About The Conference
MOVE is a missions conference designed to MOVE leaders to equip the church, engage the lost and embrace the nations. Pastors, church staff and lay leaders who desire to develop and/or expand their missions ministries will have a place to worship with, network with, and learn best practices from national and international missions leaders.
Wednesday, February 27
3:30 pm Registration
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm MOVE Conference Kickoff
Bryant Wright – Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
Thursday, February 28
7:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 am Registration
8:30 am Main Session 1
Gordon Fort - International Mission Board
10:15 am Breakout Session 1
11:30 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Breakout Session 2
2:30 pm Breakout Session 3
4:15 pm Main Session 2
Trillia Newbell - Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC
5:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Main Session 3
Manny Fernandez - World Link Ministries
Friday, March 1
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Main Session 4
Rick Morton - Lifeline Children's Services
9:45 am Mission Partner Engagement
10:45 am Breakout Session 4
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Main Session 5
Vance Pitman - Hope Church
2:30 pm End of Conference
Accelerated Church Planting in the Third World: The Cuba Model
President & CEO - World Link Ministries
Accelerated Church Planting is shaving off decades from the church planting process. The cultural speed of local leadership organized around seven major components can speed up the task, reducing decades of time and financial resources while delivering tremendous staying power to churches planted.
Strategic Prayer for Global Advance
Senior Ambassador of the President - International Mission Board
The most under-utilized strategy for advancing the gospel among the global lost, and especially the unreached, unengaged peoples of the world, is prayer—fervent, effectual, powerful prayer. Prayer penetrates every place where you might not be able to go with your passport. Strategic prayer calls out laborers into the harvest fields of the world. It aligns us with the activity of the Holy Spirit. Let’s explore ways you and your church can become engaged in global advance through strategic praying.
Worldview: Its impact on Short-term Missions, Evangelism, and Everyday Life
Founder - CULTURELink
In this seminar you will gain an understanding of what worldview is, how Jesus influenced those he touched through their worldview, and how, through better understanding worldview, you can more effectively impact others on short-term mission trips, as well as those around you.
How to train your church to have Gospel Conversations anytime, anywhere
Assistant Pastor for Local Ministries - Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
What comes to mind when you think of evangelism? What if evangelism was as simple as meeting others in the normal rhythms of life and pointing them to Christ in an encouraging and inviting way? Join us for Gospel Conversations Training where you will: learn how to transition everyday conversations to Gospel conversations, practice a simple way to present the Gospel to anyone, anywhere, create a brief, compelling testimony of how Jesus has transformed your life, practice engaging the community with prayer and Gospel conversations, be equipped to train a fellow believer or new disciple to do all of the above!
Establishing & Growing a Church Missional Culture
Bryant Wright - Senior Pastor, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
Ricky Wheeler - Executive Pastor, Johnson Ferry Global Ministries
A spring break mission trip in 1992 was transformational for our students and ultimately for the life of the church. This was the beginning of a movement of God. Missions at JF went from just another program of the church to fundamentally who we are. This session will share a glimpse of JF's missions story and a practical view of the foundational elements including organizational and funding structures, role of senior pastor and lessons learned from mistakes that have been critical in creating a missions-centered church.
Stories from the Mission Field
Join a panel of veteran workers from the mission field as they share stories of what God is doing in the areas they serve around the world and how the local church can join in.
The Role of the Church in Ending Human Trafficking
Institute Services Director - Wellspring Living
This session will prepare church partners in how they can join the fight against human trafficking. We will address risk factors, red flags, and the hope that organizations offer survivors of trafficking, and most importantly, ways that the church can support the mission to end sex trafficking.
What in the world is happening in “NAME”?
Team Strategy Leader - International Mission Board
Something is happening in North Africa/Middle East and it is gathering steam. What has led to this? What tools are being used? Where is it heading? Hear of the amazing work God is doing in this dark place.
How To Reach And Disciple People With Special Needs
Special Needs Ministry Minister - Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
Why do you need a special needs ministry? What is this community like and what do they need from the church and Christian organizations? What are the different types of special needs and how do you begin a ministry for the special needs? This topic can be very overwhelming and scary. It is so complex and hard to decipher if you don’t know what you are doing. Or is it? People with special needs are just like everyone else. There’s a person with a personality under that diagnosis who needs Jesus and friends. Lynn will show you how easy it is to start a relational ministry to the special needs community.
Following Jesus Through Adoption and Fostering
Vice President of Engagement - Lifeline Children’s Services
Jesus commanded the Church to make disciples of all peoples. A significant challenge exists for families who adopt and foster to be disciple-makers with children coming from hard places. In this session, we will explore strategies for family discipleship in light of the joys and challenges of adopting and fostering.
Advancing the Gospel in the Midst of Great Danger
Church Planter Serving in the Middle East
Hear a story of kingdom advance in the midst of religious radicalism. You will be encouraged by Fadi’s story of suffering and a movement of the Holy Spirit through his ministry, resulting in many coming to faith in Jesus Christ and a multiplication of churches in an area extremely hostile to the Gospel where persecution and death are a reality for followers of Jesus.
Seven Must-have beliefs to become a healthy partnering church of church plants
Lead Pastor - THEMOVEMENT.CHURCH
In his session, Edward will share the story of how his church partnerships were developed, seven beliefs that his most healthy church partnerships have all had in common, and several mistakes that he and his partnering churches have made that have been detrimental to their relationship.
Reach the People Around You...Begin a Bible Study
Linda Shaffer, Debbie McGoldrick, Joan Parsons
How do you equip Christ followers to reach those around them? Engage and experience a one-page Bible study that is being used on six continents that is doing just that! Come hear stories about community transformation that is taking place through these simple tools. NBS2GO (Neighbor Bible Studies 2 GO) has these Bible studies now available in 25 languages.
Syrian Refugees: From Despair to HOPE
CEO/Founder, Heart for Lebanon
The country that was occupied by the Syrian regime for thirty years is now by far the largest refugee host country per capita worldwide. Heart for Lebanon is reaching out to tens of thousands of refugees who once were considered the enemy. In this session we will be learning together, using Lebanon as a model, how to move from a state of despair to hope in Christ and Christ alone.
Transportation to and from MOVE Conference is not provided.
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport
Atlanta Area Hotels 10 Minute Drive from Johnson Ferry
Registration fees include access to all main sessions and breakout sessions. Meals provided are: Wednesday Dinner, Thursday Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, and Friday Breakfast/Lunch.
Early Bird Registration
Ends December 15th, 2018
December 16th – February 26, 2019
Day of Conference
February 27, 2019