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2021 Seminar — The Basin and the Towel: Approaching Global Ministry Through Servanthood


Throughout his ministry, Jesus exemplified servant leadership. He clearly demonstrated this when he humbled himself to the position of the lowest servant and washed his disciples’ feet. BIC U.S. World Missions works to emulate this posture of servitude as we share the love of Jesus throughout the world.

In this seminar, World Missions staff and international BIC leaders will explore the many ways we interact with the global BIC Church, some of the challenges of cross-cultural ministry, and how participants can make disciples within their own communities.


  • Identify ways that missions can deepen our own relationship with God and strengthen our witness to others
  • Gain awareness of the need for and challenges of cross-cultural ministry
  • Learn more about the breadth of the global BIC Church
  • Discover opportunities to engage with the global BIC Church by partnering with World Missions
  • Discuss ways to apply a missional mindset to local congregations

Seminar Resources




This is a free event, but registration is required at least one week before a seminar begins.

2021 Dates and Locations

September 30West Side BIC (Chambersburg, Pa.)9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ESTRegister
October 4,11, & 18Webinar Series *7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ESTRegister
October 21Upland (Calif.) BIC9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PSTRegister
October 25Revolution Church (Salina, Kans.)9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDTRegister
October 28Dillsburg (Pa.) BIC9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ESTRegister
November 9Elizabethtown (Pa.) BIC9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ESTRegister
November 22 & November 23Iglesia Rescate (Hialeah, Fla.)8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ESTRegister

*The webinar series is hosted by the Great Lakes Conference and is open to those unable to attend other in-person seminars.

**Please note: As of May 7, 2021, our course registration system has changed. You will need to create an account with our new system to register for courses.

Main Presenter

Jonathan Lloyd began his career as an engineer but later felt called to missionary service. In 2005 he and his family deployed to Malawi where they served for five years. He is currently the director of BIC U.S. World Missions. He, his wife Erica, and their four children live on a farm in Pennsylvania.

About World Missions

Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions exists to empower and equip the Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ across cultures in the U.S. and around the world.

Thanks to a long legacy of missionary service, 80% of the global Brethren in Christ Church is found outside of North America, with over 1,600 congregations in more than 25 countries. With a holistic approach to ministry, World Missions partners with these individuals and communities to share the Gospel, disciple new believers, train leaders, meet practical needs, and educate BIC U.S. congregations about the global church.

Learn more about World Missions.