BFM Spring Conference 2019

2019 Spring Missions Conference
April 12-13
Theme: The Prevailing Gospel — Matthew 16:18
Friday at 6:30 – Saturday at 4:30 dinner
Grace Baptist Church — Fairborn, Ohio
www.gbcfairborn.com
Street Address: 2920 Beaver Valley Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 947 Fairborn, OH 45324
Pastor Mark Pyles | 304-545-0603 (cell) | pastormark@gbcfairborn.com
www.facebook.com/GBCfairborn | www.gbcfairborn.com
There are many hotels within 5 miles of church; in both Fairborn and Beavercreek.

Friday

6:30-6:45: Worship
6:45-7:30- The clarification of the Gospel – Pastor David Pitman

7:30-7:45: Worship
7:45-8:30: The resistance to the Gospel world-wide – Pastor Kenny Hurst

Saturday

8:00-8:45: Prayer meeting for missionaries and BFM as a whole.

9:00-9:15: Worship
9:15-9:45: Skype visit with Missionaries Mike and Bev Creiglow
9:45-10:00: BFM news & updates – “Fresh Happenings!”

10:00-10:05: Worship
10:05-10:50: The biggest challenges faced by Gospel messengers – Pastor Bruce Winner

10:50-11:00 – BREAK

11:00-11:15: Worship
11:15-11:45: Skype visit with Nathan and Carrie Radford

12:00- LITE LUNCH

2:00-2:15: Worship
2:15-2:45: Skype visit with Odali and Kathy Barros
2:45-3:30: The prevailing power of the Gospel – Pastor Steve Wainright

3:30-3:45: Worship
3:45-4:30: The danger of sitting on the Gospel – Laird Baldwin


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BFM Spring Conference 2018

2018 Spring Missions Conference
March 23-24
Grace Baptist Church of Fairborn
www.gbcfairborn.com
Street Address: 2920 Beaver Valley Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 947 Fairborn, OH 45324
Pastor Mark Pyles
(cell: 304-545-0603)
Nursery Provided

“The Disclosing of the Heart of the Missionary
(as seen in the light of one…the apostle Paul)”
Acts 20:24-27

Friday, March 23
6:30-7:30 – Dave Mitchell- “The Courage of the Missionary: Acts 20:24a”
7:30-8:30 – Dave Parks- “The Course of the Missionary””: Acts 20: 24b

Saturday, March 24
8:00-8:45 – Prayer meeting for missionaries and BFM as a whole.
9:00-10:00 – Skype Jud Hatcher (short message) and BFM update
10:00-10:45 – Skype Roger Tate and surprise speaker
10:45-11:00 – BREAK
11:00-12:00 – Stephen Clark- “The Charge of the Missionary: Acts 20:24c
12:00-2:00 – Lite Lunch
2:00-3:00 – Skype Bobby Wacaser
Jonathan Gordon- “The Consideration of the Missionary: Acts 20: 25”
3:30-4:30 – Steve Hall- “The Confidence of the Missionary: Acts 20:26-27″​
4:30 – Dinner


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BFM Spring Conference 2017

57th ANNUAL SPRING MISSIONS CONFERENCE
in the interests of BAPTIST FAITH MISSIONS
April 24, 25, 26  |  2017
Hosted by THOMPSON ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH
320 Thompson Road  |  Lexington KY 40508
Dave Parks & Todd Burus, Pastors
Dave Parks  |  859.223.8374  |  daveparks@twc.com
www.baptistfaithmissions.org

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Monday Evening
5:00 – 6:00  Supper
7:00   Praise
7:20   Message: Pastor Michael Jones – Zion Baptist Church, Taylor MI
8:00   Praise
8:20   Message: Pastor Kevin Ridder – Bible Baptist Church, North Vernon IN

Tuesday Morning
9:30   Praise
9:45   Message: Pastor Stephen Clark – First Baptist Church, Hazel Park MI
10:25 Break
10:35 Message: Pastor Raul Bergerman – West Griffin Baptist Church, Griffin GA
11:00 General Seminar / Workshop – Prayer Groups & Sessions for our missionaries and churches | Ephesians 6:18
Led by Pastor David Pitman – Addyston Baptist Church, Addyston OH

12:00 Lunch
1:30   OPEN FORUM FOR Q & A / SUGGESTIONS AND ADVICE
5:00 – 6:00  Supper

Tuesday Evening
7:00   Praise
7:20   Message: Pastor Tracy Herald – Emmanuel Baptist Church, Warren MI
8:00   Praise
8:20   Message: Pastor Aaron Karr – Calvary Baptist Church, Hurricane WV

Wednesday Morning
10:00 Praise
10:20 Message: Nathan Radford – BFM Missionary to Kenya (Calvary Baptist Church, Hurricane WV)
11:10  Break
11:20  Message:  Pastor Mark Pyles – Grace Baptist Church, Fairborn OH
12:00  Lunch
5:00-6:00  Supper

Wednesday Evening
7:00   Praise
7:30   Message: Pastor Russell Zik – Durbin Memorial Baptist Church, Lexington KY


CONFERENCE THEME: “…that the world may know…!”
John 17.20-23

Our Conference theme this year is: “…that the world may know…!” based on Jesus’ prayer in John 17.20-23.

Jesus Christ came to earth as the Father’s Missionary to the world. Here in John 17, when He commits Himself to the Cross, He prays that the Father will make good on the Father’s purpose for sending Him and for His purpose in coming.

That purpose is 4-fold: [1] that the peoples of the world will know that there is a God; [2] that the peoples of the world will know that He, the Father, is that God; [3] that the peoples of the world will know that He, God-the-Father, sent Christ into our world to be our Savior (John 4.42); [4] that the peoples of the world will know that He loves us and will save us through faith in Christ.

That has always been the purpose and thrust for Gospel missions into the world…from that time to right now.

We are emphasizing that our world is not only lost without God [as we have always been] – but our culture is becoming increasingly deficient in all God-consciousness and conscience and any knowledge at all of who God is in truth (Acts 17.22-31).  “Going to church” or “knowing about God” is no longer on people’s conscience or agenda.  They don’t have a personal sense that they need to or ought to have anything to do with God.

This is true world-wide.  We send missionaries to the nations of the world so “that the world may know.”  But, we must do this not only in the nations of the world that are on the other sides of our borders, but we must also pump up our efforts to reach out to the nations of peoples who live next door to our churches.

This same theme and message must motivate us and energize each of our churches as we seek to reach out to our respective communities. The world of our next-door neighbors also present us with the daily challenges and opportunities to show them and tell them who God is, and that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to save us so we may know Him and live in Him.

Come and join us for these Conference messages and activities as we commit ourselves to proclaim the Gospel “…that the world may know…!”


MOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS INFORMATION
http://www.qualityinnlexingtonky.com/
Google Map for Quality Inn

We have secured special event rates if you choose to stay at the Quality Inn. These are probably the best rates you will find for comparable comfortable accommodations in Lexington.  And, this facility is close to our church site.  Rates are $59.00 per night plus taxes & fees for 1 queen bed and $65.00 per night plus taxes & fees for 2 double beds.  We are requesting that if you want to make reservations, that you follow these instructions:  [1] It is very important that you make your reservation as early as possible;  [2] ask for “Thompson Road Baptist Church Event” rates when you make your reservation;  [3] make your reservation by calling the desk @ 859.233.0561.

Or, you seasoned travelers may be able to find more reasonable accommodations than these though your own online searches or memberships.

WE ENCOURAGE CHURCHES TO PAY YOUR PASTOR’S [AND HIS WIFE] TRAVEL EXPENSES TO ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE.  It will give them the opportunity to enjoy what is always a much-needed physical and spiritual re-charging for your church’s ministry.  We use these Conference occasions to highlight and update our missions partners concerning our missionaries’ ministries and also stir up all of us to greater interest, investment, and involvement in our mutual missions endeavors.  He will come back to you with a greater burden, zeal, and enthusiasm for missions.

Will you take the lead to ask your church to do this for your pastor, our missionaries, and your church?


SPECIAL NEEDS ACCOMMODATIONS
The Lord has blessed our church to make some much-needed upgrades and improvements to our facility to accommodate our own members and guests who suffer from physical mobility impairments.  We have installed an elevator-lift to transport persons from one level to the other, and also we have completely renovated or constructed new restrooms [both male and female] to make them wheelchair accessible.  These improvements will make all of our activities much more comfortable and accessible.


TRAVEL DIRECTIONS
GPS ADDRESS:  320 THOMPSON ROAD, LEXINGTON KY 40508

FROM SOUTH ON I-75: Get off at Exit 104 (Athens-Boonesborough). Turn west toward town. You will be on Athens-Boonesborough Road / Richmond Road Extension. As you approach Lexington, the road will become Richmond Road around Jacobson Park. Continue straight into Lexington. Richmond Road will become Main Street. You will pass the Rupp Arena / Lexington Convention Center on your left. Turn left at the next traffic light. This is Jefferson Street. Turn right in the middle of the overpass bridge onto Manchester. About one mile down Manchester, turn right on Thompson Road and come to the top of the hill.

FROM NORTH ON I-75 OR EAST / WEST ON I-64: I-75 and I-64 merge for a few miles on the north/northeast side of Lexington. Come to Exit 115 on 64/75. This is Newtown Pike (State Route 922). Turn south toward Lexington. Follow Newtown Pike until you come to Main Street. Go straight across Main Street onto Oliver Lewis Way.  Turn right at the next traffic light onto Manchester / Old Frankfort Pike. Follow Manchester about one mile. Turn right on Thompson Road and come to the top of the hill.


CHILDREN’S MISSIONS CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Every year we conduct sessions for the children [age 4 through grade 5] who attend our Conference services.  My wife, Debbie, conducts these learning and activity sessions.  Each year, we focus on a particular nation of the world, highlighting its culture and customs along with their need for the Gospel and opportunities to take the Gospel to those peoples.  Our Children’s Center is always set up with crafts and activities which engage the children’s attention and interests in the missions lessons.  This year’s Missionary focus will be on PERU.


CONFERENCE OFFERING:  DESIGNATED FOR VETERAN MISSIONARIES’ PENSIONS
We will designate the offerings received during this Conference to go toward supplying the needs of our veteran missionaries who are receiving pensions from BFM for their years of missionary service.  Those pensions are funded from an investment account we have set up for them.  We are also designating our annual Founders Day Offerings to this same purpose.  Please plan to bring and give as generous an offering as you can toward this worthy ministry.

If you cannot attend the Conference, but still want to give a gift, send it to our Treasurer:  Pastor George Sledd  |  PO Box 471280  |  Lake Monroe FL 32747-1280. Or, you can contribute online either by check/debit or by credit card.  Go to our website: www.baptistfaithmissions.org and click on the DONATE/SUPPORT page.  Enter your designation for SPRING CONFERENCE OFFERING.

[You can download a Word document version of this information here.]


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Spring Conference Recaps 2016

Thank you to all who joined us at our 56th Annual Spring Missions Conference in Lexington, KY! “Every disciple…a disciple-maker!” Matthew 28.19

We had a great time of fellowship and were challenged by 10 speakers over 3 days. You can read some excerpts from each sermon by visiting our Facebook page and searching for #BFMspring2016.

2016 Spring ConferenceMay the effects of this conference be long-lasting and life-changing to the glory of God.


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BFM Spring Conference 2016: Theme

Spring Conference 2016

CONFERENCE THEME:  “Every disciple…a disciple-maker!”  Matthew 28.18-20

We all emphasize the Great Commission.  We are Great Commission believers.  We are Great Commission churches.  We are Great Commission missionaries.  The Great Commission is very straightforward and simple: “MAKE DISCIPLES”.  Our Lord Jesus Christ commands us to make disciples for Him. A disciple is personally and whole-heartedly committed to obeying, following, and becoming like Him in every aspect of our lives.

But, our problem very often is that we try to delegate the real responsibility of ‘making disciples’ off onto someone else.  Our churches here in the States will delegate and expect our missionaries abroad to make disciples while we neglect and fail to do so here.  And, within our churches, many members will renege on the personal responsibility to make disciples and pass off that responsibility onto their pastors and leaders.

But, we must return to and reinforce the original intent and meaning of “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” – and that is, EVERY DISCIPLE MUST BE A DISCIPLE-MAKER.  That means that most disciple-making will be done within the relationships that each of us maintains with other people.  Most of our disciple-making will not be performed in the auditoriums of our churches, but rather in the personal interactions we have with others in our homes, in coffee-shops, in intentional encounters and interactions we have in our daily activities.

How did the first church in Jerusalem and the early churches in Judea, Samaria, and beyond – how did they make disciples?  All of their disciples certainly were not made in their public corporate assemblies – though we are sure some were.  But, their disciples were made as all the disciples went from place to place “talking the Word” as in Acts 8.4.

The making of other disciples must be the deliberate ministry of every disciple of Jesus Christ.  Our churches should not only encourage every disciple to be a disciple-maker, but we should train our people to do so, and then create the occasions and environment where disciple-making will happen.

We live in a time and culture when “going to church” is no longer on people’s conscience or agenda.  They don’t have a personal sense that they need to or ought to “go to church.”  So, if we reach them at all, we must go to them – which was Jesus’ original command, anyway.  “As you are going, make disciples of all the nations.”  We must be “talking the Word” in all the places where we go…where they are…where we meet and encounter them.  And, we must be calling everyone we talk with to “Follow Jesus” – be His disciple!

My own conviction for this urgent ministry was stoked a few months ago when I read a book that is currently available [2013]: Follow Me by David Platt.  I would encourage everyone to get the book and read it.  I was deeply convicted, challenged, and encouraged by Platt’s call for us to return to the mission that Jesus Himself fulfilled and then commanded us to repeat and perpetuate.  Jesus’ call was – and still is – “Follow Me!”  When Jesus commissioned us, “And you shall be My witnesses…,” He meant that each one of His disciples [followers] must accept and fulfill the responsibility to be calling all the others in the world to follow Jesus also.

“Every disciple…a disciple-maker!” is the essential ministry that will assure, not just the survival, but the health, growth, and effectiveness of our respective churches.  “Every disciple…a disciple-maker!” is the essential key to the continuation and increase of our missionaries’ support.  If we in our Stateside churches are not being Great Commission churches by making disciples, then we will decline and die, and there won’t be enough healthy, vibrant, effective churches to maintain our missionaries’ support – much less anticipate growth and increase of our missionary outreach.

So, let’s respond to the admonition our Lord sent to the church at Ephesus in Revelation 2.5: “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent.”

Come and gather with us as we challenge and encourage one another to love and good works – and especially those good works of “Every disciple…a disciple-maker!”


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Schedule
Conference Theme
Conference Offering
Travel Directions
Accommodations Info
Children’s Sessions
Conference Graphic
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BFM Spring Conference 2016: Conference Offering

Spring Conference 2016

CONFERENCE OFFERING:  DESIGNATED FOR ‘MISSIONARIES’ CONFERENCE TRAVEL EXPENSES’ 

Three of our missionaries are traveling to be with us during our Spring Conference. Paul Hatcher, John & Alta Hatcher, and Bobby & Charlene Wacaser are all coming from Florida. Judson and Raquel Hatcher and their children will be coming from Lynchburg VA. All of our missionaries live on extremely tight budgets and will be hard-pressed to find the additional funds for travel and motel expenses to attend this Conference. So, we want to reimburse them as much as possible for these expenses. Please plan to bring and give as generous an offering as you can toward their travel/accommodations expenses.

If you cannot attend the Conference, but still want to give a gift, send it to our Treasurer:  Pastor George Sledd  |  PO Box 471280  |  Lake Monroe FL 32747-1280

Or, you can contribute online either by check/debit or by credit card.  Go to our website: www.baptistfaithmissions.org and click on the DONATE/SUPPORT page.  Enter your designation for SPRING CONFERENCE OFFERING.


—All the Details—

Download the Full Program: PDF | Word doc
Schedule
Conference Theme
Conference Offering
Travel Directions
Accommodations Info
Children’s Sessions
Conference Graphic
All Spring Conference Posts


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BFM Spring Conference 2016: Accommodations

Spring Conference 2016MOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS INFORMATION

Quality Inn
http://www.qualityinnlexingtonky.com/

Google Map for Quality Inn

We have not been able to get special event rates from Quality Inn this year, but they are still the least expensive rates and your best value for the room. There will be other horse-related events going on here in Lexington during those same days, so the sooner you can book, the most likely you will be to get a reservation.   I’m writing this on 3/25, and the rates range from $69.00-$80.00.

Candlewood Suites
http://candlewoodsuiteslexington.com/
Google map for Candlewood Suites

The next most reasonable alternative is Candlewood Suites. But, their availability is very limited here a month out, so they will most likely be full by Conference time – or by the time you get this information. Their representative, though, has told me they are willing to offer a single-queen room for $99.00 per night.  I spoke with Allison Shannon, Director of Sales at 859.368.0087 / ext 105.

Or, you seasoned travelers may be able to find more reasonable accommodations than these.

WE ENCOURAGE CHURCHES TO PAY YOUR PASTOR’S [AND HIS WIFE] TRAVEL EXPENSES TO ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE.  It will give them the opportunity to enjoy what is always a much-needed physical and spiritual re-charging for your church’s ministry.  We use these Conference occasions to highlight and update our missions partners concerning our missionaries’ ministries and also stir up all of us to greater interest, investment, and involvement in our mutual missions endeavors.  He will come back to you with a greater burden, zeal, and enthusiasm for missions.

Will you take the lead to ask your church to do this for your pastor, our missionaries, and your church?


SPECIAL NEEDS ACCOMMODATIONS

The Lord has blessed our church to make some much-needed upgrades and improvements to our facility to accommodate our own members and guests who suffer from physical mobility impairments.  We have installed an elevator-lift to transport persons from one level to the other, and also we have completely renovated or constructed new restrooms [both male and female] to make them wheelchair accessible.  These improvements will make all of our activities much more comfortable and accessible.


—All the Details—

Download the Full Program: PDF | Word doc
Schedule
Conference Theme
Conference Offering
Travel Directions
Accommodations Info
Children’s Sessions
Conference Graphic
All Spring Conference Posts


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BFM Spring Conference 2016: Children’s Sessions

Spring Conference 2016CHILDREN’S MISSIONS CONFERENCE SESSIONS

KenyaMapEvery year we conduct sessions for the children [age 4 through grade 5] who attend our Conference services. My wife, Debbie, conducts these learning and activity sessions. Each year, we focus on a particular nation of the world, highlighting its culture and customs along with their need for the Gospel and opportunities to take the Gospel to those peoples. Our Children’s Center is always set up with crafts and activities which engage the children’s attention and interests in the missions lessons. This year’s Missionary focus will be on KENYA.


—All the Details—

Download the Full Program: PDF | Word doc
Schedule
Conference Theme
Conference Offering
Travel Directions
Accommodations Info
Children’s Sessions
Conference Graphic
All Spring Conference Posts


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