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Partnering with the Persecuted

August 12, 2023

Calvary Baptist Church in Seymour
1202 N Ewing St, Seymour, IN 47274

Regular Registration Cost

$25 for adults and teens (6th grade and up), $10 for kids 5yrs- 5th grade, and Free for kids under 5yrs.


All Ages- Birth through Adult!


“Missions Lifeline” is an annual, one-day conference aimed to fuel the passion for missions in the heart of your local church. This year, we are pleased to be hosting renowned keynote speakers Nik and Ruth Ripken! The Ripkens have served as missionaries throughout Malawi, South Africa, and Kenya, and their time ministering through famine and war to refugees in the Horn of Africa specifically put them in contact with the persecuted Church. Join us as we hear about God’s global work and how your church can join in with what God is doing! We will also be screening the movie “The Insanity of God” (the life story of the Ripkens) as part of this event.

Additionally, we will be hosting a Q&A session, as well as a variety of booths (IMB, NAMB, SEND Relief, Disaster Relief, WMU Annual Meeting, Prayer for the Persecuted, and others!). A BBQ lunch will be provided to all attendees. Kids’ (up to 5th grade) missions-based programming will be available all day.

“Missions Lifeline” is sponsored in partnership by Indiana WMU and the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana.


Keynote Speakers

Nik and Ruth Ripken

Nik and his wife Ruth are mission veterans of 35 years with the International Mission Board, SBC, having served in Malawi, South Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Germany, Ethiopia and the Middle East.

Nik has a BA in Religion & History, plus a Masters and a Doctorate of Ministry from Southern Seminary.

They have done extensive research among believers living in the midst of persecution in over 70 countries.  The Insanity of God feature length documentary, as well as three books, have been produced as a result of learning the truths and practices from these amazing believers.   Nik and Ruth are now devoted full-time to teaching in churches, schools and with mission organizations as the founders of Nik Ripken Ministries.

Nik and Ruth are the parents of three sons, two amazing daughters – in – love, and a fantastic grandson



Chris Conrades, Indiana WMU President

All SCBI Training and Ministry Events scheduled through May 15 have been canceled.