Conference: Business As Missions at IPC April 29-30

Independent Presbyterian Church, Second Presbyterian Church and Mission to the World announced an opportunity in Memphis we feel will greatly benefit the Hope Family.

Have you wondered if there are more ways to contribute?
The value of working behind the scenes of a local church or ministry or making financial contributions cannot be underestimated, but perhaps there is another way businesspeople can fully use their business gifts and skills in ministry?

Ways God can use YOU…
– Teaching business principles to those in another country
– Helping start micro enterprises where there is a need
– Mentoring small/medium enterprise owners
– Opening a business yourself in another country
– Being a coordinator overseeing Business As Mission (BAM) inititives
– Contributing financially to missions locally and globally

Does this mean you have to leave your job, move overseas?
That is one way to serve, but it is not the only way.  There are many paths to ministry.  Any church can benefit from a healthy and active business community, especially when those companies operate on sound Christian principles.  Of course, having members involved in business means that a church is more likely to be self-sustaining.  In many countries, doors into the local business community are more open to business people than to a pastor.  A local businessman or woman may be freer to offer a Bible study to their employees.  Also, businesspeople may have more opportunities to witness to those outside the faith and disciple other believers than a pastor.

Business is a universal language, opening doors to the Gospel.
Business As Missions (BAM) is an important part of a strategy for creating church-planting movements around the world and producing stronger churches that recognizes that Jesus is Lord over all of life.

Conference Speakers:
Rev. Richie Sessions – Pastor Independent Presbyterian Church
Rev. Sandy  Willson – Pastor Second Presbyterian Church
Dr. Brian Fikkert – Founder, Executive Director  Chalmers Center for Economic Development
Peter Greer – President, Hope International
Mike Baer – President, The Jholdas Group
Alan Barnhart – President, Barnhart Crane & Rigging
Tom Phillips – President, Diversified Conveyers, Inc and IPC Ruling Elder
John Tubbesing – Director, Business As Mission Mission to the WOrld
David Gowdey – President, Barrington Gifts
Bill Goodman – Director, Field Operations Mission to the World

Make arrangements to attend:
This two-day Memphis conference, co-sponsored by Mission to the World, Second Presbyterian Church and Independent Presbyterian Church, will be held at Independent Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4738 Walnut Grove Road; Memphis, TN 38117 on Friday, April 29th, 8:30am – 8: 30pm and Saturday, April 30, 8:30am – 5:15pm.  $70 per person (before 4/1/2011) or $90 person (late registration).

Links:
Click HERE for online registration/payment
Click HERE to download a printable PDF of the brochure and registration form
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