Finishing the Task Conference 6-8 DEC. 2016

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Finishing the Task Conference 6-8 DEC. 2016

December 6, 2016 @ 7:30 am - December 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0


Finishing the Task Conference 2016

December 6-8, 2016
Saddleback Church
Lake Forest, CA

Pray with the ION Prayer Team for the upcoming Finishing the Task Conference Dec. 6-8th - Saddleback Church in California.
Covering each one involved behind the scenes... covering each of the conference leadership team for FTT... covering the FTT Executives & their staff, covering each of the speakers... covering each of the participants... Join in prayer and covering for the conference.
Father in the name of Jesus, we approach the throne of grace boldly and confidently. May the Word of God come forth accurately and may the love of Christ be abundant surrounding this FTT Conference. We ask You for every speaker to be filled with the Holy Spirit's anointing and to guard, guide and protect them as You prepare them as Your ministers.
As this preparation is at the highest point before the time together, we come bringing a heart of thanksgiving. God, You are an awesome God. We bless Your holy name. Even before we gather, we want to minister to the Father's heart. We want to begin to make the shift from where we find ourselves, readying ourselves for what You are setting in place for this particular gathering.
As we pray for each one of this executive team and their support people we ask You to come. Meet them where they are, let them know of Your LOVE for them individually. 
As we pray for those participants, we want to bring the leadership to you. We want to bring the speakers to you. We want to bring "us" as the Body of Christ to You.
Father, thank you! As we shift into the final days our focus must begin to shift to being present in the gathering... We ask now that You  cause the opening of spiritual eyes and ears that each participant would hear clearly and receive fully all you have thru these men and women. We commit these days to You. Father, we deposit it into Your charge -entrusting this time, the people involved at every level to Your protection, watch care and love. We commend this meeting to the Word - the commands and counsels and promises of Your unmerited favor. We submit completely to the Holy Spirit and to Your purposes and plans.
Father, Jesus said that whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven, and whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven. In His name we bind the will of each person - psalmists, speakers, ushers, and workers - to Your will, their minds to the mind of Christ, and their emotions to the control of the Holy Spirit. When the people see the boldness and unfettered eloquence of the speakers, they will marvel at You. Everyone will bring their praise offering that this was time well spent, and that You met us, individually and corporately.
We thank You, Father, that when we pray, the place will be shaken and is even now being shaken and prepared specifically for our gathering, Your gathering. The people will be coming from the north, south, east and west, bringing with them their portions and part. May each one be received, as precious as You see them. May their portions be given. May they be received unto You.
Lord, we pray that each on will release rivers of living water, an outflowing of the anointing of Your Holy Spirit beyond the measure of our human understanding. For the sake of those who still wait to hear the name of JESUS, we pray for the fullness of this meeting to come forth! Abundance and fruitfulness will be seen!
Thank You, Father, Son and Spirit for the performance of Your will. May it all be for Your glory. We ask for all this as You taught us to pray. May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. In the name of Jesus! Amen. 
Chuck Madinger & Linda Bemis will be presenting at this conference during the workshop times, representing ION. Pray specifically for each of the workshops from the links below.
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Since the 2015 conference, 138 Unreached, Unengaged, People Groups have been engaged!  These were people groups that previously had no church, no mission agency nor anyone that had taken responsibility to tell them of the good news of  Jesus Christ.  You don't want to miss this historic event!

Who Should Attend?

Christian organizational leaders who are partnering together to engage and reach the remaining people groups around the world who still have no chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ will not want to miss this. If you identify with one or more of the following categories, this conference is for you!

  • Sending Organization/Church
    You want to help send gospel workers to plant churches among Unengaged, Unreached People Groups (UUPGs)
  • Resources Provider
    You indirectly engage UUPGs through raising up resources, such as finances, training, or media tools
  • Mission Mobilizer
    You promote the engagement of UUPGs through awareness building, vision casting, and connecting potential gospel workers and resources with opportunities among UUPGs

This is a hands-on conference where you will interact with others
to discover where the Lord is leading you!

Who Are the Keynote Presenters?

Paul Eshleman Picture

Paul Eshleman — Director, The Finishing the Task Network

Paul Eshleman is Vice President of Networks and Partnerships for Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ International). Paul founded the JESUS Film Project and served as its Director for 25 years. He led the nationwide “I Found it Campaign”, EXPLO 72, and recently headed the Strategy Working Committee for the Lausanne Movement.  Paul currently serves as the Executive Director of the Finishing the Task Network, and as President of the Issachar Initiative.  He and his wife Kathy have 2 adult children and live in Orange County, CA.

Rick Warren PicturePastor Rick Warren founded Saddleback Valley Community Church with his wife Kay more than 30 years ago. Today, the church, located in Lake Forest, Calif., is one of the 10 largest and most influential churches in America. Recognizing his far-reaching influence, Pastor Warren developed The PEACE Plan to partner with churches, businesses and NGOs to Promote reconciliation, Equip servant leaders, Assist the poor, Care for the sick and Educate the next generation.

Pastor Warren - Pastor, Saddleback Church is also the author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history.

Francis Chan Picture

Francis Chan is the best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell and the host of the BASIC.series (Who Is God & We Are Church). Currently, Francis is planting churches in the San Francisco area. Together, Francis and his wife Lisa raise their six children in Northern California and are co-authors of the new book You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity. For more information, check out and @youandmeforever.

David Garrison PictureDr. David Garrison has more than three decades experience in missions to Unreached Peoples is the author of Church Planting Movements and A Wind in the House of Islam. He serves as the Executive Director of Global Gates which seeks to reach the ends of the earth through global gateway cities. Author & Chairman of the Board, Global Gates

ftt-conf-schedule  To see the full listing:
Finishing the Task Conference (FTT) 6-8 DEC. 2016 Saddleback Church Lake Forest, CA click here:

Charles Madinger and Linda Bemis will be presenting at this FTT Conference representing ION in three Workshops each.

Strategies for Engaging Oral Cultures
Charles Madinger—International Orality Network
Discover the difference between oral-preference, oral-reliant, and non-literate and receive training on how your church or ministry can determine the level of orality your people group requires. You will also receive information on current strategies and tools available to increase engagement effectiveness among your UUPG.

Developing Prayer as Strategy
Linda Bemis—International Orality Network
While every ministry leader would agree upon the importance of prayer to their overall purpose and missional efforts, not many have actually developed a strategic prayer ministry to undergird those efforts. This workshop will provide options for designing and developing a ministry of intercession to support your ministry.


December 6, 2016 @ 7:30 am UTC+0
December 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
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Saddleback Church
1 Saddleback Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 92630 United States
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