Hills Bible Church | 2023 Missions Conference | Friday 20 October to Sunday 22 October
And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.’” Luke 14:23
Hills Bible Church welcomed Jonathan of Frontline Missions International as our featured speaker for this year’s Missions Conference. Jonathan led the sessions through through the course of our 3 day conference, from session one and two on Friday 20 October through to Sunday 22 October, concluding the conference with the sermon during our regular Sunday Morning Service.
Click on the links below to view the recording.
Friday 20 Oct | 7 – 9 pm
0700 pm – Welcome and Prayer
0710 pm – Worship & Prayer
0730 pm – Session 1: At the Table | Revelation 19:6-10
0810 pm – Supper break
0825 pm – Session 2: From Faith to Fruit | Mark 4:26-29
0900 pm – Close
Saturday 21 October | 2:30 – 6:30 pm (Children’s Program 2.30 to 4.30 pm)
0230 pm – Welcome and Prayer
0240 pm – Worship
0250 pm – Session 3: A Small and Passing Thing | Romans 8:18-25
0330 pm – Breakout sessions
– Chapel: Jonathan: Gospel Engagement to (Riau Melayu) Muslims
– Lecture Room 2: Sarah: Women & Missions | Enduring Soul Rest
– Lecture Room 3: Andrew Reid: Mission greenhouse | Growing missionaries from initial interest to the plane
– Lecture Room 5: Steve Cooke Interserve: Reaching the stranger next door: Immigration and Afghan Missions
0420 pm – Break
0430 pm – Q & A Panel
0530 pm – Complimentary Dinner (registration required here)
0630 pm – Close
Sunday 22 October | 8:30 am – 12 pm
0830 am – Sunday Worship Service: Extreme Diligence, Extreme Reliance | Acts 16:1-15
1000 am – All Church Equip Class: FMI, FX, Riau Melayu Vision
1100am – Sunday Worship Service: Extreme Diligence, Extreme Reliance | Acts 16:1-15
Since the end of September 2023, almost the entire Armenian Christian population of the Karabakh region, over 100,000 people, has fled to Armenia following a military assault from one of the most brutal dictatorships, Islamic Azerbaijan. The devastation and loss of this is hard to comprehend. Those Armenian Christian communities are one of the world’s oldest communities in existence. Armenians have been living in this region for thousands of years and now they are no more.
This ethnic cleansing has resulted in a massive influx of refugees into Armenia. These people were forced to leave their homes at a moment’s notice, many with only the shirt on their back. The Evangelical Baptist Union of Armenia, with whom we partner, has been requested by the government to do what they can to care for and shelter refugees, particularly as the harsh winter months approach. In the past they have found that God has used physical provision as a means of meeting spiritual need.
Goal: 5,000 AUD
Project: For the provision of food, blankets, shelter and resources to meet the physical and spiritual needs of Armenian refugees through the Baptist Churches, including our church planters, Haykaz and Lika.
Chinese Impact Project
Did you know that after English, Mandarin Chinese is now the most common language spoken in Australia? According to the 2021 census, Melbourne has more than four hundred thousand Chinese residents (excluding overseas students and visitors) and the majority live in the Eastern suburbs. Unfortunately, most Chinese living in Melbourne do not know the gospel and have had little or no contact with Christianity. There is a great need and opportunity to reach out and share the good news of the gospel with the Chinese God has brought to us.
Earlier this year, with the aid of a passionate group of Chinese HBC members, we started our Chinese congregation for the specific purpose of maturing Chinese believers and reaching out to the vast population of Chinese people with the gospel. We praise the Lord for growing our numbers to 30.
However, there is much work to be done to make a sustainable gospel impact.
Goal: 5,000 AUD
Project: For the provision of specific resources such as tracts, Bibles, discipleship material, and equipment to help reach the lost and to disciple believers.
How to give to these projects
If you would like to contribute to either of these projects, please send your donation to:
Account Name: Hills Bible Church
BSB: 704 922
ACN: 100 011 547
Reference: Chinese Project OR Armenia project
Each year, the conference is free to attend, and we encourage you to invite friends and family. A children’s program for children 3 years old to Grade 6 runs on Saturday from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
See you in 2024!