World Missions Conference

Every Nation Needs to Know

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    Date: 6-14 Aug 2022
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    Location: Figtree Anglican

World Missions Conference

Every Nation Needs To Know

6 - 14 August 2022

Our annual World Missions Conference is a week for us to focus on gospel mission across the globe. As well as being involved in proclaiming the gospel here in Wollongong, we also have a part to play in the gospel going forward around the world.

The purpose of the conference is:

  • Build our biblical understanding of mission
  • Challenge us to be active in mission
  • Raise prayer and support for our Mission Partners

This year, our World Mission Conference will feature our seven key Mission Partners. 

Our key Mission Partners for 2022 are:

  • Friends in Dubai
  • The Bible Society - Equipping indigenous Bible translators
  • MOCLAM - Online theological training for the Spanish-speaking world
  • Evangelism Explosion International - Ethiopia - Hope For Kids
  • Bush Church Aid Society - Supporting Trent and Alice McGrath
  • African Enterprise - Lusaka Zambia Mission
  • Open Doors - Supporting the persecuted church in India

For more information about our 2022, Mission Partners download the World Missions Conference PDF booklet 

 

MISSION EVENTS

Mission Pot Luck Dinner

Saturday 6 August | 6pm - 8:30pm | FAC Auditorium

The Mission Pot Luck Dinner is a night for our whole church family to come together around a meal and celebrate the kick-off of the World Mission Conference. We are glad to bring it back again for the first time since 2019 and enjoy one of the most anticipated events on the FAC calendar.
Meet our guest speakers Steve and Michelle Connor from USA, Robin Kinstead will share, and BCA mission partner, Trent McGath from the Village Church in Jindabyne will share about his ministry with us in person.
Come and bring a main meal to share. Dessert, drinks, and nibblies will be provided. Please bring a list of ingredients to place with your share meal.

Register for the World Missions Dinner Here

Registrations for this event extended until Friday 5 August.

 

Sunday Services

Sunday 7 and 14 August | 8am, 10am and 6pm

On Sunday 7 August join us for Sunday worship, with Steve Connor preaching from the Old Testament. We will also hear from our new Mission Partner, Open Doors, and their work supporting the persecuted church in India and on Sunday 14 August join us for Sunday worship, with Steve Connor preaching from the New Testament. We will also hear in person from our special friends in Dubai.

 

Monday Night with Steve and Michelle Connor

Monday 8 August | 7:30 - 9:00pm | FAC Auditorium

Robin Kinstead puts our guest speaker Steve Connor and his wife, Michelle, in the hot seat, interviewing them about their journey and mission experiences and offering encouragement for our church. We will also have Reverend Musvamhiri Simba sharing about the work of African Enterprise and the upcoming Zambia outreach.

 

Mission Breakfast

Tuesday 9 August | 7:15am - 8:30am
City Beach Function Centre - 1 Marine Drive, Wollongong, NSW 2500
Tickets $30 per person

Celebrate the World Mission Conference by coming to our special breakfast. Rod Story from EE will be sharing about the work of Hope For Kids in Ethiopia and the enormous opportunities for reaching children. Also, hear about how MOCLAM is equipping students in Spanish-speaking nations.

All this while enjoying a hot breakfast overlooking the beach, that includes:

  • Fresh Fruit platters
  • Danish pastries
  • Yoghurt with muesli and fruit compote
  • Toast with jams and spreads
  • Bacon & egg rolls
  • Espresso coffee & a selection of loose leaf teas served via a station

Register for the Mission Breakfast here

Registration for this event extended until sold out.

 

YA Mission Night

Tuesday 9 August | 5:30-8:30pm | FAC Hub

A night for the young adult community to come together, and be encouraged in mission. Special guest Joel Narayan will share about Open Doors in India, and guest speaker Rob Copland from AFES at Wollongong Uni will be sharing from God’s word.

 

Indigenous Night

Wednesday 10 August | 7:30-9:00pm | FAC Auditorium

Our Mission Partner, Bible Society Australia, will bring us our annual focus on Indigenous ministry and an insight into our ongoing partnership with Nungalinya College in Darwin. Special guests include Samuel Collins, Sam Freney and Amy Cruickshanks.

 

Women Alive

Thursday 11 August | 9:30am

With special guests and speaker Michelle Connor 

 

24 Hours of Prayer

8am Saturday 13 August - 8am Sunday 14 August | FAC Hub

Come down for an hour and pray together for world mission. This will take place in one-hour slots for 24 hours, starting at 8am on Saturday 13 August and finishing at 8am on Sunday 14 August. Book a slot by contacting Danny Wong via email: dwj316@gmail.com or text message: 0421 742 891.

To kick off the 24 hours of prayer, we will be offering coffee and light food at 8am on Saturday 13 August.

 

Mission Expo

Sunday 14 August | After the 8am and 10am services, and from 4-6pm

We have invited representatives from more than 20 mission organisations to come and set up a space in our foyer, where you can interact with them, learn more about what they do, and make your own connections with them. As well as our Tier 1 Mission Partners, they also include such organisations as SMBC, Forever Projects, Compassion, and Opportunity International.  

 

Giving to our Mission Partners

Our World Missions Conference is about considering how you can prayerfully support and financially contribute to our Mission Partners. 

There are two ways to give. The first is that you can give to our General Mission Fund, from which donations will be distributed in accordance with the percentages outlined below. 

The second option is to allocate your giving to a selected partner. By doing so, you also give permission for our Senior Minister Robin Kinstead and the Wardens to distribute those funds (according to the percentages above) to another Mission Partner(s) if we reach the set goal. 

2022 Mission Partner Fundraising 

Mission Partner Mission Need Distribution by % of total donations
Friends in Dubai $25,000 22.4%
Bible Society - Indigenous Translators $25,000 22.4%
MOCLAM $15,000 13.4%
EE Hope for Kids Ethiopia $10,000 8.9%
Bush Church Aid - Jindabyne $15,000 13.4%
African Enterprise $10,000 8.9%
Open Doors - India $12,000 10.7%
Target: $112,000  

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7

 

How to Give

Web giving

Give online here or via the GIVE button below

Giving via the website uses an app called STRIPE that does incur a fee of up to 2.5%.

Direct Debit

Give via direct debit into the FAC account. Choose one-off or regular giving. Indicating your name is optional, but doing so will assist Robin and the Wardens to understand our overall giving patterns. 

Westpac: Figtree Anglican Church  BSB: 032 686  Acc: 141209

To ensure funds get allocated to our Mission Partners giving, please include the following codes in your reference: 

General Mission Fund WMC MF
Friends In Dubai WMC DUB
The Bible Society WMC BS
MOCLAM WMC MCLM
EE H4K Ethiopia WMC H4K
BCA Jindabyne WMC BCA
African Enterprise WMC AE
Open Doors WMC OD
   

By Phone

You can give over the phone via EFTPOS. 

For more information or assistance with giving, please email us at: accounts@myfac.org.au or call 42721322 during business hours.