Go conference


“Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”

– Isaiah 40:9


We believe one of the key characteristics of a healthy disciple of Jesus Christ is going with the Gospel. God has called all His children to share the Gospel boldly, expecting Him to bring to faith those who hear the Gospel, and to make disciples of those whom God saves. In order to encourage and facilitate broad involvement in going with the Gospel, First Baptist Powell offers a variety of missional opportunities here (local), near (North America), and far (international). 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Go Conference is a celebration of missions and evangelism. It allows the members of First Baptist Powell to meet many of our mission partners who serve locally, in other parts of the United States, and around the world. As a church, we directly partner with over 30 organizations and family groups, providing financial, physical, spiritual, and emotional support. We commission 15-20 Go Teams a year to various parts of the world, seeking to bring unbelievers into a saving relationship with Christ.


Join us February 25th-26th as we honor what God has done through First Baptist Powell in the work of missions and evangelism and prepare for what is to come this year!

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, February 25th

8:30-9am – Muffins and coffee in point
9-10:15am – Opening Session
10:15-10:30am – Break
10:30-11:30am – Breakout Sessions
6:30-8pm – Evening Worship Service

Sunday, February 26th

8:45-10am – Missionary Guest Speakers in Sunday School
10:15-11:45am – Morning Worship Service

Breakout Sessions

How Sound Doctrine Fuels Gospel Sharing – Dr. Bruce Ware – Room 241

Are Missions, Evangelism, and Mercy Ministries the Same Thing? – Chris (South Asia) – Family Life Center 1

How Short-Term Missions Fuel Disciple-Making – Morgan Proudfoot (Grace Harbor Church, Massachusetts) – Family Life Center 2

How Hospitality Fuels Gospel Sharing – Alan & Alys Grissom – Room 250

Sunday School Class Schedule

On Sunday morning, each of our missionary guests will be speaking in different Sunday School classrooms. We encourage you to attend a class based on the missionary that you would like to listen to.

Patton – Brent & Beth Woodard (Children’s Bible Ministry) – Room 250

Buchanan – Chris (South Asia) – Room 241

Belue – Rodney Norvell (UTK Baptist Collegiate Ministry) – Room 233

Cutshaw – Kristin Duvall (Awaken City Church, Utah) – Room 231

McGhee – Brandon (Middle East) – Student Center

Smith – Morgan Proudfoot & Evan West (Grace Harbor Church, Massachusetts) – Fellowship Hall

Rathjen & Johnson – Bonita Wilson (Nations & Neighbors) & Stanley Roach (Disaster Relief) – North Wing B

Pope – Brian Belser (Men of Valor) – Family Life Center Cafe

Hawkins – Sandy Bradshaw (Choices Resource Center) – Family Life Center 2

Starkweather – Lisa Ivy (Street Hope TN) – Ministry House 3

Jones – Maples Family (Kenya) – Room 240

Holland/Graham – Jay (Southeast Asia) – Family Life Center 1


Dr. Bruce Ware

Dr. Bruce Ware is a highly esteemed theologian and author in the evangelical world. He currently serves as a professor of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to Southern Seminary from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he served as chairman of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology. Prior to this, he taught at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary. Ware has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews and, along with Thomas Schreiner, co-edited Still Sovereign. He also has authored God’s Lesser Glory: The Diminished God of Open Theism; God’s Greater Glory: The Exalted God of Scripture and the Christian Faith; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance; Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God; and The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ.

Kids Mission Adventure

Our FBP Kids will be going on a Mission Adventure at the GO Conference! During the breakout sessions, they will rotate between four stations with fun activities and lessons led by First Baptist Powell mission partners. To sign up your preschool-elementary-aged child, fill out the form below! Middle and high school students are encouraged to attend the regular breakout sessions.

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