Each fall, in conjunction with the campus Missions Group, Freed-Hardeman University hosts Mission Emphasis Days. This two-day seminar brings in speakers with experience in missions to speak about evangelism from a practical standpoint and to generate interest in missions. Missions Emphasis Day will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 13-14, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and continuing until 3:30 p.m.
The two primary speakers are Mark Hooper and Phil Jackson. Hooper is a former assistant professor of Bible and missions at Freed-Hardeman. He was a missionary in Bombay, India, for a number of years before beginning his work as a facilitator of Asian church planting at the Missions Resource Network.
Jackson is the facilitator for European church planting with the Missions Resource Network. He and his family worked in Romania, planting several congregations and organizing and planning an annual Christian camp and church conference.
Missions Resource Network, based in Bedford, Texas, seeks to promote communication between congregations on a global level and encourage missions on the congregational level.
Bobby Wheat, former missionary to Zimbabwe and Freed-Hardeman’s current missionary in residence, will also speak Wednesday at the 10:30 chapel assembly in Loyd Auditorium.
Glen Henton, Freed-Hardeman’s Director of Missions and instructor of Bible and missions, organized the event. “The major thing is to create more interest in what mission work is and how people can be involved. We want people to be aware, and we want to show that here at FHU, we care about the world and the lost,” he said.
In the lobby of Ayers Auditorium, approximately ten ministries will have displays advertising their work. China Now, Torch Ministries, Latin American Missions and Continent of Great Cities are just a few of the ministries that will be included.
All sessions will be held in Ayers Auditorium in Brown-Kopel Business Center with the exception of chapel.