Network HubKurtis Amundson

Networking Opportunities

The Mission Leaders Conference provides opportunities to
connect with colleagues and peers.

Women in Ministry – General Networking Time | Thursday, 2:45 PM
Connect with other women who are “on task for the Kingdom!” In a large conference it’s helpful to have a smaller space to get to know others with similar commitments as well as meet new friends to expand our network of resources, ideas, and encouragement for the variety of ways we serve as women! Join us during this intentional women to women coffee break. Hosted by Wendy Wilson, Missio Nexus Mission Advisor for Development of Women. No cost involved.

Standards of Excellence Reception | Thursday, 8:45 PM
Grab your dessert and join us as we share exciting updates and announcements in a casual, face-to-face networking reception, ideal for SOE members and others who are interested in the SOE. No cost involved.

Missio Nexus Cohort Reception | Thursday, 8:45 PM
Come meet the people you know online via the Missio Nexus Cohorts. We will be hosting an informal, open networking time for you to meet others who are a part of your online Cohort. For more information on Cohorts, including how to join Click here. Grab your dessert in the Exhibit Hall and join us for this time. No cost involved.

Reception for Fuller Seminary Alumni | Thursday, 8:45 PM
Doug McConnell (MA MISS ’85; PhD ICS ’92) will be our featured speaker. Come and join your fellow Fuller alumni, hear what’s happening at Fuller and get to know others who share Fuller’s “DNA” and who have similar interests in mission at this dessert reception. Please register to let us know you will be joining us. Register for Fuller Alumni Reception No cost involved.

Women in Executive Leadership Networking Breakfast |Friday, 7:00 AM | $26
Join us for a time of meeting other women in senior leadership roles, around coffee and a light breakfast. Besides connecting with peers informally, we will have some guided interaction about helping our organizations understand and improve their effectiveness as men and women work together at the leadership level. Hosted by Wendy Wilson, Missio Nexus Mission Advisor for Development of Women. This is an additional session which must be selected and paid for when registering for the conference.

CEO Networking Luncheon| Friday, 12:00 PM | $14
Join other CEOs in a unique networking and relationship building opportunity. Ted Esler will host and we will hear a challenging message from Leith Anderson. We will make sure to leave time for table discussion and relationship building. Meet your colleagues and interact among peers. This is an additional session which must be selected and paid for when registering for the conference.

Church Mission Leader Luncheon | Friday, 12:00 PM | $14
Church Mission Leaders take this opportunity to network and learn from our guest speaker Denny Spitters who will talk about his recent book, “When Everything is Missions.” We will also overview connecting points for shared learning and collaborative action. Michael VanHuis will be hosting this luncheon. If you are a pastor, mission leader or representative of your church mission’s committee consider adding this session. This is an additional session which must be selected and paid for when registering for the conference.

A complete schedule of networking opportunities at the conference can be found in the conference app.

Network Hub

We live in an unprecedented period of mission history. The new paradigm of “from anywhere to everywhere” is by nature complex, resulting in an increasing need to partner with others for effective ministry. The challenge of engaging effectively with potential partners in the global context is best done in and through the evolving world of networks. Networks are the nodes of a highly interconnected global church and are an essential tool for effective ministry engagement. The Network Hub is made up of a select group of 25 networks that Missio Nexus considers to be effective in facilitating ministry connections in their area of focus.

There are both geographic and issue-focused networks. These networks allow us the opportunity to hear the voice of the church leaders in each country (Evangelical Alliances) and the ministry practitioners who represent a global perspective on critical issues. This phenomenon of the coming together in networks of those most directly involved in a region or those focused on a particular issue has had two significant results. Networks are quickly becoming the best platform for leadership and the best space for the global Church to engage around a common challenge.

Look for these Networks in the Exhibit Hall…

Arabian Peninsula Region
Central Asia Consultation (CAC)
Community Health Evangelism (CHE)
GACX (Global Alliance of Church Multiplication)
Global Diaspora Network
Global Member Care Network
Global Mobilization Network
Honor and Shame
IMPACT South East Asia
India Mission Association
Indonesia Peoples Network
International Orality Network (ION)
International Turkey Network
Middle East Majority People Network (MEMPN)
Mobile Ministry Forum (MMF)
North Africa Partnership (NAP)
OPEN Network
Refugee Highway Partnership
Refugee Highway Partnership North America
Religious Liberty Partnership
SEANET (Buddhism)
Vision 5:9
WEA – Country Level Evangelical Alliances
World Without Orphans