FEBRUARY 25–27, 2013
Missions Week at Gordon College is an annual event that highlights the college's strong history of global missions. The week includes two chapel services, three evening dialog sessions and daily access to missions representatives from various mission boards.
Join us for the weeks events:
Monday, February 25th
10:25–11:10 a.m. | Student Urbana Report, (A. J. Chapel)
7–8 p.m. | Short vs. Long-term Missions (CSD Conference Rm)
8:30–10 p.m. | Screening: Media For Missions (Create International, BCA 138)
Tuesday, February 26th
3–4 p.m. | Mid-Term Missions (GoCorps, Tavilla Conference Rm)
7–8 p.m. | Beyond Romance: Real Life Missions (CSD Conference Rm)
8:30–10 p.m. | Screening: Sons of Lwala (BCA 138)
Wednesday, February 27th
10:25–11:10 a.m. | Sons of Lwala, Dr. Frederick Ochieng' (A. J. Chapel)
7–8:00 p.m. | Learning from Locals (CSD Conference Rm)
Here are the representatives that will be joining us this year:
African Inland Missions
AIM’s mission statement is to see the worship of Jesus Christ spread across Africa—through individual lives fully committed to Him, and collectively through Christ-centered church communities. AIM is looking for others who are willing to pack up and go for a couple of months or an entire career. They are committed to being and making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Asian Rural Institute
Located in Northern Japan, the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) is an international training ground for grassroots rural leaders. Each year ARI conducts a nine-month Rural Leaders Training Program on Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development, and Leadership. Upon completion, program participants return to their home villages and communities to work side by side with their people, pass on their learning, and promote development from within.
CSM (Center for Student Missions) emphasizes the importance of students having a mission experience that helps them become missional leaders to make a lasting difference in the city and among those God brings there. Students on these missions trips will live in the city, learn about the city, and then become part of the solutions for the city.
InnerCHANGE is communities of missionaries living in marginalized neighborhoods around the world—places most people want to avoid or ignore. InnerCHANGE seeks to live out the good news of Jesus among the poor, both with words and deeds. The importance of relationships is emphasized at InnerCHANGE as they desire to see poor people come together as communities of followers of Christ in each place where we are present.
Interserve’s original vision has been consistant since 1852: Lives and communities transformed through encounter with Jesus Christ. Interserve is an interdenominational and intentional community of Christians who bring God’s love to the people of Asia and the Arab world through word and action.
Kupenda for the Children is a Christian-based organization that exists to meet the needs of children with disabilities. The goal of Kupenda is that these children will feel that they are loved and accepted. Kupenda strives to meet this mission through advocacy and sponsorship of school fees, child assistance and medical intervention, construction of special needs facilities, and the coordination of volunteer assistance.
Pioneers mobilizes teams to glorify God among unreached peoples by initiating church-planting movements in partnership with local churches. Pioneers recruits, trains, and supports missionaries who serve in difficult environments. Pioneers also provides an efficient way for many churches to partner by organizing resources and providing benefits and services at a lower cost for each individual missionary.
Send International is an interdenominational faith mission organization with over 600 missionaries in more than 20 countries of Asia, Europe, and North America. Send envisions a massive movement of cross-cultural missionaries who are mobilizing God’s people and engaging the unreached in order to establish reproducing churches.
SIM (Serving in Mission) is an international mission organization with members that serve God among many diverse people groups in Africa, Asia, and South America. SIM has mores than 1,600 active missionaries serving in more than 50 countries. SIM’s purpose is to glorify God by planting, strengthening, and partnering with churches around the world.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Wycliffe Bible Translators serve languages spoken in more than 90 countries. Most of the remaining translation are minority languages—small people groups, many of which struggle to maintain their identity in the shadow of majority culture. Often these groups have no written language of their own and struggle to gain the literacy skills necessary to prosper in the majority culture.
The vision of Create International is to communicate the message of Jesus Christ in ways that people can understand from their cultural and linguistic background, using tools that can be widely circulated. Dramatic films, evangelistic artwork, websites, indigenous music - God has given us creative strategies to make His message known among the nations.
GoCorps exists to cultivate a culture of mid-term missions nationally. We mobilize goers to those beyond the current reach of the gospel by recruiting young adults from all career interests to serve globally using their marketplace skills for two years among the least reached and those in extreme poverty through nine tracks of service.
English Language Institute China
Since 1981 we have been placing passionately committed people in teaching roles across Asia, who primarily serve through the medium of English instruction. We accomplish this through recruiting, training and sending men and women from the USA, Canada and other countries, to meet the ever-growing demand for quality English education in Asia. The comprehensive graduate-level training provided to our new teachers has raised the bar significantly in the countries where we serve. Ongoing professional development opportunities for our teachers include earning Master’s Degrees, graduate certificate programs, and two Ph.D. options.
Frontiers is an international movement of nearly a thousand workers from dozens of countries in North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and South America.
Approximately 200 Frontiers teams now share Jesus in over 40 Muslim countries. Since we began serving among Muslims, God has graciously used us to begin more than 200 fellowships of Muslim-born believers.
Children of the Nations
Children of the Nations sees itself as a “movement of people” gathered by God to provide quality care to children under His guidance. He has created a worldwide body of people with a common passion to care for children. Children of the Nations is not a “missionary sending” agency but utilizes individuals from around the globe, tapping into their talents in a professional manner, which strategically assists in accomplishing the goals of the overall mission.