Unprecedented. Unbelievable. Unforgettable.
These are words I’ve heard (and used) to describe the last year in which a microscopic virus plunged us into a state of panic and polarization, fear and fracture. So many things were disrupted and disjointed in our world (and our churches) because of physical, political and spiritual distancing. Some are saying that our country has not been this divided or dis-united since the Civil War.
Our world is weary and worn out. We are weary and worn out, which is why I believe God would have us plan a mission conference this fall…to remind us that the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, is the only thing that can cause a weary world to rejoice. And so the theme of this mission conference will be “A Weary World Rejoices,” which comes from the powerful line in the Christmas hymn, “O Holy Night.” The conference will begin on Friday, November 12th and go through Sunday, November 14th.
To help us lean into that theme will be our main conference speaker (and former pastor) Dr. Clay Smith, who now serves as the Senior Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO. We will enjoy times of refreshment around the table and God's Word as we are reminded of the power of the gospel to change everything!
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(updated April 29, 2021)