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Global Mission Conference

2020 Global Mission Conference

Sunday, March 1 through Sunday, March 8 

You’re invited to join us for Cedar Springs’ annual Global Mission Conference!

Ralph Cunnington 2

This year we welcome Ralph Cunnington, pastor of City Church Manchester, as our keynote speaker. Passionate about church planting, Ralph is an integral part of the City to City movement in the UK. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from and meet close to 40 of our partner missionaries and ministries.

On January 26th, we will begin our “Signup Sundays” for housing, meals, and special event registrations. Be sure to stop by our table on Sundays in the Welcome Hall for more information on the following:

“A Call to Prayer” Prayer GuideConference Daily ScheduleChildren’s Conference
Volunteer Needs (Meals for Guests, Help with Children’s Conference,
Nursery Help, Transportation)
Volunteer to Provide Meals ⭑ Volunteer to Provide Transportation
Ladies’ EventMen’s EventAll-Church Social
MissionFest SpeakersSunday School Speakers

The conference schedule is different from past years:

Sunday morning, March 1: Doug Banister, pastor of All Souls in downtown Knoxville, will speak at both morning services. This day will have a special emphasis on Home Missions, and we’ll welcome our local ministry partners in both worship services and as guest speakers in Sunday school classes at 9:45 a.m.

Wednesday evening, March 4: Beginning at 6:30, we’ll have a special evening service in the sanctuary (nursery provided, as well as a children’s conference in the Education building and a middle/high school conference in the Watershed). This evening will have a special “Mission Moments” focus where we’ll hear from several of our missions partners from around the globe. 

Friday evening, March 6:  MissionFest, a night of dinner (5:00-6:00 p.m.) followed by mini-presentations for our conference guests. You’ll have an opportunity to attend up to four breakout sessions led by our guest missionaries and ministries.  Dinner tickets will be available for sale beginning Sunday, February 16. 

Saturday morning, March 7:  Ladies, come enjoy a brunch and hear from women who are serving around the world. This event is sponsored by Women on Mission (WOM). Gentlemen, while the ladies are enjoying their time together at the church, join our male conference guests at The Main Event for bowling and lunch. Note: Nursery is available by reservation only, as is a children’s conference in the Watershed for K-5th grade during the men’s and women’s events.

Sunday, March 8: Ralph Cunnington of City Church Manchester will speak at both morning services and Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. Our conference guests will be speaking in Sunday schools at 9:45 a.m. The conference will conclude after Ralph speaks on Sunday night with the All-Church Social in the Gym, where you can spend more time with our conference guests, thank them for coming, and enjoy some great food.