CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
The Reverend John P. Sartelle, Sr., served as Senior Minister of Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis from 1977-2006. Under his leadership, the church and its world-wide impact grew significantly. Pastor Sartelle has a passion for world-wide church planting and the care of those God has called to that ministry.
Christ Covenant has adopted “Faith Promise” as the method of giving to the support of our missionaries around the world. It is a PROMISE to give a certain amount of money based on FAITH that God will provide those funds. Faith Promise makes giving to missions strategic and intentional, it is over and above the tithe. Faith Promise funds given to Christ Covenant go directly to help financially support 29 missionaries and their ministries. Pledges will be received on Missions Conference Sunday, February 23rd at the end of both services. For more information on Faith Promise, click here.
ADOPT A VERSE PROJECT!
With the help of Wycliffe Bible Translators, we will have the opportunity to participate in a very exciting Bible translation project!
Of the more than 7,000 languages in the world, there are over 2,100 with "No Known Scripture" - this means no knowledge of Jesus Christ and the message of the Gospel in their heart language. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA and its global partners are working toward a goal of starting a Bible translation program in all remaining languages by 2025.
"The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It never needs a furlough and is never considered a foreigner..." Cameron Townsend, Wycliffe founder.
Christ Covenant is joining this project by adopting the books of 1-3 John for a people group in a sensitive area of South Asia. This area is marked by political unrest and religious persecution so there is limited information that can be safely shared.
How can you help get the Gospel to these people? Beginning January 26, you'll see "Scripture boards" in The Cafe and south hallway in the church with all the verses from 1-3 John -- each with a place to sign up to sponsor that verse (or verses) at $35 per verse. We'll have a collection area where you can then give a check for the verse(s) you signed up to sponsor. What an easy but effective way to provide Scripture for people who have no Bible in their language!
CONFERENCE SPECIAL EVENTS -sign up here!
5:15pm Door open for people to come and walk around the corridor to meet missionaries!
6:00pm Dinner/Program in Worship Center
(Nursery available during dinner by reservation)
8:00am Men’s Breakfast in Worship Center
12:15pm Women’s Lunch