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Missions Conference

Each fall WRPC hosts our Mission Conference. On this weekend, and during the preceding week, we host a number of our mission partners, both from local organizations and missions around the world. The intent is to provide an opportunity for our congregation and community to meet with these individuals and gain a better understanding of the work we engage in for Christ. It is our hope that personal engagement with these mission partners will encourage and challenge us all.

It is firstly our desire that everyone at Westminster engage in Missions as they pray, act, influence and give. We encourage everyone to take action, get involved and let God guide your steps. Imagine what Suffolk and the world would look like if every one of us were engaged. Our conference will present practical ways to make a difference as you get involved.

Every year the people of Westminster pledge money to give to Missions which funds the work that we do. In order to sustain the amazing work accomplished by our missions, we need to reach our goals. To continue our current obligations we need $336,000. We frame our budget around the Faith Promises made by the congregation. We have mailed out Faith Promise Cards to the congregation and will have them in services through 2 weeks after the conference. Please prayerfully consider how you are able to help support our missions work.


Here is a sample of last year's schedule, to give you an idea of what the festivities look like!

2017 Conference schedule:

All events are free!

• Sunday, Oct 22 Sunday Morning Services and Classes

Toby DeBause (President of Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater) will be a guest speaker in the service. Ary Olivia from the Crisis Pregnancy Center, the WRPC Ukraine Mission Team, For Kids, Dalmiro and Larua Ortiz, and Southeastern Correctional Ministries will be sharing in the Connection Classes.

• Friday, Oct 27 Bonfire and Barn Party

7-9:30pm @ Joyner Barn: 530 Lake Kilby Rd Suffolk, VA 23434

We want to challenge our congregation to invite your neighbors and friends to this event. It will be a fun night with pony rides, hay rides, square dancing, live music, a balloon artist and multiple open fire circles. This is a great way for us to love our neighbors while enjoying one anothers' company.

• Saturday, Oct 28 Men's Breakfast


All men ages 10+ are invited to attend.

• Saturday, Oct 28 Ladies Luncheon


All ladies ages 10+ are invited to attend.

• Sunday, Oct 29 Sunday Morning Services and Classes

We will have Bill Yarbrough (International Director of Latin America/Africa for Mission to the World) as a guest speaker for our services. Phil Fiol, Set, Craig and Stacy Pohl, Dara Nikityuk, Satoshi and Cally, and Jon and Tracy are mission partners serving around the globe who will be here to share about their work in our Connection Classes.

• Sunday, Oct 29 Dinner and Evening Program

Dinner 5-6pm, Evening Program 6-7:30pm

Doors open for dinner at 4:30, Bill Yarbrough will be speaking at the evening service. Free childcare is available by reservation, please complete the RSVP form linked above to save a spot for your child ages 0-4 (registration is required for childcare)