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WHY DO WE NEED DIVERSE MISSIONARIES?

"There before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” (Rev. 7:9).

Why Is It So Important to Raise Up Diverse Missionaries?

We Believe Diversity in Our Community ...

... more accurately reflects the kingdom of God (Rev 7:9)

... leverages the unique perspectives, experiences, competencies, and gifts that people of color bring to our teams (Rom 12:4-8; 1 Cor 12:12-13)

... is a powerful apologetic to the global nature of our faith and the reconciling power of the gospel to break down walls of hostility between peoples (Eph 2:11-22)

... is consistent with the Presbyterian Church in America’s report on racial reconciliation and its recommendations

EMBRACING THE IMAGO DEI

The past few years, we at MTW have been asking, “How do we better serve all of our brothers and sisters in our Church, who seek to serve as missionaries? How can we better come alongside all our churches, who want to send their members for missions, to reach a world that desperately needs Christ?”

We've been listening to our Hispanic, African American, and Asian American brothers and sisters, many of whom serve as advisors, representatives, and champions of missions.

With their guidance we've been changing, learning, adapting, repenting. The Lord must first change hearts. But we can work to change our processes, trainings, language, and practices to ensure that we are serving our whole church well.

MEET THE TEAM

Samuel Kang

National Mobilization Specialist

Sam Kang is a global missiologist who has been involved with missions in many different nations and contexts. Spending his formative years as an MK from East Africa, he has had the privilege to witness and experience the Lord’s work in many different contexts. This has shaped his involvement in pastoral ministry as well as in his academic work. He holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and also fulfills the role of adjunct professor at the same institution. His passion is to equip, network, and send the next generation of kingdom workers throughout the whole world. He and his wife, Gloria, live in the greater Chicagoland area with their two children.

STORIES OF DIVERSITY

Meet Lauren Stovall (VIDEO)

As an elementary and middle school art teacher, Lauren never imagined God would call her overseas, let alone to Ukraine. But He did.

What Does Racial Justice Have to Do With Missions?

We asked three MTW missionaries of color.

David Choi: Korean Americans Have Unique Missions Opportunities (VIDEO)

As David interacted with internationals, he began to realize God how could use his unique background for the kingdom.

What Does Juneteenth Have to Do With Global Missions?

Juneteenth is an important holiday for African Americans commemorating the end of slavery. It also reminds us of our gospel mandate.

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RAISE UP DIVERSE PEOPLE

We can build more effective ministry as people of color bring their voices and gospel stories to those waiting to hear. You can help mobilize diverse people by giving to our Diversity project.

LET'S TALK

If you would like more info about how the MTW diversity initiative can help you in your mission, contact Sam or your regional hub.

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