MC Southwest – Right on Time!

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director Mission ConneXion Southwest is only days away – scheduled to arrive right on time on November 5 & 6. Helping you picture your place in the world Christian movement so you can answer the question “What’s Your Role?” will be these special guests… Pastor Noe Garcia was born in Houston,…

TWO for the Southwest!

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director With only weeks to go before Mission ConneXion Southwest launches – we thought you would like to at least hear about TWO of our Plenary Speakers! Keep in mind our theme is: “What’s Your Role?” … Jeff Lewis has been mobilizing and discipling people for 33 years with Pioneers, having…

MC Northwest Has a Venue!

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director When the events of September 11th took place 20 years ago and we were in the midst of preparing for our first Mission ConneXion Northwest (MCNW) event, I thought it must be about the worst possible time to try to help mobilize the Church to fulfill its role to take…

50 Years Ago Today…

By Bill MacLeod 50 years ago, today, my life changed forever.  Thursday, August 26, 1971 The events of that day so changed my life that I still carry in my wallet a little calendar from a bank that went out of business decades ago, with that day circled reminding me, of the day the world…

Arizona Here We Come!

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director As underscored in our May Newsletter, the Lord began to stir the waters in 2012, then following a visit by myself and two board members in late 2018, church and mission leaders began to pray regularly about a city-wide, church-mission-mobilizing event being hosted by Arizona churches in Phoenix.  Today, we…

Luis Palau and My Dad

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director This month many celebrate their Dads on Father’s Day. Growing up, my Dad was my hero who shaped much of my thinking and values, and I found that Luis Palau also had many of the same qualities I had admired in my Dad. I met Luis Palau in 1978 and over the next…

What’s Happening in Arizona?

By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director In the Spring of 2012, we had the privilege of hosting Bob Blincoe, the President of Frontiers at the time, to speak at an event for us here in Portland.  Without discussing it in advance, in the middle of his presentation he said: “I believe so strongly in Mission ConneXion,…

Prayer ConneXion – An Essential Service

Prayer ConneXion – An Essential Service Bill MacLeod, with James Autry, Serving Our Neighbors The Prayer & Spiritual Warfare Track at Mission ConneXion is one of the most attended workshops each year and because of this overwhelming interest in Where Prayer & Mission Connect, we were compelled to expand the impact of Mission ConneXion and…