One might think that past persecution and living in the world’s largest Islamic country would fill Christians with fear or bitterness, but the love of Christ is compelling God’s people to share the Good News with their Muslim neighbors. Through dedicated prayer, mobilization and missions training, Indonesian missionaries have seen the number of unengaged people groups drop from 39 to 31 in just the last few years. Ryan and Jason are the CMM’s Catalytic leaders in Southeast Asia, which is home to not only millions of believers, but also many of the world’s unengaged people groups. Our Catalytic strategy is to find where God is already awakening the church to missions and pour fuel on that fire. Whether it’s an emerging missions mobilizer or a nationally led mission agency, we come to them with open hands to share resources, connect them to other national mobilizers in the region, encourage them, and coach them through mobilization tools created by us or others. By God’s favor, we’ve seen amazing fruit from our partnership with national leaders. Leaders whom we’ve entered into a formal partnership with, we call Global Affiliates. Ananda is the CMM Global Affiliate in Indonesia. Although this role is new, we have partnered with Ananda since 2011. Ananda is regularly speaking before pastors, leaders of major denominations, mission networks and agencies. Through his strategic influence with Indonesian leaders and his promotion of CMM resources and vision, he has been able to see thousands of everyday Christians get connected to the Great Commission and numerous missionaries sent out. Our relationship with Ananda deepened in 2013 with his assistance in hosting... read more
42% of Nigeria’s population is younger than 14 years old. Imagine what could be done if these children were empowered to see themselves as part of God’s global story! In July, Carissa and Karen, two of our Weave staff members, conducted a series of Big Story trainings in two regions of Nigeria. They trained 162 parents, teachers, and pastors on the importance of family mobilization. They also equipped 37 local participants to carry on the work of mobilizing families after Carissa and Karen had left. These trainees are now equipped to make world Christians out of their many children, discipling them to go, send, welcome, mobilize, and pray for unreached peoples. They are now equipped to multiply the Big Story Training throughout the region. “Children are not only a mission field,” said one participant. “They can be transformed into a formidable mission force when they are taught to embrace a biblical worldview. Their role in accomplishing God’s mission should not be underrated. They, like adults, should be involved in the task of taking the gospel to the... read more
Greetings, friends! We are excited to share with you stories of God’s fruit. We are God’s workforce and can do plenty of great activity, but the credit for the fruit of changed lives belongs to the Lord. Our ultimate goal at the Center for Mission Mobilization is the worship of Jesus Christ. With the number of unreached vastly outweighing the number of long-term missionaries we have dedicated ourselves to mobilization, igniting mission sending movements to reach those who have not heard. We just released 2016’s annual Year in Review, and hope you will take a few short moments to look at the ways which we have encountered the favor of Jesus all over the world this year. Thank you for laboring with us in bringing the gospel to the unreached! – Steve Shadrach, Executive Director Check out the... read more
With more than 450 unreached tribes in the DRC, Eraston has made it his greatest ambition to invest in individuals around him, methodically mobilizing those who are closest to the unreached.
Many things come to mind with the word surrender. Jesus and one of His most effective laborers, the apostle Paul, placed a noticeable emphasis on the surrender of both children and the family.
Gabriel, a Frontier Mobilizer with the CMM, was living for the world rather than for God, professing with his lips but not his heart. His ascent towards healing began when his youth pastor noticed his habits and brought them into the light, boldly yet lovingly telling him that his actions did not align with what he was claiming to be, that he was a “lukewarm Christian.” Shortly after, Gabriel’s habits landed him in the hospital for a time
Grace and peace, friends! This year, we have felt the Lord’s favor pouring down at every turn. Our staff have labored hard and sacrificed much, but over and over we’ve realized this ministry fruit can only be attributed to Jesus multiplying our efforts. To the right is our Year in Review for 2015. It’s chock-full of stories from our teams around the world. We’d love for you to spend a few moments celebrating God’s goodness with us! —Steve Shadrach, Executive Director Check out the Review... read more
A dying man lay unconscious on a makeshift bed in the middle of his tiny living room in a modest house in Pasadena, California.
“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob. I will make you as a Light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” #bbom read more
“It is just as proper to say Christ’s global cause has a Church as to say Christ’s Church has a global cause.”