What Is Missions
Missions Fest Alberta organizes an annual 3-day family oriented missions conference and mobilizes and resources many individuals and churches throughout the year.
The Goal and Purposes
Missions Fest Alberta's goal is to help individuals find their place where their interests and abilities can best be put to use in the Great Harvest. Three-Fold Purpose: to inform and celebrate what God is doing all over the world; to educate Christians about their responsibility and involvement in world evangelization and missions; to challenge believers to pray, give, send, and go.
MFA Mission Statement
"FIND YOUR PURPOSE, MAKE A DIFFERENCE"
What Happens At Missions Fest?
It is a weekend when people of all ages come together to be challenged, informed and educated in global mission activity by participating in a variety of experiences:
Over 100 colorful Exhibits, representing local, national and international organizations, camps, Bible colleges and universities.
Keynote Speakers of international acclaim give addresses in general assemblies.
Children (ages 3-5 & Kindergarten-Grade 6) participate in activities that raise awareness of the many "people groups" around the world.
Youth are challenged to reach out to others during their rallies, sessions and activities.
Christian schools and home schoolers are invited to MF Missions Quest on Friday.
Missions Fest Alberta is really a "festival" and as we consider that aspect of the Conference, it naturally leads to celebration--the celebration of our God. Throughout the years, Missions Fest has emphasized worship and praise in Assemblies & Rallies, on the Festival Stage, and in the Sunday evening closing assembly, Sing to the Nations. "Sing to the Nations", is an evening of celebration and brings into focus the joy described in Revelation 5:9 when we will worship with "every tribe and tongue, people and nation" around God's throne. We are thankful for the many groups that have come to minister throughout the years, and we look forward to those participating each year.
Seminars are planned throughout the conference. Mission Organizations are invited to submit suggestions for seminars.
Intensive Training Day I - Great Commission Coaching. This is a separate one-day event that will take place during the Friday of the Missions Fest Alberta Conference.
It will include a variety of sessions, a visit to the Exhibit Hall, and the Missions Fest Luncheon.
Intensive Training Day II - Connections for Women - These sessions are for women of all ages. As we pray for each other, the Holy Spirit will empower us and release us in all fullness to do Kingdom work on the mission field, at home, and beyond. OR Men on a Mission - We will focus on deepening the spiritual life of men while encouraging them to rise up to their call as effective leaders and missionaries where God has positioned them.
How Is The Festival Financed?
Missions Fest Alberta qualifies for tax-exempt status as a registered charity under the Income Tax Act. It is a non-profit society, registered in the Province of Alberta. No registration is required for this family missions conference, except for noted activities. General admission is free. Free-will offerings will be taken in the General Assemblies and at the Donation Centre at the MFA Store in the Exhibit Hall. Missions Fest Alberta is financed in three ways: donations from partnering churches, fees from exhibitors, and donations made during the conference and throughout the year. You are invited to share in the financial support of Missions Fest by making a donation. To make preauthorized donations by Credit Card please contact the Missions Fest Alberta Office. Please make cheques payable to "Missions Fest." Donations can also be made on our website. Tax deductible receipts will be issued for donations of $10.00 or more.
Edmonton held its first conference in February 1995 with seventeen sponsoring churches and in an overwhelming response of over 5500 people in attendance over the three-day weekend. Over the years, thousands have been exposed to world missions and challenged to greater involvement.
Mission Conferences we partner with: Mission Vision - Fort St John*; Missionfest Manitoba West - Brandon*; Missionfest Manitoba - Winnipeg*; MissionFest - Toronto*; Jesus to the Nations - Halifax*.
*Missions Fest Alberta and many of our partnering conferences are members of the International Fellowship of Missions Conferences. www.missionsfellowship.org
Missions Fest Alberta includes a broad spectrum of evangelical denominations and organizations. Care will be taken to ensure that no one organization, denomination or movement is given excessive exposure. The emphasis will be to serve the church of Christ in glorifying and honoring our Lord.
Statement of Faith (as adopted by Missions Fest - Edmonton)
We believe ...
that there is One God, eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
in the divine inspiration of Holy Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;
in the universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, making man subject to God’s wrath and everlasting damnation;
in the substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole ground for redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin;
in the justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone in Christ crucified and risen from the dead;
in the illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God, the Holy Spirit, in the believer;
in the unity and common priesthood of all true believers, who together form the one universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head;
in the expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ; and ...
in the mandate to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey every thing that is commanded.