Great Commission Congress 2012
“YOU!” – October 29 – November 2, 2012
“But 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).
Monday, October 29
10 a.m. – Chapel – Todd Ahrend – “The Mission of God”
Tuesday, October 30
7 p.m. – Evening Service – Todd Ahrend
Wednesday, October 31
10 a.m. – Chapel – Betsy Hall ’01 Ledoux – “S.O.S. – Postured for God’s Glory”
Thursday, November 1
7 p.m. – Evening Service – Betsy Hall ’01 Ledoux
Friday, November 2
10 a.m. – Chapel – Dr. Kay Fuller ’57 Rader – “Hope in the Dark”
Tuesday, October 30, 11 a.m. – Bethany Ury ’10, One Mission Society
Dougherty Dining Room in Cafeteria
Tuesday, October 30, 4 p.m. – Brian Renders, Confrontation Point
Outdoor Classroom near Morrison Hall
Thursday, November 1, 11 a.m. – Kevin Becht ’91, Youth for Christ
Gray Room in Cafeteria
Thursday, November 1, 4 p.m. – Shawn Casselberry ’98, Mission Year
Bennett-Bernard Room in Morrison Hall
TODD AHREND is the founder of The Traveling Team, a ministry that mobilizes college students to take personally Jesus’ instructions to preach the gospel to all nations. He and his wife, Jessica, have spoken to thousands of college students on more than 450 campuses about their role in world evangelism.
BETSY HALL ’01 LEDOUX is the International Disaster Response and Preparedness Manager at Samaritan’s Purse International Relief in Boone, N.C. Previously, she spent two years with Samaritan’s Purse as the deputy country director in Mozambique and more than a year as the deputy country director in Haiti.
DR. KAY FULLER ’57 RADER is the former World President of Women’s Organizations for The Salvation Army (commissioner by rank). She and her husband, former Asbury University President Paul Rader ’56, served as missionary officers in Korea for 22 years.
Great Commission Congress: Power to Witness
October 25, 2012
WILMORE, Ky. — Next week’s Great Commission Congress on the Asbury University campus might look like a traditional conference with an orderly schedule of presentations and workshops, but the message contained within — that God equips His people with power to witness around the world — has the potential to change the world.
Throughout the week, speakers Todd Ahrend, Betsy Hall ’01 Ledoux and Dr. Kay Fuller ’57 Rader will address the theme verse of the week: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth” (Act. 1:8). Additional speakers, many of whom are also alumni, will lead breakout sessions to address specific populations or topics in ministry. At the end of the week, students will have an opportunity to put what they’ve learned into practice locally through a variety of service projects on Saturday afternoon.
“Our prayer at Asbury is that whatever vocational paths our students take, they go into them as ambassadors of Christ and integrate the Great Commission into their vocations,” said Rev. Greg Haseloff, associate dean of campus ministries and campus chaplain. “The Great Commission Congress gives us a week to articulate those things very clearly.”
Asbury University’s Great Commission Congress is an annual event in which the University’s standing commitment to Christian missions moves front-and-center. It incorporates both large- and small-group discussions to explore what a “Great Commission Lifestyle” might look like and connects interested students with the people and organizations that can help them to “go and make disciples of all nations.”