“How Will We Go Unless We Are Sent?” A Paradigm Shift in Missions Sending

Date(s) - March 30, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New West Community Church

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Sending. Senders. Sent.

Many churches today are trying to understand what it means to send workers into “the harvest field”. We struggle to maintain missions committees, to sift through the support requests, and to balance missions budgets. Is this what God’s mission is all about?

Dr. Mark Naylor (ACTS Seminary/Trinity Western University), Pastor Paul Dirks, Lead Pastor of New West Community Church and Lydia Nigh (SIM) will propose a shift in our paradigms of church missions programs to disciple people passionate for the Gospel and for the world, and to send them well. This affects the Church, the senders and those being sent.

Everyone is welcome, especially disciple-makers, church missions leaders and committees.

Mission Central and SIM Monthly Missions Meeting are hosting this seminar. Due to the high demand for this workshop, we have made some venue changes and incurred some costs. Suggested donation to cover pizza lunch and venue is $7/person. Limited on-site and neighbourhood parking. 8 min walk from Sapperton Skytrain.




Who are the speakers?

Dr. Mark Naylor D.Th. Missiology, Trinity Western University, ACTS Seminaries Department, Faculty Member. Studies Communication, Languages and Linguistics, and Theology.

Mark served with Karen, his wife, with Fellowship International for 14 years, doing evangelism, church planting and leadership development. He continues with his responsibilities as the supervisor and primary exegete for a Bible translation project at ACTS Seminary. Besides coaching churches in missions, he loves training people to have significant conversations.

Pastor Paul Dirks, Lead Pastor of New West Community Church.

Paul lives in the neighbourhood of Sapperton with his wife Rachel, and his five children. He came to know Christ at a young age through the godly influence of his parents and thinks that such a conversion is as exciting as any. Paul has a big smile and loud laugh. He enjoys basketball, board games, and electronic music. Paul loves preaching and teaching and enjoys books by John Piper, CS Lewis, GK Chesterton, and the Puritans. He has also been involved in activism around sex-based rights and trains regularly on the topics of gender and sexuality.

Lydia Nigh Mentor, disciple, disciple-maker. Mobilizer/Church Engagement with SIM Canada and FamilyLife Canada

God calls us to make disciples of all nations. Mentoring and discipleship is how Lydia moves people closer to Jesus and into the nations, one step at a time. Often it’s through strengthening their relationships, building up their faith or equipping them to step out into their mission field. She loves the challenge of living in one of the most secular parts of Canada and bringing light to dark places.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email [email protected]

What happens if I can’t come?

Please cancel your registration as soon as you change plans so we don’t order pizza for you.

What is the cost for the event?

Suggested donation of $7 per person to cover pizza lunch and venue costs.


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