By Staff, Baptist Message
Several hundred GAs and Children in Action will come together to not only learn about missions but do missions together at the annual Mission Jamboree later this month.
Known as M-JAM, the event is scheduled at two locations in the state. The schedule will be the same at both locations, which allows for youngsters in first through sixth grade and their leaders to attend M-JAM at the church closest to where they live.
Williams Boulevard Baptist in Kenner is hosting the first M-JAM on March 14 while First Baptist Church in Minden is the site for the event on March 21. The Scripture basis for M-JAM is Mark 8:34.
“M-Jam is a day of mission’s awareness and mission activity that builds on their faith foundations with a Gospel presentation, that introduces children to ‘real live’ missionaries, and gives them an opportunity to do missions activities with children from around the state,” said Jess Archer, children/youth mission education strategist for Louisiana Baptists.
Maegan Bruce on March 14 and Andy Partington on March 21 will use music and interaction during the main celebration sessions to tell the missions story, engage those attending in missions and present the Gospel. Chance Fussell and friends will lead worship at both sites.
Breakout sessions will center around the theme Following Jesus.
Leading Following Jesus to learn about the IMB are missionaries who served for 30 years in Brazil, at both locations.
Their testimonies will coincide with an emphasis in July of Brazil for GAs and Children in Action.
Leading Following Jesus to learn about church planting are George Ross, SEND City North America coordinator for New Orleans, on March 14; and Chad Merrell, associate pastor at First Baptist Church in West Monroe, Fairbanks campus, on March 21.
Leading Following Jesus to learn about salvation are Pam Lockwood, mission leader and minister of children at Norwood Baptist Church, on March 14; and Erin and Rachel Young of Winnsboro, on March 21.
Leading Following Jesus to learn about puppetry is Bruce on March 14.
Leading Following Jesus to learn about the HUB is Cassie Hammett, director of the HUB in Shreveport, on March 21.
The conference will start at 10 am, though check-in is at from 9-9:45 a.m., and ends at 3:30 pm.
The cost to attend M-Jam is $22 and includes a snack and lunch. T-shirts at $10.