Reaching the world for Christ. A day for developing in-depth strategies to take missions work to the next level.
The Annual Meeting week included a “Missions College One Day” event co-sponsored by the International Mission Board (IMB) and the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention (HPBC). Eight on-the-field East Asia Affinity Group IMB missionaries provided a full day of training for pastors, church leaders, and missions teams in the area of evangelism, strategy, prayer, church planting, and student missions.
Here are some of the highlights of the training:
Jason Queen taught on how to have natural gospel conversations with non-Christians and how to lead non-Christians in an evangelistic 8-lesson Bible study.
Scott Bradford taught attendees how to develop a master plan for helping their church effectively engage a people group or population segment. Donn Broeker taught practical sessions on how to be more intentional and focused in our prayer life and lead our churches to do the same.
Jeff Waligora led a broad-spectrum overview of the need and of the missions work going on in East Asia. Steve Ellis trained leaders on Compass Church Planting program.
HPBC leaders from Guam, Okinawa, and four of the Hawaiian Islands participated. The day culminated in a powerful Missions Worship Celebration where multiple churches provided worship leadership including the choirs of Olivet and Nu’uanu Baptist and the praise team from Pawa’a Community Church.
Guest speakers, Steve Ellis (IMB East Asia Affinity Leader) and Elden “PK” Kaeo (Associate Pastor at FBC Pearl City), brought challenging message.
HPBC Signs Partnership Agreement with the International Mission Board East Asia Peoples Affinity Group
The HPBC Executive Board approved a 3-year partnership with IMB East Asia Affinity Group with a goal “to proclaim the Gospel to people in East Asia.”
The simple agreement which begins in 2019 and goes through the end of 2022 has the following commitments:
The Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention leadership will facilitate and promote connections between HPBC church leaders and pastors and East Asia Peoples Affinity Group leadership.
The East Asia Peoples Affinity Group personnel will provide training through events like the annual Missions college.
The East Asia Peoples Affinity Group will represent International Mission Board at the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention Annual Meeting.
The agreement was signed during the HPBC Annual meeting by Executive Director/Treasurer, Chris Martin, and IMB’s Steve Ellis, Regional Director for the East Asia Affinity Group.