What We Do
On an annual basis, a great community of churches from the Northwestern United States invites and welcomes five missions from countries around the world to come and lead us during a four-week emphasis on making disciples of all nations. Working as a team, these missionaries form a traveling school, reaching out to mission students in about 100 local churches. The curriculum is built around worldwide mission needs, strategies, accomplishments, and challenges. Inspiration and instruction feed the students (members of the churches) as the missionary teachers build a broader base of support and establish new partnerships with the churches and other missionaries.
We believe this approach shows good stewardship. Rather than making several trips (expending valuable time and money), missionaries are instead able to make more efficient use of resources by connecting with a larger group of contacts in a relatively short amount of time—all in the course of a single trip!
When the local church prepares for and promotes each missionary, and then the missionaries eagerly provide the education, inspiration, and challenge, great things happen for both groups.
Most of our churches are able to financially support a select few missionaries. With the Schools of Mission, even small churches are able to learn about missions that are located all over the world, and their people may be inspired to reach out to those in the far reaches of the globe (as well as those close to them) with the good news of Jesus.