Missions Ideas, part 9

Here are several tips for holding a missions convention:

  • Organize a missions convention team of faithful members
  • Begin planning six months to one year in advance
  • Begin praying for the convention
  • Assign roles to committee members for convention
  • Invite convention speaker(s) as soon as possible
  • Contact missionaries whom you support and ask them for updates
  • Select a theme for your missions convention
  • Set a missions budget and faith promise goal
  • Order materials or missions in a box from AGWM
  • Organize sub teams for various convention responsibilities
  • Aim at 100% participation by church constituents
  • Ask departments and classes to take on a missions project
  • Begin teaching church about faith promises
  • Ask members to prepare both a faith promise and offering
  • Ask Sunday School classes to emphasize missions
  • Begin a publicity campaign one month in advance
  • Decorate the church and foyer one month in advance
  • Ask members to wear native costumes at convention
  • Calculate giving on Sunday morning and evenings
  • Show videos of missionaries and mission ministries
  • Decorate the sanctuary with flags and posters
  • Designate a hospitality team for guest speakers
  • Prepare a generous check ready for guest speakers
  • Avoid inviting too many speakers and missionaries
  • Every church department/class could make a faith promise
  • Every church department/class could give a cash offering
  • Pre-arrange to talk by video with missionary on the field
  • Provide information to members about your missionaries
  • Ask Flashpoint office for help in setting up convention