I’ve attended many conferences over the years, but none quite like the National African American Missions Conference. The NAAMC emerged from the partnership of the Great Commission Global Ministries (GCGM) and SIM USA born out of a burden to see African Americans understand and respond to God’s call into cross-cultural missions. They say that people make all the difference and what makes the NAAMC so special is the warm, real and relevant atmosphere fostered by the gracious leading of Bishop David T.P. Perrin, his team from GCGM and local church and committed members of the SIM staff. Their warm and humble service to all of the attendees creates a place and a spirit of unity rarely experienced at large conference settings. In addition, the wide variety of quality people attending the conference from all over America and from other nations creates a very friendly environment.
This year, as I have experienced in the past, the workshops and messages were given by people who sensitivity shared their hearts, passion and struggles in ways that allowed us to connect with them as real people. The topics were relevant, engaging and inspiring.
Some of these elements are found in other conferences, but combined with beautiful multi-cultural worship, individual interviews, an intimate exhibitor setting and special times of personalized prayer and you leave the NAAMC uplifted and encouraged to press on in God’s calling. Make plans to join us next year on June 22-24, 2017!