21 May, 2024

ICOM Announces Speakers (Plus News Briefs)

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The lineup of speakers has been set for this fall’s International Conference On Missions, which will take place Nov. 14-16 in Lexington, Ky. The theme this year is “Entrusted.” 

The theme for the Thursday evening gathering will be “Entrusted to Preach”; featured speakers will be Dr. Yassir Eric and Niranjan Adhikary

On Friday morning, “Entrusted to Pray” will be the theme and will feature Fabiana Ferrarini, Hannah Alarcon, and Jessie Franey. Friday evening’s focus will be “Entrusted to Go” and will feature ICOM President Andrew Jit and Mike Schrage

Saturday morning’s “Entrusted to Worship” focus will be developed by David Stine and Tyler McKenzie. The closing worship service on Saturday night will feature the theme “Entrusted to Send”; speakers will include Cam Huxford, Dr. Orpheus Heyward, and Greg Marksberry

Learn more about the 2024 ICOM at theicom.org. While there, you can register to attend the conference in person or virtually.

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News Briefs

The 172nd Northwest Christian Convention is set for June 25 to 30 in Turner, Ore. The gathering seeks to promote unity among Christians in the Northwest, encourage and equip churches in the Northwest, and promote and support missions around the world. “Good for the World” is this year’s theme. Learn more and register at www.nwchristiannetwork.com.

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Ozark Christian College created several videos to honor employees who are retiring after this school year. Among the folks honored: 

Patti Bearden, 29 years in the business office (video link

David Fish, 30 years, professor of Greek and anthropology (video

Randy and Julie Gariss, 10 years, co-directors of the Life and Ministry Preparation Center (video)

Jennifer McMillin, more than 30 years in the registrar’s office (video)

Monte Shoemake, 23 years, most recently as senior director of community standards and campus safety (video).

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Exponential will have two national conferences this fall. Exponential West will be Oct. 22–24 at 3Crosses Church, Castro Valley, Calif., and Exponential Central will be Nov. 19–21 at Community Christian Church, Naperville, Ill. The theme this year is “ONEIGHTY: The Return to Disciple-Making.” Each gathering will feature five main sessions. Learn more and register here.

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