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ENGAGE will provide a context where mission pastors and agency leaders can listen to the perspective of outstanding majority world mission leaders from eight regions of the world while discussing the challenges of the globalization of western missions. Initial research of 40 agencies has identified twenty-five of the most common challenges. Those wrestling with these challenges understand that the old wineskins of how missions was done must be replaced with a new wineskin for the new reality. An overview of the challenges being addressed at ENGAGE is availa ble for download.

For Church Leadership

The new paradigm of global missions has brought the local church back to the table where discussion on missions is taking place. This is true for both the western church as well as the majority world church. This fact is fundamentally changing the way missions will take place. The local church must now discern when to partner with a mission agency, when to engage directly, when to second a missionary to majority world ministry, and when to invite majority world missionaries to serve on their staff in outreach to immigrant populations .

ENGAGE will provide a context where missions pastors of local churches are able to interact with agency leadership on models of cooperation as well as new personnel and finance policies that are being developed. This will take place in the context of reflecting on what majority world mission leaders would consider to be best practice for engaging with their ministries.

Outcomes from ENGAGE

ENGAGE is more than an event. Participants will leave with:

  • An unprecedented exposure to how God is leading the majority world Church in global missions
  • Relationships with key pastors and mission leaders wrestling with the same challenges
  • Examples of policies and procedures that other agencies are using to address specific issues

Registration Information

Dates:
June 1-4, 2011

Location:
Judson University, Elgin, IL (west of Chicago)

Airport:
Closest is O'Hare and a shuttle service will be provided. See Registration page for hours of service.

Cost:

  • Includes lodging, meals and attendance at all sessions beginning June 1 with dinner and ending June 4 with lunch.
  • CrossGlobal Link members, associates and affiliates receive discount.
  • Commuter rate available.

Information and Registration

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If you have any comments or questions regarding ENGAGE please contact:
Monnie Brewer, Director of Church Connections

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