Fall Mission Conference 2017

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This weekend is designed to allow participants to gain a better understanding of current mission work being done around the world and to meet some missionaries face to face! Reverend Dr. Dana Goodnough will lead a series of messages during the weekend focusing on what the Bible says about having a vision for those in need and how that relates to mission work. The weekend includes times designated for participants to browse table displays and ask missions questions about their work, as well as times of worship through music and prayer.

This is a FREE event and registration is NOT required.
Participants are welcome to attend one part, a few parts, or all of the conference!

The Keynote Speaker and Supported Missionaries

Throughout the conference keynote speaker, Pastor Dana Goodnough, will present three session messages based on John 4. Session topics include: The Vision and Living Water, The Vision and Heartfelt Worship, and The Vision and a Spiritual Harvest.

Pastor Goodnough is the Senior Pastor of Pittsford Community Church in Pittsford, NY, where he has been serving since 1985. Dana received ministry training from a variety of schools around the United States, and earned his doctorate decress from Dallas Theological Seminary. As an adjunct profession at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, NY Dana has a passion for teaching and has used that passiona to teach around the world in places such as Russain, Saipan, Chad, Ukraine, and Brazil teaching. Dana and his wife Monica have been married for 35 years and have 3 adult children.

A variety of other missionaries will also present about their ministries, answer questions, and share how God is working around the world. International Missionaries include Greg & Karen K.* (Muslim Field Coordinators with World Outreach), Greg M.* (serving in the Middle East with World Outreach) and Paul & Reinhild Sydnor (ministering in France through International Association for Refugees). Those serving in missionary ministries throughout Western New York include: Cleveland P. Howell (Urban Christian Ministries), Rasheed Akhtar (Heart to Heart - International Students Inc.), Mike Masters (Cross Training Athletics), Julie Palmer (P.A.T.H. People Against Trafficking Humans, Inc.), Carol Murphy & Tom Koch (Harvest House Good Neighbors Ministries), and Karen Tanner and Jim & Judy Cavanaugh (Kairos - A Prison Ministry). The unique ministry positions and backgrounds of these missionaries are sure to inspire you to find your sphere of influence to bring others to Christ!

*Last names omitted for the safety of the missionaries.

The Program

Friday, November 3rd

7:00-7:30pm - Reception of Missionaries

Enjoy refreshmentss during an informal time to meet and greet some of the missionaries, gather more information & ask questions about their ministries.

Location: Waith Fellowship Hall

7:30-9:00pm - Session #1: The Woman at the Well & Living Water

Pastor Dana Goodnough presents the first of the weekend's messages. The session will also include worship through music and prayer, as well as a testimony from another participating missionary.

Location: Main Sanctuary

Saturday, November 4th

9:00-10:20am - Continental Breakfast & Missionary Presentations

Hear some of the supported missionaries share how God is working through them to bring people around the world to Christ, all while enjoying coffee and breakfast refreshments.

Location: Waith Fellowship Hall

10:30-11:20am - Breakout Session #1

Choose between the following seminar options:


"God's call for Justice: Have you responded or are you still on hold?"
How are we called to act? Do we hear the Holy Spirit, respond and step out in Faith, allowing Him to equip and lead us? This session will give Biblical truths to what it means to serve in Kingdom work.
Presenter: Julie Palmer, P.A.T.H. People Against Trafficking Humans, Inc.

Location: TBA

This breakout session option contains 2 topics:
"To Christ be the Glory: Overview of Cross Training Athletics – Inside Our Schools" & "If There is No Holy Spirit, There is No Way
"For it is not by might nor by power but by My Spirit, says the Lord Almighty." Acts 1:1-11
Presenter: Mike Masters, Cross Training Athletics

Location: TBA

11:20am-1:00pm - Lunch

Lunch is on your own. If you prefer to stay and have lunch with the missionaries we will offer two options:
1. We will be taking orders and payment for half subs to be delivered. We will be taking orders until 10:30am.
2. Bring a lunch. Refrigerator space and microwave usage available, if needed.

Location: Waith Fellowship Hall

1:00-1:50pm - Breakout Session #2

Choose between the following seminar options:


“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it." Mark 8:35
Grasping for our life and destiny ends up a total loss. God created us, He is life. Trusting the Father like Jesus did frees us to do what we are really made for - a life of love and service, a life of joy-filled purpose.
Presenter: Greg & Karen K.*, World Outreach

Location: TBA

"Kairos – A Prison Ministry: God's Special Time"
Kairos is a three-and-a-half day in prison ministry. We teach a short course in Christianity. The goal is to have them accept Christ's love, and form prayer & share groups so that they can minister Christ's love to each other, and to those who have not made a Kairos weekend.
Presenters: Karen Tanner, Jim & Judy Cavanaugh

Location: TBA

2:00-2:50pm - Breakout Session #3

Choose between the following seminar options:


"Christian Response to Today's Islamic Radicalism"
Teachings and actions of Islam today in the world and what should be Christian response to it.
Presenter: Rasheed Akhtar, Heart to Heart-International Students Inc.

Location: TBA

"Refugee Ministry: From Gravity to Grace"
Presenters: Paul and Reinhild Sydnor, International Association for Refugees

Location: TBA

3:00-3:50pm - Breakout Session #4

Choose between the following seminar options:


“What is Your Call to Service?"
Everyone has a different type of calling.
Presenters: Carol Murphy and Tom Koch, Harvest House Good Neighbors Ministiries

Location: TBA

"Refugees, Muslims, and the Gospel"
Listen in on a round table forum as 6 missions disucss sharing the gospel with refugees and Muslims around the world and in your own backyard.
Presenter: Greg M.*, World Outreach
Presenters: Paul & Reinhild Sydnor, International Association for Refugees
Presenter: Rasheed Akhtar, Heart to Heart - International Students Inc.
Presenters: Greg & Karen K.*, World Outreach

Location: TBA

6:00-7:00pm - Harvest Dinner

The entire congregation is invited to gather together for a delicious, homemade dinner & desserts. Reservations requested (see below).

Location: Waith Fellowship Hall

7:00-7:30pm - Missionary Q & A

Find out more about the missionaries during an informal time to browse table displays, meet the missionaries, gather more information & ask questions about their ministries.

Location: Waith Fellowship Hall

7:30-9:00pm - Session #2: The Woman at the Well & Heartfelt Worship

Pastor Dana Goodnough presents the second of the weekend's messages. The session will also include worship through contempoary music and prayer, as well as a testimony from another participating missionary.

Location: Main Sanctuary

Sunday, November 5th

8:30-9:30am - Session #3: The Woman at the Well & a Spiritual Harvest

Pastor Dana Goodnough will bring the third message in the weekend series during the sermon poriton of the weekly Traditional Worship Service. Regular service elements will also be included during this time. The same message will be shared during both morning services, allowing for two opportunities to catch session #3..

Location: Main Sanctuary

9:45-10:30am - Missionary Presentations @ Sunday School

Supported missionaries will present during Adult Education and Children's Sunday School classes.

Location: Waith Fellowship Hall (adults) & various Sunday School Classrooms (children)

11:00am-12:15pm - Session #3: The Woman at the Well & a Spiritual Harvest

Pastor Dana Goodnough will bring the third message in the weekend series during the sermon poriton of the weekly Contemporary Worship Service. Regular service elements will also be included during this time. The same message will be shared during both morning services, allowing for two opportunites to catch session #3.

Location: Main Sanctuary

12:15-1:00pm - Soup Sunday with Missionaries

Talk with the missionaries and get to know them better or socialize with others from the congregation during our monthly Soup Sunday luncheon. Choose from a delicious variety of homemade soups in Waith Fellowship Hall after Sunday morning services.

Location: Waith Fellowship Hall

*Last names omitted for the safety of the missionaries.

Location & Parking

This event will be held at Lancaster Presbyterian Church. Sessions will take place in the Main Sanctuary with other parts of the conference in Waith Fellowship Hall and various Sunday School classrooms around the church.

Parking is available in one of the three church parking lots (see map) as well as along the residential streets around the church.

Harvest Dinner Reservations

The entire congregation is invited to sign up for the Harvest Dinner on Saturday evening. Sign up sheets will be located in the Upper Foyer and Waith Fellowship Hall until Sunday, October 29th. Please reserve your spot by this date so that the dinner coordinators can plan accordingly. You can also sign up by calling the church office at (716) 684-2277 or by e-mailing office@L-P-C.org.