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Missionary Encouragement Opportunities

Encourage Missionaries at Field Personnel Orientation

Join our women's ministry in these opportunities to encourage missionaries during their time in the Richmond area at Field Personnel Orientation by bringing gifts, joining in prayer, and meeting and fellowshipping with them in person. They will be at orientation from January 21st to March 11th.

Welcome Bags

Help us collect items to welcome the Missionaries with welcome bags and other treats during their stay at Field Personnel Orientation. Go to the Sign-Up Genius list below and indicate items and quantities you can bring. Bring them to the church by Tuesday, January 17th, where they can be dropped off in the foyer on Sunday or Wednesday or in the church office during the week.

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Prayer Walk @ the International Learning Center

Saturday, January 21st @ 12:30 PM

These missionaries will be in orientation at the International Learning Center in Rockville, MD for 7 weeks, beginning on January 23rd. Come with your family to tour the International Learning Center, guided by IMB staff, before their visit - hearing about their coming experience and praying for them before their arrival.

Meeting at SMRBC at 12:30 PM on January 21st and carpooling or taking the bus out to ILC.

Cultural Worship Experience

Sunday, February 19th, 6 PM - 7:30 PM.
Bring your family and join the missionaries on a Sunday evening for a cultural worship experience at the International Learning Center. Led by experienced IMB missionaries, participants will worship together in the style of a Central Asian culture. Click here to learn more!.

Women's Chat / Game Night with Women Missionaries

February 28th @ 6 PM
An opportunity to combine our regular Women's Game Night with missionary encouragement, chatting and playing games together at the International Learning Center. 

Plan to arrive by 5:45 PM to allow time to clear through security. You will need your drivers license or state ID. Not required but if you’d like, a snack to share would be welcomed. 

Commissioning Service

Commissioning our Missionaries
International Learning Center
March 9th @ 2 PM

Celebrate alongside these missionaries as they have completed their training and are commissioned to go out to the world with the Gospel. Worship alongside them, be encouraged by the Word, and pray for the missionaries as they are sent.