Missions Conference Themes

By David Bennett

Have you ever wished you could come up with a theme for your missions conference that would have more of an impact on your church? Have you ever wondered where other churches came up with their missions conference themes? Then this is the place for you.

The following list of Conference Themes is meant to help churches choose a theme that will impact the annual mission’s conference. Picking the right theme is very important. Your theme will give direction to both the speaker as well as those in charge of the music program. Also, the decoration team will have a foundation on which to base the decorations for the conference.

In picking a theme, there are several factors to keep in mind.

First, consider the needs of your church at the time of the conference. If you sense a need for more prayer, then you need to emphasize prayer through your theme. (ex. Holding The Ropes Through Prayer”)If your financial giving towards missions is down, then you should pick a theme that will keep this before the people. (ex. “Investing In Eternity”If you are asking God to call out more laborers from your church, then choose your theme accordingly. (ex. “If You Don’t Go, Who Will?”) You may want to emphasize “Vision”, Sacrifice”, “Preaching”, “Church Planting”, “Rewards of Reaping in the Harvest” or something special that is on your heart.

Secondly, consider the themes and emphasis of your past conferences. Decide on a different theme that will call special attention to your next conference. Be creative in choosing the theme.

Thirdly, you may want to base your theme around a certain passage or verse in Scripture. The list provided below comes ready with a list of suggested passages you might use in considering certain themes.

Fourthly, a well-picked hymn with a mission’s emphasis may be used to choose your theme. This hymn may be sung at the beginning of each service as a reminder of the conference theme.

Last, but not least by any means, remember to pray about your theme. Although we are offering a list to help stimulate your thoughts and creativity, it is vitally necessary to pray and ask for the Lord’s direction in picking your theme. Be sure to follow the Spirit’s leading in this.

Use your theme to promote the up-coming conference. Use it in your bulletins and conference brochure. It is a good idea to have a banner made in order to put up in back of the platform area. You may want to design a PowerPoint presentation with the theme so that it can be used at some specific time(s) of the services.

Once your theme is chosen, be sure to advise everyone involved with the conference. The participants should have enough notice so as to be able to plan their part (messages, music, decorations, etc.) around the theme of the conference.

If you have a very talented musician in the church you may request that a hymn or chorus be written that specifically deals with the theme. Sing it each evening before the service, or even before leaving the service.

The themes listed below may be used as they are or you may want to do a variation of any of the suggestions. Hopefully, there are some titles you can use and others that will get your creative, mental juices stirred to develop your own theme.

Finally, if you do come up with other theme suggestions, we would love to hear about them and possibly add them to our list for the benefit of others. If you find a passage that seems to fit a certain theme perfectly, let us know and we can add it to our list as well. We are always looking for more ways to assist others in fulfilling their part in the Great Commission. We appreciate any help you may give us that would be beneficial to other churches.

List of Theme Possibilities

    • “Send The Light’’
    • Our Church A Gospel Lighthouse
    • Missions: The Heartbeat Of God
    • Till The Whole World Knows
    • Enlarge My Vision! (Proverbs 29:18)
    • The Gospel Begins With G-O!
    • “If You Don’t Go, Who Will?”
    • Attempt Great Things For God
    • Punching Holes In The Darkness
    • Doing Our Utmost to Reach The Uttermost (Acts 1:8)
    • A Heart For The Harvest
    • Embracing The World With The Gospel
    • The Call Keeps Ringing
    • “Come Over And Help Us” (Acts 16:9,10)
    • Multitudes In The Valley Of Decision (Joel 3:14)
    • The Heathen For Our Inheritance (Psalm 2:8)
    • The Arm Of The Church Reaching Around The World
    • Our Local Church In An International Community
    • That All The World Might See Him (John 12:31)
    • “Can't You Hear Their Cry?’’
    • Gods Mandate – Our Mission
    • The Harvest Is Plenteous (Matthew 9:37)
    • Waiting & Wanting To Hear
    • Going Forth To Conquer
    • Missions: Our Reasonable Service (Romans 12:1)
    • Give The Heathen A Chance
    • Going With The Gospel
    • Preaching Among All Nations (Luke 24:47)
    • God’s Command, God’s Commission, Our Call (Matthew 28:18-20)
    • Ready And Unashamed (Romans 1:15,16)
    • The Prayer Of Dying Souls Afar (Acts 16:9)
    • Untold Billions Are Still Untold
    • They That have Not Heard Shall Understand (Romans 15:21)
    • Touching People – Changing Lives
    • To Souls Still In Darkness
    • The Great Commission Is Our Mission (Matthew 28:18-20)
    • Taking The Living To A Dying World
    • Missions Cost God His Son (John 3:16)
    • A Sower Went Forth To Sow (Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23)
    • Give That Others May Live
    • People Need The Lord
    • Sowing Sparingly – Sowing Bountifully (II Cor. 9:6)
    • Planting Churches In All Kinds Of Soil
    • Prayer: The Driving Force Of Missions
    • In Touch With The World
    • Reaching, Preaching, Teaching
    • Missions: An Opportunity To Wear A Crown (I Thess. 2:19,20)
    • People: The Driving Purpose Of Missions
    • Faith Promise: The Blessing Of Participating In Missions
    • Seeking The Lost (Luke 19:10)
    • Lord Of The Harvest, Send Forth Reapers (Matthew 9:37,38)
    • To The Uttermost (Acts 1:8)
    • Bringing In The Sheaves (Psalm 126:5,6)
    • Multitudes In The Balance (Joel 3:14)
    • Sowing, Watering, Reaping! (John 4:36-38; I Cor. 3:6-9)
    • Woe! Lo! Go! (Isaiah 6:1-8)
    • Deciding The Fate Of The Lost
    • God Gave His Son – Why Can’t We? (John 3:16)
    • Laying Down Our Lives (John 10:11-15)
    • Go Tell It On The Mountains
    • Marching To The Heartbeat Of God
    • Where There No Vision - The People Perish (Proverbs 29:18)
    • He That Winneth Souls Is Wise (Proverbs 11:30)
    • To Whom He Was Not Spoken Of (Romans 15:21)
    • Our Sacrifice Of Service
    • World Evangelization In Our Generation
    • To Every Tribe And Nation
    • Of Some Have Compassion (Jude 22,23)
    • Pulling Brands From The Fire (Jude 22,23)
    • Weeping For The Harvest – Reaping In The Harvest (Ps. 126:5,6)
    • Missions: Heaven’s Motive To Rejoice
    • Ye Shall Be Witnesses (Acts 1:8)
    • Missions: The Christian’s Mandate To Reap
    • Missions: Not A Choice, But A Command
    • “I Want You” - God
    • Facing The Front Lines With Faith
    • Take Your Battle Stations!
    • The Cause For The Cross Was The Cry Of The Lost
    • Loving The Lost To Christ
    • Missions Is Deep-Sea Fishing
    • Fishing For Men (Matthew 4:19)
    • Fishing For Souls (Matthew 4:19)
    • “Here Am I, Lord, Send Me” (Isaiah 6:1-8)
    • Souls For Jesus Is Our Battle Cry
    • Snatching Souls From The Brink Of Hell (Jude 22,23)
    • Multiplying Our Church Worldwide
    • Our Church A Sending Church
    • *Sending *Sowing *Saving *Shepherding
    • Missions: Claiming Worldwide Victory for Christ
    • Advancing the Gospel in Enemy Territory
    • “Their Cry Has Come Up Before Me’’ (Exodus 2:23-25)
    • Circling the Globe with the Gospel
    • The Echo Of The Macedonian Call (Acts 16:9,10)
    • Global Awareness to the Need for the Gospel
    • “Also I Saw The…. Lost” (Isaiah 6:1-8; Matthew 9:36)
    • Prayer Is Deep-Knee Fishing
    • Missions, In Light Of The Cross
    • Bearing Precious Seed (Psalm 126:6)
    • Divulging The Blessing (Acts 3:24-26; Gal. 3:6-9; Gen. 12:1-3)
    • Fulfilling The Promise (Acts 3:24-26; Gal. 3:6-9; Gen. 12:1-3)
    • The Divine Invitation (Revelation 22:17; Is. 45:22)
    • For The Salvation Of The Nations
    • What Shall Be Your Reward? (I Cor. 3:
    • Give Them To Drink (John 7:37,38; Isaiah 55:1)
    • Jesus-Others–You– What A Unique Way To Spell “Missions’’
    • Ever Think About Brightening The Corner Where They Are?
    • Out Of Our Poverty (II Cor. 8:1-5)
    • Made Poor That Thy Might Be Made Rich (II Cor. 8:9)
    • Reaping Eternal Dividends
    • Missions: A Race With The Clock
    • Join The Real Military – Go Missions!
    • Building Bridges
    • Standing In The Gap (Ezekiel 22:30)
    • “I Sought, For A Man’’ (Ezekiel 22:30)
    • Increasing Our Vision
    • A Vision For The World
    • Obedient Unto The Heavenly Vision
    • Dare To Dream
    • Giving First Of Ourselves (II Cor. 8:1-5)
    • Sold Out For Service
    • Brighten Their Corner
    • Multitudes Far From Harbor
    • Throw Out The Life-Line
    • Living Water For The Thirsty Dead (John 7:37,38)
    • Holding The Ropes Through Prayer
    • Operation Mobilization
    • Christ’s Commission Is Still Great (Matthew 28:18-20)
    • Thrusting Forth The Sickle
    • Heaven-Sent Harvesters
    • Piercing The Darkness
    • Missions --- For Christ’s Sake (Matthew 16:24-27)
    • Work For The Night Is Coming (John 9:4)
    • Work While It Is Day
    • Working The Master’s Vineyard
    • Abounding In The Work Of The Lord (I Cor. 15:58)
    • Catching The Vision (Proverbs 29:18)
    • Redeemed, How I Love To Proclaim It (Psalm 107:2,3)
    • Investing In Eternity (Matthew 6:19-21)
    • Laying Up Treasures In Heaven (Matthew 6:19-21)
    • That All May Know Him (Philippians 3:10)
    • Till All Have Heard
    • Onward, Christian Soldiers
    • Apprehended For Service (Philippians 3:12-14)
    • Pressing For The Prize (Philippians 3:12-14)
    • Forward Into Battle
    • Missions Or Omissions?
    • That They Might Have Life (John 10:10)
    • Give Of Your Best To The Master
    • They Are Precious In His Sight (Matthew 9:35,36)
    • Storming The Trenches Of Hell (Matthew 16:18)
    • “I Will Build My Church” (Matthew 16:18)
    • Missions: Spiritual Warfare In The Trenches
    • Mission Possible (Philippians 4:13)
    • Going For The Gold (I Cor. 3:12-15)
    • Missions God’s Way
    • Taking Food To The Hungry (John 6:33-35)
    • Living Bread For A Dying World (John 6:33-35)
    • The Sacrifice Factor (Matthew 16:24; Romans 12:1)
    • “Other Sheep Have I” (John 10:16)
    • Into The Highways And Hedges (Matthew 22:9)
    • Tapping Our Treasures (Matthew 6:19-21)
    • A Church Alive Makes Missions Thrive
    • I Surrender…Some?
    • Taking The Message Of Christ To The Multitudes
    • Seeking Lost Sheep For The Shepherd (Luke 15:3-7; John 10)
    • Missions: The Wise Choice
    • Around The World In (3,5,7,8) Days (Depends on the length of your conference)
    • Taking Truth to Every Tribe
    • Sacrificial Service for the Savior
    • Molded for Missions - Jeremiah 1:5
    • Making His Name Great (Among the Gentiles) - Malachi 1:11
    • Tell It Well
    • Send The Church
    • Living and Giving the Gospel
    • So Little Time, So Much To Do
    • Reaching the Unreached --- Telling the Untold
    • Mobilizing for Missions
    • Mobilizing for World Evangelization
    • Mobilizing the Church for Action
    • Church Mobilization for Global Evangelization
    • We Are Therefore Ambassadors
    • Uttermost Begins with a “YOU”
    • Arise and Go
    • Weep for the World – Luke 19:41
    • Make Him Known to the Children
    • That the Generation to Come Might Know – Psalm 78:6
    • That They Might Set Their Hope in God – Psalm 78:7
    • Scatter the Seed
    • Plow, Plant, & Pluck
    • Sow the Word, Save the World
    • Go, Sow, Grow
    • Going with the Gospel
    • Gleaning in a Global Harvest
    • Evangelize or Fossilize
    • Going with God around the Globe
    • Missions: Moving with God
    • Here, There, and Beyond
    • A Heart for the World
    • Salvation to Our Generation
    • Evangelizing the World in Our Generation
    • Doing Something Great for God
    • The Challenge of World Missions
    • The Challenge of a World in Crisis
    • For Such a Time as This
    • A Heart for God - A Vision for the World
    • Sent to Sow and to Serve
    • Increased Faith - Enlarged Investment - II Cor. 10:15,16
    • His Commission - Our Command
    • I Will Build My Church - Matthew 16:18
    • How Shall They Hear? - Romans 10:17
    • Have They Not Heard?
    • A Heart for the Harvest
    • The World is My Neighbor
    • Missions: The Value of a Soul

May God bless you as you pray and plan for your next mission’s conference. May your people be exhorted and encouraged to advance the Gospel even more before our Lord’s return.

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