Listen to the speakers who shared from their hearts and ministries at the 2021 Mission Central SERVE conference (previously known as Missions Fest Vancouver) on topics of reaching unreached people groups, cultivating the missional identity of the church, and strengthening the foundation of our own missional practices.
- Friday evening (Youth Rally): Ben Woodman (Alpha Canada)
- Saturday afternoon: Lisa Koons (24/7 Prayer)
- Saturday evening: Alan Hirsch (Forge International)
- Sunday afternoon: Joshua Bogunjoko (SIM)
- Joshua Bogunjoko — Identifying/Entering Communities where Christ is List Known Through a New View of Data
- Alan Hirsch — 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacities of the Body of Christ
- Lisa Koons — Where It All Begins
Dr. Joshua Bogunjoko brings two decades of leadership and mission experience to his role as the first African leader of SIM, a large missions organization serving in 80 countries. He is also a family physician with years of experience in surgery. He holds a Masters in Leadership and Management from Briercrest College, Saskatchewan. Sent by their church in Nigeria, Joshua and his wife, Joanna, also a medical doctor, were among the first missionaries sent outside of Nigeria by the Evangelical Mission Society. They joined SIM in 1995.
Lisa Koons is the US National Director of 24-7 Prayer, a global agency that’s a catalyst for movements of prayer, mission & justice. She has served as a church planter, Pastor, spiritual director, & works extensively in the fields of spiritual formation, racial justice, anti-human trafficking. Most known as a Pastor to Pastors all around the world, her passion is equipping people to live out the two great commandments & the one great commission.
Alan Hirsch widely considered to be a global thought-leader on missional movements and leadership. He has worked with churches and organizations across the world, but mainly in North America, Europe, and Australia. Alan is the founder of 100 Movements, Forge Mission Training Network, Future Travelers, and now 5Q Collective. All these organizations focus on pioneering leadership development and training and consulting on the church as missional movement. His experience includes leading a local church movement among the marginalized, developing training systems for innovative missional leadership, and heading up the mission and revitalization work of his denomination.
Ben is one of the hosts of the Alpha Youth Series. He lives in Vancouver with his wife Melissa. He worked as a youth pastor for ten years before joining the team at Alpha Canada. These days you can find him speaking at different events and churches online and making videos to help kids and families connect around fun and faith. Find him on Instagram (@benwoodman) to see more.