Posts Tagged ‘Missions’

Tom’s Wrap-Up: Global Ministry Conference 2009

Comments Off Written on March 5th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, Faculty, Missions, Students

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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.

LINK: Short-term Missions – UPDATE

Comments Off Written on November 4th, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni, Missions

Good News... Deadline Extended:
Multnomah University's Link: Short-term Missions is now open for Alumni applicants who wish to go on a missions trip during Spring Break or Summer 2009. In addition, the application deadline has been moved so Alumni have ample opportunity to submit their applications. Here is the updated information:

Details:
Download this pdf for more details on each of the trips, including the cost per person.

Get Involved:
If you are a current student, alumni, faculty or staff member, or have any other ties with Multnomah, you are eligible to apply for one of these trips. To apply, you must complete the following:
1. Download the application packet
2. Fill out your portion of the application
3. Have your pastor and a friend fill out the reference forms
4. Submit the completed packet by November 14, 2008

For those who are accepted, there are a few mandatory team meetings
- November 20, 2008 (all teams)
- March 7 (Spring break team)
- April 25 (Summer teams)
- Other meetings will be scheduled by the individual teams

LINK: Short-term Missions at Multnomah

3 comments Written on October 14th, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni, Missions

In an exciting new development, Multnomah University has organized several missions trips for spring break and summer of 2009. Each trip will be lead by various Multnomah University faculty and staff members who will take groups to assist Multnomah Alumni who are currently missionaries in the field.

Here are this year's opportunities:

Spring Break:
Colombia

Summer:
Germany
Israel
Papua
Philippines
Rwanda
Scotland
Slovenia
Trinidad

Details:
Download this pdf for more details on each of these trips, including the cost per person.

Get Involved:
If you are a current student, alumni, faculty or staff member, or have any other ties with Multnomah, you are eligible to apply for one of these trips. To apply, you must complete the following:
1. Download the application packet
2. Fill out your portion of the application
3. Have your pastor and a friend fill out the reference forms
4. Submit the completed packet by October 31, 2008

For those who are accepted, there are a few mandatory team meetings
- November 20, 2008 (all teams)
- March 7 (Spring break team)
- April 25 (Summer teams)
- Other meetings will be scheduled by the individual teams

Please keep in mind that this is intended as an educational and life-changing experience, primarily for Multnomah University's student body. If a trip is filling up, preference will be given to student applicants.

Faculty Tour of Ministries in Asia

1 Comment » Written on July 24th, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni, Missions

Multnomah professors Tom and Bonnie Kopp recently returned from a two-week trip to Asia with Norm and Muriel Cook. On their trip, they visited South Korea, China, Thailand, and Taiwan and connected with various ministries, Multnomah alumni, and some of the Cook’s friends from the time they spent doing missions work there.

Here’s what Tom had to say about their trip:

The passion to reach the world for Christ that we witnessed among Asian believers was memorable indeed, especially in light of the immense religious, political, & social challenges they face in their countries. Because existing churches are growing and new kinds of churches are being structured, an educated and experienced assistance from believers worldwide is desired and invited. We were particularly delighted that Multnomah was directly asked to send people for a variety of meaningful short-term internship and strategic long-term ministry options. We’ve already asked the Lord to send more Multnomah individuals into Asia in the coming months, and will continue to do so!

This is a wonderful opportunity for God to continue to expand Multnomah’s ministry around the world for His kingdom. Please join the Kopps as they pray for representatives of Multnomah to minister in Asia.

During their travels, the Kopps also took many photographs. This is just a taste of what they saw and experienced (I wish I could post more photos than what you see here). Enjoy!