Networking, Praying, Informing, Encouraging and Working Together for the Kingdom

Date Venue Main Speaker/Agenda Item* 15-Minute Ministry Highlight**
Monday, 7/23/2018
6:30pm - 8;30pm
121 Community Church
Grapevine, TX
Words and their meaning matter. Competing priorities pressure us to stretch our mission definitions as wide as they can go...

As an unfortunate result of these tendencies, many of our churches lack a coherent, compelling sense of what we're all about as we engage with the world.

Matthew Ellison and Denny Spitters call us to refocus our gaze on the gospel and the Great Commission. They assert that thinking must come before doing and shape our world mission practices and priorities. "When Everything Is Missions" is for church and ministry leaders and all who look to clarify their own answers to questions like these:

• What is the mission of God?
• What is the mission of the Church?
• Is every Christian a missionary?
Tuesday, 7/24/2018
11:30am - 1:30pm
The Hope Center
  Plano, TX 
See above
Dec 7, 2017 Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas 75236 Discover how both artists and “non-artists” alike can partner with communities to engage their local arts to meet their Kingdom goals. Dr. Robin Harris, Director of GIAL’s Center for Excellence in World Arts (CEWA) and President of the International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE) will share some best practices for engaging the arts in cross-cultural and multi-cultural contexts, and how to avoid the dangers of artistic paternalism in cross-cultural and multicultural ministries. Wendy Atkins re: Arts and Trauma Healing helping people who suffer from the mental, emotional, and spiritual effects of trauma.
Sept 7, 2017 The Hope Center 2001 W. Plano Pkwy Conference Room C, Plano, 75075 How can the honor/shame dynamics common to the Bible and many Majority World societies be used to contextualize the gospel of Christ in order to make it more widely understood and accepted? Author/Blogger/Trainer/Speaker, Werner Mischke, will lead a one day seminar regarding gospel contextualization among peoples for whom ritual cleansing is important. This includes Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and many tribal peoples.
Several opportunities available for orgs who are working among honor/shame cultures. Contact Brian Considine
June 1, 2017

121 Community Church – New Church Location/Address2701 Ira E Woods Ave Grapevine, TX 76051 DirectionsUpstairs in the Student Space

A recent study has found that there has been a significant decrease in the number of children involved in Cambodia’s Commercial Sex Industry. Journey with Vince Rice as he shares about the adventure that God took 121 Community Church on in Cambodia (in partnership with International Justice Mission) as they embarked upon the final stage of “The Amos Project”.
International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world.
Mar 2, 2017 The Hope Center, Plano, TX Discover how games can mobilize and equip people for mission and deepen discipleship.   Shannon Hopkins (Founder & Creative Director), from Matryoshka Haus will be sharing about the Change Makers Toolkit  (tools that equip, grow and develop non-profits) and how she sees it transforming mission in today's context.  Heart4Iran is a partnership of over 40 active partners working together to bring the love and hope of Jesus Christ to the people of Iran. 
Oct 20, 2016 N/A Discover the different experiences between a refugee and an asylum seeker? What are best practices in loving and serving asylees' physical and relational needs? The Last Well - Providng access to clean water for the entire nation of Liberia, border to border.
Jun 2, 2016 N/A Each year, missionary families leave the field, many for preventable reasons. What can we do to change that? Thrive Ministry provides care, resources, and community to help global [missionary] women thrive on the field—spiritually, physically, and emotionally. CEO, Lorrie Lindgren, and Development Associate, Bethany Hofmann, will share the unique needs of global women and ways you can encourage and empower the global women you know to thrive.

International Students, Inc. Befriend international students and help them adjust to American culture.

Mar 3, 2016 N/A Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) guides you on a journey into the lives of Muslims around the world and in your neighborhood.  EWI offers a fresh biblical perspective on Muslims helping class members understand how to connect relationally with the Muslim community and how to respectfully explain our hope in Jesus Christ, while not repeating prideful errors of the past. Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL). 

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*Main Agenda:
This time is used for encouraging/mobilizing/equipping. If the stories/ideas/instruction that you have to share can be applied to/contextualized for other contexts (cultures/groups/churches/agencies, etc.) so that attendees can leave better equipped to cross cultures/mobilize others with what they have learned from you then you may be invited to share for 30  minutes and encouraged to hang around after the meeting for  Q & A from the audience.

**Ministry Highlight:
This time is used for highlighting your ministry in order to raise awareness/resources. You may be invited to share for 10 minutes and encouraged to hang around after the meeting for Q&A from the audience.

While we welcome one time guests to share with the group, if you live/work in the DFW area we encourage you to attend the network meetings and join the YahooGroup. Your active participation in the network will maximize the impact of information shared with the group as you will have already developed trust through relationship.

Please Note: The DFW Mobilizers network does not pay honorariums to those who share with the group. We have many requests for opportunities to speak at the network meetings and welcome all inquiries. If you would like to suggest a speaker, please contact us at

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