Posted by Mark Perry

Missionary Conference is just over six weeks away! The speakers are scheduled, and we are looking forward to a great weekend of encouragement September 26–30.

This year, our conference theme will be “Testifying of Repentance and Faith” from Acts 20:20–21. Paul, speaking to the elders of the Ephesian church, recounted

how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Paul spoke of his manner and message as he had lived among them and shared the gospel with them. He had given bold testimony to all nationalities—Jews and Greeks—of their need to turn from works and idols to trust the Creator-Savior, Jesus Christ. The church today follows the example of Paul and his missionary work and proclaims boldly the message at the heart of the gospel: “repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.” All our efforts to reach the lost must include the call to repent of sin and believe in Christ alone.

—Pastor Hamilton