New Wilmington Mission Conference celebrates, encourages global mission
Gathering to draw Christians from 30 states, 20 countries
June 26, 2014
With Micah 6:8 as its theme, the New Wilmington Mission Conference will encourage participants to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God at its July 19-25 gathering at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.
NWMC, meeting for the 109th time this summer, aims to strengthen Christians in their mission commitments, according to a press release. More than 30 states and 20 countries are represented among the more than 800 attendees. Although oriented toward youth, the conference offers a multi-generational atmosphere.
Conference speakers will urge participants to follow Jesus more closely and take the Good News to those who have not heard it. Missionaries and leaders from the global church will share some of the things that God is doing in the world and challenge participants to join in the mission calling.
Youth will have hands-on experiences with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency, and the New Castle City Rescue Mission, a Pennsylvania ministry serving men with substance abuse, gambling and unemployment problems.
NWMC is celebrating 54 years of sending out a Summer Service team of young adults out into the world for six weeks. This summer, eight college students and their leaders are serving in the Middle East. These young missionaries will be sharing their experiences July 22 and July 26. Deleted times and days of week
Other speakers will include the Rev. Mary Hulst and the Rev. Laura Smith of Calvin College, global missiologist Andrew Walls, the Rev. Russell Smith of Cincinnati and Scott Gore of Gilbert, Arizona. More than 25 missionaries will also speak about their experiences.
The conference is open to the public and free for all. NWMC suggests evenings as particularly good time for youth groups to attend. Visit the website for a list of all the speakers, the schedule, registration and more. Morning and evening meetings will also be available for live streaming, with podcasts to follow.