1. What is the goal of the goal of the conference and how long has it been around?
The conference has been around since 2013. The focus for the conference is to minister to the hearts of African Americans who have a passion for cross-cultural missions and provide networking and resource opportunities.
NAAMC offers Missions-driven, powerful, dynamic plenary speakers. We have informative and empowering workshops for all mission levels.
2. What is the format of the event?
There are 3 conferences in 1. This includes the Adult, Youth and Children. There will be plenary speakers, workshops for all ages, exhibitors, scholarship opportunities, panel discussions, and musical selections.
3. How is this conference unique to other missions conferences?
The organizers of the conference have an unwavering passion for equipping the members of the body of Christ to challenge missional issues in their communities, churches, ministries, etc. This is being achieved through our NAAMC Certification program which employs elements of education, experience, and accountability to equip applicants with advanced skills so that they are prepared. Individuals will be certified in four specific areas: (1) Missions mobilizer (2) Short-term team leader (3) Human trafficking (4) Trauma healing
The NAAMC Recognizes the special challenges many African Americans face to secure funding for mission service and in response to that, NAAMC has established a scholarship fund to help meet that need. The MIssion Ministry Award (MMA) was created to satisfy this need. Since 2013, the MMA has financially assisted five missionaries.
4. What is your favorite part of the conference each year?
As the Youth Director, my favorite part of the conference are the youth workshops :). It’s truly a privilege and blessing to bring to the youth interactive workshops and opportunities to motivate them to become more equipped, excited and educated in helping others to follow Jesus. I especially love that on the 3rd day of the conference when our youth go into the city and boldly speak to strangers about the Gospel. It’s almost like 2 days are spent in the “classroom” and then on the 3rd day we’re applying what we’ve learned.
5. What other information would you like to provide our readers?
The power of partnership is the theme this year from Phil 1:3-5 and really captures what NAAMC is trying to accomplish, not just nationally but internationally. With over 40 different mission exhibitors like Operation Mobilization, Simeon Trust, Perspectives and SIM. 25 different workshops with topics ranging from woman discipling women in the word by Kristie Anyabwile to Campus outreach to Internationals. 4 dynamic plenary sessions featuring talks from Karen Ellis, Bishop Perrin, George Verwer, and Dr Bobby Gupta. Many international delegates from east Africa will be in attendance. This is truly a one of a kind conference.
Learn More Here ——-> http://www.thenaamc.org/