Mission Connexion Northwest 2015

January 16-17

Doors Open Friday 4pm

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.


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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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

More About Mission Connexion


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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

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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Judge Makes International ConneXions!

By Judge Tom Kohl

Ijudge tom kohl, mission connexion, portland missions am a circuit court judge in the State of Oregon.  God has given me a powerful story through the brutal murder of my daughter of how He can take a tragedy and turn it into a triumph.  It is a story of forgiveness and hope that is only possible in Jesus Christ. I have written a book about this experience and have been blessed to share this story in churches, special events and prisons throughout the country. 

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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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