MissionsFest 2023

October 7-15

MissionsFest is an annual, week-long focus on how God is at work in our church, city, and around the world.

MissionsFest 2023 Guest Speaker: John Sara

Jack Sara, President of the Bethlehem Bible College, will join us to unpack Romans 10:13-15 and what it means to be SENT—our theme for MissionsFest 2023.

As president of Bethlehem Bible College in Palestine, Jack’s desire is to equip believers for the work of ministry through leadership training, church planting, and mobilizing the church for the work among Muslims. He travels frequently, teaching on missions and cross-cultural work in the Middle East as well as unity & reconciliation for the body of Christ.

Before coming to know the Lord in 1991, he was involved in political activism, including the Palestinian Intifada. He was imprisoned many times, and began to search for more meaning in life. The Lord placed people in his path who helped reveal his need for Christ, so he committed his life to Christ in 1991. Jack rejoices in his new life and calling. Whereas previously, he was more concerned about political and social freedom, he now cares most about the spiritual freedom of all people.

He holds a BA in biblical studies, an MDiv in pastoral studies and biblical counseling, and a doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in missions and cross-cultural studies.


This year’s MissionsFest will serve as the launching pad for our ministry year. We will start with guest speaker, Jack Sara, and throughout the week will explore where Eastbrook is going in missions for the coming year — and how you can join us!

All are welcome to attend the events listed below, taking place throughout the week. Some are regularly scheduled events and groups that will take on special, missions-focused messages during this week.

Celebration Banquet
Saturday, October 7 at 6:30 pm

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Sunday Services with Jack Sara
Sunday, October 8

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Missions Prayer Class
Sunday, October 8 at 9:30 am

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Weekday Morning Prayer
Weekdays (October 9-13) at 6 am

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2nd Tuesdays: Worship & Prayer
Tuesday, October 10 at 7 pm

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Men’s & Women’s Studies
Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm
(Men in B229 & Women in Fellowship Hall)

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Women’s Missions Prayer
Thursday, October 12 at 9 am

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Perspectives Lite
Thursday, October 12 at 7pm

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Safe Families for Children
Saturday, October 14 at 9:30 am

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Sunday Services with Pastor Dan Ryan
Sunday, October 15

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Middle Schoolers on Mission
Sunday, October 15 at 9:30 am

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Pastor Dan Ryan
Senior Director, Mission
414.228.5220 x239