The Mission Offering for 2016 Annual Conference will be given in celebration of the ministry of Bishop Lindsey and Jennifer Davis. The offering will support the ministries of Wesley Seminary in Venezuela and Honduras Outreach, Inc. Both of these ministries have been important to the Davises.
Wesley Seminary in Venezuela seeks to reach the lost in their country. They do this primarily by training indigenous pastors and leaders to reach their nation for Christ. Their primary partnership is with the United Methodist Church of Venezuela which was created by students in the Seminary and holds its annual conferences on the Seminary Campus. The vision is to provide an excellent, affordable and accessible Wesleyan theological education by providing a five year undergraduate degree seminary program (initiated October, 2002) in order to train Venezuelan nationals to be effective mission oriented pastors, and provide a 2.5 year Master Degree Program (initiated February, 2013). The overarching goal is to train Venezuelan pastors to be effective mission ministers able to pastor a primary church and to plant additional congregations and social missions for the purpose of reaching the lost of Venezuela.
For the last five years, our Conference youth with Jennifer Davis have partnered with Honduras Outreach, Inc. (HOI) for a mission trip. This has created enduring relationships between HOI and KYAC. HOI has been committed to education in Honduras for over two decades, first by providing scholarships for students to attend secondary schools and later through establishing our own elementary and middle schools. Aldersgate Elementary and Hope Middle, established in 2000 and 2001, are located just minutes away from Rancho el Paraíso and are managed and financed entirely by HOI. Through these schools, 268 students from over thirty villages are given the opportunity to receive a quality education.
Our offering will also provide scholarships to enable our youth to continue the ministry that has begun with HOI on their annual trips.
Sunday, June 5, is the designated date for collection of this year’s offering. If that date is not convenient for your church, please collect the offering at a more conducive time. Each congregation is asked to send its offering to Annual Conference with the church’s lay member. Checks should be made payable to the Kentucky Conference Treasurer. Download bulletin insert here.
Our theme for the 2016 Kentucky Annual Conference is "Who are the Poor? Reach the World". The Kentucky Annual Conference will be held June 13 - 15 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, KY.