EDMOND—Many people in the world think the greatest problem facing humanity is natural disasters, humanitarian crises or political problems.

According to Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention, “The greatest single problem in the world today is lostness.”

The IMB leader highlights the solution to that greatest problem with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, saying “With 157,690 people dying lost every day, it’s our job to run to this problem. The best way we can do that? Together.”

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the International Mission Board will hold a unique one-day event called “Together for the Nations.” At the event, pastors and church leaders can learn more about “how you and your church can begin or grow your partnership with the International Mission Board in solving the world’s greatest problem.”

Event attendees will:

  • Connect with IMB missionaries and leaders;
  • Discover ways to deepen their church’s involvement in international missions;
  • Network with other missions leaders from Oklahoma churches; and
  • Leave with practical next steps and connections.

The event, which is being promoted in partnership with Oklahoma Baptists, is hosted by Edmond, Henderson Hills, 1200 East I-35 Frontage Rd. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the cost is $15 and includes all event materials and lunch.

Oklahoma Baptists’ President Chris Wall, who serves as pastor of Owasso, First, urged all Oklahoma Baptist pastors and leaders to attend.

“This event will help any church of any size discover the many pathways Southern Baptists can go on missions, from short-term to long-term missions,” Wall said. “Jesus gave to us the Great Commandment, and together we can reach the nations for him. Oklahoma Baptists are a key part of this story.”

Attendees will also walk away from the event with specific ways for their church congregation to partner in Great Commission work among the nations.

Visit oklahomabaptists.org/together-for-nations to register. Registration deadline is Oct. 11, 2022.

As Oklahoma Baptists rally ‘together,’ the Gospel will be advanced and the greatest problem of lostness will be addressed with Gospel efforts, all to the glory of God.