2023 Mission Conference
March 15-19

 

The Name Above All Names

Philippians 2.9-11: “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

The annual mission conference is an important event in the life that challenges us in meeting the Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations”.

CMPC held its first annual mission conference in 1974 with a goal to raise $5,000 for world missions. God moved in a powerful way, and more than $20,000 was pledged, enabling the church to support 11 missionaries. Since 2010 our annual Mission Faith Promise has ranged between $320,000 to $412,000. Today we support over 60 missionaries in over 21 countries. Beyond the faith promise, we have typically sent over 80 church members on mission journeys each year.

Each year we invite a well-known speaker to bring a message on missions. Additionally, we have many of our CMPC supported missionaries with us so that we can connect with them over coffee, meals, and various fellowship opportunities.

This 2023 conference is March 15-19.

Our Speaker

Dr. Paul Kooistra

Paul Kooistra was the past President of Covenant Theological Seminary, Erskine College and Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina.

Kooistra was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and received an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama.

Kooistra is a Presbyterian minister and the past coordinator of Mission to the World, the missions agency of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
He was elected moderator of the 2008-2009 General Assembly of the PCA.
He served as a pastor and professor at Belhaven College and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, and president of Covenant Theological Seminary.
Kooistra has written devotional booklets Thirty-One Days of Grace, Supper’s Ready and Pursuit of Joy.
Kooistra served 20 years as Missson to the World (MTW) Coordinator,
On July 18, 2014, he was elected president of both Erskine College and Erskine Theological Seminary, which are affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

The annual mission conference is an important event in the life that challenges us in meeting the Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations”.

CMPC held its first annual mission conference in 1974 with a goal to raise $5,000 for world missions. God moved in a powerful way, and more than $20,000 was pledged, enabling the church to support 11 missionaries. Since 2010 our annual Mission Faith Promise has ranged between $320,000 to $360,000. Today we support over 60 missionaries in over 21 countries. Beyond the faith promise, we also send over 80 church members on mission journeys each year.

Each year we invite a well-known speaker to bring a message on missions. Additionally, we have many of our CMPC supported missionaries with us so that we can connect with them over coffee, meals, and various fellowship opportunities.

This 2023 conference is March 15-19.

Conference Schedule

 

  • Wednesday, March 15
    • 5:15pm Dinner
    • 6:30pm Missionary Testimonies
    • 7:30pm Desserts from Around the World
  • Thursday, March 16
    • 5:15pm Dinner
    • 6:30pm Missionary Round Robin
    • 7:30pm Coffee and Conversation
  • Friday, March 17
    • 5:15pm Dinner
    • 6:30pm Worship Service
  • Saturday, March 18
    • 8:00am Men’s Breakfast
    • 10:00am Women’s Brunch
    • 5:15pm International Dinner
    • 6:30pm Worship Service
  • Sunday, March 19
    • 8:30 and 11:00am Lord’s Day Worship Services
    • 10:00am Sunday School with Missionaries
    • 6:30pm Lord’s Day Evening Worship Service

Attending Missionaries

GLOBAL:

Rohan Crown, Lethbridge, Canada
Gary & Tammy Elliott, Bulgaria
Mae Lee & Bill Letchworth, Canada First Nations
David & Michelle Godzsiz, Mexico
Mike & Robin McMahan, MTW
Tim & Rhianna Mills, Thailand
David & Erin Pervis, Greece
David & Jan Thomae, MTW
Nathan & Kasia Tunnel, Poland

UNREACHED:

Chris & Savanah, Unreached
Donna, Unreached
Franklin & Beth, Unreached

LOCAL:

Alejandro & Beth Oropeza, Amistad Hispana

CHURCH PLANTING:

Alan & Kim Foster – MNA-Church Planter Recruiting
Buck & Kaitlyn Rogers, Church Planting

COLLEGE:

Mwamba & Nyema Johnson, Vision Collegiate Ministries
Jeff & Caroline Thompson –RUF-International, UGA
Caysie Ashton, RUF-UGA
Ben Coppedge, RUF-UGA

Faith Promise Giving

CMPC supports our missionaries through three important means: The Faith Promise, prayer and sending short-term mission teams.

The Faith Promise: This is our sole means of supporting our missionaries financially. This offering is comprised of individual commitments to give a specific amount to cross-cultural missions, as God provides, over the next year.

It should expand, rather than decrease or replace, our normal giving. This commitment is non-binding, but seriously undertaken. There are many creative ways we can free up resources in order to control our spending habits, adjust our lifestyle and make personal sacrifices. These may lead us to cutback on things like cable TV, magazine subscriptions, entertainment, eating out, new clothes, etc. While these things fade away, the work of missions has eternal results. Prayerfully consider what amount the Lord would have you commit to missions in the year between the conferences. Join us in this challenging exercise of trusting God to provide all our needs as we seek to partner with the work of the gospel overseas. And remember: The Faith Promise benefits the giver as well as the recipient (Acts 20:35)!