Every church is to be a strategic global missions center. You can help your church take major steps to becoming more strategic through training that will be offered at Trinity Baptist Church in Reedsburg on Sunday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m. Here are the details for you to attend.
Date: Sunday July 18th, 2010
Time: 5-8 with a break for refreshments and a snack
Location: Trinity Baptist Church
Missions Champion Church Training is a great opportunity for your pastor, missions leadership and church to discover more of God’s heart for the Nations, and how YOU can join Him in THE TASK!
Discover how your church can:
· Adopt an Unreached People Group
· Partner strategically with an IMB Missions Team
· Practically equip your congregation to develop their God–given call to “Make His NameGreat Among the Nations!”
· Identify and access resources the IMB provides our Southern Baptist Mission Partners
· Understand more of what God is doing, and can do through you, as Southern Baptists/Great Commission Partners, to embrace God’s Heart for all the Peoples of the Earth
The Training will be led by:
Former IMB Missionary to Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Region 2 Missional Church Strategist – Serving Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa
Alan grew up as the son of IMB missionaries in Kenya, East Africa. He completed high school at Rift Valley Academy, a school for missionary kids in Kenya. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he started for three years as the Placekicker for the Volunteers (1978 – 1980). Alan was drafted in 1981 in the 7th Round by the Philadelphia Eagles, and played for several years with the Memphis Showboats in the USFL. He was a teammate and close friend of Reggie White, both at Tennessee, and with the Memphis franchise.
Alan married Andrea Ogle from Greeneville, TN, and after receiving his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1992, their family moved to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They served in Student and Sports Evangelism, as well as planting and training pastors of new church starts. They served from 1992 – 2008 in Port Elizabeth, at which point Alan returned to serve the IMB as a representative for the IMB’s work in Sub-Saharan Africa. He assumed his current role with the IMB in March 2010.