It is the responsibility and privilege of pastors to feel the weight of the nations
and to fan a flame for the global glory of God in every local church.
– George Pentecost
We would like to invite New England pastors, church members, and students to join us on October 18-20 for our missions conference. Zane Pratt will open God’s Word to challenge us in the work of making disciples of all nations. Joel Sedam will share his experience of church planting in Bristol, RI, and Chuck Wade will share his experience of mission work in Central Asia. Join us if you can!
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions about our 2019 Missions Conference.
Below, you’ll find our conference schedule, information on our keynote speakers, and links to our location and parking info.
Friday, October 18
7:00PM – 8:30PM
testimony of church plant in Bristol
Saturday, October 19
7:00PM – 8:30PM
testimony of mission in Turkey
Sunday, October 20
9:30AM – 11:45AM
Ministry in Central Asia
Zane Pratt was elected Vice President for Global Training at International Mission Board (IMB) in November 2014. For twenty years, he served as an IMB church planter and regional leader in Central Asia. From 2011–13, Zane was dean of the Billy Graham School at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he currently serves as associate professor of Christian missions. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a master’s degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is a Ph.D. candidate at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the coauthor of Introduction to Global Missions and a contributor to Theology and Practice of Mission.
Joel grew up in Westerly, RI. Being raised in a Christian home, he was taught the truths of the gospel, saw his personal need for salvation, and, by God’s grace, came to faith in Christ at a young age. In his final year of high school, he became increasingly open to the possibility of giving himself to full-time Christian ministry, in whatever capacity that might be. After graduating with a B.A. in Theology, he and his wife Jen moved to Providence and connected with the ministry of Grace Harbor Church. He also began graduate studies through Southern Seminary. In 2009, Joel began working with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Roger Williams University. After 4 years with IVCF, he served as an elder and associate pastor at Grace Harbor Church in Providence for 3 years. Joel and Jen moved to Bristol in June of 2015, and are excited to call Bristol home. They are tired and happy parents to Peter, Margot, and Harrison.
The Wades are a family of four (Chuck, Andie, Rachel, and Lucas). They have been living in Central Asia for almost 10 years. The first two years were with the International Mission Board; the following eight have been with 222 International, a company they started themselves in 2012. Their desire is to see a network of healthy, reproducing churches throughout their region of Central Asia. They have seen significant growth in their small fellowship, especially over the last couple of years. Their most recent blessing was baptizing 3 new believers into our fellowship.
LOCATION AND PARKING
We are located at the corner of Rolfe Square. To the right is a Google Maps of our location.
There is plenty of on-street parking available in front of the church, across the street from the church, and on the side of the church. You could also park at the parking lot behind Butterfield Home & Chapel, accessible from Pontiac Ave or Richard St. For those who may need to park even closer, such as the handicapped, seniors, families with young children, there is also a parking lot right next to the church at Ruth’s. There will be parking signs posted to help you find your way.