Missions Conference 2022: Compassion Projects and the Gospel

Missions Conference 2022: Compassion Projects and the Gospel

Friday, March 04, 2022, 9:00 AM - Saturday, March 05, 2022, 12:00 PM

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Compassion Projects and the Gospel

Featuring Bryant Wright

This year we are joined by Bryant Wright, president of Send Relief, who will share the biblical foundation for responding to human needs with the gospel.

Breakout sessions will focus on disaster relief, ministry to refugees, advocacy against sex trafficking, and more.

Day two of the conference is the IMB Missions College, an intensive training event for pastors and church members who are involved in cross-cultural missions. Learn more about the missionary task and go deeper in your commitment to the Great Commission through dialog and networking with other churches and the IMB.

Gateway students can access discounted tickets - email  for more information.



FRIDAY, MARCH 4 | Compassion Projects & the Gospel

  • 9 a.m. - Registration Check-In & Continental Breakfast
  • 10 a.m. - Plenary Session One with Bryant Wright
  • 11:30. a.m. - Lunch Q&A with Bryant Wright
  • 1 p.m. - Plenary Session Two with Bryant Wright
  • 2 p.m. - Breakout Period One
  • 3:30 p.m. - Breakout Period Two
  • 5 p.m. - Dinner with Disaster Relief
  • 6:30 p.m. - No Single Origin Screening & Panel Discussion

SATURDAY, MARCH 5 | Missions College One-Day Event

  • 8:30 a.m. - Registration Check-In & Continental Breakfast
  • 10 a.m. - Breakout Period Three
  • 11 a.m. - Breakout Period Four
  • 12 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1 p.m. - Breakout Period Five
  • 2:30 p.m. - Breakout Period Six

About the Speakers

Bryant Wright served in Southern Baptist life as both a pastor and SBC president before joining Send Relief in 2020. He retired as the founding Senior Pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, on December 15, 2019, where he had pastored for 38 years.

He is a straightforward communicator who uniquely connects God’s unchanging truth with a diverse culture through compelling and creative teaching. He and his wife, Anne, live in Marietta and have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren.

Doug Hewitt is CEO and cofounder of 1951 Coffee Company in Berkeley, California. In May of 2015, Doug began working with Rachel Taber on founding 1951 Coffee Company, a non-profit organization focused on the training and employment of refugees as baristas in addition to advocating for refugees in the larger community. 1951 Coffee started their barista training program in February of 2016 and opened their first café in Berkeley in January of 2017