Bruce and Julie work with the FS2G Initiative to equip local churches for cross-cultural ministry into the lease-reached diaspora in the Twin Cities.

After 25 years living among unreached peoples, God has taught us much about bridging cultures, living lives of philoxenia — the Greek word for hospitality that literally means "love of the foreigner" — and sharing the gospel with resistant peoples. God has prepared us for this moment and we want to make ourselves available to our Converge family of churches, in particular, those who God is calling into direct ministry to the world next door. This will be done through a "city strategy" where transformational leaders — both diaspora champions and practitioners — from within the church are identified and trained; where coalitions of churches are formed (we are better together); and where apostolic teams are formed and sent out, imbedding themselves into these communities where Jesus is neither named nor known. The aim is to foster multiplying gospel movements that begin in the adopted homeland but eventually impact their lands of origin. We start local to go global.


Converge International Ministries Scattered to Gathered Initiative video