Mission ConneXion is a “don’t miss it” event! The combination of motivation for witness – spiritual renewal through uplifting worship – and equipping to do effective evangelism in the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest, is precisely what the church needs for such a time as this!
~ Rebecca Manley Pippert, Author, Stay Salt: The World Has Changed – Our Message Must Not
2020 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion’s focus of encouraging you towards God’s mission is very vital. As a follower of Christ, I am encouraged by the stories of the people from different backgrounds whom I have met at Mission ConneXion. If you want to be resourced in your interest and participation in God’s mission, make it a point to attend Mission ConneXion!
~ Michael Badriaki, Global Leadership Community, Author, When Helping Works
2020 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion overflows with a special blessing of unity! Through this conference, local churches gather together to not only unite in one purpose and heart for the nations but also to live out the spirit of unity by tangibly serving one another as the greater Body of Christ.
~ Dr. Stephen Yoon, IGNIS Community, Pyongyang, NK
2020 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion Northwest is a delightful missionary mosaic. Bursting with energy and partnership joy, Mission agencies and missionaries from around the world gather to meet with pastors and parishioners who are focused on God’s global glory among all people. I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the encouragement, the challenge, the information, the upgrading, and the vision sharing. If you are pursing God’s call on your life as a sender, or as one being sent to glorify Jesus among the unreached through making disciples and planting churches, then Mission ConneXion will serve you well and I highly recommend it to you.
~ Dick Brogden, Co-Founder of the Live Dead Movement
2020 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion is one of the premier gatherings in America for missions! Women and men coming together to better themselves and their organizations for the purpose of God’s great mission is an inspiring thing in and of itself but Mission Connexion goes one step further-it is an opportunity to equip the Church and mobilize people in tangible and exciting ways. From workshops, seminars, exhibit experiences, and fantastic platform presentations, Mission Connexion is a must-experience conferencing event.
~ R. York Moore, InterVarsity National Evangelist & Author
2019 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion serves as a rallying cry for the Church to love boldly and care deeply in mission work both locally and abroad. Their mission to fulfill the Great Commission in partnership with the local church is a refreshing, powerful force for lasting hope and transformation around the globe.
~ Peter Greer, CEO, Hope International
2018 Plenary Speaker

Although I had the honor of being one of the speakers at Missions Connexion 2018, people I met during the two-day event literally altered the course of my life. As a result, I hope to be involved in Mission Connexion events in the future.
~ Jamie Winship, Identity Exchange
2018 Plenary Speaker

For anyone searching for a fresh new way to serve God; for any believer who is thirsty for inspiration and biblical encouragement; for those who are hungry for an invigorating perspective on contemporary world missions, Mission ConneXion Northwest is for you! This exceptional missions conference is supported and surrounded by the prayers of solid Christian leaders in the Northwest who are committed to minister to the body of Christ in a powerful way. And so are the plenary speakers. Plus, the teaching and workshops are filled with Christ-centered guidance that is practical and relevant. So if you’re looking for a life-changing milestone moment in your walk with Christ, it can very well happen at Mission ConneXion Northwest – it’s the place to be!”
~ Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
2017 Plenary Speaker

It has been said that Jesus only had two verbs: “Come” and “Go”. The Church today has shown that it’s got the “Come” part down pat. But all of us need is to be challenged to “Go” Mission Connexion Northwest is an exciting, life-changing, high energy conference that inspires people to risk everything for God. It is a strategic gathering of the top Missions organizations in the world. Thank you Bill MacLeod for your leadership and vision to launch this great cause. Mission Connexion is mobilizing an army for Christ. Speaking at Mission Connexion was the highlight of the year for me.
~ Tom Doyle, Author and VP e3 Partners
2017 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion is a special event. The dynamism of the local communities intersecting with the dynamism of global servants and opportunities is powerful and beautiful. It was an honor to be a part.
~ Michael Y. Oh, Ph.D., Lausanne Movement | Global Executive Director / CEO
2017 Plenary Speaker

It was amazing to see all these people there at Mission ConneXion being on fire for the Lord. I was moved when I saw everyone wanting to serve the Lord to reach people for Christ.
~ Andrew Palau, Evangelist, Author | Luis Palau Association
2017 Plenary Speaker

I used to think being a believer was enough, but now I know Jesus wants us to participate, no matter what condition we’re in. Mission ConneXion can help.
~ Bob Goff, Author, Restore International, Honorary Consul for the Republic of Uganda
2016 Plenary Speaker

I’ve had the privilege of sharing at both Leadership ConneXion and Mission ConneXion Northwest. I found both events to be very well attended with high capacity influencers. The sessions were well planned, the worship was amazing, and the audience was very responsive. I would go back as soon as they would have me.
~ Steve Moore, President, nexleader
2016 Plenary Speaker

A burning passion of Jesus’ heart was the mobilization of new workers for a ready harvest. If it was true two thousand years ago, how much more so now! Mission ConneXion plays a strategic role in this unfolding global mission picture. I have been privileged to participate and heartily endorse their efforts.
~ Steve Richardson, President, Pioneers USA
2015 Plenary Speaker

For people who love God and the Great Commission, Mission ConneXion’s January conferences outweigh the Super Bowl by far! Bring your family and your friends to be inspired by the redemptive breadth and depth of what God has done, is doing and has yet to accomplish through the Church worldwide.
~ Don Richardson, Missionary to the Sawi Tribe, Author
2015 Plenary Speaker

I visit probably a dozen conferences like this every year, but Mission ConneXion really stands out. It’s not very often that I see such depth of knowledge and commitment together. All of the questions I answered were thoughtful and informed, and everyone there was ready to take what they were learning and go do something real with it. They had some great teachers available to them, and ample opportunity to connect with organizations to help them use it. It was a pleasure to be a part of it.
~ Carl Medearis, making Jesus accessible
2014 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion is an impressive gathering of mission-minded people who are passionate about reaching all people by all means. I think Mission ConneXion is an important part of equipping the church for our work to reach the world for Jesus.
~ Rick McKinley, Pastor, Imago Dei Church
2014 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion was exciting, informative, challenging, and unifying! All of the venues offered distinct training/teaching yet all pointed towards the fulfilling of the Great Commission. The music, fellowship and prayer were wonderful and the exhibits were stimulating! Mission ConneXion is a first class production in every way. Our prayers are that God will allow thousands more to be impacted by this superb event.
~ Roderick J. Davis, Executive Director, TEARS Ministries
2014 Plenary Speaker

If you want to catch God’s heart for engaging the nations and the pulse of the global Church, I cannot think of a better conference than Mission Connexion! From Biblical foundations to innovative ways of reaching out to God’s people via religious arenas, the arts and in urban contexts in North American and beyond, Mission Connexion provides instant access to the latest information, specialists in each area, and great fellowship. You’ll want to be sure to get in on the next one!
~ Roberta R. King, Associate Professor of Communication and Ethnomusicology, Fuller Seminary
2014 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion is a tremendous effort in bringing together the Christian community to enlarge their vision for global opportunities. Oftentimes in our busy lives we neglect our responsibility to respond to the many doors God is opening worldwide. I commend the work of Mission ConneXion to anyone who is eager to be part of a global mission.
~ Ravi Zacharias, Founder, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
2013 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion Northwest is one of the most important cutting edge God focused Ministries in the whole of the USA. Make sure you get involved.
~ George Verwer, Founder, Operation Mobilization
2005/11 Plenary Speaker

I have been so encouraged by the work of Mission ConneXion Northwest. Their commitment to evangelism, discipleship, and raising up the next generation of godly leaders is such a blessing. It has been a privilege to have been involved in their Kingdom work since the very beginning, and I look forward to continue working together as we challenge today’s young people to hold high the banner of biblical evangelism – sharing the life-changing message of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
~ Luis Palau / International Evangelist
2002/08 Plenary Speaker

Not often am I surprised at a conference. But Mission ConneXion Northwest absolutely blew me away. Outstanding cutting-edge music, speakers who were able to connect, an exciting variety of seminars relevant to potential missionaries and how to pray intelligently. You might say, ‘It Rocked!’
~ Josh McDowell, Author, Apologist
2009 Plenary Speaker

Mission Connexion is far and away the best annual conference of all. We talk ourselves hoarse with interested and interesting delegates. It’s an ideal setting to talk with our kind of evangelicals. Can’t wait till next year.
~ Bob Blincoe, US Director, Frontiers
2010 Plenary Speaker

I’m excited about Mission ConneXion Northwest! These guys are passionate about the entire church engaging the entire society with the entire gospel. When the world is won for Christ, it will be because the whole body of Christ gets up on its feet – not just vocational ministers – Rock on Mission ConneXion – I encourage everyone to be a part of what they are doing!
~ Bob Roberts, Pastor and Author of Transformation and Glocalization
2005 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion Northwest is an awesome event that invites people of all denominations to unite together to spread the worship of Jesus to all nations! I loved the spirit of unity, servant hood, and Kingdom mindedness of Bill MacLeod and his team. The organization was professional, the staff were personal and efficient, and the cooperation across the Body of Christ in the Northwest was very inspiration to see. It was It is one of the best missions mobilizing events I have been part of.
~ Floyd McClung, Church-Planter Missions Mobilizer, S. Africa
2007 Plenary Speaker

You’re not going to find something of more strategic importance than Mission ConneXion Northwest to basically say to God, ‘I’m available to you for this day – speak to my heart however you want to speak to my heart…’
~ Randy Alcorn, Author, Director of Eternal Perspective Ministries
2006 Plenary Speaker

I watched my dad pull his little mission plane out of the hangar each morning and fly off into the Amazon. Even after he was killed, I kept loving planes and the dream of being a ministry pilot myself some day.
How do we plant the dream of sharing God’s plan for His world with people who haven’t heard? Well, we inform the next generation of God followers that this is a high service. We celebrate this undertaking and we publicize those who have set an example for us to follow in Christ’s Commission. And, we connect this new generation with ideas and organizations within which they can carry out this dream. That is exactly what Mission ConneXion Northwest is doing – “Informing…Celebrating…[and] Igniting…Northwest Churches in Mission…”
~ Steve Saint, Missionary Pilot and Author
2006 Plenary Speaker

I am amazed with the mobilizing power of Mission ConneXion! The plenary sessions, workshops, literature and displays serve to ignite churches and individuals towards greater understanding of where they ‘fit’ in God’s Global Purposes. Churches in the Northwest should make this event a priority on their church calendars.
~ Paul Borthwick, Development Associates International
2007 Plenary Speaker

Occasionally and in various parts of the world, God seems to raise up a movement that revitalizes the church, resulting in a great ingathering of the spiritual harvest. I believe Mission ConneXion Northwest is one of those movements. In the tradition of the well-known Hay Stack Prayer meetings of the early 19th Century, I believe that Mission Connexion Northwest is being used of God to unite and ignite local churches of the Northwest to reach the unreached with the gospel.
~ David Stevens, Pastor, Central Bible Church
2002 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion Northwest is a unique ministry that lifts up the vision of the Great Commission and facilitates connections between people and needs and opportunities. This is another great expression of the church working together.
~ Frank DaMazio, Pastor, City Bible Church, Portland, Ore.
2003 Plenary Speaker

I think everybody who’s a believer and is called to be involved in sharing the gospel in our community around the world should go to Mission ConneXion Northwest.
~ Bas Vanderzalm, President, Medical Teams International

I believe Mission ConneXion Northwest (formerly MissionsFest Northwest) is one of the most significant and impacting events I have ever participated in . The co-operation amongst the churches and mission agencies is outstanding. The speakers and workshops are always top-notch. I strongly encourage pastors and congregations to make attending this conference every year a priority .
~ Rev. Phillip S. Nelson, African-American Church Mobilizer for SIM (Serving in Mission)
2005 Plenary Speaker

Mission Connexion Northwest is one of the premier tools being used today for communicating the very Heart of God – that He loves the peoples of this world and wants them to be introduced to His Son Jesus Christ. Mission Connexion Northwest serves and informs the body of Christ with a “kingdom minded” passion that is not only compelling and relevant today, but produces lasting results for eternity.
~ Bill Drake, Operation Mobilization International Worship Leader
2003/05 Worship Leader

Christ-centered, creative, dynamic, challenging the intellect, convicting the heart, inspiring action — Mission ConneXion Northwest is all of these. I was invited as a speaker, yet found myself challenged and encouraged by other speakers, attendees, staff, and volunteers alike. God is obviously using Mission ConneXion Northwest to mobilize His people as agents of hope in a deeply troubled world.
~ Catharine Coon, Missionary to Uganda, “Children of Hope”
2007 Plenary Speaker

As the President of OM USA, I find Mission ConneXion Northwest to be a very valuable conference, for connecting with people interested in going around the world to share the Gospel. It is a conference that both inspires, informs and motivates people to see what they can do and how they can get involved with cross-cultural missions. I not only have the opportunity to teach at Mission ConneXion Northwest, but I also take the opportunity to sit in on the incredible seminars, worship services and other teaching times provided. One of things that I enjoy the most, is walking around the display area, to see all the mission agencies that are there. It is incredibly informing and motivating to see people from the mission field, around the world, there at Mission ConneXion Northwest, sharing their vision, passion and information on how people can get involved with their ministries. I would feel that my year is not complete if I wasn’t able to attend Mission ConneXion Northwest.
~ Rick Hicks, President, OM USA

Mission Connexion Northwest is the local church thinking globally. Once a year MCNW wrestles with many of today’s’ critical issues locally and globally. Instead of ignoring the global situation, they meet in great numbers once a year. They talk of ideas and the tough challenges. For many in the Portland, Mission Connexion has become a key date on the yearly calendar as it is for us at Operation Mobilization.

Today the Church locally and globally is facing massive changes in world mission. How do we as the church respond to Afghanistan, the extremism in Islam, the post cold war of Eastern Europe and Russia? We face the practical problems in the world such as Aids, prostitution, dirty water and poverty. For example, today over one million Coptic Christians live on the garbage tips of Cairo and there is little hope for change. Europe has become the spiritually dark continent. We see the overwhelming and the overwhelming needs of India. Hostility to Christianity is rising and the Muslim world often cannot separate Hollywood immorality, with Western Christianity.

For some the peoples and shores of war torn and unreached areas are far off. But today they are a plane ride away. While at the same time the world has come to us. The church must respond now that there has been a huge migration into the West.

Join Bill and his team as they bring the hot topics to the tables of the Northwestern churches. I know Bill personally and he has been a great example to me over the years. I hope the Mission ConneXion not only develops but the local church buy into this vision in far greater numbers. It will stir local believers to walk with passion and a new generation will catch a vision to go. The call to take the gospel to the world lies squarely on the church. Let us join together and respond.
~ Gary Witherall, Author of “Total Abandon”
2003 Plenary Speaker

God’s designed us with certain talents that He wants to put to use and I think Mission ConneXion really gives us a vision of how God can use somebody like me…there’s nothing like it!
~ Georgene Rice, Talk Show Host, KPDQ-FM

You’re probably saying, ‘you know pastor, I don’t have time for another conference, I don’t have time to listen to anything else talking to me about missions’, but what we’re trying to do is to get the word out to individuals and to congregations that missions need you…you can be on the mission field…you can be active in missions, and what a great place to come and find out, get your questions answered, talk to somebody, develop some relationships…then come to Mission ConneXion Northwest…I invite you to come to Mission ConneXion Northwest – you’ll be blessed!
~ T. Allen Bethel, Pastor, Maranatha Church, Portland

Going to a Mission ConneXion weekend I believe opens up so many new possibilities, dreams, and visions.
~ Ray Cotton, Pastor, New Hope Community Church, Portland

The mandate of Jesus Christ to His disciples and to all of us that believe and love Him is still current, and has not changed for generations – “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20) With that mandate, I believe Mission ConneXion Northwest formerly Missions Fest Northwest is doing its best to get every evangelical churches and believers not only in the northwest but all over the country to make sure they take His mandate to heart. After all, Jesus is not returning until “This Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matt. 24:14) Since coming to know Christ as a result of mission work in the jungles of the Philippines, I marvel in AWE at how God works and uses His people to be an instrument of His grace even to the ends of the earth. With Mission ConneXion Northwest involving churches all over the Northwest, it will be exciting to see men and women and children willing to ‘stand in the gap’ for the cause of Christ until everyone hears at least once about Jesus Christ. That’s why I endorse the work of Mission ConneXion Northwest, because I believe it is another mission tool in which God uses to equip, build, encourage and challenge God’s people all over the Northwest and perhaps all over the USA and Canada, ‘to go and make disciples of all nations’ so that even those over 2,000 languages remaining on earth who have never read a portion of His Word in their heart language will one day have a chance, especially as Mission ConneXion Northwest challenges churches and men and women everywhere for His glory!
~ Nard Pugyao, Isnag People Group, Wycliffe Bible Translators
2002 Plenary Speaker

People across the continent are awakening to the fact that God is on the move. One way for believers to become knowledgeable and prayerful about what God is doing is to be immersed in mission gatherings. Mission Connexion Northwest is one such event. Having taken part as a plenary speaker (for Missions Fest Northwest), I commend the leadership for their commitment in putting together this conference. It is a forum that allows believers to hear the latest news of God at work today, and invites them to consider how they might become involved. I encourage every believer to attend any of these events. Be a part of what God is doing – come and learn!
~ Ron Pearce, President, Empower Ministries International
2003 Plenary Speaker

There are certain significant developments in global missions today which are shaping the future and direction of missions. These include a greater direct involvement in by local churches, an increasing awareness of how close and easily accessible the harvest fields are to us, i.e. (at our doorsteps), and a more strategic partnership developing between older mission-sending bases and the newer ones. Mission ConneXion Northwest has become a seedbed, a facilitator and an incubating arena for articulating and actualizing these critical phenomena of missions in the 21st century.
~ Reuben Ezemadu, International Director, Christian Missionary Foundation, Inc.
2008 Plenary Speaker

“I praise God for Mission ConneXion Northwest and am completely impressed by them. They bring in top speakers from around the nation and minister, not just to the individual, but to the entire family, giving what is missing in most conferences: practical steps of obedience in obeying God’s heart for the nations. Make sure you don’t miss the next Mission ConneXion Northwest!”
~ Bob Sjogren, President, UnveilinGlory
2008 Plenary Speaker

Mission ConneXion Northwest Plenary Speakers

2002 “Enlarge Your Borders!”
Luis Palau
Clive Calver
Nard Pugyao
Rev. David Stevens

2003 “Finishing God’s Story…No Matter What!”
Ron Pearce
Ruth Ruibal
Rev. Frank Damazio
Gary Witherall

2005 “No Limits…Impact Your World!”
Rev. Bob Roberts
Rev. Phillip Nelson
Joanne Shetler
George Verwer

2006 “Whatever It Takes!
Steve Saint & Mancayae
Justin Speerstra
Rev. Randy Alcorn

2007 “Impacting Nations!”
Paul Borthwick
Floyd McClung
Catharine Coons
Skip Lanfried

2008 “What’s Next…for You!”
Luis Palau
Heather Mercer
Bob Sjogren
Reuben Ezemadu

2009 “Livin’ on the Edge!”
Josh McDowell
Dr. Sameh Maurice
Shelly Cook Volkhardt

2010 “Reconciling Nations!”
Bishop John Rucyahana
Joseph D’Souza
Bob Blincoe
Richard Twiss

2011 “Set Free – by the Power of the Gospel!”
George Verwer
Dr. Brian Fikkert
Dr. Valerie Shean
Daniel Oh

2012 “Your Passion…God’s Purpose…Your Call!”
Bishop Joel Jeune
Bill Job
Fouad Masri
Miriam Adeney

2013 “No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets”
Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Brad Buser
Libby Little

2014 “To All Peoples By All Means”
Carl Medearis
Dr. Roberta King
Roderick Davis

2015 “Barriers and Breakthroughs”
Don Richardson
Steve Richardson
J.D. Payne
Ramesh Richard

2016 “Without Borders”
Bob Goff
Steve Moore
Steve Hawthorne
Leroy Barber

2017 “Who is Able?”
Joni Eareckson Tada
Tom Doyle
Michael Oh
Andrew Palau

2018 “There is Hope”
Francis Chan
Peter Greer
Jamie Winship
Samuel Stephens

2019 “Worth It?”
Luis Palau
Heather Mercer
Nik Ripken
York Moore

2020 “One Body, One Voice, One Mission”
Rolling Hills Community Church
Stephen Yoon
Becky Pippert
Michael Badriaki
Dick Brogden
Michael Ramsden

2021 “Speak His Name…JESUS!”
Global / Virtual Event Crossroads Church
Daniel Fusco
Natacha Chantel
Dr. Issam Raad
Greg Stier