Mission: Utah 2013

May 28, 2013.

Join us for Mission: Utah 2013!  Mission: Utah is both a week-long mission trip and training as well as a weekend conference.

Week-Long Mission Trip:
We already have a few churches from around the country making their way to Utah July 17-24, 2013 to learn about Utah and how we're working to reach the communities around us.  These groups will work alongside other local teams during this week of training, service, and evangelism in Salt Lake City and the surrounding suburbs.  As the week begins, we'll be learning about the LDS culture, polygamy, the outdoor-worshiping pagans, church planting in this part of the Lord's Vineyard, and much more.

From touring the heart of Mormondom at Temple Square to rock climbing some of Utah's most beautiful views to working alongside former polygamists on ministry homes to fellowshipping with other believers from around the country to engaging in a variety of evangelism on Pioneer Day (a Utah holiday more popular than the 4th of July), this should be a full, interesting, and informative week.  Youth, college, and adult groups are already slated to sleep at the Risen Life Church building and there's still room or you can obtain your own housing.  Apart from your transportation and food, the only cost is $15 for the weekend conference (which includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday as well as a goodie bag) explained in more detail below.

Here's more info on the Week-Long Mission and Conference:  

Weekend Conference: 
But if you can't make it for the week, right in the middle of the Week-Long Mission trip is a Weekend Conference. Whether you will be traveling or you're local, this is a great weekend opportunity.  Saturday will start with a panel on Mormonism and the LDS Culture.  Guest speakers include Sandra Tanner (Utah Lighthouse Ministries), Ross Anderson (Alpine Church),  Dr. David Rowe (The Vine Institute), and Randy Sweet (Mormonism Research Ministry). Following the panel, each of our speakers will host a break-out session from which to choose.

Lunch will be provided and afterwards we'll have 6 church planters in various stages of Utah church planting discussing what it takes to plant a church in Utah and reach this community for the gospel.  The planters include Ross Anderson (Alpine Church), Adam Madden (Christ Fellowship), Bobby Wood (Redemption Church), Shawn Bagley (Gateway Community Church), Brent Captain (Salt Christian Church), and Jason Benson (Real Life Church).  Each of these planter will host a break-out session as well.  We'll break for dinner and reconvene for a worship service hosted by Robert Marshall.

On Sunday, you'll be encouraged to worship with us at Risen Life Church and/or with one of the 6 churches represented by the planters.  Then on Sunday afternoon, we'll spill out all over the valley to engage in front-yard barbeques, where missionaries engaging in the Week-Long Mission will have already made contact with the neighborhood. The total cost of the Mission: Utah Weekend Conference is only $15 and includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Here's more info on the Weekend Conference:

Bonus:  If you have Pioneer Day (July 24th) off work, we'll be out in the community and you're invited to join us!