The word is out! OC Brazil, (known as Sepal), celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2013. It was also their 40th year celebration for their annual conference for pastors and leaders called the Encontro. In May about 1,700 pastors and church leaders came from every region of Brazil with overflow room only. Among those who participated […]
Did you know there is a “hidden people group” that is growing? The mission movement has mushroomed over the past 50 years…both U.S. mission workers and recently even more among non-western countries. Although this “hidden” group has been given increasing attention in some areas in the past 25 years, many people are still not aware […]
At the heart of Christian ministry are the goals of announcing the coming of the kingdom of God in the person of Jesus (making the gospel understandable) and manifesting aspects of the kingdom here and now (being the church in the world). This is what it means to witness to Christ in word and deed. […]
As Outreach Canada approaches its 30-year anniversary, it continues to serve the church in Canada and partner globally with the OC Global Alliance in mobilization, healthy church growth, leadership development and discipleship. Outreach Canada did not develop out of an U.S.-started OC field. The Outreach Canada Board saw a need in the Canadian church and […]
Although OC International-UK may be a small mobilization center in comparison to the United States or Brazil, it has a vital role in the Global Alliance as the area office for Europe and surrounding regions and its three mission worker couples work in diverse regions of the world. The vision of sending mission workers from […]
Sarah Breuel, a mission worker sent by OC/Sepal-Brazil with her husband René to Italy, is originally from Brazil and is currently serving with IFES in Italy. Her testimony was filmed at the latest Urbana Missions conference. Since she was a little girl she knew she wanted to be involved in missions, although she was afraid. […]
“God is raising up people from Colombia to see the need around the world and to reach out,” says Sepal Colombia team leader Phil Brown. “We don’t have any tips on how to make it work. We just look to the Lord as each new situation comes along as to what to do and how to help.” God is indeed raising up Colombians to seek his will and expand the gospel within Colombia and beyond its borders.
We are now living in an amazing era with a great desire and hope of completing the Great Commission in our generation, particularly through strategic saturation church planting (SCP) and indigenous church planting movements (CPM). Murray Moerman, facilitator of the Global Church Planting Network (GCPN), tells the story of how the GCPN started and shares […]