April 13, 2010
Missionary Conference, 2010
In another of the many "lasts" we are experiencing as we wrap up our ministry here at the Cariri Baptist Seminary (last orientation, last midterm exams, etc.) we participated in our last missionary conference last weekend.
Ever one to "go out with a bang", this year I gave a seminar on the use of the social web in missions, and--along with Nice--gave a class on puppet ministry.
This picture, lifted from our seminary website, shows me during the social media seminar.
At the end, we asked for a volunteer to come up and show everybody--on the big screen--how easy it is to set up a blog. This pastor--one of our movement's elder statesmen--bravely volunteered and, in front of the whole crowd, entered the ranks of bloggers.
Some have asked for a printout of my seminar. For now I only have a Portuguese version, but it was an expansion of the talk I gave at our All Brazil missionary conference, which can be seen here. If there is enough interest I will whip up an English version for all you anglophones out there.
By far the best part of the conference, however, was the final evening when seven young men stepped forward to dedicate their lives to missions. It was a powerful moment.
Talk back to the missionary: Tell us some of your best stories from missionary conferences in the comments section.
Posted by Andrew on April 13, 2010 11:50 PM.