October 31–November 1, Atlanta GA

The motto of the Presbyterian Church in America is “Faithful to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission.” All three elements are essential and they stand and fall together.

Yet, in our vigilance to safeguard the purity of the Church, it can be easy to neglect the mission of the Church. Just as you cannot properly engage in mission without orthodoxy, you cannot have orthodoxy without mission.

On Mission Leadership Summit will be a forum for pastors and key church leaders to share ideas and develop strategies to promote a greater commitment to the Great Commission among PCA churches. Space is limited to 200. You won’t want to miss this. The summit will take place right before the PCA Global Missions Conference.

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Randy Pope

Founding Pastor, Perimeter Church; President, Life on Life Ministries

Randy Pope is the founding pastor of Perimeter Church in Johns Creek, Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his family moved to Atlanta in 1977 to plant Perimeter Church. In its earlier years, Perimeter was a pioneer in small group ministry and was one of 10 churches to be highlighted in the book "10 of the Most Innovative Churches in America." It pioneered what was perhaps the first multi-campus church in America and then moved to a church-planting model in the mid 1980s. Over the past 40 years, Perimeter and its church plants have started over 40 churches in the Atlanta area. Perimeter was recently recognized by Leadership Network as the fourth most reproducing church in America. In addition to churches planted both nationally and internationally, Perimeter is a founding partner of Unite!, a group of over 120 churches from different denominations working together to bring kingdom transformation to the city of Atlanta. Randy is the author of four books and a discipleship curriculum used globally entitled "The Journey." His latest book is "Insourcing: Bringing Discipleship Back to the Local Church."

Randy and his wife, Carol, have four adult married children and 15 grandchildren.

Bryan Chapell

Stated Clerk of the PCA

Bryan Chapell is pastor emeritus of the historic Grace Presbyterian Church and president emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary. He now leads the Administrative Committee of the Presbyterian Church in America.

His preaching and teaching are broadcast in many nations through Unlimited Grace Media, and are also available at He is the author of many books, including “Unlimited Grace,” “Each for the Other,” “Holiness by Grace,” “Praying Backwards,” “The Gospel According to Daniel,” “The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach,” and “Christ-centered Preaching,” a preaching textbook now in multiple editions and many languages.

He and his wife, Kathy, have four adult children, and a growing number of grandchildren.

Mark Bates

MTW Senior Director of U.S. Operations

Mark Bates is MTW's senior director of U.S. Operations. Mark has a B.A. in Greek from Bryan College and a master's degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. He served as youth and singles pastor at Orangewood PCA in Maitland, Florida. In 1991, Mark and his wife, Tricia, founded University Presbyterian Church in Orlando. From 2007-2021, Mark served as senior pastor of Village Seven PCA in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Mark and Tricia have three daughters, three sons-in-law, and one grandson.

Cartee Bales

MTW Senior Director of Field Operations

Cartee Bales began a career in technology management and consulting and was eventually redirected into vocational gospel ministry through his passion for cross-cultural missions. This passion carried him from a corporate setting to seminary in his 40s, then ordination and ministry in the Presbyterian Church of America at Kirk of the Hills PCA, and then to Asia. Through this journey, God has merged and used Cartee’s leadership and business experience with his ministry training and matched it with a passion for the nations.

He and his wife, Colleen, served as MTW missionaries in South Asia for nearly a decade, and he now oversees and encourages the work of MTW throughout the world as the MTW senior field operations director.

Cartee and Colleen have two sons and two grandchildren.



6:30 p.m.


6:45 p.m.

Randy Pope: The Key Elements of a Great Commission Church

7:15 p.m.

Table Discussion

7:50 p.m.

Small Group Prayer

8:00 p.m.

Joint Group Debrief and Questions for Speaker

8:45 p.m

Connection Time


8:30 a.m.


8:50 a.m.

Bryan Chapell: The Health of the PCA

9:10 a.m.

Small Group Prayer for the PCA

9:25 a.m.

Mark Bates:  Mission Clarity: Leading Your Church to Stay on Mission in a Distracted Age

9:45 a.m.

Table Discussion

10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.

Joint Group Debrief and Questions for Speakers

11:15 a.m.

Cartee Bales: Current trends in Church Planting and Global Missions

11:35 a.m.

Table Discussion



12:45 p.m.

Joint Group Debrief and Questions for Speaker

1:30 p.m.

“Where Do We Go from Here?” Table Discussion

2:15 p.m.

Joint Group Debrief

2:45 p.m.

Wrap Up and Prayer

3:00 p.m.

Leadership Summit Concludes


265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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