Webinar: Trends and Realities in Service Ministries: Processing GMI’s Closure


Join us for an interview-style webinar with Jon Hirst, CEO of GMI, as we process the closure of GMI, its implications for the mission community and insights into how mission research is continuing on beyond GMI’s institutional role.

Jon Hirst is the President & CEO of GMI (Global Mapping International). Jon graduated from Judson University and has a background in mission innovation, publishing, and communications. He worked with One Hope on early interactive web evangelism web sites for youth and children. He went on to work with major ministries on Scripture digitization and E-learning. Jon also served as the Executive Director of Communications for HCJB Global. Since then he has served with multiple ministry startups and has been CEO at GMI for five years. Jon is passionate about using technology to improve the spread of the gospel. Jon is co-author (with Mindy Hirst and Dr. Paul Hiebert) of Through the River: Understanding Your Assumptions about Truth and co-editor (with Jim Reapsome) of Innovation in Mission. His most recent books are Our Anchor in a World Adrift: 7 Stats You Need to Know to Serve the King and The Calling of the Knowledge Steward. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Mindy and their three children.

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