2016 Main Speaker: Dr. Matthew St. John

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PTM Conference 2016

You won’t want to miss the 2016 PTM Conference!  The Rigdecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC provides a lovely setting for the conference (the trees should be gorgeous this time of year).  This year’s theme, “BOLDLY WAITING: The City that Is to Come” was chosen to address issues that face both the cross-cultural worker and those who provide care for them.  The conference starts off with a special banquet as our way of showing honor to you who care so selflessly to those around the globe. We have also time for corporate worship and opportunities for peer-led special-interest discussion groups.  Main session and workshop topics and speakers have been thoughtfully chosen to inspire and equip you.  We guarantee you will want to stay right up to the end on Friday.

We know you are going to love it! You can register here.

Why Attend the PTM Conference?

Do you find your role as a care-giver to cross-cultural workers hard to explain to others?

Are you weary in your role in member care?

Are there ways in which you are challenged in your care-giving role and long for some personal perspective and encouragement?

If so, PTM is a conference for you.

  • At PTM, we “get” each other. Our hearts beat for caring for His sent ones, so being with others of like mind and heart strengthens our passion and renews our vision for the ministry to which we’ve been called.
  • At PTM, we know that member care is a high calling with critical concerns. We can easily burn out along the way, if we’re not caring for and tending our own hearts and souls, after Jesus’ model. At PTM, we’re encouraged to care for ourselves and model that self-care to cross-cultural workers.
  •  At PTM, we recognize the unique challenges of the roles we fill. From organizational challenges to unique family challenges, our goal is to see individuals, teams, and organizations move beyond those challenges toward places of hope and possibility for every cross-cultural worker. With that in mind, we can offer encouragement one to another as care-givers and lend the perspective that comes from experience!