Missions Conference – 2018
“And you are to love those who are foreigners for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.” ~ Deuteronomy 10:19
The United States has become home to millions of immigrants and a destination for many temporary workers and guests. The Lord is raising up churches to minister to these foreigners. We are also a country receiving missionaries from abroad. They come here to pastor immigrant churches and start ethnic ministries. This year our conference will open our eyes to the work God is doing all around us here in our country. Let us embrace the foreigners among us and see how loving the body of Christ is.
Concert of Prayer – Sunday, February 25
4:45-5:45 p.m. / Upper Room
Join us for a time of small group prayer focusing on our missionaries, the upcoming Missions Conference, and the world we touch.
Missions Conference Banquet – Friday, March 2
7:00 – 9:00 pm / Upper Room
Guest Speaker: Rev. Stephen Kelley, Upper Room
Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $15/person (ages 11 and over). All attendees must register in advance.
Childcare is available for infants through age 10. Childcare is ONLY available with advance reservation.
All reservations must be made by February 25.
3 ways to register:
Register online (credit cards only, February 4 – 25)
Halverson Hall on Sundays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 (cash or check).
Fourth Night on Wednesdays, February 7, 14, or 21 (cash or check).
** If registering children for childcare, please feed them ahead of time. You may bring a snack for them to have during the evening. Nut products are not allowed in the classrooms.
Our banquet speaker, Rev. Kelley, is a global partner serving in the US and Europe training up Muslim background believers to evangelize their communities. Stephen and Belinda are with EPC World Outreach and have been supported by Fourth since 1996.
We welcome new global partners:
- Michael and Maria Densmoor, South-East Asia
- Daniel and Melinda Seibert, The Navigators in DC Metro area
- Andrey and Albina Kravtsev, Russia
Music by the worship team of Brazilian Presbyterian Bible Church, a Brazilian congregation in Germantown, MD.
Sunday Services – Sunday, March 4, Missions Sunday
Morning, 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am
Guest Preacher: Rev. Jason Stryd, church planter with the PCA among Albanians.
Our missionaries will be introduced in the 9:30 and 11 am services with a flag processional. They will then be speaking in our Sunday school classes.
Jason and his wife Kristine worked ten years with the Albanian community in Philadelphia. Jason had previously spent two years in Kosovo as a missionary to Albanians. He is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary. The Stryds recently moved to Boston to start a church plant there.
Evening, 6:00 pm
Guest Preacher: Rev. Ken Layton
Fourth missionaries Ken and Joyce Layton are with the Navigators and are directors of International Student Ministry at Penn State University in PA. The Layton’s previously ministered in South Korea for 8 years. They have been supported by Fourth since 1977.
Men’s Missionary Breakfast – Tuesday, March 6
6:30 – 7:30 am / Upper Room
David Newsham, speaker
All men are invited to come enjoy a hearty breakfast with our guest missionaries. 6:30 a.m. in the Upper Room. Cost is $4.
Fourth Night International Dinner – Wednesday, March 7
5:45-6:45 pm / Upper Room
Costs are: Family – $20, Adult – $6, Child (7-12) – $3.
Fourth Night Missions Fair – Wednesday, March 7, 7-8 pm
Following dinner, adults and children are invited to explore missions, meet some of our missionaries, and experience the countries where they serve: China, Dominican Republic, India, Indonesia, Romania, and International Student ministry.