- Tony Lynn
Sending out new generations
PLYMOUTH – Save the date Saturday, 09/23/2023, 9 am - 2 pm, in Michigan.
Imagine repeated waves of Michiganders making noise and reshaping communities worldwide with the Good News of Jesus Christ because of one important day on 09/23/23! Can you feel it? Can you dream it? Do you want to experience it in-person? You can!
Between the ages of 18-35 years of age?
Leading a ministry with one of these age groups?
On the shores of every Great Lake, the waves have been splashing the sand and the stones for thousands of years without stopping. Day and night. The Lord wants Michiganders to do the same with the Good News of Christ by diving into the lives of others throughout the world.
Click this link to reserve your spot and to learn more about this event on 09/23/23: Sending Out New Generations Gathering.
On 09/23/23 we will focus on sending new generations from Michigan to the nations, to those who speak Urdu, to those who drink water from open wells, to those who are hungry, to those who live in crowded cities, to those who live alone on mountain sides surrounded by jungles.
Could you imagine Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, or Mexico? Yes, a one-week summer mission trip is possible! How? Learn more at this one-day event filled with food, swag, and unique experiences through English and other languages. On 09/23/23, you will learn how convenient it is to register and prepare for a youth group mission trip.
Want to experience an entire summer living in England having conversations with university students in pubs,or living in a remote, tropical village explaining lessons from the Bible using another language? That could be your experience. We will show you a menu of mission sites that will make it nearly impossible for you to decide on just one mission trip.
18 or older?
Over the age of 18? What about a 2-year assignment in Japan, India, Belgium, or Mali creating friendships and explaining Christ’s to those around you. With a 2-year assignment, everything is paid for by the generosity of church members: flights, housing, local transportation, and language classes. You will be empowered to live an adventure for the Lord that you will never forget. More importantly, the people who come to know Christ from your witness will live in eternity with you because you cared enough to risk a trip overseas.
We beg those of you who speak additional languages to come and join us. Pig-Latin does not really count as a language for overseas service. Ha. However, other languages are priceless. There will be a special breakout for those of you who speak Arabic, Spanish, Asian languages, European languages, and other dialects. Your superpower will be walking into a community speaking the heart language of the people. You will do more in minutes than most can do in months. Do not be shy, join us on 09/23/23.
Black Church Missions
Some of us have a unique role or experience in serving others. Some will more easily blend into an international culture that is visited because of the physical resemblance. Urban residents understand the challenges of urban dwellers in other nations. The George Liele Scholarship, through the International Mission Board, can assist local black churches with international mission efforts and education. There is a valuable place for you, and we want to hear your voice.
We are going to rock the day on 09/23/23 for Jesus Christ with sounds, aromas, flavors, experiences, swag, testimonies, music, prayer, and preaching that is going to tattoo into your heart and brain a permanent spot for those who have yet to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Did you know our word tattoo comes from the Tahitian word, “tatau” which means to mark or strike? The word tattoo refers to ancient methods where ink was “tapped” into the skin by using sharp sticks or bones. Be warned about 09/23/23, the Holy Spirit is going to tap, tap, tap into your heart and mind an unforgettable burden for other people around the world. There is no telling what the Lord will do in you and through you starting on 09/23/23.
Save the date Saturday, 09/23/2023, 9 am - 2 pm, in Michigan for the Sending Out New Generations Gathering. Watch for more breaking news each month.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Tony L. Lynn is the State Director of Missions for the Baptist State Convention of Michigan. Before coming on staff at the BSCM, Tony served as lead pastor for more than six years at Crosspoint Church in Monroe, Michigan. He and his wife, Jamie, also served with the International Mission Board in Africa and in Europe.