Grace Chapel’s 2008 Missions Conference will be held April 18-21 and volunteers are needed! If you would like to volunteer on a specific day (Friday through Monday), or for any day needed, let me know via this blog or at our Monday night Women’s Bible Study at Grace. You can also volunteer by contacting the Grace Chapel office directly or Ben Welstead (firstname.lastname@example.org). The planning committee will then contact you with further details.
Specific areas where you can serve are as follows:
- meal preparation
- meal clean-up
- coffee/snack making
- open mic spot (more info on that below)
- any area where there is a need
Grace Chapel Missions Conference Schedule
Friday Night, April 18 – Local Missions – 7 to 9 p.m.
This will be a time to highlight our local missions involvement while enjoying the artistic talent of Grace Chapel. Painters, potters, photographers, and others will set up their visual art in the church. Musicians from Grace Chapel will participate in an Open Mic night. There will be an auction of art work displayed and local ministries we support will give brief updates between music sets.
Saturday Morning, April 19 – Short Term Missions – 10 a.m. to Noon
Enjoy a delicious pancake brunch while you hear from those who have taken short-term missions trips this last year, and from another group preparing to leave this summer. Six people will also win tickets to the Nebraska Spring Game!
Saturday Evening, April 19 – India – 5 to 9 p.m.
Several people in the Grace community have strong ties to India. We will enjoy a delicious Indian dinner, hear ministry highlights and testimonies, and view the movie Born Into Brothels. The movie will be followed by a discussion of the different faces of ministry in a foreign context. Child care will be provided from 7 to 9 p.m. (NOTE: Born Into Brothels is a fabulous movie, but is rated R for language and content.)
Sunday Morning, April 20
The keynote speaker for the conference, Pastor Dony St. Germain of El Shaddai Ministries in Haiti, will speak during both church services. During the educational hour, Pastor Tom Barber from the People’s City Mission will also share with us. After the services there will be an all-church lunch.
Sunday Evening, April 20 – Haiti – 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The focus for this time will be the history of Haiti and the incredible work that God has done to bring hope and life to that country. Pastor Dony will speak about El Shaddai Ministries and the work they are doing in Haiti.
Monday Night, April 21 – Haiti
The culmination of our missions conference will have Pastor Dony speaking more extensively about El Shaddai Ministries and its vision for the future. This will be a time of prayer and praise as we continue to show our support for this important ministry in Haiti.