FOMenter – January 2008
Email Newsletter from the FELLOWSHIP OF MISSIONS
Editor: Rev. Leigh E. Adams – firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Chairman: Executive Committee – Dave Little [ firstname.lastname@example.org]
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Report from FOM Executive Committee Chairman
2008 Annual CEO Retreat—Holiday Inn, Westlake, Ohio
2008 Annual Conference—BCP Headquarters, Grafton, Ohio
Home Going of Dr. Wendell Kempton, President Emeritus of ABWE
IRS Tax Information on Form 990 for tax-exempt organizations
New hosted web publishing system available to missionaries
A Word from Dr. David Little–FOM Executive Committee Chairman The Fellowship of Missions is a separatist organization of mission agencies, formed to provide fellowship, information, and to be a separatist voice for those who advance the cause of Christ throughout the world.
As a young pastor many years ago, I remember receiving an article from FOM comparing different mission associations and their member agencies. This chart was helpful to me as a young pastor trying to honor Christ and lead the church to support missionaries connected with God-honoring, separated agencies. It truly was a “voice” for fundamental missions.
Presently, FOM is seeking a man to serve as President. The executive committee is actively searching for the right man to lead this organization. Please pray that the Lord will reveal the man of His choosing to lead us forward. The executive committee hopes to present a nomination to the body at the annual meeting in September.
Gary Corwin, “Missiology—God Medicine and a Fourth Leg,” EMQ (July 2007): 282 (Notes from FOM 2007 Annual Conference workshop)
In this day of theological confusion, there is a great need for biblical truth throughout the mission fields of the world. FOM stands as a clear voice for separatist fundamentalism. Many in Christendom struggle with taking a doctrinal stand that draws a line of separation between believers. But the truth is that every believer does believe and practices separation. The difference is where each believer draws the line. The Fellowship of Missions brings together agencie line” through doctrinal agreement.
s that have chosen to “draw the Our prayer is that the agencies connected with FOM will have a world wide impact. If you are not part of this fellowship of agencies, contact us and enjoy being part of this association. 2008 FOM CEO Retreat — September 13-15 (Holiday Inn, Westlake, OH) Our main speaker will be Dr. Doug McLachlan. Our hearts will be challenged and blessed from the Word of God and the experiences of our dear brother.
A donor has graciously provided the housing and main meals for our conference. Your room, Sunday noon meal and Sunday night meal will be cared for by FOM. You will be responsible for your Saturday evening meal, breakfast (see priority coupon-if you sign up, you get one free breakfast for each morning), and noon meal on Monday. The Holiday Inn is located near Crocker Park–a specialized shopping area with lovely restaurants and shops. Ladies, you will love the area. If you would like to see the possibilities, go to “www.crockerpark.com.”
Each CEO should make reservations with Holiday Inn, as part of the Fellowship of Missions Retreat. Confirm with your own credit card. The number to call to make reservations is: 800-762-7416 or 440-871-6000.
Also, if you desire to use this hotel for the FOM Annual Conference (15-17 reservations and you will be responsible to pay for the extra nights. The motel is located in Westlake, Ohio about 20 minutes from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and 25 minutes from Baptist Church Planters. Other motels are closer and will be listed on the regular conference form sent with the February FOMenter.
Mission Agencies need to recognize and avail themselves of ever increasing opportunities to extend their ministries. Leadership must provide proactive direction to its personnel. Frequently, missionaries in remote areas are better equipped and informed than their home offices. It is time to change!
Leaders take note!
Our 2008 Annual Conference will address the theme “Tools For the Trade”.
The Tools of Leadership (Plenary speaker Dr. Brad Quick, Elyria, Oh)
The Tools of the Internet (Ron Winsek and Rob Heijermans)
The Tools of Publishing: Articles / Books (Dr. William Smallman)
Women’s workshops Women Mentoring Women (Joan Seger, Biblical Ministries Worldwide)
All conference sessions will be held at Baptist Church Planters new facility in Grafton, Ohio. This is located south of Elyria, Ohio. Further details regarding conference program, accommodations, meals, etc. will be available in the next FOMenter. However, it is not too soon to reserve these dates in your calendar.
Single Women serving in a Man’s Mission(Dr. Joy Anglea, BMM
ABSENT FROM THE BODY, PRESENT WITH THE LORD
On January 6, 2008, at approximately 4:30 a.m. ABWE President Emeritus Dr. Wendell W. Kempton slipped the bonds of his cancer-ridden body and entered the presence of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dr. Kempton was surrounded by his wife and children at his home in Lititz, PA, as he passed from earth to heaven.
As we have heard him say so many times at the home going of saints to whom he ministered, “GLORY!”
Please be in prayer for Dr. Kempton’s wife, Ruth, and immediate and extended family during time. The family is at peace that Wendell is no longer suffering from the cancer that took his life but is now experiencing the eternal life & joy he proclaimed to so many people around the world.
IRS Releases Final 2008 Form 990 for Tax-Exempt Organizations, Adjusts Filing Threshold to Provide Transition Relief The IRS has announced the release of a redesigned Form 990, Return of Organizations Exempt from Income Tax–the form that most public charities and other tax-exempt organizations are required to file annually. The 2008 Form 990 and background materials about the Form 990 redesign are available at: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=176722,00.html
The new form will be used for the 2008 tax year starting in 2009. For further information contact:
Leon A (Mac) McBride (FOMConsulting), CPA, PFS, CFP®
112 Crescent Rd, Harrogate
Landenberg, PA 19350-8304