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Missions Conference 2023

OCTOBER 28 & 29

Every October, missions speakers expand our global vision during our Missions Conference. This is also the time of year we each prayerfully commit financial support to our missionaries for the coming year. Our theme this year is Warfare in the Word-Proclaiming the Gospel in a Battle Already Won. We will hear from mission partners and a special guest, Dr. Chuck Lawless. (See bio below)

Sign up for a special evening on Saturday, October 28, from 3-7 PM. It will include a children’s program and nursery care, speakers, time for prayer, missionaries sharing, and dinner.


 3:00-3:45 PM
Welcome, worship, video, and
Mike & Debbie Bannon

 3:00– 4:45 PM
Children's Program

3:45– 4:45 PM
Missions Program: Bo & Michelle Columbine,
Dr. Lawless, Q & A Panel, and prayer

 4:45– 5:45 PM
(Children are picked up and eat with parents) 

5:45-7:00 PM
Special Speaker - Dr. Lawless

 Please register for dinner and
Children’s Program by 10/22

Guest Preacher and special Sunday School teacher - Dr. Lawless
Children's Sunday School for infants through 5th Grade


Each year, the Missions Committee at SSBC creates the missions budget for the coming year (Jan.-Dec.) based on Missions Faith Promises made by you, church members. Please ask God to guide you to the amount that He wants to provide through you in the coming year. These funds enable our mission partners to do gospel work around the world. 


Please make your Faith Promise Commitment by December 3, 2023. 

Dr. Chuck Lawless

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Chuck Lawless is Dean of Doctoral Studies and Vice-President of Spiritual Formation and Ministry Centers at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he also serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions. In addition, he is Team Leader for Theological Education Strategists for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Dr. Lawless was awarded an MDiv and a PhD in Evangelism/Church Growth from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he also served as professor and dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. Prior to that, he was pastor of two Ohio churches. A conference leader and author of several books, including Discipled WarriorsPutting on the ArmorMentorNobodies for Jesus, and Spiritual Warfare in the Storyline of Scripture (co-authored), Dr. Lawless has a strong interest in discipleship and mentoring.

Dr. Lawless and his wife, Pam, have been married for more than 30 years, and they live in Wake Forest, NC.