March 23–March 25, 2020
Missions Week at Gordon College is an annual event that highlights the college's strong history of global missions. The week includes two chapel gatherings and daily access to mission representatives from various local and international organizations. This year, we will be hosting Paul Bentley, who lives and serves as a missionary in Bolivia. Paul and his wife Lucinda started a Gospel-focused radio station for the Quechua people group, and are also currently involved in Bible teaching and evangelism.
Here are some examples of representatives who have joined us for Missions Week in previous years:
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.
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.
Interserve’s original vision has been consistent since 1852: lives and communities transformed through encounters 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.
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 more 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.
Each summer YouthWorks provides life-changing Christ-centered mission trips for over 30,000 students and adult leaders in over 70 communities across North America. Because they want everyone to experience a mission trip, they provide lots of affordable options while maintaining high-quality experiences.