This is a workshop designed to clarify biblical calling as it relates to missions and the Great Commission. We will discuss practical ways to help individuals discern next steps in confirming God’s call. We will explore Biblical examples, current realities, and the role the local church and mission agencies can play in encouraging the cross-cultural development and deployment of workers for the harvest.
(as of 2012)
Dr. Jack Elwood was appointed the President of Avant Ministries in December of 2009. Jack brings over 25 years of ministry experience to Avant. He began his ministry in Asia, serving 14 years as a field missionary. The following 15 years he served as a pastor at Euzoa Bible Church in Steamboat Springs, CO, Burke Community Church in Burke, VA, Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, VA, and Granada Height Evangelical Friends Church in La Mirada, CA. Most recently, he has worked in the Washington, D.C. area with the Washington Area Coalition of Men’s Ministries. The National Coalition of Men’s Ministry selected him as Pastor of the Year for 2007.
Jack holds degrees from Point Loma College in San Diego, CA and William Carey International University in Pasadena, CA, and earned a Doctor of Missiology from Biola University in La Mirada, CA. Jack and his wife Joan have been married for more than 33 years and have four adult children and four grandchildren.