The Missio Conference’s name references the Latin theological term, “Missio Dei,” which means “the mission of God.” We believe that God is on a mission to reconcile the world to himself in Christ. Further, we believe God invites us to be a part of this beautiful story He is writing through Jesus Christ. Put simply, this gathering is about creating space for the Holy Spirit to speak to us, refresh us, and send us once again. This is a place for ANYONE who longs to hear how and where they fit in God’s mission.
This year’s focus is “Empowered Witness.” We will explore the integral, inextricable, and vital connections between prayer and mission.
Each session will include a time of worship and teaching on God’s mission and our place in it. We’ll also create some space to reflect and discuss what we hear God saying to us. Saturday afternoon will be a time of missional workshopping where we’ll receive practical equipping for our participation in the mission.
LOCATION: Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Avenue Modesto, CA 95350.
There will be three plenary sessions (Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Evening) that will include worship and teaching, followed by small group discussion. There will also be a time of “missional workshopping” on Saturday afternoon.
Here’s the schedule:
Friday Night Session - 6:30-8:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Saturday Morning Session - 9:30-12:00pm
Saturday Afternoon Workshops - 1:30-3:00pm, 3:15-4:45pm
Saturday Evening Session - 6:30-8:30pm
*Meals will be on your own, but coffee and tea will be supplied in abundance!
SUGGESTED DONATION: $25 per adult. This will help cover costs of the conference. Please do not let the suggested donation amount be a hindrance to coming or not! All are welcome for any or all of the conference. No donation required.
COST: There is no registration fee for children up to 6th grade!
There will be a children’s program (ages 4 to sixth grade) and child care (0-3) during each of the plenary sessions. Kids are welcome to join the parents for the time of worship and then head off to the children’s program.
NOTE: we will not be offering a children’s program or childcare during the Saturday afternoon missional workshops portion of the conference.
Questions about the children’s program and childcare can be directed to Beth Gundlach at 209-527-4110.
Saturday afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to choose two of following missional workshops. Each workshop will run twice that afternoon.
Everyday Evangelism: Finding Persons of Peace
Loving Our Muslim Neighbors
Caring for Orphans: Foster Parenting and Adoption
Local Outreach Incubator
Connecting with MCC’s Global Outreach
Pastor Great Exchange Covenant Church, Sunnyvale CA
3DM San Francisco Hub Leader
Associate Pastor - Modesto Covenant Church
Zach joined MCC’s staff in the summer of 2018. Previously, Zach has taught high school English, served at a church in South Bay, and was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. One of Zach’s favorite quotes about mission comes from Swiss theologian Emil Brunner: “The Church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning.”
Zach and his wife Jill, live in Modesto with their three children. Together, they are learning what it means to be a family on mission.
“Everyday Evangelism - Finding Persons of Peace”
“Loving Our Muslim Neighbors”
“Caring for Orphans - Foster Care and Adoption”