Posted June 25, 2018 in Around the Synod

2019 NWMC logoThe New Wilmington Mission Conference will hold its 114th annual gathering from July 19-26 at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA. All ages are welcome to participate in the conference.

At 114 years old, the New Wilmington Mission Conference is the longest-running mission conference in the United States. The theme verse for this year’s conference is Hebrews 12:2: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus.”

This year, at NWMC 2019, we are hearing from many people of faith who have experienced the cost of discipleship. We will learn the stories of representatives from former Soviet countries, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We will be inspired, and our faith will be encouraged by the great joy and deep commitment of women and men who, despite the difficulties, risks and fears, “keep their eyes fixed on Jesus.”

Conference participants can look forward to intergenerational afternoon options (“mission labs”) that include hands-on experiences and activities, deeper discussions and challenging conversations with speakers, leaders and mission co-workers.

NWMC HopeAll are invited to hear the speakers, who come from many diverse backgrounds. This year the speaker for the morning meetings is Florence Muindi, a thought leader in the ministry of community development and the Founder and CEO of Life in Abundance International. She will speak each morning, Saturday and Monday-Thursday, at 11 a.m. in Anderson Amphitheater. The evening meetings begin at 7:45 p.m. each night in Anderson Amphitheater, featuring speakers and faith leaders who are all listed on the NWMC website.

Other speakers include: Shadi Fatehi, associate director at Pars Theological Centre; Gracia Burnham, missionary, founder and director of the Martin & Gracia Burnham Foundation; Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA); Semyon Lee, a missionary pastor; and a representative from Voice of the Martyrs.

This year, NWMC celebrates 59 years of sponsoring a Summer Service team of young adults. They are sent out to serve and to learn in various countries around the world. Six college students and their leader will serve in Ethiopia this year. The Summer Service team will be speaking about their experience on Saturday, July 20, at 9:15 p.m. in Orr Auditorium and Thursday, July 25, at 7:45 p.m. in Anderson Amphitheater.

Members of the community are invited to come and participate in the morning and evening meetings at no charge. For more information regarding the speakers, the schedule, registration, fees and more, visit Morning and evening meetings will also be available for live streaming and for viewing on the conference’s YouTube channel.

Registration for the 2019 New Wilmington Mission Conference is available online. Visit the NWMC website here to complete your registration.