Mission Fest
May 2-5 | Oak Brook
Mission Fest
May 2-5 | Oak Brook

Mission Fest

May 2-5 | Oak Brook

Mission Fest 2019 is a celebration of all God is doing through Christ Church’s global and domestic mission partners. There will be a variety of events from small family dinners to a large dinner and informational event where you can learn more about our amazing partners and be inspired by the stories of their vital work. All worship services this weekend will feature a message from Dr. Salim Munayer, executive director and founder of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation, an organization that has worked to bring Israelis and Palestinians together since 1990.

Mission Fest Dinner

May 3 | 6:30 p.m.

Oak Brook | Fellowship Hall | $10
Register by April 28.

Enjoy a delicious Mission Fest Dinner at our Oak Brook location featuring testimony from three of our fascinating mission partners. Hear from Mark Engel about his experiences ministering to Muslims in Israel, learn about the plight of refugees in the Western suburbs from World Relief and discover how South Asian Friendship Center proclaims the uniqueness of Jesus Christ in Chicago’s Little India. Each of these partners will give us expert insight into building bridges and sharing the love of Christ across cultural divides. 

Registration is now closed.

If you need assistance with registration please call the Registration desk at 630.321.6752

Host a Home Dinner

May 4 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Seeking a more personal interaction with our partners? Consider the unique opportunity of hosting a Mission Fest Home Dinner on Saturday, May 4. Hosts for these relaxed gatherings open their homes to other Christ Church members, along with a global or domestic mission partner for a simple meal and lively conversation. This is a wonderful chance to show gratitude and hospitality to servant-hearted missionaries and hear firsthand all God is doing in the world.

Registration is now closed.

Attend a Home Dinner

May 4 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Registration Required. Interested in learning more about a specific mission partner? Build a personal relationship at one of several home dinners hosted by members of the congregation. Enjoy the unique opportunity to share a meal with our partners, ask them questions, hear their stories and pray for their ministries.

Mission Partner Dr. Salim Munayer Preaching

May 4 & 5

Mission Fest culminates with our worship services on May 4 and 5 featuring Dr. Salim Munayer, executive director and founder of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation, an organization which has worked to bring Israelis and Palestinians together since 1990. A professor and former academic dean at Bethlehem Bible College and an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Munayer has published several books on reconciliation, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Christians in Israel.


Other Mission Fest Opportunities:

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    Mission Speakers at the Greenhouse
    Thursday, May 2

    Thursday, May 2 | 9:30 a.m. Coffee | 10:00 a.m. Program | Oak Brook | Fellowship Hall

    The congregation is invited to join the Greenhouse as we hear stories of life-change from a select group of domestic and global mission partners. Each partner will give a 30-minute presentation followed by a time of Q&A. This is a wonderful way to get better acquainted with a partner and to understand more fully how God is working across the globe and around the corner.

    Registration is required for the lunch ($10).

    Contact: Eileen Johnson | ejohnson@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6770

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    Pray With Our Mission Partners
    Friday, May 3

    Friday, May 3 | 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. | Oak Brook | Room 264

    Congregation invited | No sign-up required

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    Mission Partner Displays
    Sunday, May 5

    Sunday, May 5 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | Commons

    Stop by the Commons to meet some of Christ Church’s dynamic missions partners serving near and far. Learn about how each partner is answering the call to serve, and discover ways you too can live into God’s redemptive mission.

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    Mission Partner Presentations
    Sunday, May 5

    Sunday, May 5 | 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook | Fellowship Hall

    Hear from a select group of partners who are eager to share how God is transforming lives through their ministries. These sessions will feature a short presentation by one of our partners followed by Q&A and a lively discussion about how we can all be more engaged and intentional about praying for these ministries.

    Kevin and Rahela Conway, CRU | 9:00 a.m. | Fellowship Hall 1
    Michel Khalil, Step Forward Global Ministries | 10:45 a.m. | Fellowship Hall 1
    Philip and Jill Aspegren, Casa Viva | 10:45 a.m. | Fellowship Hall 2