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Cedarville holding missions conference


Xenia Daily Gazette

CEDARVILLE — More than 50 missions agencies and organizations and 85 mission representatives are participating in Cedarville University’s annual Missions Conference through Thursday.

Through the annual conference, missionaries, missions speakers and representatives will challenge the University’s student body with the needs of the world. A goal of the conference is to expose students to the many cultures and people groups still needing a clear presentation of the Gospel.

​The conference will feature well-known author and public relations consultant Johnnie Moore, and Cedarville University’s retired Hall of Fame basketball coach, Don Callan.

Moore will speak in the 10 a.m. chapel Wednesday, Jan. 11, and again in the evening at 7 p.m. Moore is the founder of The KAIROS Company, a boutique publicity and marketing agency, and has run public and media relations across multiple sectors including higher education, entertainment, business and politics. He has worked with every major print, digital and broadcast outlet in North America, and has also worked extensively in the Middle East on a number of humanitarian projects. Moore has authored several books, including “Defying ISIS: Preserving Christianity in the Place of Its Birth and in Your Own Backyard.”

Callan will conclude the Missions Conference with his morning chapel message on Jan. 12. When Callan retired as the Yellow Jacket men’s basketball head coach in 1995 — after serving in that capacity for 35 years — he was the third-winningest active coach in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

In addition to being a charter member of Cedarville’s Athletic Hall of Fame, Callan was also inducted into the Ohio Basketball, NAIA, NCCAA, and Taylor University Halls of Fame. He now remains active in sports ministry and provides analysis on the Yellow Jacket video stream broadcasts.

Main speaker sessions will be streamed live online at facebook.com/Cedarville or cedar.to/chapellive, and the conference is free to attend.

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