Encouragement for Member Care Workers


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This gives you a quick look at the PTM conference schedule—

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This year we have an exciting line-up of sessions and workshops that encourage us to be overflowing with hope within ourselves because of Christ and bringing that hope to others.


Overflowing  with Hope

“Optimism hopes for the best without any guarantee of its arriving and is often no more than whistling in the dark.  Christian hope, by contrast, is faith looking ahead to the fulfillment of the promises of God … Christian hope expresses knowledge that every day of his life, and every moment beyond it, the believer can say with truth, on the basis of God’s own commitment, that the best is yet to come.” 

J. I. Packer in “Never Beyond Hope”

We gather at PTM because we care for global workers, for men and women dedicated to seeing the Good News of Jesus Christ penetrate a needy world.  Typically their mission is more challenging than expected.  All become tired, some discouraged and worn.  To use Packer’s words, starry eyed optimism is insufficient to stay the course.  Only hope, resting in God’s sure character and promises will keep them.  Only hope, given and sustained by the Holy Spirit will carry them.  In our Bible sessions this year we will dwell richly in God’s Word of Hope.  We will dwell together with the God who Himself is Hope.  It is our anticipation that having thus been encouraged by His Spirit we will then explore how we, in turn, may bring unshakable hope to His global workers, a hope that will keep them and encourage them regardless of the obstacles they encounter within and without.

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