First Presbyterian Church hosts an annual World Missions Conference each year. Missionaries from around the world come here to share what God is doing through their ministry. As our Church Family becomes better acquainted with our missionaries and the projects they are pursuing, church members are encouraged to be fervent intercessors for these brothers and sisters serving in cross-cultural missions, to sacrificially give financially to their support, and to personally participate. Sign up on Realm, here!

2020 Conference

 

Conference Speaker

Dr. Jacob Pursley

Conference Dates

Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23, 2020

Registration:

Sign up and pay for dinner on Realm, here

 

Not on realm? Please contact our Ministry Coordinator to learn more about joining our online database.

Schedule:

Friday, February 21

5:15 p.m.           Dinner in the Fellowship Hall (see menu below)

6:00 p.m.          Program begins || the program will include the following:

–                         Introduction of Mission Partners and Representatives

–                         Mission Partner Testimonies

–                         Music || Children singing

–                         Keynote Speaker || Dr. Jacob Pursley || “Arise and Go: How the Gospel Spreads” from Acts 8:26-40

Dinner Menu:
Chicken Pot Pie, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Dessert

 

Saturday, February 22

Morning Main Session

9:00 a.m.             Coffee in the Fellowship Hall

9:30 a.m.             Program begins || the program will include the following:

–                            Music

–                            Mission Partner Testimonies

–                            Keynote Speaker || Dr. Jacob Pursley || “Arise and Go: God of the Nations Taken for Granted” from Matthew 28:18-20

 

Evening Event: Prayer and Missions Connect

6:00 p.m.           Missions Connect Program || the program will include the following:

–                           Worship

–                           Prayer

–                           Missionary Panel Discussion || “Declaring His Glory to the Nations” from Psalm 96:3

Childcare is available on Saturday evening for children ages First Grade and under. Second Grade and above are welcome to join their parents in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Sunday, February 23

9:00 a.m.          Morning Worship Service

–                         Introduction & Prayer for Mission Partners

–                         Sermon || Dr. Jacob Pursley || Jonah 1:1-2 “Arise and Go: God’s Heart for the Nations”

–                         Faith Promise Challenge

9:30 a.m.          Bible Lesson in Cornerstone with Mission Partner
Children of all ages are welcome to attend the Bible Lesson in Cornerstone. (Ages 6th Grade and under)

10:10 a.m.         Missionary Breakout Sessions

11:15 a.m.          Morning Worship Service

–                          Introduction & Prayer for Mission Partners

–                          Sermon || Dr. Jacob Pursley || Jonah 1:1-2 “Arise and Go: God’s Heart for the Nations”

–                          Faith Promise Challenge

11:45 a.m.          Bible Lesson in Cornerstone with Mission Partner
Children of all ages are welcome to attend the Bible Lesson in Cornerstone. (Ages 6th Grade and under)

 

Break Out Sessions || Sunday, February 23 at 10:10 AM

  • ABC – Tim Kay || Canterbury Classroom – Canterbury and Shepherds Classes
  • Guam – Mike and Eli Sabin || Covenant Classroom – Covenant and Ladies Classes
  • City Church Manchester – Matt Waldock || Connections Classroom – Connections and Grad & Career Classes
  • Wycliffe – Andy and Lori Keener || Logos Classroom – Logos and Youth Classes
  • Casa Hogar – Katie Scott || Immanuel Classroom – Immanuel and Providence Classes
  • Mexico – Scott and Kathy Craig || Trinity Classroom – Trinity and Community Classes

Breakout Sessions are during Sunday School hour. We need volunteers to bring donuts for each Sunday School class. Sign up to help in your Sunday School class this week!

**Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

 

Giving

Our featured ministry for donations during the conference this year is “The Shoe that Grows” – a ministry that provides long-lasting shoes to children in need. Examples of the shoes will be on display at the conference Friday night. Donations can be made at any point during the conference or even post conference. Learn more about “The Shoe that Grows” on their website: https://theshoethatgrows.org/

Please give through:

  • Envelopes on conference tables
  • The offering plate on Sunday, February 10 (*please write “shoes that grow”)
  • Online, here and select “The Shoe that Grows” from the drop-down list
  • Text “fpcmacon” to 73256 and click on the link response, then choose “The Shoe that Grows” in the drop down list
  • Our Church Office

Short Term Missions

Short Term Mission Trips provide an opportunity for anyone to support world missions by Going to a foreign country for a short period to  serve with established ministries through evangelism, manual labor, teaching, business networking, fellowship, and encouragement. Learn more about our upcoming trips for 2019 by following the links below:

City Church Manchester – June 20-28th/29th

Summer at Casa Hogar (Youth) – July 11-18th

Missionary Apparel

Missionaries who attend our annual conference or visit throughout the year are given the opportunity to visit our Missionary Apparel Closet. To date, we have served approximately 350 missionary families through the Apparel Closet. This ministry exists to assist with the needs of missionaries and their families. Clothing items are donated by our church members and others in the community year-round and especially before the conference begins. We are pleased to allow our visiting missionaries to select from a variety of styles and types of clothing. Specific apparel sizes and needs for this year’s Missions Conference will be listed below. For more information about the Apparel Closet, click here.

If you would like to donate new or almost new clothing to the Apparel Closet, please bring your items (on hangers if possible) to the Administration Office. Business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays. Thank you!