By Sharon Mager
The conference is based on Isaiah 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’”
The event will begin with a time of singing and worship followed by brief presentations by Missionary Steve Bakos of Messiah Project Nicaragua, Ronjour Locke, pastor of First Baptist Church, Brooklyn and Brad O’Brien, pastor of Jesus Our Redeemer Church,Baltimore.
Dave Brown, pastor of Severna Park Baptist Church, Robert (Bob) Rudman, pastor of Glen Burnie Baptist Church and Martin Bennett, pastor of Life Connection Church, will facilitate the conference.
Brown said the purpose of “SENT,” is to provide an open door for people to hear about missions opportunity internationally and locally and to challenge them to take those first steps in hands-on missions work.
“We want to show that we can connect in missions internationally but also right in Baltimore,” Brown said.
Severna Park Baptist and Glen Burnie Baptist Churches have partnered to send short term mission teams to share the Gospel in Nicaragua, working with The Messiah Project and Bakos (see the BL article about this partnership here). Both churches were energized through the missions partnership and want to do more. When Bakos was available to share in Maryland, both pastors knew it was a great time to host a conference to highlight the importance of missions and Acts 1:8.
Guests can visit mission booths where they can ask questions and get more resources about the speakers’ ministries as well as several others including “The Well,” a ministry committed to giving struggling women a helping hand up; and mission resources from the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Mission Network, manned by Missionary for Ministry Evangelism Wendy Mindte.
Brown said there will be mission-themed snacks, and a game where guests can name the flags of various countries for a chance to win $100 towards their next missions trip.
For more informational contact Glen Burnie Baptist Church, 410-766-2588.