Frontliners Conference coming to Cape
Missions emphasis coming to Lynwood
CAPE GIRARDEAU – Nine days after the close of the 172nd annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), Cape Girardeau will be hosting another major ministry event Nov. 10-11 when the Frontliners Conference comes to Lynwood Baptist Church.
Tim McClard, International Mission Board (IMB) missionary to Suriname, and Neil Treme, IMB missionary to Mexico, are lined up to be the main speakers for the 10-hour conference that is designed to encourage, educate and equip missions leaders for effective overseas work. Sponsoring the event is the Middle America and Caribbean region of the IMB.
“This has been some of the best training in how to do strategic missions,” said Chuck Johnson, IMB regional volunteer strategist. “Those who participate really come out of it with just kind of a new vision for how to be strategic in what they’re doing. We’ve found this to be one of the most effective ways, just 10 hours, to really communicate our vision for the International Mission Board and for our region as well.”
The training has proven to be a means by which local church leaders can guide their congregations to become Strategy Coordinator Churches through the IMB. Such a congregation serves as missionaries to an unreached people group overseas. Lynwood is one such Strategy Coordinator Church.
“We want to see churches plant churches,” Johnson said. “That’s kind of the bottom line of everything we do in terms of volunteers.”
The Frontliners Conference runs from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 10 and from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Cost is $25, which includes materials and supper on
Nov. 10 and lunch on Nov. 11.
A bonus session will occur on Nov. 12. It begins with a Lostness service, complete with a parade of black flags, during the morning worship services with McClard preaching. A banquet and bonus session with McClard is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. at a cost of $5 per ticket. McClard and his wife, Judy, will then do a Suriname mission service in the evening.
For more information, contact Mark Strickland, Lynwood’s director of missions, by phone at (573) 334-4600 or by email at email@example.com