Our Theme: Better Together
We were participating in the Global Impact Celebration at St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Charleston, SC, last January, when Rev. Chris Royer and I snapped a photo together in the narthex where he was exhibiting for Anglican Frontier Missions (AFM) and I for New Wineskins. Many members of the various mission societies frequently see each other as we speak and exhibit at synods and conferences. I posted the picture on Twitter and made the caption: Better Together.
We have spent quite a bit of time praying about what the theme should be for the next New Wineskins conference. The words – Better Together – kept coming back to mind. Part of me wondered if it was “missional enough” or “original enough” so I asked God to give me a sign that Better Together was really His idea for the theme of New Wineskins 2019. Here’s how the Lord answered that request:
How kind of the Lord to give me not just a spiritual sign, but a billboard just one exit down from mine on the highway as I was heading to Ridgecrest Conference Center for a planning meeting, nonetheless! We believe that this large print message was not just for my benefit, to assure us that we were on the right track. But, this message is for all of us: God wants us to work together with one another and with Him, in an orchestrated unity. The Godhead models this unity so beautifully in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – each distinctly different yet one true God!
The theme, Better Together, for the next conference September 26-29, 2019 is straight from the heart of God. He wants us focused on building His Kingdom, spreading the Gospel to those who haven’t heard, and strengthening our witness by working together in mission. We need each other in this task of reaching our world!
Registration for New Wineskins 2019 is open now at newwineskinsconference.org/pricing.
Jenny Noyes is the Executive Director of New Wineskins Missionary Network. She is a passionate speaker, networker, and evangelist. For fun, Jenny can be found riding ElliptiGOs with her husband Larry, playing tennis, and spending time with her family. You can contact Jenny here.