It was April 15, 1996, that the first consultation took place at Pittsburgh Seminary which established the vision, network, and funding for World Mission Initiative. Over the years, WMI has hosted 10 biennial conferences, countless workshops and global mission guests, and sent over 300 seminary students into faith-stretching and ministry-shaping global mission experiences.

World Mission Initiative celebrated this milestone year at our conference, Recalibrating the Church for the 21st Century, April 8-9, 2016. The conference featured Alan Hirsch, a well-respected leader in the missional church conversation, and included 20 workshop topics and a rich opportunity to network with others involved in mission in our own neighborhoods and around the globe. We concluded the event with a celebration dinner, honoring the past and looking to the future of World Mission Initiative.

At the conference, we launched the “Send Me” Campaign, with a goal to raise $5,000 to support student mission travel scholarships in the month of April. WMI’s supporters exceeded that goal, giving over $6,000 to send students into God’s global mission.

We give thanks for all that God has done through World Mission Initiative in the lives of seminary students, local congregations, and global partners around the world in these 20 years of ministry! We look forward to a stronger commitment to sending students in the future, as we strive to develop mission vision, nurture missionary vocations, and cultivate missional congregations.

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