2010 Great Commission Congress

"Jerusalem...and to the Ends of the Earth" -- November 1-5, 2010 

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"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  (Acts 1:8, NIV)

Schedule of Events
Offering Focus

Speaker Bios
Workshop Presenters

Schedule of Events:

Monday, November 1
    10:00 am    Chapel -- Speaker: Oreon Trickey Listen to Podcast
"Creating a Welcoming Space for Others"
                             (Hughes Auditorium)
    11:30 am    Talk Back Session with Oreon Trickey
                             (Cafeteria Gray Room)

      6:30 pm    Evening Worship -- Speaker: Oreon Trickey
                             (Hughes Auditorium)

Tuesday, November 2

    11:30 am    Workshop: Kentucky Refugee Ministries (Dougherty Dining Room)
      5:45 pm    A Great Commission Experience: Going into our Jerusalem to serve (gather in cafeteria)

 Wednesday, November 3
    10:00 am    Chapel -- Speaker: Lisa L. Thompson (Hughes Auditorium)  Listen to Podcast
                                   "Quick to Plunder, Swift to Spoil"
      6:30 pm    Evening Worship -- Speaker: Lisa L. Thompson (Hughes Auditorium)

Thursday, November 4

    11:30 am    Workshops: Mission Year & Keynote (Cafeteria Gray Rooms A & B)
      6:30 pm    Panel Presentation (Student Center)
                            Dr. Paul Rader, The Salvation Army
                            Mr. Chris Needham, The Salvation Army
                            Mrs. Dabney Parker, Kentucky Refugee Ministries
                            Mr. Geoff Maddock, Communality

Friday, November 5
    10:00 am Chapel -- Speaker: Dr. Paul Rader (Hughes Auditorium)  Listen to Podcast
"Being Ready to Respond to God's Call"

Prayer Gatherings:   Monday & Wednesday -- 6:00 pm (Reasoner 214)
                                Tuesday -- 4:30 pm (Old Asbury Building)
                                Thursday -- 6:00 pm (Old Asbury Building)

Offering Focus:

During the week we will be raising funds to go towards the work of Kentucky Refugee Ministries.


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.

    • Advancing Native Missions
    • English Language Institute / China
    • Foundation in Christ Ministries
    • GO International
    • Interact Ministries
    • Kentucky Refugee Ministries
    • Keynote
    • Kids Alley
    • Middle East Christian Outreach
    • Mission Year
    • New Hope International
    • OMS International
    • S.E.N.D. International
    • The Salvation Army
    • WEC International
    • World Gospel Mission
    • Wycliffe Bible Translators
    • Youthworks

Speaker Biographies:

Oreon TrickeyOreon Trickey:
/’ore-ee-in/ Anglo-Saxon origin
• A very tall, blues guitar playing woman who lives in Chicago
• One who writes songs and poems, and occasionally records music
• Someone who has been in ministry since 1973
• An ordained minister on staff at LaSalle Street Church
• An individual who is committed to homeless folks and young adults
• One who is educated in psychology, interpersonal communication, spiritual direction and the Enneagram personality typing system
• A participant in urban ministry for 20 years
• One who enjoys good conversation, deep laughter and strong coffee
• A person who is honored to spend time with college students

Lisa ThompsonLisa Thompson:
• A person whose musical tastes include the Bee Gees, Bob Dylan, Eddie Arnold and Chopin
• An individual who likes marshmallow fluff and peanut butter sandwiches
• One who is passionate about exposing 1) the truth that sex trafficking is built directly on a foundation, and that foundation is the commercial sex industry, 2) that the commercial sex industry is inalterably exploitive irrespective of how people come to be involved in selling sex and 3) that God did not create any woman, man or child with the purpose of being a prostitute, stripper or pornographic performer
• Someone who wants to walk with God
• A participant in Bible Study Fellowship
• One who enjoys plants, flowers, gardens butterflies and clouds
• A lady who misses her home state of Kentucky
• An aunt to an incredible nephew, Michael, and a “mom” to two cats, Noodle and Macaroni

Paul RaderDr. Paul Rader:

• An officer in The Salvation Army for 38 years and promoted to the rank of general in 1994, becoming the first American-born international leader of The Salvation Army
• Training officer, principal, pastor and professor in Seoul, Korea, for 20 years
• President of Asbury University from 2000-06, as well as a member of the A.U. Board of Trustees for 11 years
• A graduate of Asbury University (B.A.), Asbury Theological Seminary (B.D.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Th.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Miss.), and the recipient of four honorary doctorate degrees


Workshop Presenters:

  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.
  • Mission Year is a year-long program where Christian young people live in an urban neighborhood volunteering, worshiping and loving their neighbors. It is an opportunity for anyone 18 and over, both single and married, to spend a year following Jesus’ command to “Love the Lord your God, and love your neighbor as yourself.” By partnering with a local church, volunteering at a service site and spending time with neighbors, Mission Year team members effectively impact their communities while catching a deeper vision for what the kingdom of God is like.
  • Keynote is the creative arts ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, bringing the message of hope through innovative resources, screen-based ministry, performing arts, film and communication training. Keynote exists to break new ground and help other ministries reach their world for Christ by offering resources and forming strategic partnerships.