Global Missions Conference 2018

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Ocotober 27–November 11, 2018

“Broken for Good: Stories of Redemption”

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“This is my body, broken for you.  
Do this in remembrance of me.”
(1 Corinthians 11:24)

Of all the moments that could have been ritualized, God chose this one. What does it say about our God then, that he commands us to make a sacrament not of the moment of his resurrection, or an especially creative miracle, or even of his incarnation —but, of his greatest moment of brokenness? In asking us to recall the depth of his sorrow, we realize how profoundly we’ve been rescued. Our God is a God who saves (Psalm 68:20). The message of redemption, resurrection, and deliverance is so key to the heart of God that he weaves it into the declaration of his name: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery” (Exodus 20:2). He binds up the brokenhearted, frees captives, comforts those who mourn (Isaiah 61:1-2). 

What does it mean to be broken for good? In some ways, it’s an acknowledgment of the permanence of our state of brokenness. There is no amount of effort I can put in that is going to fix me. The brokenness we all experience, as a result of the fall from grace, cannot be overcome on my own. Only after truly realizing that I am hopelessly shattered can I “come to my senses” like the prodigal son, and turn to a Father who is only too happy to start a redemption process in me.

On the other hand, the phrase broken for good is a celebration of a life that makes itself available for the work of God. We know he chooses the “lowly,” broken things, so we are prevented from bragging about our successes (1 Corinthians 1:29). Obviously each one of us can point to broken pieces of our own lives—whether relationships or physical needs or struggles with sin or something else. What would it mean for God to use these pieces to build his kingdom in a broken world?


Various Times
& Locations
Community Meals  Gather in homes around the city for “potluck” meals with our missionaries. Registration required.
8:30 AM & 11:00 AM Morning Worship Services Julian Linnell "Broken for Good"  
4:00 PM Evening Worship Service Julian Linnell "Broken for Good"  
7:00 PM Dinner Discussion: "Muslims & Faith"  Registration required
10:00 AM Women's Brunch: "Beauty in Brokenness"  A time of food and friendship as we consider the blessing found in hard and broken places. Take home a one-of-a-kind ceramic piece as a reminder of how God can redeem and repair our broken pieces and make them beautiful.  Registration required
8:30  AM & 11:00 AM Morning Worship Services Guest Speaker  
9:45 AM

Telling the Story of Redemption

  • Kid's Program will explore how Bible translation is making the Story of Redemption available to those who have not yet heard.
  • Visit the Welcome Center to see how Park Street Church has been telling the Story of Redemption in distant lands since 1819.
1:00 PM Park Street International Fellowship Open House Share a time of worship, sharing and even a meal with Park Street’s International Fellowship members, representing many countries from around the globe. Registration requested.
4:00 PM Evening Worship Service Guest Speaker  
5:15 PM Telling the Story of Redemption  
12:00 PM Noon Time Prayer - join us for 30 minutes of prayer focused on the world  
12:00 PM Noon Time Prayer- join us for 30 minutes of prayer focused on the world  
7:00 PM Café | Young Adults  
12:00 PM Noon Time Prayer- join us for 30 minutes of prayer focused on the world  
7:00 PM Café | Early 20s Young Adults  
12:00 PM Noon Time Prayer- join us for 30 minutes of prayer focused on the world  
5:30 PM Thursday Night Outreach Open House Come check out Thursday Night Outreach’s ministry to our homeless neighbors on the Boston Common. Registration requested.
12:00 PM Noon Time Prayer- join us for 30 minutes of prayer focused on the world  
7:00 PM Concert of Prayer & Praise for the World Pray for the world together in an evening of praise and worship. (childcare provided)
Various Times
& Places
Love Boston Day: Service Projects Join us in one of several ways to love our neighbors through fellowship and service. Information & Signup
8:30 & 11:00 AM Morning Worship Services Phil Thorne  
9:45 AM Community Groups: Missions Panel Discussion  
12:30 PM All-Church Luncheons Come hear how God is using creative ways to tell the Story of Redemption
4:00 PM Evening Worship Service Phil Thorne  
5:30 PM Community Groups: Missions Panel Discussion  


For more information contact: Missions