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Countryside Conference 2020

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Missions: The Unfinished Task

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

- Matthew 28:18-20

God has given the church a mission to the world. We are to take the gospel to the nations in order to establish churches for His glory. This year's Countryside Conference helped us to discover more of God's heart for the nations and the unique role God has for us in participating in the fulfillment of this mission.


Video of each main teaching session will be streamed live at The panel discussion will not be streamed live. Breakout sessions will not be streamed, but audio of all teaching sessions will be recorded and made available after the conference.

Fri, Feb 21
Session 1
6:30 pm Worship Center
The Mission of the Church - Dr. David Doran
Session 2
8:00 pm Worship Center
The Fuel of Missions: The Glory of God - Dr. Paul Brown
Sat, Feb 22
Session 3
9:00 am Worship Center
The Example of the Early Church - Dr. Paul Brown
Session 4
11:00 am Worship Center
Panel Discussion - Dr. Tom Pennington, Dr. Doug Briggs, Mark S.
Sun, Feb 23
Session 5 - Worship Service
8:45 am & 10:30 am Worship Center
Where Christ is Not Known: The Unfinished Task - Dr. David Doran
Breakout 1
8:45 am & 10:30 am Chapel
How to Pray for and Support Missionaries - Dr. Paul Brown
Breakout 2
8:45 am Gym
The Priority of Reaching the Unreached - Dr. Doug Briggs
Breakout 3
8:45 am South Building
The Call to Missions: When to Stay and When to Go - Jonathan Anderson
Breakout 4
10:30 am Gym
The Nations Nearby: Seizing Local Opportunities - Dr. Doug Briggs
Breakout 5
10:30 am South Building
The Priority of Training Indigenous Pastors - Mark S.


  • Dr. David Doran

    David M. Doran is the senior pastor of Inter-City Baptist Church and President of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as the Chairman of the Practical Theology Department. Dr. Doran received a B.A. from Bob Jones University and both an M.Div. and Th.M. from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

    Over several decades at ICBC, Dr. Doran has conducted an effective expository preaching and teaching ministry, established Grace Baptist Mission, and expanded outreach through campus evangelism and discipleship, mission conferences and more. He is the author of For the Sake of His Name.

  • Dr. Paul Brown

    Paul Brown is the Senior Pastor of The Bridge Bible Fellowship in Reseda, California. He is a graduate of Logos Bible School (Bible Certificate), Southern Oregon State College (B.A. in History), and Talbot School of Theology (M.Div). He also received an honorary D.Div. from California Pacific School of Theology.

    In 2007, Paul also developed and became President of Shepherding The Nations, an international Missions Agency that currently works in India, Nepal, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and Southern Mexico. Its primary aim is to resource native pastors to reach their own countries with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Dr. Doug Briggs

    Dr. Doug Briggs serves as medical director at NeighborHealth in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to moving to Raleigh in 2018, Doug and his wife, Michaele, served for over twenty years in China, where Doug used his medical skills as a vehicle for evangelism and church planting among the least reached.

    Doug is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Dallas Theological Seminary. He and Michaele were sent out and supported by Countryside during their time of ministry in China.

  • Mark S

    Mark and his family have lived and served in the Middle East since 2011, where he leads a team focused on training national pastors to faithfully preach the Word of God. Mark also serves as an elder in his local church where he leads the young adult ministry.

    Mark graduated from The Master’s Seminary (M.Div.) and was ordained to pastoral ministry and sent out by Countryside Bible Church.

  • Jonathan Anderson

    Jonathan has served on staff at Countryside since February 2003. He initially served in youth ministry before transitioning into his current role as Family Pastor in 2007. In this role, Jonathan enjoys giving leadership to the children’s ministry and providing shepherding and training for families. He also serves on the Missions Leadership Team and regularly leads Countryside short-term mission trips.

    Jonathan is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div).