We are in the right spot at the right time…only God could have done this!
We need you so that we can leverage the opportunities in front of us, for 2021 and beyond.
Our goal is $125,000. However, now through Dec 31, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000, thanks to our very faithful and generous partners!
We are calling our Year End Push Mobilization Matters:
If you give by December 31st, your gift will be matched up to $125,000 to meet our audacious goal of *$250,000.
To see a new missions movement take place among the least reached and unreached peoples of the world, we believe that there must first be a missions mobilization movement among churches. Nothing in the world today is more important than the mission of Jesus Christ. Jesus through His Church is calling forth a redeemed people from every nation, tribe and tongue. This is the centerpiece of God’s plan for this age, which means it should the focal point of His people. This is precisely why Mobilization Matters.
As 2019 came to a close, Sixteen:Fifteen celebrated our most fruitful year of ministry ever. God had extended our reach, filled our pipeline with unprecedented opportunities… we had just launched The Mobilized Church Workshop and most importantly, the missions potential of churches we were coaching was being unleashed. Then, as you well know, COVID-19 hit our nation. We immediately made the decision not to go dark during the pandemic, but to continue to love, nurture and coach churches into the exalted role God has for them. We knew our mission was not canceled and the Great Commission was not on pause, so we began to increase the production of our webinars, online gatherings for church missions leaders and our podcasts. We are committed to helping churches not lose sight of the nations during these turbulent times and to help them think Biblically and creatively about how to stay on mission.
Since April, 6,500 people, representing hundreds of churches and mission agencies have participated in our online offerings:
Webinars – 1,500 participants across 8 webinars
Podcasts – 4,000 views in 7 episodes
P2P Missions Leaders Gatherings – 1,000 participants across 6 gatherings
Our New Book
Conversations on When Everything Is Missions – Rediscovering the Mission of the Church, is a follow up book to When Everything Is Missions. More than 15 contributors such as David Platt and Ed Stetzer add their voices to the conversation, each bringing research, analysis and experience to the table. They reflect on how we got to the place where many sincere Christians believe everything is missions and address what it might take to put the gospel and the Great Commission back at the center of our global outreach efforts.
New Partnership with Missio Nexus
Sixteen:Fifteen has formed a unique partnership with Missio Nexus to help mobilize churches. Mission Nexus is an association of churches and mission agencies representing over 30,000 globally dispersed workers.
God has again grown our footprint in ways we never imagined. Our reach and our influence is greater now than ever before and what’s remarkable is that this all happened during COVID.
Partnership with NAAMC
The National African American Missions Council is partnering with Sixteen:Fifteen to mobilize African American Churches.
The Mobilized Church
With the onset of Covid-19, Sixteen:Fifteen quickly transitioned our newest resource, The Mobilized Church, to an online, virtual format and we received overwhelming positive feedback. Now, we need resources to upgrade video quality and develop more advanced online tools to meet the demand and create a virtual ecosystem to help keep churches engaged.
Most importantly, upgrades and resources are needed to meet the request from the African American Christian community. Sixteen:Fifteen is planning to deliver a contextualized workshop in African American Churches in partnership with National African American Missions Conference. Not only does this represent an opportunity to mobilize an enormous missions force since African Americans make up 13% of the Church in the United States but less than 1% of current missionaries serving abroad, but this could be a way for white and black churches to work together in unity. Wouldn’t it be just like God to bring His Church together to co-labor for the sake of the nations, against the backdrop of so much ethnic and racial tension?
Also, as venues begin to reopen, we are preparing to begin live regional workshops again. Planned locations:
Colorado Springs Atlanta, Georgia Dallas, TX Boston, MA Greenville, SC Washington D.C. Billings, MT Albuquerque, NM
To address growing opportunities, we recognized the need to expand our team. We are excited to announce the hiring of our new Director of Operations, David Jackett. David has more than 10 years of experience in missions education, mobilization and ministry leadership.
To join us and to make an investment, make your donation now and make the most of the amazing matching opportunity.
*We are thankful for our friends and partners in ministry who have pledged to match every gift, dollar for dollar to meet our goal of $250,000!
“I am carried on the shoulders of those who cannot see the landscape I describe. I owe them more than my weight.”