commission opportunities by bringing least-reached peoples from around the world and placing them within arm’s reach of our churches. The nations are in North America. People from all over the world are moving into our communities. Many of these people are coming from places where there is little-to-no access to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This workshop will help you discover the who, where, why and how to reach our international neighbors. This workshop is for cross cultural evangelists, pastors and lay people.Intermediate
Byron Johnson:Vision938Catching the Mission Vision: Institutional Fundraising. Regardless of the type of fundraising (individual or institutional) you do, there is always a strategic and personal element. Yes, institutions are different in many regards than individuals; but in reality, institutions are asking some of the same questions that an individual donor is asking. How do I tap into the resources of institutions? How do I discover the passions and interest of these institutions? Do their passions and interest line up with the work that God has called me? Come discover how to take the next steps with institutions. Advanced
Sherri T.: Antioch Baptist ChurchUnderstanding Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism: It can be intimating to fulfill Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20) if you have little to no knowledge of the three major, non-Christian religions (Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism) which dominate about 43% of the world’s population (source: Joshua project). It is simpler than you may think. I have effectively used an approach to share the gospel with people of all faiths in Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, South America, and the US which resulted in some accepting Christ and some moving forward in their understanding of Christ as Savior. By the end of the session, you should be able to have effective conversations that lead to the gospel with Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists.All Welcome
Mike Fariss: Urban Discovery MinistriesMoblizing College Students: Learn how to move college students into the missions field Attendees will learn ways to mobilize students for careers in world missions. The workshop will address practical initiatives more than casting vision. Attendees will review briefly the history of past student-mobilization movements and how they involved African American students. Present strategies will be considered with focus on their effectiveness. Attendees will get a better understanding of the action steps necessary for mobilizing students for career missions. They will be introduced to initiatives that they may join or replicate. They will receive network opportunities with those of like passion.All Welcome
Vachearl Carter and Alexa Johnson: Youth with a Mission (YWAM)Engaging Millennials in Missions: This session will talk about effective ways to recruit, utilize and equip young people in short term and mid term missions. We will also cover young people’s historic role in missions work and ways to paint a vision that draws them to the mission field. We will give you ideas for inviting young people to their ministry and/mission field. We will give you historical facts about young people in local and international missions. Give you encouragement for intergenerational ministry. This session is for youth Workers, ministry leaders, parents and anyone wanting to include more generations into their ministry.All Welcome
Pastor Ron and Star Nelson - Sowing Seeds of JoySo You are Going on a Short-Term Missions Trip 101: This workshop will address the “dos and don’ts” of going on a short-term missions trip and how to properly prepare for maximum impact. Attendee should expect to gain value knowledge and insight on how to prepare and equip themselves for the short-term mission’s experience. Mission Pastors, Mission Directors, Mission Sending Non-Profit Organizations, Lay Leaders, zealous mission goers, individuals currently involved in missions, and those desiring to go on missions.All Welcome
Saturday Morning 9:15 AM - 10:30AM
NameWorkshopBeginners , Intermediate, Advanced
Pastor Jahill Richards: Springs of Grace Baptist ChurchMissions 101- Understanding the Basics: What is missions? Why is it important? Conquering Fear/ How do I get started? In this workshop we are going to talk about how God calls His disciples to be courageous with His truth in missions. We will walk through Matthew 10:24–31, and seek to better understand how to overcome the fear of sharing our faith, in order to proclaim the gospel boldly! A biblical understanding of how to overcome fear, and how to be courageous disciples who fulfill the Great Commission. Beginners
Byron Johnson: Vision938Catching the Mission Vision: Financing the Mission: So you are convinced of God’s call on your life to the mission field, however, your greatest fear is fundraising. Do you have a vision or mission that is clear, concise, and compelling? How can I fund the mission that God has called me to? Where do I start? What’s necessary for me to be successful in fundraising? How do I communicate my story and/or mission? You have questions? We have answers! Come learn some basic tips and tools to be successful at fundraising. Come hear how to recruit and retain financial partners.Beginners
Reverend James and Faith Cha: Cresent ProjectMissions and Spiritual Warfare: Addressing spiritual encounter on and off the mission’s field: Learn about the reality of spiritual warfare in cross cultural ministry, and how to have victory in Christ. Attendees will gain understanding of the reality of spiritual warfare in cross cultural ministry, and learn how to identify and overcome the common attacks of Satan against those who are engaged in ministry as well as the lost or new converts. This workshop is for those who are engaged in evangelism and discipleship ministry with those who are lost, especially people from other religions.Intermediate
Rocky Isik : City Church NetworkMinister the Gospel to Refugees in sensitive Areas Internationally: How Would Jesus have dealt with Refugees? How Should We deal with Refugees? For ALL attendees to have a better understanding of The Need for Outreach to Refugees. Anyone who has a heart and calling from ABOVE (Father, Son, and The Spirit) to advance the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. To be moved to take a step of FAITH in the direction The Holy Spirit shows them. To bring Fruit and Much Fruit. This is for Pastors, Missionaries and Mission Minded People, Sending Organizations, and Giving Organizations.Intermediate
Dr. Kelvin McCune: Church Equipping Ministries InternationalBuilding a Missions Ministry in a Disinterested Church: How to start a missions ministry in a church without a vision for it. How to motivate your Church to become more mission minded. How to establish your goal and objectives. How to overcome obstacles. This is for Pastors, Evangelistic and Mission Committee, most likely small and medium size Churches.Intermediate
Brittany Gardner: SIM USABuilding Partnerships & Networks: Understanding the importance for ministry partnerships and the opportunities they provide. An examination of Biblical examples of partnership in Gospel work and exploration of how organizations and churches collaborate effectively in global ministry. An idea of what collaboration can look like between those seeking to mobilize cross-cultural ministry workers, connections to others who are engaging in mobilization, and action steps to incorporate moving forward. This would be for Pastors, mission’s pastors, mission’s committee leaders, mobilizers in agencies/organizations. Advanced
Pastor Terre Haas and Sallie Varney: Operation MobilizationMissions and Employment: Learn how to use your professionial skills, pursue a career and serve God on the mission field all at once. Fresh thinking on how to go overseas and take your job with you to places where Jesus is not known. An alternative missionary model to the traditional support-raising model. We source jobs overseas; help local church send; help job seekers find jobs in least reached places. Attendees at this session will / may: Understand the current state of missions & global cultural trends. Be aware of a fresh approach to missionary service — Market Place Workers. Consider taking their profession to the least reached. Understand the process, how it works, and where to beginAdvanced
Vachearl Carter and Alexa Johnson: Youth with a Mission (YWAM)Engaging Millennials in Missions: This session will talk about effective ways to recruit, utilize and equip young people in short term and mid term missions. We will also cover young people’s historic role in missions work and ways to paint a vision that draws them to the mission field. We will give you ideas for inviting young people to their ministry and/mission field. We will give you historical facts about young people in local and international missions. Give you encouragement for intergenerational ministry. This session is for youth Workers, ministry leaders, parents and anyone wanting to include more generations into their ministry.All Welcome