Worth It? Bethel Missions Conference

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it. – Matthew 13:44-46 (ESV)

What is Jesus worth to you? Is he worth sacrificing your life to follow him to advance the kingdom in faraway places? Is he worth it to share the gospel right here in Wilmington?

The goal for the Bethel Missions Conference is to equip every attender to make disciples as part of their everyday lives wherever they are.

This conference is for everybody called to obey the Great Commission – all of us! If you’re thinking, “I’m not going to be a missionary, why should I come?” come because you believe that following Jesus is worth learning how to make disciples no matter where we are and what we do. If you’re wondering what you’ll get from investing a whole weekend, come because you believe getting the tools you need to share the gospel—how to really listen to people in conversations, how to notice opportunities and know what to say—is worth it. You will leave with confidence and boldness, ready to share the treasure you possess.

Keynote Speaker – Leonardo De Chirico

Leonardo De Chirico planted and pastored an Evangelical church in Ferrara (northern Italy) from 1997 to 2009. Since 2009 he has been involved in a church planting project in Rome and is now pastor of the church Breccia di Roma. Additionally, Leonardo is the Director of the Reformanda Initiative, which aims to equip evangelical leaders to better understand and engage with Roman Catholicism, and the leader of the Rome Scholars Network (RSN).

He earned degrees in History (University of Bologna), Theology (ETCW, Bridgend, Wales) and Bioethics (University of Padova). His PhD is from King’s College (London) and it was published as Evangelical Theological Perspectives on Post-Vatican II Roman Catholicism (Bern-Oxford: Peter Lang 2003). Learn more about Leonardo here.


Friday, April 20
6:00 – 9:00 PM

International Potluck Dinner and Keynote Speaker

Saturday, April 21
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Seminars for adults with Leonardo De Chirico, Bill Campbell, and Neil Prentice

Kids Conference for grades K-6 with Ahyuwani Akanet from Nigeria

Special Youth dinner with Ahyuwani Saturday evening

Sunday, April 22
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday School hour with Pastor Derrick Parks of Epiphany Church Wilmington (9:00 AM)

Worship Service (10:30 AM)

All-Church Luncheon with Panel Discussion and Q&A (12 PM)

*Childcare Provided for Ages 0 – 5 Years (except for Friday dinner and lunch Saturday and Sunday when families will eat together)


Register online or pick up a registration form in the church lobby. Drop off your completed form at the Welcome Center desk or the conference table in the lobby.


If you have any questions about the conference, feel free to contact us at 302.478.7374 or office@bbcde.org.