<p>Missions Conference 2019<br />
&quot;Turning the World Upside Down&quot;<br />
February 24&nbsp;&ndash; March 3</p>
Missions Conference 2019
"Turning the World Upside Down"
February 24 – March 3

Turning the World Upside Down: 
2019 Missions Conference

Mark your calendar now to attend Calvary's 2019 Missions Conference from February 24 to March 3. This year our theme is "Turning the World Upside Down."

"These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also"  — Acts 17:6 

During this annual event, many of our missionaries and their families return to share and celebrate how God is working through their ministries around the world.

There are many special activities and opportunities to learn more about world missions and how you make a difference sharing the Gospel. Plan to join us for this exciting and powerful week!

Visit this page over the coming weeks for more information about all conference related activities!

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    Welcome to our Missionaries!
    Representing ministries in 14 countries

    Each year, a number of Calvary missionaries return from the field to share their ministries with us during conference week. This year, we're excited to welcome 22 families, representing ministries in 14 countries.

    They come from all different backgrounds and are involved in many different activities to support the spread of the Gospel, such as:

    • Community evangelism & discipleship
    • ESL, local education & sports programs
    • Training programs for indigenous pastors and ministry leaders
    • Flight support for activities related to Bible translation
    • Church planting and missionary training and support
    • Medical services

    Help us welcome this special group, and don't miss the opportunity to hear their stories and celebrate how the Lord is working around the world!

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    Missions Conference
    Host / Housing / Meal needs all met
    February 24 – March 3

    Host a Missionary
    Missions Conference Week
    | February 24 – March 3
    Get to know our missionaries personally! Consider volunteering as we welcome them for the conference:
    Share a Meal (FULL - Thank you!)
    Thank you for signing up to treat our missionaries to a meal during conference week! This need is now full. Missionary families are invited to homes or restaurants for supper on Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Meals Coordinator: Anna Harper, annahharper@gmail.com.

    Housing (FULL - Thank you!)
    Thank you for volunteering to house many of our missionaries during conference week. This need has been met!
    Housing Coordinator: Pam Mitchum, pamelamitchum@gmail.com

    Food Service (FULL - Thank you!)
    Thank you for helping to welcome our missionaries and their families through food preparation at a pre-conference banquet on Saturday evening, February 23. This need has been met! Contact: Food Services, foodservice@calvarychurch.com.

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com
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    Conference Worship Services
    Missions Conference Week
    Opening & Closing Services: 2/24 & 3/3

    Opening Services: Sunday 9:45 AM & 6 PM, February 24
    Closing Service: Sunday 9:45 AM, March 4

    We'll mark the opening of our Missions Conference on Sunday, February 24 with a special morning service that includes a magnificent flag processional by our returning missionaries.

    We'll continue to hear these amazing firsthand accounts in our evening worship service and during our closing service on Sunday, March 3 as Senior Pastor John Munro delivers the message to mark the end of this powerful week!

    After the morning worship service on 2/24 and 3/3, come and meet our missionaries in the Galleria alongside their table displays.

    Our missionaries will also be speaking in our adult life groups and our children's ministries during the 11:15 AM hour.  Never been to a life group before?  It's a great opportunity to check one out!

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    Ladies' Missions Luncheon
    Missions Conference Week
    Tuesday, February 26

    Ladies' Missions Luncheon
    Tuesday, February 26
    11:00 AM–1:00 PM, Crown Room

    Women of all ages are invited to lunch and a special missionary panel discussion, "Turning the World Upside Down." This year our featured panelists minister through church planting, discipleship, evangelism, working with college students, sports outreach, or pastoral training. They currently serve in Africa, Europe, and the USA. Marilyn Chambers will moderate this lively discussion.
    Come enjoy a lovely lunch and hear firsthand insights on daily life and current issues from the mission field!
    Cost: $10


    Tickets may also be purchased in the Galleria on Sundays or at Women's Bible studies. 

    It's going to be a powerful week! Click here to learn more and browse all our conference activities!

    Contact: Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Prison Crusade
    Missions Conference Week
    Tuesday, February 26

    Prison Crusade
    Tuesday, February 26
    7:30 AM–9:30 PM

    Please be in prayer for our Prison Ministry team and Missions Conference missionaries for this special day of evangelism and prayer with inmates at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina. We'll have the opportunity to lead worship and devotions, visit with them over snacks, and minister to them as we share the love of Christ and the hope of His Gospel.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com
    Missions Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com
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    Presentations & Panels
    After Fellowship Dinner
    Missions Conference Week
    Wednesday, February 27

    Fellowship Dinner & Missionary Presentations & Panels
    Wednesday, February 27
    Dinner | Crown Room, 5:00–6:15 PM
    Reports | Break-out rooms, 6:30–8:00 PM
    Enjoy Fellowship Dinner with our missionaries! As usual, reservations are not needed — adults $7, children $4, family max $20.
    After dinner, missionaries will split into groups to share reports and participate in rich panel discussions about life in full-time missions. Missionaries will also meet with the kids at Awana Bible Clubs and our students at IGNITE. Don't miss this special evening!

    Regular Bible study electives will not meet.

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com
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    Men's Missions Breakfast
    Missions Conference Week
    Saturday, March 2

    Men's Missions Breakfast
    Saturday, March 2
    8:00–9:30 AM, Crown Room

    Men, you're invited to a hearty breakfast buffet with great company as you get to know our featured missionary speakers! These men serve through church planting, evangelism, and sports outreach in Africa and the USA.
    Cost: $7


    It's going to be a powerful week! Click here to learn more and browse all our conference activities.

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    Servants With a Heart
    Missions Conference Week
    Food Packing Project, March 2

    Servants With a Heart
    Food Packing Project
    Saturday, March 2
    2 shifts: 10:30 AM–3:15 PM | CLC Gym

    Come serve side-by-side with conference missionaries as we prepare food for children in Central America! All ages may participate in our food packing project — it's a great opportunity for individuals, families, and small groups. 

    Servants With A Heart is a nonprofit organization that provides highly nutritious dehydrated meals to malnourished children around the world. These meals have been formulated by food scientists to offer rich sources of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins. The food accommodates a broad range of cultural preferences.
    How it works: Teams line up at tables to measure, assemble, pack, and weigh meals. During each food packaging session, a volunteer can easily process two boxes of food — 432 meals. That's enough to feed a child for more than a year!

    Choose a shift to serve:

    • 10:30 AM–12:45 PM  
    • 1:00–3:15 PM

    Thank you to all who have volunteered to help! This need has been met. We look forward to serving with you on Saturday!

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com or Kristin Reynolds, 704.562.7266 kristin@servantswithaheart.org


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    Next Steps in Missions
    A Special Post-Conference Class
    Wednesdays, March 6 – April 10

    Next Steps in Missions
    Wednesday, March 6 – April 10
    6:30–8:00 PM  |  Room 401

    Is God calling you to serve in some capacity in missions? Perhaps you recently attended our Missions Conference and made a commitment to serve short-term overseas or maybe as a career missionary. Unsure what the next step should be? This six-week class is for you!

    Come learn from a team of Calvary missions experts representing multiple agencies who will help equip and guide you along the way. There is no cost, but please register so we may prepare enough materials for everyone!

    Class schedule:
    •    March 6 – The Call
    •    March 13 – Theology of Missions
    •    March 20 – Finding the Fit: Understanding Missions Agencies
    •    March 27 – Meeting Some Agencies
    •    April 3 – Next Steps, Part 1
    •    April 10 – Next Steps, Part 2


    Contact: Vince Eaton, Missions Director, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com