MCNW2017 at Sunset Presbyterian Church  #whoisable

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Mission Connexion Northwest 2017


Sunset Presbyterian Church

14986 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229

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Joni Eareckson Tada


Tom Doyle

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Andrew Palau


Michael Oh

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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 so people can 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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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

Thoughts on MCNW 2017

Written by Dr. Brent Strawsburg, Founder & President of Brent Strawsburg ApologeticsStrawsburg Books

Words are not adequate to express my appreciation for Mission ConneXion Northwest. Every time we attend this conference the Lord really ministers to us personally—not only as we see people commit themselves to global missions but as He reminds us of His faithfulness in our lives. This past January was no exception!

As Mission ConneXion helps focus all of our attention on the global mandate of the Great Commission it’s vital to remember that the modern-day Christian in America lives in a mission field.

We live in a post-Christian culture

We live in a society that is increasingly hostile to our faith

People don’t have our values and, most importantly, don’t understand God’s message.

I travel to churches and conferences in California, the Pacific Northwest, and throughout the United States because defending the faith must be a part of the global commitment to share the Gospel. Far too many people from both inside and outside the church are turning away from Christianity. Too many non-Christians are not even considering the Christian faith. A growing number of Christians are disillusioned by their faith.

I’ve been honored to lead the Apologetics Track at Mission ConneXion for the past three years. This year, each of our four seminars were filled with a great cross section of people who were interested, engaged, and full of questions.

However, nothing prepared us for the response to our seminar on How to Talk to Skeptics. I still get chills as I think about what happened. Five minutes before the beginning of the seminar we were already filled to capacity (100 chairs). In the next ten minutes, people continued to pour into the room–people sat down in the middle aisle, on the sides, in front, on tables in the back, and crowded around the door. They just kept coming in—all eager to learn how to better connect with people outside the church.

As I stood in front of a group of 165 people I was reminded that so many Christians simply want the tools to accomplish what the Spirit is asking them to do—share their faith!

Every time we travel to the Pacific Northwest (whether it is to Mission ConneXion Northwest in January or Student ConneXion in November) we are encouraged how the Lord opens up doors to minister at different churches on the Sunday morning following the conference. We find that Christians are eager to receive practical and easy to understand answers to some of the great questions of our day:

  • How to Disarm Doubt
  • Why Does God Allow Evil & Suffering?
  • Is Belief in God Reasonable?
  • Can You Trust the Bible?
  • Where is God When It Hurts?

We are tremendously grateful to Bill MacLeod for giving us the opportunity to assist churches in the Pacific Northwest to achieve the Great Commission.


How MY Journey Deepened after MCNW

Written by Anna Konidala

In January of 2013, I attended Mission ConneXion Northwest for the first time.  I knew God wanted me to be a missionary, and I was passionate about my call.

At the event I listened to several speakers who told their stories and delivered powerful messages, including Ravi Zacharias.  During the worship service God convicted me that I was more focused on ministry than on Him, and when the alter call was given, ironically I submitted to Jesus my dream of being a missionary.  And God was gracious to me!

At Mission ConneXion Northwest, I learned of a retreat called The Journey Deepens, and I felt led to attend.  During that weekend, God ministered to my heart during my devotional time, and as soon as I got home, I received a phone call from a colleague asking if I would be willing to do a short-term trip for children’s ministry in India.

While in India, I met a young evangelist named Amith who pastors a church called Psalms Ministries.  Although I had met many people from all around the world, Anna and Amith Weddingnever before had I met any man who showed such passion and love for Jesus.  We became close, and as we prayed God began speaking to our hearts about His will for our relationship.  In June 2016 I returned to India to teach English, but Amith caused a change of plans by proposing!

We were married on November 30th of the same year and have been continually growing in joy and love with each other and with God.  Now we are serving as evangelists in India and hope God will bless us to serve Him in every nation.

“I will feast the soul of the priests with abundance, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, declares the Lord.”  Jeremiah 31:14



No amount of bad weather leading up to our 15th annual Mission ConneXion Northwest event could dampen – or freeze out – the enthusiasm for this event which drew the largest gathering since 2013! Having more Exhibitors than ever before… *FREE* Recordings of plenary and workshop sessions…and meals provided by Chick-Fil-A only added to the excitement!

Here are some reactions we really “Liked”:

  • “Having the [new MC mobile] App was great! Also appreciated the Live Streaming!”
  • “I really struggled with a perception of missions…this conference opened the door to understanding for me; praise God!”
  • “If Joni can get up each morning with a smile and intentionally keep [going] on for Christ, so can I!”
  • “I greatly enjoyed the ‘How to Talk to Skeptics’ workshop and feel very equipped to minister to friends in my sphere of influence.”
  • “The picture displayed by Mrs. Tom Doyle of the Syrian woman who had just seen Jesus and was radiantly beautiful in Him!”
  •  “Enjoyed the unicyclist sharing that God can use whatever skills and talents we have to reach people for Christ!”
  •  “No single congregation would be able to accomplish what MC is able to do!”
  • The $30,000 Matching Gift opportunity! (We’re almost there if you’d still like to participate!)

Finally, I want to thank our incredible Volunteer Team who worked so hard to make it all happen! We could not do this annual event, or other events throughout the year, without you!

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From Despair to Hope

Did you help a refugee this year? Last year over one thousand Mission ConneXion attendees were encouraged and challenged by Grant Porter speaking on the Syrian refugee crisis. Several churches took his challenge to heart and many people volunteered time, gave away possessions and actually physically went to care for Syrian refugees fleeing to Lebanon. This is one of the things we love about Portland area churches!

camille-melki-bThis year we have the opportunity to hear from Camille Melki, CEO of Heart for Lebanon, a faith based organization in Lebanon.

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Children’s Global Fair

Special Emphasis This Year: The Children’s Global Fair

The Children’s Global Fair is an interactive environment designed to challenge children in their missions childrens-missionseducation through the use of games, art, and learning activities. Created for elementary-age students, the Global Fair is a fun place where children can be introduced to missions concepts in thought-provoking ways under parental supervision.

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  • Portland, OR 97291


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