Missions Conference 2021: The Church in the Iron Furnace

Date(s) - October 22, 2021 - October 24, 2021
7:00 pm - 12:00 pm

New West Community Church

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Our theme The Church in the Iron Furnace is language drawn from Exodus. Just as the people of Israel were in the iron furnace of Egypt but were not consumed because of God’s sustaining grace, so too is the church in areas of persecution and trouble kept by God now. We will be hearing stories of perseverance and fruitfulness from missionaries and the global church in the midst of trials, to the glory of God!


7-9PM | FRIDAY | OCT 22

Family Evening: The Mission Adventures of James Chalmers

| Children and Teens Welcome |
This event will be livestreamed at

We will hear from local and foreign missionaries and experience an audio-visual missionary adventure story by Pastor Paul Dirks about James Chalmers, a missionary to the cannibals of Papua New Guinea.

8:30-10:30AM | SATURDAY | OCT 23

Breakfast with Dr. Bogunjoko:
Persecution and Providence

| RSVP required |

Join us for breakfast at NWCC as Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko, International Director of SIM, shares stories from around the world of God’s victories in the midst of trials and persecution. Registration is free, but required.


The Iron Furnace of Pakistan
with Dr. Naylor and video field reports

Dr. Mark Naylor, missiologist and bible translator, will be introducing and facilitating video field reports from church planters and pastors in Pakistan to highlight the faithfulness and fruitfulness granted to the saints there in the midst of tribulation.

10:30AM | SUNDAY | OCT 24

Sunday Service with Dr. Bogunjoko:
Suffering is the Soil for Gospel Planting

This event will be livestreamed at

Dr. Bogunjoko will be our keynote speaker for our Sunday morning service and preach on how suffering provides a rich context for the gospel of Christ to move forward.


Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko served as the International Director of SIM (Serving in Mission) since 2013, when he became the first non-Western and first African person in that role. Prior to joining SIM in the 1990s, he and his wife Dr. Joanna Bogunjoko served as medical doctors in Nigeria with the Evangelical Missionary Society of ECWA (EMS). They continue to rely on God’s provision and grace “to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in communities where He is least known.”

Pastor Paul Dirks

Paul Dirks is Lead Pastor of New West Community Baptist Church, where he has served for 12 years. He lives in New Westminster, BC, Canada, with his wife Rachel and their five children. Dirks is the author of “Is There Anything Good About Hell” and has written on sexuality and gender for The Public Discourse.

Dr. Mark Naylor

Guest Speaker
Dr. Mark Naylor 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 (from missioncentral.ca).

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