MissioNexus mission leaders conference in Atlanta

18 09 2014

I am looking forward to once again participating in the North American mission leaders conference. This year it is in Atlanta during Sep. 25-27.

It will be a privilege to co-present with Ken Baker a workshop on Saturday morning on “Intercultural Unity: An Organizational Imperative” (What it is, and why it matters).

The Ethnic America Network is a sponsor of this year’s conference, and “Immigration and Migration” is one of the tracks. This is an exciting development. Please pray that we will all be encouraged in our thinking and implementation of the “signs of the times.”  I have written about this reality, calling it The 10-40 Mirror, because the nations of the 10-40 Window are now reflected in our great global cities!

I’m also excited to announce that we are changing our public name from One Challenge USA to NEAR FRONTIERS: Partnering to Love the World Next Door.

Many  who once were geographically far away are now near. So we are excited to partner among churches of all kinds in these ways:

  • serve the underserved
  • embrace all cultures
  • welcome the nations

This U.S. ministry, which I am privileged to lead, remains under OC International, the ministry family Lyn and I have served with, and loved, since 1989.

If you are at the conference, stop by the EAN table and pick up a flyer with a bit more info on our new focus.  Thanks!