Purpose
This event was hosted on October 26, 2019. We hope to make it an annual event. The information from the 2019 Conference is below. 

Missions 1:8 conference is specifically designed to help small and medium sized churches launch mission programs that reach outside the walls of their church.

With over 10 breakout sessions attendees will connect and learn from leaders who will give specific direction in how to minister;  locally, nationally, and globally.

Designed to give practical help for pastors and lay leaders.

 

Breakout Session Leaders
2019 Conference
 
Bill Barker | Georgia Baptist Mission Board Appalachian Mountain Ministry.
Read more about his direction of the Georgia Baptist Appalachian ministry here. Read some more about his background from the Christian Index
 
Glenda Bashlor | Ladies Ministry Director, Second Baptist Church
Helps direct a Ladies Ministry that serve in a variety of ways making impacts across the globe. Hand-made good for cancer patients, blessings for new mothers, items that are used in ministering to human trafficking victims, and dolls and dresses for missionaries to distribute in 3rd world countries.
 
Harriet Bowman | Missional Development Coach Second Baptist Church: Former IMB Missionary of 19 years to Sub Saharan Africa
Will lead all of the prayer-walking breakout sessions and show how this can become a vital part of a church’s ministry and mission. From praying at your local schools to traveling across the globe to help a missionary attempting to minister in a particular area. 
 
Toby Crews | FCA Director, Okefenokee Area FCA
Learn how a church can serve through the ministry of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and impact their local school district. 
 
Greg Queen | IMB Strategist
Will give tangible strategic steps for churches looking to connect with the International Mission Board (IMB). 
 
Randy Jacoby | Pastor, First Baptist Church, Folkston, GA
Jarrod Everson | Pastor, Deenwood Baptist Church, Waycross, GA
Learn about a 3 church partnership in a long-term plan to reach an un-reached people group in West Africa. This past summer they saw their first baptisms among the Mswanka people of West Africa. Learn how any church can become involved in this vital ministry with the IMB through partnerships.
 
Lisa Mathis | Kingdom Care
Kingdom Care started as a one-time dental clinic that now serves a 10 country regional area as a medical clinic meeting the health needs of the uninsured and under-insured. Read more about the work and beginnings of Kingdom Care here.  
 
Mike & Cammy Smith | Refugee Missionaries, Mediterranean
Members of Deenwood Baptist church who spent time serving in the refugee camps in the Mediterranean. Learn how lay-people can be involved in vital long-term and short-term missions work.