Mission Connexion Northwest 2015

January 16-17

Doors Open Friday 4pm

Event Ends Saturday 9pm

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 initiating church-planting movements among unreached peoples groups around the 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.


2015 Workshop schedule is available now ! Download 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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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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 January 16-17

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

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March 6th-7th

Learn how to engage your Muslim neighbor


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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

Happy Valley Church Impacts World

By Kathy Ikola

Kathy Ikola picture with childrenI first attended Mission ConneXion Northwest (MCNW) in 2003. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it reminded me of my YWAM Discipleship Training School days, where the teachers were passionate, honest and challenging. Several things said that weekend at MCNW inspired me to join a group of young people on a short-term mission trip to Uganda in the summer of 2004. That trip prompted another Uganda visit in 2005 and our congregation, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (Happy Valley), began to partner with fellow believers in Uganda in establishing a Christian school in a Muslim area and to help with church planting.

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Pastor Anticipates Eye-Opening Conference

By Dave Dawson, Bethel Church, Richland, WA

Dave Dawson Mission ConnexionWe all enjoy watching our children as they explore the world, learn how it works and then respond to it in wide-eyed wonder.  As fun as that is to watch, it is even more remarkable when adults learn about the world and respond like children in open mouth astonishment.  Many of the people here at Bethel Church have responded to Mission ConneXion Northwest (MCNW) in this way. 

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What Are You Waiting For

By Bill MacLeod

bill-macleod-mission-connexion-2013It seems like we’re all waiting for something…good health to return…a marriage to mend…a job…a prodigal to return…a baby to arrive…a biopsy report…love for life…or just for the microwave to ding!   

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Simply… Thank You

Simply…Thank You

bill-macleod-mission-connexion-2013The world is moved along not by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but by the aggregate, tiny pushes of each honest worker.”  ​Helen Keller

I’ve always loved that quote by Helen Keller, and especially what precedes it: “ “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were noble.”  Whatever is being accomplished through Mission ConneXion is being carried out by you who are fulfilling humble tasks that are truly gallant.  The real nobles in our book of volunteers include:

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Visiting Ukraine… Living a Useful Life

By Jill Hartzell

widow, ukraine widow, mission connexion, hartzellThe widow smiled.  Her eyes were intense from a life of great pain.  Yet, tender and warm as she shared her life story with me.  It was filled with concentration camps, great hardship, and overwhelming concern for the situation in Ukraine.  Her small village of Pullin was far from the Russian border, yet there were signs everywhere that Ukraine was fighting for their very existence.  No NATO to protect them, the young men are called to fight.  Leaving behind their wives and small children, they travel to the eastern front.  The government has no guns, helmets, boots, or outfits for these 25 to 50 year olds, so they must come prepared to fight in whatever they can purchase.

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