Mobilization ORGANIZATION Profiles
This is not a comprehensive list, see also the AGENCY:MOBILIZE:OVERVIEW file
AAP CLEARINGHOUSE IS ALIVE AND WELL
Despite Frank Kaleb Jansens' stroke last Fall, the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse in Colorado Springs continues to serve churches and mission agencies. Associate Director, Terry Riley comments, " We have accomplish much in thelast 6 months. We continue to build our databases, focusing on recording, church adoptions and agency work among. Also, we produced 6 new full-color prayer cards on the Kazakhs, Khmer, Moors, Pushtuns, Tuareg, and Tibetans".
Welcome to Marv and Evie Bowers to the Clearinghouse staff. Marv brings with him a wealth of experience and 30 years worth of research, databases, and information/decision making software. Evie has filled in wonderfully in our public relations and bookkeeping areas.
The Clearinghouse board hopes to announce a new director by this Fall. Several candidates and options are under consideration. Frank Kaleb Jansen has openned an international Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse in Norway and is busy building a network of Clearinghouses in several countries and regions of the world. Kaleb has an office of 5 staff assisting him.
A network group for people-group advocates has been established by John Hanna <JHanna@CProject.com> If you have adopted an unreached people, or you want to advocate within the Christian community for mission work being done among a specific ethnic group, send John a note. The first "Advonet" newsletter was published a couple of weeks ago; get a copy for yourself! Reccommended annual subscription to "Advonet" is $8(US). Mailing Address: 10 West Dry Creek Cir., Littleton, CO 80120--Submitted by <NWilson@CProject.com>
BIG WORLD VENTURES
BWV is a youth ministry organization working to mobilize teens, young adults and local church youth groups for the task of world evangelization. The BWV experience is a dynamic, short-term (2 1/2 weeks to 60 days) cross-cultural mission experience designed to impact both the nationals of the countries in the program, as well as the lives of the teens that take part and the life of their local church. The experience is created to make the most impact possible in reaching people with the gospel of Christ while offering an introduction to the heart of God through missions, with the (hopefully) end result of many of the young people receiving a call to serve in full time missions work. BWV also has several longer term training and missions programs both in the US and abroad, including a 9-month missions internship based in northern Botswana, Africa.
The Big World Ventures opportunities poster/brochure for 1996 is now available. If you are interested, or know of a youth group or individual that is interested in short-term missions, you may request one of the posters by calling 1-800-599-8778 (info line only), sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by filling out an information request form on the World Wide Web at http://www.bigworld.org/~venture/request _form2.html.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH MISSIONARY COMMUNITY
ECMC, P.O. Box 278, Ambridge, PA 15003 has all kinds of resources to help Episcopalians who care about world missions, including:
-ReachOut Bulletin (bi-monthly)
-Mission Awareness Seminars
-Triennial mission conference called "New Wineskins"
-One-week intro-to-missions course
-Bi-monthly Episcopal missionary Prayer calendar
MISSIONS RESOURCES ON INTERNET Helps International Ministries is attempting to produce a "working document" for the missions community on what is available online. The Web page to start an Internet search for missions resources is: http://www.xc.org/helpintl/mrd.htm Call Roger Johnson at (864) 834-U272.
5723 Kilrush Court #E, Richmond, VA 23228 From: GEM@xc.org (Justin Long) [Justin has some incredible resources for those of us involved in mission leadership! ~NW]
*OPNET is a listing of mission projects with direct, measurable impact on the frontiers of mission. If you are looking for projects for your church to support or if you are an agency looking for partnership in such a project, link up with the OPNET database through subscribing to the email digest or purchasing the whole database for $10. A sample can be viewed at http://www.goshen.net/gem/justin/justin.htm.
*E-CONFERENCES. To subscribe to our electronic resources, send a message to email@example.com with any or all of the following lines: subscribe missionwatch (for the MissionWatch Report) subscribe missionwatch-opnet (for semi-regular digests) subscribe reality-check (for a weekly essay on missions)
I just got a brochure from Bruce Sidebotham with information on a new mission mobilization agency which targets military personnel! The inside of the brochure has a wonderful general introduction to the concept of partnership in missions. For more information, contact Bruce at 3969 Half Turn Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 or email <73362.1503@Compuserve.com>
SENIOR AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST
SAC is basically a computer matching service for Christian seniors, mission agencies, and churches. We have two databases: Senior Volunteer Network (SVN) and Ethnic America Network (ETHAN). In SVN we match Christian seniors with volunteer opportunities in behind-the-scenes roles with North American mission agencies - both on the field and in the home office. Currently, SVN has over 5000 opportunities in our database from 185 agencies. ETHAN is designed to be a central information pool on ethnic communities and ethnic ministries in North America. Our goal is to help returning missionaries find cross-cultural ministries in NA with other agencies or with churches if their own agency doesn't have a suitable ministry for them. While we originally targeted retiring missionaries, we are now looking at those who return for family or health reasons also. The ETHAN software has been developed, but is not active yet for lack of staff to focus on this side of SAC. We also have access to the database that Cliff Holland of IDEA developed for Greater LA. If any of you can recommend a returned missionary or a retired lay person who is computer literate and has an interest in the changing demographics in NA as it affects Christian witness, let me know. We are located at the US Center for World Mission. Our ministry is decentralized - our staff are scattered around the country, working out of their own homes. We are burdened about the lack of staff and lack of finances directed toward support roles in missions and cross-cultural ministries in NA. So, the Lord has led us to attempt to redeploy people who either don't need to raise support or who already have a base of support. Art McCleary, Senior Ambassadors for Christ <firstname.lastname@example.org 1605 Elizabeth St, Pasadena, CA 91104 phone: 818-398-7373
THE BRIDGE: CENTRE FOR SE ASIAN STUDIES
From: DRDavis@XC.Org (Don Davis) Two months ago in HatYai, Thailand a seminar/consultation was held for those working among one of the largest Unreached People Groups in South East Asia. The delegates unanimously agreed to the need to partner and form a hub that would house some of the existing ministries in HatYai as well as any other ministries that were focusing this people group. This partnership hub is called "The Bridge" and is in the final stage of structuring.
OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE OF "THE BRIDGE"
The objective of "The Bridge" is to serve the Body of Christ in South East Asia, helping to accomplish the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20) among Ms., focussing on the M. World. Participating in the fulfillment of the Great Commission by:
SOME OF THE PRESENT FUNCTIONS OF THE BRIDGE ARE:
If you would like more information about the Bridge please contact: <email@example.com>
THE CHURCH AT CANE CREEK--COMBINING FAMILY FOCUS WITH MISSIONS
I happen to like rural, family-oriented type things, and it is rare to meet up with missions-minded people in those circles. But I've run across a group that is doing mission mobilization in those circles; I had just ordered several copies of their recently published book "To Train Up A Child," and they included a poster stating "We've been in jerUSAlem too long; what about the uttermost part of the earth?" If you share similar interests, ask for their newsletter: The Church at Cane Creek, 1000 Pearl Rd., Pleasantville, TN 37147--Submitted by NateWilson@XC.org