COVID-19 has made it necessary for many recruitment and challenge conferences to change in 2020. But we remain thankful to God and excited about the new plans! Check out what’s on in your state:
MTS Recruit (2-4 October) is a global conference, run from hundreds of local sites to help Christians consider the call to take up their cross and follow Jesus in his kingdom work.
Whether you’re thinking about your future, or you’re helping others consider full-time ministry, MTS Recruit exists to help you prepare for life beyond 2020.
With challenging talks, encouraging peer groups and vital 1 on 1 mentoring discussions, this conference is one you don’t want to miss!
MTS WA Challenge Conference
Rejoicing in their relatively unscathed position in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, MTS WA is delighted to be hosting an in-person Challenge Conference in 2020.
The one-day event will take place on 5 September in Perth, with a focus on raising up the next generation of gospel workers for WA and beyond.
Organiser Tim Thorburn says attendees can expect “clear biblical input that puts the need for Word ministry in front of you, and living examples of those a few steps ahead” in the process of making ministry a career.
Dan Cole of Trinity Theological College will speak on 2 Corinthians 3-5 on the theme of Proclaiming Christ: Life or death.
Delegates will also benefit from an increased focus this year on cross-cultural mission, with video links to a variety of overseas workers planned making use of people’s increased competency with this technology.
If you’re in WA and would like to attend the conference, or urge someone to attend, check out the website for more details.
For those who won’t be able to attend, your prayers are so valued. Please pray that delegates will understand and embrace that God uses weakness to bring about his message of life, so that people who feel weak are spurred on. Pray also that God would use the focus of this conference to raise up cross cultural workers in particular.
MTS VIC Challenge Conference
The uncertainty of life and the fear of death have become a much greater reality because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This should bring eternity into sharp focus and the need for gospel workers to proclaim the comfort and certainty of heaven.
That’s the theme of this year’s MTS VIC Challenge Conference, to be held on the morning of Saturday 1 August via Zoom and livestream.
Organiser Dave Martin says that the Conference can be “one drop in the bucket that moves a person towards full-time ministry”, and encourages all those considering vocational ministry to attend.
Delegates will hear a Bible talk from Richard Chin, who has worked for a quarter of a century with AFES proclaiming the gospel and challenging students to make their life count for eternity. There will also be interviews with Richard, an apprentice and their trainer, to help attendees understand the different pathways to ministry they can consider.
The conference will conclude with an extended prayer time. Dave says that this time will be spent praying particularly for ministry opportunities in light of COVID-19. “There has been such a focus on staying physically safe, but we want to shift more towards thinking about how we can keep people spiritually and eternally safe,” Dave explains.
Dave would love you to pray for the conference, particularly that people would see the spiritual need of today’s world and be prepared to sacrifice their lives for that.