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A New Chapter for MissionNext

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In 1998 a few volunteers got together to create a way of connecting people searching to serve God’s Kingdom with mission opportunities waiting to be filled, and the Finishers Project was born. Quite a few things have changed since then, and by God’s grace, we’re entering  a whole new chapter for MissionNext.

We desire to see thousands of God’s people making a vital impact on the world by being fully engaged in God’s purposes for their lives. Our constant prayer is that you’ll be encouraged and assisted as you follow God’s will for your life.

If you’ve been following along the last year or two, you know our team has been working diligently to change the way we serve you. I’m now happy to say that these improvements to our website are up and running, ready to help you find your place in the Great Commission.

We’ve grouped our Finishers Project and MissionXplore ministry into Journey, and changed the name of Mission:TEACH to Education. Both ministries are still a part of MissionNext.

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A few changes we’ve made

The new MissionNext website is launched with more useful features than ever. A completed personal profile will result in matches for job assignments and mission organizations that are surprisingly well suited for you. Now is a good time to see options the Lord has for you to consider in God’s global cause. All disciplines are needed. You can find a spot. Visit Journey to have a look.

Already have an updated profile on the new site? Ministry organizations continue to add  more assignments. Know a teacher? Pass the word that Education has served nearly 100 schools that have positions outside of North America.

New look; same mission

Instructor helps student in EthnoArts course at European Training Programme

Our way of doing things has changed, but our vision has not—to significantly increase the number of global kingdom workers to serve the Lord among the nations.

We frequently  hear from mission organizations searching for staff, and individuals looking for a way to use their gifts for the Kingdom. The need is great. Is Christ calling you to take the next step? Find out more.

Bruce Horton, President/CEO of MissionNext

Bruce Horton, President/CEO of MissionNext

After thinking about following my grandfather into the ministry and my father-in-law into medicine, all during the turbulent 1960’s, the direction of my life was not clear. It took ten years, a patient Christian wife and deep conversations with a friend that later went into full time missionary work to open my mind and heart to the Lord.

Until recently, Linda and I have led corporate gypsy life, living in 7 states around country while being able to travel extensively for business and pleasure. Even though we were frequently moving, we were able to plug into vibrant churches with outstanding leaders such as Kent Hughes, Gene Getz and Stuart Briscoe. Our community group at College Church in Wheaton, IL was composed of Christian couples involved in Christ centered businesses or mission organizations. All these experiences deepened our understanding of Biblical truths and our faith in the Lord.

After 43 years of marriage, we are grateful for our extended families; both daughters and their husbands are strong Christians and are working with each of our six grandchildren to lead them to faith.

The short story is one of increasing responsibilities in the corporate world while becoming closer to the Lord. In the process of reaching C-level positions, the entrepreneurial side emerged as the “new nature” was nurtured. Serving as leader of the Business as Mission efforts within Mission Next is both a privilege and a joy, knowing that the Lord has prepared me for the role.

Nelson Malwitz, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Nelson Malwitz, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Nelson is the generic Evangelical baby-boomer. Born in 1946, raised in the C&MA, he attended Urbana ’67 in college. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering and worked in R&D positions in American industry for 33 years. Nelson is an inventor with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) and served in many leadership capacities of what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext. Locally he attends a Torah study and is chairman of the sewer commission to serve among unchurched leaders.

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