FORT WORTH, Texas — The Global Missions Conference, a gathering of church members from around the globe held every three years, is changing dates.
The conference, originally scheduled for July, will instead be Oct. 19-22 at the Legacy Church of Christ in Fort Worth.
The move is designed to incorporate the mission-minded university students who attend the World Mission Workshop, an annual event hosted by colleges and universities associated with Churches of Christ.
In 2010, Harding University hosted the 50th annual World Mission Workshop at Harding University Tahkodah, a 1,350-acre missions training camp near Floral, Ark.
Coordinators of the World Mission Workshop approached the steering committee of the Global Missions Conference about combining the events and moving the date to October.
“This new date allows university students, faculty and short-term workers — who often are on the mission field during the summer — to attend this year’s mission conference,” according to a news release from Missions Resource Network, a Bedford, Texas-based ministry that coordinates the conference.
The Global Missions Conference began in 2005 as a collaborative effort among Churches of Christ.
The conference seeks to help Christians “be more intentional in collaborating with our brothers and sisters worldwide in reconciling people to the Lord, strengthen the central role of the local church in global missions and practice better stewardship,” according to the news release.
Scheduled speakers include Jim McGuiggan, Fred Asare, Howard Norton, Evertt Huffard, Dan Rodriguez, Randy Harris and Shon Smith. FOR MORE INFORMATION,
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