2017 begins with some exciting changes for Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship. I’m pleased to announce our new name, Frontier Fellowship, and the launch of our new website and communication initiatives.
We just celebrated our 35th anniversary in frontier mission ministry. In remembering our history, we give thanks to God for the rich soil of Presbyterian missions in which our ministry has flourished. We honor the strong legacy of frontier mission pioneers who have paved the way for us: Ralph Winter, Harold Kurtz, Sam Moffett, Ken Bailey and others. We celebrate the many Presbyterian congregations and individuals who have given us a voice at the missions table and who have embraced God’s vision that all peoples might hear and embrace the Good News of His Kingdom.
As we look to the future, God has given us fresh vision to go wider, younger, further and deeper. We’ll go wider to reach across ecclesiastical divides in calling Christians to engage in God’s mission of bringing people to Himself, and we’ll aim younger as we emphasize mobilization among younger generations.
We’ll go further to explore partnerships with indigenous efforts in places beyond our current reach. Niger, Thailand, Nepal and Indonesia are calling us already. And we want to do better at mobilization by offering new resources and events to go deeper with individuals and congregations who are ready to take serious next steps in mission engagement.
At the same time, our core purpose remains—for every people, an indigenous church; for every church, a mission vision. The unreached and least reached on earth are made up of 6,500 people groups and over two billion individuals. Our twin aims are about seeing all peoples gain access to the Gospel and calling all Christians to be involved in this mission.
The twin mountain peaks in our new logo remind us of this two-fold calling. The mountain imagery also reminds us to keep moving beyond our comfort zone, to go further in reaching the least reached, to rise to the challenge of frontier mission and to embrace the thrilling adventure of journeying with God into uncharted territory for the sake of His Kingdom. Will you come along with us?
We invite you to explore this new website, subscribe to our newsletter and blog and like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As we continue to advocate on behalf of unreached peoples, we hope these new communication platforms will help inspire and equip you for the role God has called you to play in making His name known throughout the earth.
Jesus spoke about the frontier: “I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest” (John 4:35). Frontier Fellowship will go forward with renewed passion to build a fellowship of disciples to work with indigenous partners and open up avenues for all people to access God’s Good News of Jesus and His love for them.
—Richard Haney, Executive Director