The Missions Hub was overjoyed to host a 1 week intensive Perspectives course from February 17-24th. Perspectives is a dynamic discipleship course, focused on helping Christians to consider their Missional calling as they explore what God is doing around the world. Excellent instructors from across Ontario traveled to Toronto to teach this course to 34 participants. Over 75% of the participants were under 35 and most of them were university aged! For more information on Perspectives please Click Here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Missions Hub was delighted to be part of the 2017 University of Toronto Missions Week, called the Relevant Series (relevantseries.com). Each day of Missions Week, the Missions Hub hosted between 30 – 45 students, campus ministry staff and well respected apologists for breakfast, worship, prayer and a devotional time here at Knox Church. We were so grateful to be able to support such a passionate, missional group as they led this great outreach. We are thankful to SIM, TEAM, SEND, OMF and Wycliffe Bible Translators for each sponsoring a breakfast during the week.
Looking back on the year that was with the Missions Hub, we are so thankful for how God has been at work in and through our community. It has been an exciting year with great collaborative events like Discerning Your Call, Why Commit Your Life to Christian Mission, & Internship Extravaganza. This year we have also welcomed Chez Johnson to be the new Missions Hub Mobilization Coordinator. In this unique role, funded by 5 Missions agencies and Knox Church, Chez is working to mobilize students at the University of Toronto for Missions. It is exciting work, and we are grateful to be seeing fruit. Thank you so much for being part of the Missions Hub. We look forward to continuing to work together in 2017 and beyond.
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Did you know that before starting the Missions Hub, Tom Affleck founded a not-4-profit called SchoolBOX, which helps 17,000 kids a year receive a basic education in Nicaragua? He will be in Ottawa this weekend to receive a prestigious Governor General’s award. We celebrate with him over what God has done!
We are so proud of you, Tom!
Last Sunday, the Missions Hub hosted a group of university students for our 1st ever Internship Extravaganza. Approximately 50 people gathered together at the event to learn about internships in Missions around the world. Presenters from 5 Missions agencies shared inspiring opportunities and encouraged students to step out and experience global missions first hand. We praise God that 17 students expressed interest in receiving more information on specific missions opportunities that they learned about during the evening.
Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming 7 missions organizations to the Social Media & Fellowship lunch on Thursday, Nov. 3rd. This free day of training is part of the Missions Hub Engage! Series which aims to equip and support Missions workers.
The morning session was a refresher on the Twitter training that the Missions Hub facilitated last year. Martin Lamb brought his 19,000-follower-strong wisdom to share. If you would like the notes from Martin’s presentation, we will pass along that info to him.
The Facebook session, led by Darren Lung, Graham Watt and Matt Brodie from Power to Change National Communications Team, helped us all to understand the best ways to use this very important tool. Their slide deck can be downloaded. If you would like more info on future sessions, please email email@example.com.
Friday at 9am is a beautiful time at the Missions Hub. We get to welcome students from several campus groups and pray altogether. Please pray for us; that unity in Christ would abound in these sweet times of fellowship; & that the Lord would call many to the harvest!
We love these campus groups and students! Thank you for prayerfully loving them with us.
The Missions Hub event “Why Commit Your Life to Christian Mission?” brought 50 people to hear the stories of five panelists who have committed their lives to Christian mission. The panelists spoke effectively to their experiences, and the audience engaged thoughtfully. Many conversations and prayers were heard afterward. Thank you for praying for this event! We are looking forward to the next!
We are excited to invite you to our upcoming event, Why Commit Your Life to Christian Mission? This panel discussion will feature dynamic panelists from a variety of professional backgrounds, and focus on some of the biggest questions related to full time service. Please “like” us on Facebook, RSVP and invite friends! We look forward to seeing you there!
If you have any questions regarding the event, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here is the link for our Fall e-newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cfC8gz
It gives a high level overview of what’s happening in the Missions Hub including; upcoming events, a new staff member, a new Facebook page and more. Please have a look, and be sure to be in touch if you have any suggestions, ideas or feedback. We are so grateful to see how God is working in and through the Missions Hub in this exciting season.
Please do keep the Missions Hub in your prayers.