Held at Olivet Baptist Church, 1775 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Missions College One Day will feature nine on-the-field International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries who are currently serving in East Asia. These IMB field personnel will take you through the process of researching and understanding your missions location, or for more experienced leaders they will help you develop in-depth strategies to take your missions work to the next level. The day will culminate with a Missions Worship Celebration in the Olivet Baptist worship center.
A Master Plan for Missions: Learn to develop an effective, comprehensive strategic plan for your church to engage a people group or population segment. Get help with the big picture of missions in your church.
Evangelism Tools for Missions: Learn to share the gospel from “Creation to Christ.” Learn how to adapt your evangelism tools for people with different religious views.
Missions Prayer Strategies: Learn strategies for developing and maintaining a strong and effective prayer strategy focused on reaching the world for Christ.
East Asia Missions Highlights: What is going on in the countries that make up East Asia? Where are the Unreached Unengaged People Groups (UUPG) and Unreached Unengaged People Groups (UPG) located? How does this affect you and your church?
Involving Students in Missions: Learn and discuss effective ways to utilize students in your mission strategies.
Researching and Evaluating Your People Group: How to gain an effective understanding of your people and their worldview. Learn strategies, purposes, and techniques for asking the right questions at the right time of the right people.
Jeff & Rose Waligora
Jeff and Rose met during their college years at Michigan State University, completed their graduate degree at Wheaton College Graduate School, coursework at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and now they are pursuing their PhDs from Biola University. Jeff and Rose and their son Eric, recently moved to Seoul, Korea on July 16, 2018. They have been serving 21 years in East Asia since 1997. For most of their time they were involved in church planting work amongst an unreached people group in East Asia and now are leading the mobilization and connection work throughout East Asia. They have three children ages 21, 19 and 15.
Steve Ellis is a native of southwest Missouri, but transplanted to Dallas, TX in 1982 for college and seminary (Criswell College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary). He was appointed by the International Mission Board (IMB) and deployed to Cambodia in October 1994 where he began his service on the field. Steve served in Cambodia for five years, and then transitioned into a broader leadership role in Southeast Asia in October 1999. The Ellis’ gave oversight to the work in Southeast Asia focused on reaching Buddhist/animist people groups (seven countries). After eight years in northern Thailand, Steve transitioned to be the Regional Leader role for East Asia in November 2007 where he has been serving in leadership for the work focused on reaching East Asian peoples. Steve and Patti currently reside in Taipei, Taiwan. Steve has been married to Patti for close to 34 years. They have four grown daughters who are married and living in Canada, Nepal, and the USA. All of them are married. Steve and Patti have ten grandchildren.
Scott and Julie Bradford
Scott and Julie have had the privilege of serving on behalf of our SBC churches with the IMB for over 16+ years. During their time with the IMB they served in Africa for almost 15 years and East Asia for 2 years. During their time of service, they have served as Church Planters (CP), CP Trainers for IMB, served Local and International churches as CP Trainers, and served as Leaders for IMB over CP work in nearly 20 African Countries. Currently they serve as Church Partnership and Mobilization Strategists in East Asia. They have 3 grown children who live in the USA.
Donn and his wife Teresa, along with their 3 children, have served with the IMB for over 15 years. The first 12 years, they served in East Asia as church planters and Team Leaders. For the last 3 years, Donn has served as the Cluster Leader for the IMB work in Japan. In this role, he works closely with the 8 team leaders and nearly 70 IMB missionaries throughout Japan as they plant new churches and partner with local churches to see the Gospel go forward in Japan.
Jason has served with the IMB for 13 years, 6 ½ years in one country in East Asia and for the past 6 ½ years in Japan. Jason currently lives in Yokohama with his wife Esther and their three children, where they serve as Team Leaders for the church planting team for Kanagawa Prefecture. During his time on the field, he has had opportunities to disciple local believers as well as train local church leaders on how to train others in evangelism, discipleship and church planting.
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Gathering for worship and introductions
9:00 a.m. 1st group of workshops
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. 2nd group of workshops
12:30 p.m. Lunch provided in fellowship hall
1:30 p.m. 3rd group of workshops
3:00 p.m. Connecting with our Missionaries in the fellowship hall over coffee and snacks
5:00 p.m. Dinner provided in the fellowship hall
6:00 p.m. Missions Celebration Worship Service* in Olivet Worship Center
*Our Missions Celebration Worship Service will include powerful elements of congregational singing led by the Pawa’a Community Church praise team as well as the choirs of Olivet and Nu’uanu. We’ll hear from our International Mission Board East Asia Affinity Director, Steve Ellis along with a challenging message from Elden Kaeo, Associate Pastor of First Baptist, Pearl City. Everyone is welcome to join us even if you can’t make the rest of the Missions College One Day training.
1775 S. Beretania StHonolulu, HI