Why World Mandate?

It’s time! World Mandate Detroit is coming to you on January 27-28, 2017. We will be joining people all around the nation who will be participating in World Mandate. You may be asking “why come?” Here at Antioch we have a passion for Jesus and his purposes here on earth. The conference is a great way to come and hear about what God is doing around the world and how to partner with him in those purposes.

Almost 5 years ago I attended my first World Mandate Conference. To be completely honest, I didn’t want to go. The only reason I signed up was because most of my friends had and I was in ADS that year and thought it was “the right thing to do.” I got sick a few days before and wanted nothing more than to stay home in my bed watching netflix but something inside me nudged me to go. God used the times of worship, the speakers, and discovery areas to stir my passion for him and his plan for how I was to partner with him in what he is doing here on earth.

One of the speakers challenged us to pray and ask God for the name of a country that he would have us serve in. I heard Detroit. At first I laughed and thought to myself, ‘I don’t think God heard my question correctly. Detroit is not a country.” I wrote it down and went on with life. In my mind, I had my life all planned out and it did not involve moving across the country. And learning to hear from God was still a new thing. Over the next few months, God continually brought Detroit to mind and stirred a love for the region in my heart that is hard to put in words.

Today, I live here in Ann Arbor because of what God has done. I have dreams of living and working in Detroit and Hamtramck after going back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. There is no place I would rather live!

What might God do in you at World Mandate?