VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/6/20)—International Ministries (IM) invites friends from across the United States and Puerto Rico to join us at the National African American Missions Conference (NAAMC), to be held virtually July 9-11. “Missions Reimagined: From Here to Everywhere” is the theme of the event, which aims to see African Americans and multi-ethnic churches mobilized for global missions. The NAAMC offers main sessions with keynote speakers, breakouts sessions and workshops, a virtual sponsors wing offering live chats with mission agency representatives, and activities for children, youth, and adults.
For several years, IM has been a participating organization in this annual event, which is usually held in the Washington, DC area. This year, IM joined with NAAMC as a sponsoring organization and will be present with a team lead by Rev. Sandra Dorsainvil, Director of Short-Term Mission. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAAMC has moved from an in-person event to an innovative online platform and is being offered free of charge to what is expected to be its largest audience ever.
In addition to Rev. Dorsainvil, the IM team includes Director of Mission Mobilization Rev. Dr. Rodney Ragwan; Area Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Liberia Rev. Charles Jones, Administrative Assistant Ms. Dolores O. Bowles, Global Servant Rev. Carmella Jones, and Associate Executive Director for Global Mission Rev. Jim Bell. Team members will be available for live chats in a virtual sponsors wing for persons interested in learning more about IM. Rev. Dorsainvil will also be sharing in leadership of two workshops, “Mobilizing Missions Teams: Strengths of the African American Church in Short-Term Missions” and “COVID-19 and the Future of Missions” in collaboration with Standards of Excellence (SOE).
“We have been able to engage in conversation with several prospective Black global servants, who would not have known about IM, had we not been present as consistent exhibitors and now sponsor of NAAMC. Our multi-cultural presence is vital,” says Rev. Dorsainvil.
NAAMC will be online from 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm (eastern time) Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11. Information may be found on the NAAMC website at http://thenaamc.org/
Registration is FREE at this portal https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-naamc-the-virtual-experience-tickets-108032748860. Sign up to received the link to join.
International Ministries, also known as the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, works cross-culturally to invite people to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim, through both word and deed, God’s reign of justice, peace and abundant life for all creation.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.