Mission Connexion Northwest 2015

January 16-17

Sunset Presbyterian Church: 14986 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229


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Don Richardson

Don Richardson wrote “Peace Child” about their work with the Sawi Tribe in Papua New Guinea, and 50 years later returned and created the mini-documentary video, “Never the Same” about what’s happened since.


Steve Richardson

Steve Richardson, the President of Pioneers and eldest son of Don Richardson, leads a mission organization dedicated to spiritual breakthroughs among unreached peoples in the Moslem world.

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JD Payne

J. D. Payne, pastor of church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, is a missiologist, and author of several books on missions and evangelism.

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Ramesh Richard

Ramesh Richard, an evangelist from India who serves as a Dallas Theological Seminary professor who has dedicated his life to equipping pastors throughout the world, is seeing breakthroughs in how we train cross-culturally as servants to the world.


More information on workshops coming soon. If you are interested in proposing a workshop, please fill out the form located here

Training Events

Mission ConneXion convenes Connexion Training Events throughout the year to help people deeply engage in key areas of ministry and mission. Each Connexion training event is tightly focused and intensely practical to enable people to gain resources to be more effective in service. Connexion training events are held in partnership with local ministries, mission organizations and churches.

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October 17-18

Training to help workers to raise financial support


October 26-31

Few things glorify God more than living together in a spirit of unity…and few things are more destructive than not doing so. SYIS is a long-time tool designed to assist cross-cultural workers in lovingly relating together in a spirit of unity!

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November 7-8

Training in effective, Godly service on the board of directors of mission and non-profit agencies, for those already on a board or thinking of joining one

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January 16

J. D. Payne will be discussing the findings of his latest book Pressure Points: Twelve Global Issues Shaping the Face of the Church for our Leadership ConneXion event.

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Student Connexion is a chance for high school students to get involved in God’s global mission. More information will be coming soon!

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January 30 – February 1

Training to help assist people who believe they are being called into missions

More About Mission Connexion


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Statement of Faith

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Executive Director

Bill MacLeod Bio

bill macleod, mission connexion, executive directorBill MacLeod is the Executive Director of Mission ConneXion which he founded in 2001 during his fifteen years as a missions pastor in Portland.  He has been a mobilizer for over 30 years dedicating his life to city-wide people movements while serving in an evangelistic organization, a national men’s movement, a local church as missions pastor, and as founder/director of a regional church-missions-mobilizing effort.

From the Blog

Our Missionary Heritage

By Gilbert Gleason, Pastor of Grace Bible Fellowship


At Mission ConneXion Northwest 2006, the ministry of Bert and Colleen Elliot was highlighted in conjunction with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of the five missionaries in Ecuador which included Bert’s younger brother, Jim Elliot. 

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Visiting Iraq…in an ISIS Summer


visiting-iraq-in-an-isis-summerSami Hassan became an MBB (Muslim Background Believer) when he and his family came as Kurdish refugees from Northern Iraq to America over 15 years ago, heard the gospel, and committed their lives to Jesus Christ.  They moved from Houston to Portland and have been enthusiastic promoters of Mission ConneXion from its inception up to the present time, especially through their involvement with Muslim ConneXion*.  We caught up with him for a brief interview after he and his family recently returned from spending the summer in Iraq.

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Willing to Serve? Seriously?

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director

dave-colemanYears ago while working on a city-wide effort in a foreign city I had a colleague who was invited to join our team because others observed how faithfully he had carried out the most menial tasks without complaining when his supervisor had asked him to do so.  He once told me something, tongue-in-cheek, that I have never forgotten: “Everybody wants to be a servant until he is treated like one!”

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A 2015 Venue and Opportunities to Sparkle!

 Messages From Bill

SunsetPresbBuilding1Without a PA system, evangelist will have no one to respond to his invitation for no one will hear! And without a 2015 Venue to accommodate 125 workshops, 80 exhibitors and 1500 in an auditorium…there can be no Mission ConneXion Northwest…


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Your “Giant” Challenge

By James M. Helms

If you talk to a dozen missionaries and ministries that struggle in their fundraising, one common theme is heard: Fundraising is one of the Goliath’s that are faced for short and long-term missions and ministry.  The truly motivated individual wanting to get to the root of understanding the fundraising giant would perhaps even find ministries that believe raising support is a “necessary evil” the one aspect of the job that very few would ever want to do, a task that is rift with sleepless nights and night terrors! Fundraising is not something that is to be dreaded or feared it simply requires a David to slay the Goliath. 

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