John Baxter is the Director of Diaspora Initiatives for Converge, formerly the Baptist General Conference, helping missionaries and churches around the world with outreach to unengaged and unreached immigrant people groups. John is a Converge missionary, having served as professor of missions at the Cebu Graduate School of Theology, in Cebu City, Philippines. He is the International Catalyst for the Global Diaspora Network of the Lausanne Movement, and Director of NextMove, a ministry partnership between Converge and Frontier Ventures (formerly US Center for World Mission) which aids mission-sending agencies and denominations in effective engagement with migrating people groups ( He, and his wife, Jan, have planted churches in both the US and the Philippines.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Engaging Your Community and Creating a Positive Guest Experience – Hosted by Converge
Explore the world of church planting and what it takes to reach those in your community that are far from God. In this lab we will focus on understanding your community, defining its needs, living missionally, creating a positive guest experience and mobilizing a team to accomplish the work.
Day / Time: Monday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301F

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