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Tom’s Wrap-Up: Global Ministry Conference 2009

Comments Off on Tom’s Wrap-Up: Global Ministry Conference 2009 Written on March 5th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Missions, Students


Dr. Tom Kopp

Multnomah recently completed its 69th annual Global Ministries Conference emphasizing the theme "No Reserves.  No Retreats. No Regrets" - words penned by William Borden who died of spinal meningitis in Cairo, Egypt as he was studying Arabic in preparation to minister to Muslim groups in China.  He was just 25 years old - in the age category of many Multnomah students!

During the conference, the lives of Jim and Elizabeth Elliot, Lottie Moon, Bill Borden, and Fanny Crosby were dramatized to demonstrate God's extraordinary passion for the world as seen through the lives of ordinary people committed to pursuing, and participating in, His global purposes. Live international phone calls were made to Multnomah graduates ministering in South Africa, Morocco, and Malaysia.  Over 35 workshops were offered (many of which you can now listen to online) dealing with topics such as Animism & world religions, spiritual warfare, challenges and struggles in missions, the persecuted church, and maintaining moral purity or avoiding burnout in ministry.  One evening was given to an exposure of cultures, foods, and ministry opportunities from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the S. Pacific presented by current international students at MU.  Wrapping up the GMC were various outreaches into the Portland area that had been organized by both college and seminary students.

Responses from students, faculty, and missionary guests attested to the conference's positive influence.  While the missionary guests are brought in to minister to the Multnomah family, the Multnomah family ministered to them as well.  "Among all the conferences I attend," commented one mission representative, "the Multnomah conference is the top one!"  Another said, "We have been greatly encouraged by the students here.  Their passion for the Lord, their insightful comments, and their thought-provoking questions have blessed and encouraged us."  All three alumni

families ministering overseas that were contacted by phone mentioned the significant role that the annual missions conferences had played in their being on the field.

Reflecting on the Lord's interaction with us all, we can genuinely echo Borden's words: No Reserves.  No Retreats.  No Regrets.

- Tom

P.S. - Be sure to check out the Audio Recordings page to hear many of the plenary sessions and workshops from the conference.

Global Ministries Conference recordings online

Comments Off on Global Ministries Conference recordings online Written on February 26th, 2009 by
Categories: General, Media, Missions


The 2009 Global Ministries Conference is coming to a close. If you weren't able to make it, if you missed a session that looked interesting, or if you want to experience your favorite moments again, you're in luck.

Recordings from the conference are now available online!

Head on over to the audio recordings page on Multnomah University's Website and listen to them at your leisure. Recordings are uploaded as they are processed, so check back if the session you're looking for isn't online yet.


Come On Down to the Global Ministries Conference!

Comments Off on Come On Down to the Global Ministries Conference! Written on February 17th, 2009 by
Categories: General

February 23-27, 2009

Needless to say, we're excited about this year's Global Ministries Conference. In fact, we're so excited, we've launched a new section dedicated completely to the event. For the first time ever, you have online access to:

Check out what we have so far, and come back to hear some of the exciting sessions as they're uploaded. Better yet, come down to the conference for yourself and see it all firsthand! Here are some of the highlights:

Special events:

Monday, February 23
Missionary Appreciation Reception – Rub elbows with missionaries and hear firsthand stories of life in the field. This event is an opportunity to honor them for their work and self-sacrifice.

Tuesday, February 24
Real Life Stories from the Field – Enjoy stories from around the world as missionaries share what the Lord is doing in their corner of the globe.

Thursday, February 26
Focus on Culture – Enjoy food, music, and stories from around the world, and explore other cultures that have arrived at Multnomah through international students.

Friday, February 27
A Day to Serve
– Multnomah students will go out into the Portland community to practice what they've been hearing about all week through local ministry.

Daily Events:

  • Dramatizations of the lives of well-known missionaries such as Lottie Moon, Jim and Elizabeth Elliot, Fannie Crosby and William Borden (whose quote "No reserves, no retreats, no regrets" is the theme of the conference).
  • Workshop sessions taught by mission reps, faculty from Multnomah and Western Seminary, and others who specialize in missions.
  • 24 tables, manned by mission agency representatives prepared to answer questions and share opportunities with visitors.