Calvary’s 2019 Conference on Global Engagement (C.O.G.E.) featured Greg Sanford as the main speaker. His sessions challenged all in attendance to “stick to the business.” For Christians that “business” is the Great Commission. Mr. Sanford was a church planter in the Yanomamo tribe for 12 years, so he has first-hand experience and stories to tell. In addition to the four main sessions, students had the opportunity to attend seminars dealing with various missions-related topics. The Langmade Room was filled with display tables and more than 40 representatives from 25 different organizations. The whole campus spent time in prayer on Wednesday morning, and the evenings also offered more exposure to what God is doing in the world through presentations and prayer.
The theme of Calvary’s Conference on Global Engagement (formerly called Missions Emphasis Week) was Priorities: Engaging Gospel-Deprived Places. Dr. David Brown from Biblical Ministries Worldwide was the main session speaker, and his topics included Marketplace Ministry, Gospel Wildfires, Dialogue with Doubt, and the Threefold Cord.
Dr. David Brown was the main session speaker.
The schedule for the conference was a bit different this year with regular classes canceled on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Both days included two main sessions, prayer time, three seminar slots, and evening activities.
Alumna Sarah Chadbourn presented a seminar on Wednesday.
The entire Langmade Room was filled with displays from the various mission organizations and missionaries represented at the conference.
Students spoke with mission representatives by their display tables.
Also new this year was an art contest and auction where students submitted drawings, paintings, or photographs that fit the missions theme. The pieces were judged, given awards, and auctioned off to raise money for students going on summer missions trips.
These are the pieces students created for the art contest and auction.
Another highlight of the week was a song sung in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili! As always this was a week of making or reestablishing connections with God’s servants around the globe and being challenged in our own commitment to spreading the Gospel.