More than ever in 2020, our world needs hope. Our hope in Jesus, that we share with our local community also brings hope to the world. Our annual World Missions Conference is a week for us to focus on gospel mission outside our city and be a part of Planting Hope.
The purpose of the conference is:
This year many of the conference elements will be online and will feature our 5 Key Mission Partners who will be sharing across our online events, and that you will have a chance to support through prayer and giving.
Our key Mission Partners for 2020 are:
For more information about our 2020 Mission Partners download the PDF booklet below.
To kick off the World Missions Conference for 2020, we have a special presentation for you at 7:30pm on Figtree TV. Featuring special guests, our mission partners, and stories from around the world, this will launch us into our week of focus on World Mission.
Saturday 8th August | 7:30pm | Live-streamed online via Figtree TV on Youtube. Watch live or watch later.
Simon Gillham is the guest speaker for our services during the 2020 World Missions Conference. Simon is a lecturer and head of the Missions Dept at Moore Theological College. He will share his passion for gospel mission through his preaching on Sunday 9th and Sunday 16th of August.
Sunday 9th: Exodus 19:1-8
Sunday 16th: 1 Peter 2: 4-12
8am & 10am - Live-streamed online via Figtree TV on Youtube. Watch live or watch later.
10am and 5pm gathering - register to come via our Services page.
Simon Gillham, our conference speaker, head of Missions at Moore College and a man passionate for world mission, will sit down with Ian Barnett for a one-on-one chat. They will be talking about Simon’s passion for ministry, Moore College and about the ministry of one of our partners - MOCLAM providing online PTC theological training to the Spanish speaking world.
Monday 10th August | 7:30pm | Live-streamed online via Figtree TV on Youtube. Watch live or watch later.
A night of focus and prayer for ministry amongst our Indigenous peoples. The Bible Society will share about the Nungalinya Translation project as well as update us on projects we have supported in the past and the new opportunities for ministry developing.
Tuesday 11th August | 7:30pm | Live-streamed online via Figtree TV on Youtube. Watch live or watch later.
Join us as this program journeys all the way to West Africa to find out about the Hope For Kids project in Ethiopia. Rod Story along with African leaders from EE International will share how God is reaching children with the gospel, and how they are reaching their communities.
Wednesday 12th August | 7:30pm | Live-streamed online via Figtree TV on Youtube. Watch live or watch later.
A morning for our Women to come together over Zoom featuring one of our friends from Dubai.
Thursday 13th August | 9:30am | Via Zoom
Contact Jo Brain for more information
This will be a special presentation from our friends in Dubai, about their ministry, life and work in the Middle East.
Thursday 13th August | 7:30pm | Live-streamed online via Figtree TV on Youtube. Watch live or watch later.
Figtree’s own, Mitch and Ashley Deans will update us from Florida on their life and developments during COVID. They will encourage us as with their passion for raising up young leaders into ministry through the EE Changemakers project.
Friday 14th August | 7:30pm | Live-streamed online via Figtree TV on Youtube. Watch live or watch later.
This is a community get together over Zoom to pray for World Mission and pray for our Mission partners. Join us to pray from 4pm until 5pm.
Saturday 15th August | 4pm-5pm | Prayer via Zoom
Join the Zoom Prayer Meeting
In 2020, we recognise the financial uncertainty we all face, as do our Mission Partners, so our desire is to see that our Mission partners needs are met. We ask you to consider giving to our general Mission Fund, that Ian and the Wardens will divide up according to the needs of each of our partners along these percentage lines:
|2020 Mission Partners||Mission Needs||Mission Needs by % of Total|
|Bible Society - Nungalinya Tanslators||$20,000||25%|
|EE Hope For Kids in Ethiopia||$10,000||12.5%|
|Friends in Dubai||$25,000||31.25%|
|Mitch & Ashley Deans - EE Changemakers||$10,000||12.5%|
During this season, you can also allocate your giving to a selected partner. By doing so, you also give permission for Ian and the Wardens to distribute those funds to one of the other mission partners where there is need.
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
You can now give through your bank card through our new Tithe.ly application our as part of our website by clicking here.
Give via direct debit into the FAC account. Choose one off or regular giving. Indicating your name (where possible) is optional, but does assist us to track your giving.
Westpac: Figtree Anglican Church BSB: 032 686 Acc: 141209.
To make sure the funds get allocated to our Mission Partners giving, you must include the following codes into your reference:
|Mission Fund||WMC MF|
|The Bible Society||WMC BS|
|EE H4K Ethiopia||WMC H4K|
|Friends in Dubai||WMC Dubai|
|M&A Deans EE Changemakers||WMC MAD|
* Giving to these projects is not tax deductible
You can also drop your giving to the church office. Please put it in an envelope with the partner fund marked on the front. Or, you can give over the phone via EFTPOS. For more information or assistance with giving, please email us at: email@example.com or call 42721322 during business hours.