PORTLAND — The Luis Palau Association last month announced that a major gathering for evangelists will take place this fall in the Rose City.
Titled Connect PDX: The Innovative Evangelism Conference, it will be Sept. 17-20 at the Sheraton Hotel Portland Airport. The conference will serve vocational evangelists and anyone passionate about evangelism.
The event will feature Miles McPherson, Greg Stier, Carrie Headington, Luis Palau and more than 36 educational workshops. It is expected to attract evangelists, missionaries, evangelism pastors, and those interested in joining the Next Generation Alliance (NGA) fellowship of evangelists.
Workshop topics will focus on innovative evangelism methods — including digital evangelism by Groundwire.net’s founder and president, Sean Dunn.
Other workshops will feature effective fundraising, improving ministry longevity, strengthening the family and marriage in the midst of ministry, and many other topics.
Also featured will be an Action Sports Summit to address the concerns of those ministering through action sports.
Twenty years ago, the Palau team launched the Next Generation Alliance to identify, affirm, mobilize and equip gifted evangelists. Since then, NGA has grown into a network of more than 750 evangelists.
Through training, equipping, collaborating, mobilizing, and networking, members of NGA are provided with what they need to impact their world for Christ. Building off the Palau team’s successful model for evangelism, NGA staff members offer coaching, mentoring, and valuable resources.
“We started (NGA) as a small group of proclamation evangelists who wanted to serve each other,” said Luis Palau. “And today there are hundreds of us working together to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. And in the next 20 years we will continue to grow as we come alongside evangelists — especially younger evangelists who God is going to use in a mighty way.”
Recent NGA developments include the launch of the “Women of NGA” with the goal to provide connections and resources for both women evangelists and the wives of NGA members.
NGA’s new website also will provide valuable tools for evangelists in both English and Spanish.
For more information visit www.nextgenerationalliance.org