2021 Global Missions Conference

Sunday, Oct. 17–Sunday, Oct. 24

God is on the move and is calling us to join Him in reaching all nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ! This year’s conference theme, Joining God in the World, comes from Acts 10. We look forward to interacting with and learning from the missionaries who will be joining us from Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S.

Conference Schedule



Oct. 17

Kickoff Sermon at Worship Service

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Prayer Night

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Kids Focus on Refugees

Oct. 22

Church-wide Dinner and Missions Tracks

Oct. 24

“Joining God in the World” Worship Service

Oct. 24

Sunday Classes

Conference Participants

Please incorporate their prayer requests into your family prayer time.

Noelle | Europe

She thanks you for faithfully praying for her and supporting her over these past 10 years of life and ministry. She is so thankful for Cherrydale! Pray for God to raise up more workers to reach those who have yet to hear the gospel in her region. Pray for her as she continues to work with language learners from across the ocean while she is in the States this fall.

Katheryn |  Northern Virginia

Pray for her ministry as they make decisions about how they can best serve students this fall, including wisdom about opening a third site in Fairfax and the need to continue with online classes. Pray that God would open the hearts of our students to trust in Him. Pray for their students and volunteers to be protected from illness and injury.

Keith and Nahla | Middle East

Pray for the people of their country. They are doing all they can to fulfill the ministry Christ described in Matthew Chapter 25. Combined, they are able to feed just over 50 families per month. They provide medicines, offer limited financial assistance to those in dire need, and facilitate micro-finance projects so families can earn a living rather than relying on donations.  Please ask the Lord to continue providing the support needed to sustain this real-life demonstration of Christ’s compassion and provision.

Conference Event Details

Sunday, Oct. 17

Kickoff Sermon at Worship Service

8:30 and 11:15 AM | worship center

Pastor Tom Oostdyk will kickoff our 2021 Missions Conference with a missions-themed sermon on Romans 15:14-21. Christ longs for the worship of all peoples on the earth, and that’s why our aim is to preach the gospel where He is not yet worshiped!

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Prayer Night

7:00–8:00 pm | ROOM 230 A/B

Six of our missionaries (Noelle, Katheryn, Keith & Nahla, and Ryan & Mary) will share how God is at work in their country and will then share ways we can pray for them. After each missionary has shared, we will break into groups to pray.

Kids Focus on Refugees

6:30–8:00 pm | the gym and in Outdoor Tents

Children will gather together to learn more and experience the life of a refugee. The evening will also include prayer, activities and games.

Friday, Oct. 22

Church-wide Dinner and Missions Tracks

6:30–8:00 pm | the gym and in classrooms | Registration required by oct. 18

Meal with our missionaries followed by educational tracks for all ages.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner in the Gym
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Missions Track in classrooms (TBD)

Select ONE of three tracks when you register.

  • Track 1–Movie clips from “Jesus in Athens”, a documentary about the mission outreach to refugees.
  • Track 2–Cultural Track on Albania/Macedonia
  • Track 3–Cultural Track on Lebanon

Register by Oct. 20

Sunday, Oct. 25

Sunday Worship Services

8:30 am and 11:15 am | Worship Center

Joining God in the World
Acts 10
Speaker: Steve King, Senior Pastor Emeritus

In celebration of the cultural diversity that God has created among the various people groups of the world, we invite all attendees to come dressed in the national clothing of your country of origin, a country you have lived in, or a country you have visited.

We will also be honoring Cherrydale missionary Valerie M. upon her retirement from missions work in Europe.

Sunday Classes

10:00–11:00 am
  • Adult Classes–Each class will hear a presentation, have Q&A, and pray with one of our missionaries.
  • Children’s Classes–Students will watch videos from our missionary family children to learn more about missionary life and how to pray for them.
  • Youth Classes–Students will learn more about the gospel to reach the nations and what’s it’s like to be a missionary.

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