The Cherrydale Global Missions Conference

Cherrydale’s Global Missions Conference is an interactive week of events to educate, equip, and encourage our family in joining God in His kingdom work around the world, particularly among “unreached people groups.” The conference events are led by Cherrydale missionaries who share about their missions experience and how we can pray and support them!

Please plan to join us in 2023! Dates and details are coming soon. Read below to learn more about our 2022 conference.

2022 Global Missions Conference | Oct. 16-23

“Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods” (Psalm 96:1-4).

At our 2022 Conference, we heard about how the gospel of Jesus Christ is on the move around the world, changing hearts of stone into hearts that sing God’s praise! The theme, Sing to the Lord, All the Earth came from Psalm 96.

Conference Schedule



Oct. 16

Kickoff Sermon at Worship Service

Wednesday, Oct. 19

“Praying Around the World”

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Children’s Program: “Around the World”

Oct. 19

Youth Program: “Why We Do Missions

Oct. 21

Church-wide Dinner and Missions Tracks

Oct. 23

“Sing to the Lord, All the Earth” Worship Service

Oct. 23

Sunday Classes

Conference Participants

Please incorporate their prayer requests into your family prayer time.

Luke & Rachael | East Asia

Pray for their friend in their town, where the draw for honor and money are very great. May this man understand the need to be like the Father and love others, not programs, prestige, and funds. Pray also for them during their furlough in the States. Their girls are looking forward to the visit because they will get to see Grandma & Grandpa and Nana & Pops; please remember them as their world changes these next few months—leaving their home, favorite foods, pets, and normal activities behind.

Alicia | East Asia

Pray that God would give her wisdom and opportunities to talk about Jesus with people who do not know Him. Pray that the Holy Spirit will remind her that He is with me and that He cares for her when she is worried or tired.

Ted & Jean | U.S.A., Haiti, Uganda

Pray for the people of Haiti who are continuing to struggle with poverty and crime after the earthquake last year. Pray that much needed basic supplies will reach them. Pray also that that electricity monitor going to the hospital in Uganda will work well and be a helpful to understand their new solar power installation. Pray that more people will come to know Jesus in both of these countries.

Rob | Sub-Saharan Africa

Pray for the discipleship of their family and for full healing of Almaz’s sister Tigist. Pray for their social clubs in the region as they look for opportunities to share the gospel. Pray also for their relationships with workers, governments, and communities and the continued safe and successful operation of the drilling machine.


Conference Event Details

Sunday, Oct. 16

Kickoff Sermon at Worship Service

10:30 AM | worship center

Paul Seong will kickoff our 2022 Missions Conference with a missions-themed sermon on Luke 24:44-49, a passage in which Jesus tells his disciples that “repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations” through them by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is still at work in fulfilling this mission through His people! Paul is a Cherrydale member and a former Cherrydale Pastoral Resident.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

“Praying Around the World”

6:30–8:00 pm | ROOM 230 A/B

Come hear from our partners in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and East Asia on how God has been at work and how we pray for them, their ministry, and the people they serve! After each video presentation, we will break up in small groups to pray.

Children’s Program: “Around the World”

6:30–8:00 pm | Worship Center

Friends from around the world will share about life in the country where they live, including China, Ethiopia, Georgia, and Haiti. Children (preK-5th grade) will experience what life is like for these friends with music, games, food, and more!

Youth Program: “Why We Do Missions”

6:30–8:30 pm | The Well

Middle and High School students will learn why we do missions and about the upcoming 2023 youth summer missions trip to Ecuador! Program starts at regular Youth Group start times and locations.

Friday, Oct. 21

Church-wide Dinner and Missions Tracks

6:00–8:30 pm | the gym and in classrooms | Registration required by oct. 17

A church-wide, interactive evening including dinner with our missionaries followed by educational tracks for all ages! Childcare is available for infants–3-years old.

Registration is now closed. 

6:00 pm – 6:55 pm: International Food Court | The Gym
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm: Missions Tracks in classrooms  

Each attendee will attend two tracks:

  • Track 1–“Back in Time”: Travel back to 1812 and meet Adoniram Judson, one of the first missionaries to Burma.
  • Track 2–“Life in Georgia (Country, not the State!)”: Join a Cherrydale missionary family to experience life in Georgia. You may visit the market, play a game, or learn a few phrases in the local language!
  • Track 3–Panel Discussion: Alicia, Rob, and Ted & Jean will be interviewed about their experiences and cultural and spiritual trends in the countries where they serve.
  • Track 4: “Hiking, Rock Climbing & Campfires”: Our short-term missions team will share what a day was like on their recent trip to the Middle East. Will you climb a wall, take a hike, or sit around the campfire? Sign up to find out.


Sunday, Oct. 23

Sunday Worship Services

10:30 am | Worship Center

Sing the LORD, All the Earth!”
Psalm 96
Speaker: Tom Oostdyk, Lead Pastor
Worship will include a baptism service and recognizing Ted & Jean who are retiring. 

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 (or would like to visit).

Sunday Classes

9:00–10:00 am
  • Adult Classes–All classes will meet and will hear a presentation, have Q&A, and pray with one of our missionaries.
  • Children’s Classes (K–5th Grade)–Sarah K., who served in Cherrydale’s children’s ministry and is now on the mission field, will be sharing with the children via Zoom.
  • Youth Classes–Students will hear from Rob from Ethiopia about his ministry of sharing the gospel in villages as part of his well-digging ministry.

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