We walk by faith and not by sight.
NWMC 2020 Changes
Like many others agonizing over the effects of the COVID19 pandemic we struggle to know what it means for us and this year’s conference. We have prayed, wrestled, listened, and waited to make decisions hoping that things would change. The Board of Managers has “Zoomed” together for virtual meetings where a task force was assigned to gather a list of criteria to inform our decision.
It probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone that we will be unable to gather in person on the campus of Westminster College for the conference this summer. A huge blessing for these unprecedented times is the availability of global communication and sophisticated internet platforms for virtual gatherings. Opportunities for updates, inspiration, speaker’s presentations, testimonies and discussion can be offered in this time of staying home.
Social distancing is certainly not spiritual separation. Coordinators, counselors, along with speakers in the various age groups are exploring ways to offer community, encouragement, and mission vision. We are imagining possibilities for worship, and speakers, and even skits and entertainment.
A task force is being identified to strategize and implement much of the 2020 New Wilmington Mission Conference, virtually. We welcome the ideas and input of all of you. We understand and are grateful that we are learning about possibilities that may impact the conference far beyond 2020.
Look for updates and information about 2020 opportunities, options, and invitations. Please keep NWMC leaders in your prayers. We believe that the we will see the truth of Romans 8:28 realized this year in our conference experience and far beyond- “we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love God and are called according to God’s purpose.”
In Christ's Amazing Love,