Marvin J. Newell
- Webinar: Partnering WellThu Jan 17 2019, 02:00 pm EST - 03:15 pm EST
- Webinar: Moving Missions Beyond Simple Charity and Short-Term FixesThu Jan 31 2019, 02:00 pm EST - 03:15 pm EST
- Leadership Affirmations for WomenFri Feb 1 2019, 5:00pm EST - Thu Feb 7 2019, 7:00pm EST
- Emerging Leaders TrainingMon Feb 11 2019, 9:00am EST - Fri Feb 15 2019, 12:00pm EST
Canadian Thanksgiving is Monday, October 8; American Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 22. These holidays present the ideal opportunity for those of us serving as missionaries to pause and thank the Lord for the blessing of His call on our lives.
This edition of EMQ is devoted to the critical topic of mission mobilization, and for good reason. It is said that if one generation of believers fails to wholeheartedly engage in missions, the link to the next will be broken, and eventually the entire movement could collapse. However, the reality is more pressing than a missed generation. With the accelerated speed of changing interest in our information-laden world, if we miss just two to three years of rallying new workers, we could lose not just a generation, but the entire future of engagement in God’s global mission.
This month marks 40 years since my wife and I, along with our 18-month-old son, boarded a plane for the south Pacific to launch our missionary career. That “career” has subsequently taken me from being a long-term field missionary on an undeveloped island, to being a regional director for East Asia, then on to becoming a professor of missions, and finally to be on staff with Missio Nexus. Meanwhile, the world dramatically changed over the course of these 40 years.
by Marvin Newell