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