Helping Grace College students see God’s vision for reaching the world no matter where they are or what job they have is the purpose of the annual Conference on Mission, which begins next week at the college’s Winona Lake, Ind., campus.
“Our conference theme mirrors our 2016-17 campus theme: CORE. As we study what is at the heart of our Christian faith this year, we hope students will see the value of mission work both locally and globally, as each are part of the ‘core’ of Christianity,”said Brent Mencarelli, dean of undergraduate chapel and community life at Grace College.
The conference begins Tuesday, November 1 and continues through Friday, November 4. Since 1960, Grace has welcomed missionaries to campus for this special annual event. Guest speakers, seminars and other events will take place throughout the week with a focus on God’s plan for mankind both locally and globally. The public is welcomed to attend.
Seminars will be held on Tuesday from 9:15 – 10:15 p.m., Wednesday from 1:30 – 3:45 p.m., and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 9:15 – 10 p.m. Guest speakers include Ed Gersch from Athletes in Action, Rick Smith from Biblical Ministries Worldwide, Doug Schaible from New Tribes Mission, Kirsten Lynch from CMF International, Dave and Susie Hobert from Encompass World Partners, and many others. More than 50 missionaries representing more than 30 mission organizations will participate.
Chapel will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. in the Manahan Orthopaedic Captial Center, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake, Ind. A 24-hour day of prayer will take place in McClain Hall beginning on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m, concluding Thursday at 2:30 p.m. A dessert social with missionaries will be held on Wednesday from7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in Westminster Hall.
For the complete Conference on Mission schedule and missionary participants, visit www.chapelgrace.org