According to the World Health Organization, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in cities. Do we know how to reach them? What many of us have learnt about doing missions in rural, undeveloped areas may not apply to reaching the unreached in cities and urban environments!
In urban Singapore: Do we know how to reach out to and disciple migrants? To build bridges in our multi-faith and multi-cultural environment? To extend social justice to the exploited, abused, and victims of human trafficking and violence? To help restore dysfunctional families? To be creative in presenting Christ, look out for the ‘invisible’, handle digital addictions, or empower through the arts, sports and education?
The 2018 edition of GoForth National Missions Conference will explore diverse strategies to reach and transform cities with the love of Christ – in both English and Mandarin.
The Rev Rick Seaward, who was recently called home to the Lord, was a pioneer of the idea of a national missions conference. In March 2018, he told a pastors’ gathering: “GoForth does not need the churches. The churches need GoForth.”
More than 130 specialists, plenary and workshop speakers, together with five very distinguished keynote speakers, will be here to share their insights on different aspects of urban missions.
Highlights include 55 TED-style workshops with breakout discussions, organised into four tracks – Multicultural Mix, Ministry Mandate, Maturity March and Megashift Mastery. Seventeen of these workshops have been specially identified for millennials. Every delegate can attend up to two workshops per day.
Circles of Passion will enable interested delegates to network with like-minded participants and specialist speakers, as well as discuss the possibility of long-term collaboration. Topics include ‘viral’ church, urban discipleship, wealth gap, family of purpose, creating social spaces, and riding the digital wave.
A two-day Children’s Programme will teach 7- to 12-year-olds how to reach out to their city friends through interesting and engaging activities.
GoForth, Go Urban. Register now!
By Christina Stanley –
oversees the area of Publicity in the GoForth National Missions Conference 2018 Organising Committee.
Event logo courtesy of GoForth 2018 Organising Committee