*These websites (active as of 09/08) are a sampling of suggested places for you to start your research. Create Emerge does not take responsibility for the listed organizations’ beliefs and practices.
Inspiring stories happen every day, but we don't hear so much about them on the news. So, where do you go to hear these stories and find out about what God is doing behind the scenes? Well, the Create Emerge team have a list of great missions news, magazine, podcast & blog sites to get you started.
Every year, thousands of teams set off on short term trips to share the gospel. Language and cultural barriers can make clear communication of the gospel incredibly difficult. What if we could equip them to witness in an engaging and culturally relevant way? Equip makes sure to provide outreach teams with the tools and information necessary for them to be as effective as possible for the time they are on the field.
If you are involved in frontier missions, or you're preparing to go on a short term missions trip, you'll be aware of the challenges that are involved. You may find yourself asking questions like "How do I communicate the Gospel when I don't speak the language of the people I'm trying to reach? What are the cultural differences that I should be aware of? What resources are availble to help me reach out to this specific people group?"
Reverse the Curse - Marion
"...RTC currently employs 25 landmine victims who are viewed in Cambodian society as having got what they deserve through karma and most often end up begging on the street or making next to nothing in some sort of labour. Not long after beginning this project a few years ago, her staff began to ask about Jesus, and soon they were asking her about having a church. Now, most of her staff are coming back to their place of work on Sunday mornings for a church service, and deeper transformation is taking place..."
So you've heard the need and want to get out there and make a difference. Now you're thinking that it could be helpful to do a little preparation, learn some skills, and get some training. But where do you start?
Not For Sale
"...our team has recently found out about Not For Sale, which is a campaign to fight the global slave trade and end human trafficking. Not for Sale is conducting a tour called Stop Paying for Slavery which is a multidimensional, multimedia, multi-day experience aiming to bring together education, law enforcement, faith communities, corporations, consumers and all justice seekers in the fight to end modern-day slavery..."
It seems that the emerging generation is becoming a lot more aware of social justice issues. That's a good thing - however It doesn't take much to feel overwhelmed by the transformation that needs to take place. So, what can we do to make a difference?
Art in Missions
"...I've always loved to draw, paint and create things and it came pretty naturally for me. I continued to develop drawing skills throughout my childhood and teen years. It's quite sad to admit but probably 50% of the time I spent learning to draw was during Math, Science and English class. I had this idea that I was going to be an animator or a children's book illustrator someday and figured I didn't need to worry about subjects that weren't relevant to my future..."
If you have a desire to get into missions, but are a little overwhelmed by the options and aren't sure what your next step should be, we have some good news: the Create Emerge team have put in the hard yards, done a bunch of research, and put together a selection of missions opportunity sites to get you started.
Music in Missions
"...I didn't just join this team because of the opportunity to make music. I joined because God, through this team, was opening my heart up to his love for me, and consequently for the world. I didn’t have a lot of passion for the Kingdom or a clear idea of what it was all about when I first joined, but through the relationships that were formed around a great purpose, I couldn’t help but eventually begin to get energized by the Perpetrator towards the purpose of bringing the Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven..."
Being Frank - Documentary
You may have read in the blog article 'Being Frank' that the Create Emerge team recently spent three weeks in India filiming the story of Prem Sewa school and hostel. We have hopes of producing a full length Documentary, but for now we've put together a 16min preview called 'Being Frank - The Story of Prem Sewa Shikshan Sangh'. This video is currently being shown in churches throughout Canada by Prem Sewa Director Bapu as he travels from Quebec to British Columbia. Stay tuned for the completion of the full length documentary - Coming 2011- we hope :)
"...Create Emerge and Mennonite Brethren Mission and Service International (MBMSI) have partnered to create a short 12min documentary called 'East West' that focuses on the partnerships between believers from the East and the West as they join together with a powerful vision to see God's Kingdom advance in South Asia. 'East West' is going to be screened throughout Canada over the next few months as part of MBMSI's Celebrate Mission Nights..."
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GO FEST 2015 from Go Fest 2015 on Vimeo.
Check out the new Go Fest 2015 promo video. It would be a great help if you could spread it around your social media networks. Watch it on the Go Fest Central Facebook page for easy sharing. While you’re there, “Like” the page to keep updated!
Tags:Australia, Conference, Go Fest 2015, Outreach, Promo Video, Workshops, Worship, Youth
Posted in Asia, South East, Australia and Oceania, Mobilisation, Training & Opportunities, Videos
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Go Fest 2015 is set to be a catalytic event! Expect an unforgettable time where we’ll experience personal revival that launches us into finding our place in God’s mission.
The Go Fest 2015 vision first became a reality in a regional leaders meeting I led in Makassar, Indonesia a few years ago. During the meeting I shared about the vision God had put on my heart: to put on a series of conferences with dynamic worship, powerful preaching and inspiring workshops, all with the goal to equip and raise up a new generation of missionaries from South East Asia and Australia. Together, as we sought God and listened for His guidance, there was a clear sense of faith and unanimous agreement that God wanted us to do this and that He would use these events to release new things from and within this region.
I began to wrestle with how I could be most effective in advancing God’s kingdom as a young man. In my early years I was very impacted by the importance of evangelism. Over time it became increasingly clear to me that the presence of God was the key factor in seeing spiritual and social transformation. At the time I felt that if I really wanted to give my best to seeing God’s Kingdom established here on earth, then I needed to mainly focus on worship, prayer and intercession.
I believe that in those early years God was giving me key experience and understanding of two vital streams that contribute towards transforming nations. Increasingly over the years it became more and more apparent that the world would not be reached only by missionaries and pastors, but also by the vast army of believers called into the marketplace. What I saw emerge over the years was a clear understanding of the three streams of transformation. Go Fest in June 2015 is seeking to release a new wave of missionaries, evangelists, intercessors, worshipers and marketplace ministers taking up their role in building God’s kingdom.
The year 1703 was a significant in that the great Methodist revivalist John Wesley was born. He grew up in a spiritual and social climate that was in desperate need for change. After an unsuccessful mission trip to Georgia, USA he returned home to England. However, at a prayer meeting in Aldersgate, God took hold of his life in a new and mighty way. This set him on the path to becoming one of the greatest preachers the world has ever seen. Through him, God brought both spiritual and social revival to the nation of England. That revival was foundational to the release of a whole new generation of missionaries.
The impact of John Wesley and those that followed into the nations was incredible. Like this period of history, the heartbeat of Go Fest 15 is to call people into deeper intimacy with God and connect them with His Great Commission to All Nations.
- Caleb Brownhill (GO FEST 2015 Coordinator)
Tags:Australia, Go Fest 2015, Great Commission, Invitation, Missions Conference, South East Asia, Vision
Posted in Asia, South East, Australia and Oceania, Missions Musings, Mobilisation, WORLD MISSION
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We’re pretty spoiled sometimes. We head to some pretty cool places and tell some pretty cool stories.
Earlier this year, some of our crew trekked over to Fiji. There’s a ministry out there using the country’s sporting obsession—rugby—as a means to disciple some of the young men on one of the islands. In between filming, we were able to sneak in a bit of photography too. We just couldn’t help ourselves. Fiji is just that picturesque.
Posted in Photos, Sport & Recreation
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For some time now, the Create Emerge team has had a vision to establish an online collection point for resources that will inspire and encourage those with a heart for missions. In the months to come we will be switching over to a new responsive website that will help facilitate this, providing easy navigation and viewing of missions resources on your platform of choice.
With the launch of the new site we’re also excited to release a batch of new resources including: articles, videos and updated missions links. So, stay tuned for the launch date… Coming soon!
Tags:Create Emerge, Website
Posted in Mobilisation, Reports & Reviews, WORLD MISSION
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A number of Create Emerge videos have been shown on Call2all TV, a series of 30 minute news-magazine format programs that are focused on highlighting what God is doing around the world with the global missions movement.
With partnership from global missions agencies such as YWAM, Campus Crusade for Christ, Wycliffe Bible Translators, The International Board of Mission of the Southern Baptist etc, Call2all TV seeks to search out what is happening around the world amongst those who are seeking to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus to “Go into all the World and Make Disciples”.
Features include focuses on Evangelism, Prayer, Unreached People Groups, Bible Translation, and The Jesus Film Project. Call2all TV has been distributed on Trinity Broadcast Network and episodes are now able to be be viewed on the Call2all website.
Below are links to the episodes that feature Create Emerge videos:
Episode 102 – Evangelism in the 21st Century
Featuring: Gravel Landing, Real Nomads, and Beyond Hello by Create Emerge
Episode 103 – Eradicating Bible Poverty
Featuring: Honored Guests by Create Emerge
Episode 105 – Demonstrating Powerful Compassion
Featuring: Taking Care of Orphans by Create Emerge
Episode 113 – Season Best Of Show
Featuring: Gravel Landing and Honored Guests from Create Emerge
Posted in Asia, South, Asia, South East, Inspirational Stories, Mobilisation, Videos, WORLD MISSION
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Here’s a little video we put together from our Media2Go 2013 shoot. It’s a look at Ray – the man who became our man-on-the-ground for our Thai/Burma border shoot. Ray provided us with accommodation, great burgers, and generously escorted our team around to meet contacts and film the sights. While we were on the border looking for other stories, the man with the glasses and hat became one of our stories! He and his family have their hands in lots of impactful projects in the area, serving and facilitating works on behalf of Burmese refugees.
Tags:Burma, Famous Ray, Orphans, Poor, Refugees, Short Video, Thailand
Posted in Asia, South East, Compassion & Social Justice, Inspirational Stories, Videos
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