Join us for our annual Missions Conference Sunday, February 24, featuring talks centered around this year’s theme “By all means possible.”

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Chris Gnanakan. Dr. Gnanakan serves as the executive Director of Outreach To Asia Nationals and speaks on missions in churches, seminaries, and universities around the world.

We’ll also have several breakout sessions with speakers covering missional topics we hope will expand your thinking about missions and encourage you with God’s creativity in reaching the nations with his good news.

There will be food trucks serving lunch after the second and third services. If you would like to purchase food tickets, you may do so in the Commons in between services. Tickets are $5 per person, or $20 for families of four or more.

Our goal is to raise $75,000 for our Special Missions Fund (SMF). If you would like to donate scroll to the bottom of the page to click "Give to Special Missions Fund".

Conference Speaker


Dr. Chris Gnanakan


Dr. Gnanakan is the executive Director of OTAN which serves over ten countries in Asia where traditional missions is restricted by assisting, equipping, and empowering national, pastoral leaders to fulfill the Great Commission. Chris is doing what most others Don’t (discipling national leaders for Church Planting movements), Won’t (targeting least/unreached People Groups) and Can’t (mobilizing missions within closed, restricted, and limited access countries).

Breakout Sessions

10:00A & 11:15A - ROOM A11

The Second Step Initiative in Missions: A Case Study of Church in Pakistan

Christopher Hawkins

No people are unworthy to hear the gospel. Come hear how the greatest hinderance to the gospel being heard is those who choose not to share.

10:00A & 11:15A - ROOM A12

Cross Cultural Partnership: rejoicing in our roles

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This breakout will be led by a worker of a sending organization who works with university students in a large Asian country.

10:00A & 11:15A - ROOM A13

Building Disciples for the Church in Africa

Rodney Orr

Dr. Rodney H. Orr taught in Africa for 17 years and helped to build a graduate school in Zimbabwe. He is associate professor and department chair of Intercultural Studies at DTS and teaches at South China University of Technology. He was married to Cortina for 34 years before she died from cancer last year.  They have two children Ariel and Bradley. 


Special Missions Fund

This year our goal is to raise $75,000 for our Special Missions Fund (SMF). The SMF is for missions giving that goes above and beyond our annual line-item budget for missions.

With the SMF, we (1) provide our missionaries with financial support in the event of unexpected expenses and emergency situations, (2) send short-term teams and individuals from Grace on mission trips around the world, and (3) sponsor strategic partnerships that break new ground for the sake of the Gospel.

In 2019, with your help, we will:

  • Invest in our new strategic partnerships in East Asia and Haiti, as well as explore new opportunities in Europe.
  • Send short-term teams and individuals on mission trips to Haiti, East Asia, parts of the U.S., and other nations around the world.
  • Provide financial support for our long-term missionaries for financial needs and ministry opportunities.