Conference Press Release

For immediate release.

New Wineskins 2019: Better Together to Be the Largest Anglican Mission Conference in U.S.

New Wineskins hosts its ninth triennial mission conference 

February 7, 2019 – New Wineskins Missionary Network, the first Anglican mission society in North America, is setting the stage for their ninth global mission conference, scheduled for Sept. 26-29 at Ridgecrest Conference Center near Black Mountain, NC.  The New Wineskins Conference is the largest Anglican missions conference in North America, and serves as a homecoming for missionaries serving on the field and an equipping experience for laity and clergy alike from parishes around the US and abroad.  With programs for children, youth and adult of every age, organizers anticipate over 1,500 attendees from around the world to come to the conference to worship, learn, reconnect, and pray together.

For 25 years, the New Wineskins Global Mission Conference has drawn attendees from more than 50 countries.  The event features four days full of plenary sessions, networking opportunities, Mission Awareness Presentations (MAP Talks), and prayer and worship services.  Participants come to hear what God is doing around the world, to be equipped for mission through teaching and instruction, and to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.  With this year’s theme of Better Together, the conference will celebrate partnership and collaboration.  All of this takes place on the campus of Ridgecrest Conference Center with the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

A new feature this year is the addition of more than 16 pre-conferences. Attendees are encouraged to come early to go deeper in an area of mission about which they are passionate. Topics like Business as Mission, the Persecuted Church, International Student Ministry, and more are on offer. Of particular note is Always Forward, the ACNA’s Church Planting Initiative, hosting its fall conference as a pre-conference in alignment with the Better Together theme!

The New Wineskins Conference is unlike any other mission conference.  “The preaching of the Gospel, the power of the Holy Spirit, the witness of the worldwide church, and the freedom of worship that you experience at New Wineskins is like a supernatural engine that brings the missionary zeal to life,” said Rev. Chris Culpepper, the Rector of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in the Diocese of Ft. Worth, TX.  Jenny Noyes, Executive Director of New Wineskins Missionary Network, states, “We have such an excited anticipation of how God will use our time together in September to bring breakthrough, healing, repentance, missional calling and boldness by the power of His Holy Spirit, that we urge you not to miss this opportunity for yourself and your parish!” 

The mission of the New Wineskins Missionary Network is to empower and equip Anglicans for local and global cross-cultural mission.  Founded in 1974, New Wineskins is dedicated to praying for missionaries, raising awareness, providing resources and being a network of networks to further the cause of Anglican missions worldwide.  The New Wineskins Conference will be a celebration of God’s work among us.  Registration and more information can be found at newwineskinsconference.org.

Contact:  Jenny Noyes, Executive Director

Email:  jenny@newwineskins.org

Phone: (336) 684-4330

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Stephenie Van Wagenen