As keynote speaker of Mission to the World’s first West Coast Missions Conference, Stephen Um, pastor of Citylife Presbyterian Church in Boston, will address the changing dynamics of missions with the rise of urbanization and globalization. Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Encinitas, California, will host the conference Jan. 30-31. The event will also feature newly nominated MTW coordinator Dr. Lloyd Kim.

Um trains pastors planting churches in Asia through Redeemer New York’s City to City ministry. This role uniquely equips him to speak to pastors and lay people about the changing context of missions, says Hunter Benson, one of the conference organizers: “What he will bring to the conference is a strong theological vision for missions, and how to engage in missions in our current context of globalization.”

The conference will feature a concert by Indelible Grace’s Matthew Smith as well as multiple breakout sessions led by indigenous church planters, MTW missionaries, and MTW staff.

The conference is open to anyone, but space is limited.

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