2013 Mission Encounter
Living Sacramentally and Walking Justly (Spiritual Growth Study)
The Roma of Europe (Geographic Study)
Poverty (Issue Study)
Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center, Blackstone, VA
Weekend Session: July 26-28
Week Session: July 29-July 31
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THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE VIRGINIA CONFERENCE! That’s how this event has been described! Although its history began over 70 years ago by the then named Women’s Society of Christian Service, and known as the School of Christian Mission for most of that history, the newly named Mission Encounter 2013 is a cooperative event sponsored by the Virginia Conference Board of Global Ministry and the Virginia Conference United Methodist Women This event offers a wonderful opportunity for your WHOLE CONGREGATION to come alive to mission, by participating in an exciting weekend or weekday mission education experience.
If you have every wondered not just how we DO mission but where we are in mission and most importantly why we are called to LIVE out missional lives as disciples of Jesus Christ this is the event to attend!
There are classes for adults where MEN, WOMEN, CLERGY AND LAITY alike (of all ages) come to learn and be involved in mission groups by choosing one class out of three choices- a spiritual growth study, geographical study or social issue. Each study helps us to understand God’s work in our world, and how we are involved as United Methodists. The whole event is designed to challenge us to be in mission as individuals in our personal life and in the life of our local churches. Meeting others involved in mission and sharing ideas and mission stories as well as meeting missionaries are highlights of the event.
It is an excellent “mission trip” for your YOUTH. They have a fun time together as they learn about what United Methodists are doing around the world to alleviate suffering while spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. The youth participate in hands-on mission projects that range from gleaning to working in a shelter to helping the elderly in the area.
Each session features a class/workshop for CHILDREN, ranging from the age of 7 -12. They study through hands-on learning activities that makes mission come alive!!
Participants are encouraged to share their new knowledge with their local church congregations.
For more information about this event, contact the conference mission office at 1-800-768-6040, (804) 521-1100, ext. 144: e-mail: email@example.com.