Is the mission of God in this world still an extra in your congregation? A topic that comes up during small group Bible studies and spiritual conversations…but never during family meals, treks to the gym, at work or in the ordinary stuff-of-life? Just as the message of the Gospel needs to continually remain both contextual and simple, so must our approach be to engaging our congregations in God’s Global Mission. This workshop will explore a few key principles and practical ideas that may be helpful for culture-shift in your congregation. From missions on the peripheral of ordinary to missions at the center of extraordinary. Join us for a collaborative conversation to consider the possibilities!
Rick and his family were church planting missionaries in Latin America for 14 years before returning to the USA to serve as a pastor of missions for the past 15 years in Chicago and San Antonio. Rick has a passion for mobilizing people to creatively engage in God’s mission here, near and far. He trained as an architect and has a Master’s degree in Cross-cultural Communications from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He enjoys teaching, strategic planning and helping others achieve their best for the Lord.