I served as a Converge pastor for 33 years. During that time, I ministered in an established church as associate pastor and senior pastor for 10 years. Then, I planted a church and served as its senior pastor for 23 years.
In January 2014, I heard that Converge could plant a church for $333. In July of that year, I traveled to India to see this church planting strategy in action. There I saw the great need in the 10/40 Window where people have very little access to the gospel message, and I met national leaders who gave their all to advance the gospel in their communities.
God used that experience to touch my heart deeply, and in January 2016, I became Converge's Director of Church Planting Partnerships. I work closely with The Timothy Initiative, mobilizing Converge churches into a fruitful partnership to plant churches in the least-reached regions of the world.
I serve on the U.S. Engagement Team for Converge International Ministries. This means that I seek to connect our Converge churches with the 170-plus missionaries and their initiatives around the world. Better together, we seek to live out the vision of "asking God for a gospel movement among every least-reached people group in our generation."
I am a church planting practitioner, working with ministry leaders in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. We are using The Timothy Initiative church planting strategy to create a church planting movement among the immigrant population in the Twin Cities and beyond.
Special assignment //Our greatest privilege is joining Jesus in what he is building: his church. When we reach across the street and around the world with the gospel—locally and globally—we impact lives for eternity.
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The Boro people live mostly in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Numbering around 13 million, they are about 92% Hindu and 8% Christian. Though they are a “reached” people group, they are strategic in bringing the gospel to many unreached peoples around them. They are in need of disciple-making and church planting strategies, leadership training and development and assistance to reach the unreached people groups in their regions.
Converge has an 80-year partnership helping the Boros by providing coaching, leadership development, strategic planning and stimulating church planting movements, primarily through a healthy TTI partnership there.
You can get involved through a vision trip (the fields are ripe for harvest), funding TTI church planting, or adopting a nearby unreached people group that the Boros can help reach.