Great Commission Congress 2008

"A Lasting Imprint" - November 3-7, 2008

"One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts"  (Psalm 145:4, NIV).

 

Schedule of Events
Offering Focus
Exposition
Speaker Bio
Workshops
News Release

 

Schedule for the Week:

Monday, November 3

   10:00 a.m. –     Chapel      Podcast%20Icon.PNG

   12:00 p.m. –     Lunch with Missionaries (Cafeteria)

   6:00 p.m. –       Pre-service Prayer

   6:30 p.m. –       Evening service     Podcast%20Icon.PNG

   7:45 p.m. –       Missionary Reception (Grille -- following service)

Tuesday, November 4

   6:00 p.m. –       Pre-service Prayer

   6:30 p.m. –       Evening service     Podcast%20Icon.PNG

Wednesday, November 5

   10:00 a.m. –    Chapel     Podcast%20Icon.PNG

   6:00 p.m. –      Pre-service Prayer

   6:30 p.m. –      Evening service     Podcast%20Icon.PNG

   8:00 p.m. –      International Coffeehouse (Student Center)

Thursday, November 6

   6:00 p.m. –      Pre-service Prayer

   6:30 p.m. –      Evening service     Podcast%20Icon.PNG

Friday, November 7

   10:00 a.m. -     Chapel     Podcast%20Icon.PNG

 

Speaker Bio:

Paul Borthwick

Dr. Paul Borthwick

Paul & his wife Christie serve on the staff of Development Associates International (DAI), which is a training group dedicated to the character and ministry development of leaders in the under-resourced world.  Paul teaches missions at Gordon College and serves as a Missions Associate with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.  While one of his priorities involves mobilizing others for cross-cultural ministry, he also focuses on encouraging leaders and developing “world Christians” in the church.  He and his wife have coordinated over 100 short-term service teams that have served all over the world – which means they currently spend two to four months a year in other countries, mostly the global south.  He holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell.

 

Offering Focus:

During our worship we will be raising funds to help feed children attending the Good Samaritan School in New Delhi, India.  In this Christ-centered school of 800 children there are 500 children who are unsponsored.  This means they receive the gift of education, but these 500 kids often come to the school hungry, lacking enough nutrition to energize their education.  A nutritional meal for one school day only costs 12 cents, meaning $9.15 would feed a child for 75 class days, or $18.30 for half a school year.  If Asbury raises $9,150 we can provide a meal for 500 children for half of a school year.

 

Exposition:

Organizations serving in both the United States and around the world were invited to campus to provide opportunities for students to explore how and where they can live out the Great Commission — whether by fulfilling a cross-cultural requirement or simply fulfilling a passion. Students were encouraged to take time and talk with these representatives, who were available in the cafeteria during meal hours beginning Wednesday lunch through Friday lunch.

Participants:

Child Evangelism Fellowship
Christar
English Language Institute China
GO International
Gospel for Asia
Interact Ministries
Mission Society
New Hope International Ministries
New Life Advance International
OMS International
Operation Mobilization
Servants, Inc.
Teen Missions
World Gospel Mission
The World Our Parish

 

News Release:

A Lasting Imprint: 100th Anniversary Great Commission Congress

October 24, 2008

One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
Psalm 145:4 (NIV)

WILMORE, KY—Asbury College celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Great Commission Congress, Nov. 3-7, 2008.

The first Missionary Rally was held Nov. 14-16, 1908. While the name has changed over the years, the purpose remains the same—to promote and encourage year-round engagement of a “Great Commission Lifestyle” on our campus, in our community and around the world.

Dr. Paul Borthwick

This year’s Great Commission Congress speaker is Dr. Paul Borthwick. Dr. Borthwick and his wife, Christie, serve on the staff of Development Associates International (DAI), which is a training group dedicated to the character and ministry development of leaders in the under-resourced world. He teaches missions at Gordon College and serves as a missions associate with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. While one of his priorities involves mobilizing others for cross-cultural ministry, he also focuses on encouraging leaders and developing “world Christians” in the church. He and his wife have coordinated more than 100 short-term service teams that have served all over the world. The Borthwicks currently spend two to four months a year in other countries, mostly the global south. He holds a business administration degree from the University of Massachusetts, a master of divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a doctor of ministry from Gordon-Conwell.

This year’s Great Commission Congress offering will feed children attending the Good Samaritan School in New Delhi, India. At this Christ-centered school, 500 children often come to school hungry, lacking enough nutrition to energize their education. One meal costs 12 cents. If Asbury College raises $9,150, a meal can be provided for 500 children for half of a school year.