The Interserve Summer Conference, June 24-26
Ruth and the Mission of God
Join us as we take a close look at the book of Ruth and see how God's surprising work in the lives of people who feel forgotten reveals His heart for the world.
We'll revel in the joy of live in-person fellowship, hear from Partners serving in difficult places, pray, network and reconnect to God's mission. We hope you'll join us!
We're meeting this year at Singing Hills Conference Center, less than three hours from Albany and Boston. We're looking forward to wooded trails and family-style meals with new, soon-to-be friends.
Special Speaker: Dr. Jim Tebbe
Our special plenary speaker, Dr. Jim Tebbe, was born in Pakistan and has spent the majority of his life living abroad, pastoring or providing leadership to key organizations. In his last post, he served as Rector (President) of Forman Christian University in Lahore, Pakistan. During his tenure, it grew from 4800 to 8600 students. Other posts include a decade as director of Urbana and ten years as International Director of Interserve. He has a keen interest both in students and in God's work in the Muslim world.
He and his wife, Beth, now live in Wheaton, Illinois. Dr. Tebbe serves as a member of the Interserve USA Board of Trustees.
Dr. Tebbe has an MDiv from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, an MA in Near Eastern Studies/Islamics from Princeton University, and a PhD in Relgious Studies from St. John's Nottingham/Open University.
Find out more about the Partners who will attend and share with us during our workshops:
- *Sary was born in Southeast Asia and is working on a Masters of Public Health in America so that she can return to her birth country with her husband and children. Her husband has a background in International Education and is eager to serve there.
- *Peter and *Tricia work in South Asia where Peter composes and performs local music that praises Jesus at weddings and other festivities. Tricia is a team leader and prayer group leader. Their adopted Chinese daughter *Jamie, grew up there and is raising funds and prayer so she can return as a youth worker.
- Don Simmons has invested funds in projects in the hard places for a generation and just had a book published on the subject.
- Charles, a board member and lawyer, will address the current challenges of human trafficking and sex trafficking.
- Our Executive Director, Mark Huffman, will give updates on the state of Interserve.
*Names of some Partners have been changed for security reasons.
Support Holistic Ministries!
Once again the conference includes the opportunity to support holistic ministries by shopping an array of beautiful and useful hand made products from Africa, Afghanistan and Turkey. Skillfully sewn, embroidered and crocheted items include purses, home decor, table runners, mats and napkins, aprons and cute things for kids. And do stock up on the best organic and natural lip balm ever - Zambeezi from Zambia. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
71 King Dr, Plainfield, NH 03781
The conference center has a mix of dormitory style accomodations and private rooms. All have twin beds. Attendees should bring their own sheets and towels though linens are available for an additional fee.
The program kicks off on Friday at 7 pm and goes through Sunday lunch. Check-in begins at 4 pm, and we will provide pizza and salad for those wishing to eat together before the program (please mark that on your registration form so we have enough pizza!)
You are welcome to come for the whole weekend or just for Saturday. The program Saturday begins at 9:15 am. Those wishing to participate in morning prayer should arrive by 7:00 am.
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