Hope that Must Be Shared!

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director Not long ago I sat down with Jamie Winship, one of our plenary speakers for this January’s Mission ConneXion Northwest event. His coming to Christ prior to becoming a policeman in Washington, D.C. is intriguing enough, not to mention his learning dependence upon the Holy Spirit to share his new-found…

On Hope, Worship, and 2018

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director I recently interviewed Paul Ramey who will be leading worship for us at this January’s Mission ConneXion Northwest event, when our theme will be “There is Hope.” I wanted to get a better feel for who he is as a man, and as a worship leader of one of Portland’s…

Why You Need This App!

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director If you’ve ever been in a setting where a country is mentioned and you wondered where you could turn to learn more about not only its location, people, or culture, but also about its spiritual condition, chances are you may have turned to Operation World (OW) – the “definitive volume of…

What Your Missionary Won’t Admit

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director With the return of summer also comes the return of your church’s missionaries. Some may need housing and a vehicle. Others who have been away longer, or in a difficult field assignment, may need to debrief in a more intentional way with the help of a caring, neutral environment like…

Volunteers – In Their Own Words

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director From its modest beginnings in 2001, every aspect of Mission ConneXion, from prayer and planning, to persuasion and production, has been carried out by volunteers committed to its vision and mission. Volunteers carry the bulk of the hands-on work needed to operate as many as seven separate ConneXion events throughout…

Is Easter Meaningless?

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director When Jesus told His disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations” in Matthew 28:19, he was referring to all ethnic groups or people groups, rather than geopolitical populations. A people group is essentially a collection of individuals who have a common sense of history, language, beliefs, and identity.…

Muslim Peoples in the News…

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director Every day the nightly news reminds us of the turmoil in the Muslim world. Images of refugees fleeing brutal violence have touched our hearts. We ache for them. At Mission ConneXion Northwest in January, we heard amazing stories about Muslim people who have seen Jesus in visions and dreams as He calls them into…

“LIKES” FROM WHO IS ABLE 2017…

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…

Q&A With Michael Oh: #whoisable

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director The theme for Mission ConneXion Northwest 2017 is “Who Is Able?” and our guest plenary speakers understand what it means to feel inadequate as they considered (and consider) the ministry God laid before them. One of those guest speakers is Dr. Michael Oh, the founder and CEO of Lausanne Movement.