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Global Missions Conference

"Let Your Light Shine"

Friday–Sunday, February 23–25

Conference Speaker: Brett Hilliard | Multicultural Worship Led by Proskuneo

Jesus said... “I am the LIGHT of the world.” (John 8) and “YOU are the LIGHT of the world.” (Matthew 5)

We will hear amazing stories of how God is using our missionaries to shine His Light into a world where there is a lot of darkness. Our keynote speaker, Brett Hilliard, and each of our missionaries attending, will relate how they are using creative methods to proclaim the Gospel into cultures that need His Light.

There are activities for the entire family: Child care (nursery–age 3); Kids’ Missions Conference (For ages 3 ½ years old–5th grade); Missions Coffee House (hosted by Crossroads); worship services and seminars for adults. Come to the conference to discover how God would have you shine your light into a dark world. With this admonition to let our light shine, come and see how you can make a difference!

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Brett Hilliard

Brett Hilliard

Brett is originally from Lubbock, Texas. Brett obtained his accounting degree from Texas Tech University, and then served with Campus Crusade for Christ for six years before attending Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1996). He served at First Evan as the Missions Pastor from 1998 to 2001. In 2001, the Hilliards moved to Hong Kong where Brett became the pastor of Island Evangelical Community Church, which now has 3,500 people attending services each week.  
Brett and his wife, Shannon, were married in 1989, and have four kids—Abigail (working on Masters degree in Social Work at Baylor University), Hudson (3rd year at Hillsong College, Sydney, Australia), Mary Grace (freshman at Purdue University, Indiana), and Zane (10th grade).
You can listen to some of Brett’s sermons here.


In colleges and seminaries, slums and churches, among churchgoers and refugees who have never heard of Jesus, Proskuneo (Greek for "worship") has been exalting Jesus and leading people to praise Him. Proskuneo is purposely headquartered in Clarkston, Georgia, a town where over 60 languages are spoken in a 1.5 mile radius. At our Proskuneo School of the Arts, we teach music and art to refugees who have never heard of Jesus, and we are blessing minority congregations by mentoring worshipers. Through our worship teams, we are tasting heaven on earth as we worship Jesus with believers from all over the world, and we are offering this taste to others. 
Proskuneo Ministries
helps the Body of Christ see, live, and share the vision of multicultural, Jesus-centered worshiping communities on earth as in heaven. The Bible is clear that one day, we will gather with people from every nation to worship God around the throne.  And yet, here on earth, churches are often segregated by race, age, language, denomination, and style. We believe that Jesus deserves to be the Unifier of His Church, and that He is worthy of diverse, united praise. 

Conference Project: "Shining Our Light Into the Middle East"

First Evan is coming alongside our National Partner, Nadim C., (affiliated with Church Resource Ministries) to raise funds for a training program in Lebanon in April. A specially-selected team of forty Syrian women, many of whom came to Christ through Nadim’s ministry, will be equipped to provide critical trauma counseling to refugees coming out of the horrors of Islam, and to lead Discovery Bible Studies. The cost for transportation, lodging, meals, and materials will be about $15,000.

Conference Schedule

Friday, February 23

Fellowship Dinner, 5:00–6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Evening Service, 6:15–7:45 p.m., Sanctuary

Multicultural Worship led by Proskuneo. Missionary reports from David Frazier and Dan Wicher. Speaker: Brett Hilliard.

Kids' Missions Conference, 6:15–7:45 p.m., Impact Room (E226)(3 ½ years old through 5th grade)

Explore the lives of incredible missionaries who let their light shine! Childcare available.

Missions Coffee House, 8:00–9:30 p.m., Crossroads Room (E202)

Grab a hot coffee and join Student Ministries to worship with music led by Raul Chirica, and hear from Brett Hilliard and our missionary, David Bute. Hosted by Crossroads, you won’t want to miss this special night.

SATURDAY, February 24

Light Breakfast, 8:30–9:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall

We will begin our morning with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by a time of worship led by Proskuneo, missionary reports from Roger Lowther and Brian Parks, and a devotional by Brett Hilliard, before moving to interactive seminars.

Kids' Missions Conference, 6:15–7:45 p.m., Impact Room (E226)(3 ½ years old through 5th grade)

Explore the lives of incredible missionaries who let their light shine! Childcare available.

Interactive Seminars, D-Wing | Session 1: 10:15–11:15 a.m. | 11:25 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

Choose two of the four seminars:
From the Crescent to the Cross

Discover how God is drawing Muslims to Himself.
Nadim C., Jeri Little, David Frazier, Jonathan and Jayne Frazier, Brian Parks (1st hour only)

The Gospel and Worship Through the Arts (D103/105)
Learn about how people are being reached by music and the arts in their own culture.
Raul Chirica, Roger Lowther, Ron Man, Josh Davis/Proskuneo

From First Evan to the Field (D114)
Hear how God led First Evaners to serve as missionaries around the globe.
Vicki Frazier, Brett and Laura, Fletcher Maynard, Rachel Mudder

Days of Our Lives... (D118)
What does a missionary do anyway? Learn about day-to-day missionary life, and how you can effectively support and encourage missionaries.
David and Katya Bute, Ruben and Leticia Gaytan, David and Meg Robbins, Dan and Sue Wicher

Fellowship Lunch, 12:30–1:45 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Lunch and missionary reports from Jonathan and Jayne Frazier, Rachel Mudder, and David and Meg Robbins.

Evening Dinners

Missionary dinners are taking place with your Sunday School classes.

SUNDAY, February 25

Sunday School Classes with Missionaries, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Fellowship and Refreshments, 10:30–10:45 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Global Worship Celebration, 10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Speaker: Brett Hilliard. Multicultural Worship led by Proskuneo. Missionary reports from Nadim C. and Jeri Little. PreK–Kindergarten attend Children’s Church. Elementary kids will attend service with parents.

Fellowship Lunch, 12:00–1:45 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Lunch and missionary reports from Ruben Gaytan and Fletcher Maynard.

Evening Service (Kids will participate), 6:00–7:30 p.m., Sanctuary

Speaker: Brett Hilliard. Multicultural Worship led by Proskuneo. Missionary reports from David Bute and Ross C.

Dessert and Fellowship, 7:30–8:00 p.m.

Monday, February 26

Men's Prayer Breakfast with Missionaries, 6:15–7:45 a.m., Fellowship Hall

Some missionaries will be present at this breakfast. Raul Chirica will sing and share his testimony. Brett Hilliard will give a devotional, followed by a time of prayer for our missionaries.