Addition or Multiplication?
What if God gave you a mission to provide daily bread for one million people? Which would be your approach— build a huge bakery and work 24 hours a day trying to constantly increase your capacity or start a training community for young bakers and help them launch 1,000 bakeries? In our mind multiplication is way better than addition.
The needs in the developing world are far beyond any one agency’s capacity to service them. For the past 25 years we have operated on the core belief that the best thing we can do to reach the harvest of Asia is to help train and empower young gospel communicators so they can confidently obey God’s call on their lives.
We want to help 1,000 promising leaders launch their own spiritual bakeries and distribute the Living Bread to their nations. Come join us! We’ll work together to help reach Asia.
We are a fresh, highly-responsive, Christian organization dedicated to helping you find your best role in God’s bold plan to save the world. Whether it’s serving in a mountain tribe, online evangelism, mobilizing awareness and funds, making gospel movies or shining a light in the corporate world, your life will move from average to awesome once you find your perfect fit in God’s work. Our Emerge Network (coming mid-2015) is dedicated to help you find your calling and get on with it. Click here for updates on this exciting new launch!
We make all our decisions according to these five mandates.
What We're About
1. Turn the Nonprofit “Right Side Up”: We’re not here to promote Emerge Missions. In fact, you won’t find the Emerge name on any building anywhere. We’re more interested in helping you to do a better job at finding your unique place of service. If you long to live a life that impacts others for Christ, we believe you’ll find us a ridiculously helpful friend. We’re here to serve God’s emerging workforce.
2. Keep it Young: 90% of those who turn to Christ as Lord do so by age 25 so we focus exclusively on children and young people for all outreach.
3. Speak media: Young people spend 10 hours a day absorbing media messages. Since 2008 we have invested a huge amount of energy in developing special expertise as gospel media producers and innovative trainers. We’ve trained media missionaries for 30 nations so far through the Medialight Institute in Northern Thailand. (For more on media missions click here.)
4. Network without regard to who gets the credit. Jesus taught us to do good works quietly. We love to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations regardless of denomination, so if you’d like to discuss ideas about how we can work together for the spreading of the good news and the training of God’s people just click here. We’d love to hear from you.
5. Focus on Asia. Asia is in the heart of the 10/40 Window, that region that holds 98% of the world’s unreached peoples. Some estimate that half of Asia still has no awareness of who Jesus is or what he has done for the world. Alarmingly, this region continues to receive less than 5% of global church missions efforts so, although we love the whole world and help where we can, we keep most of our energies tightly focused here.
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Where You'll Find Us
In many nations across Asia you’ll find Emerge volunteers helping to do the following…
Outreach to Children and Youth
Outreaches reaching 12,000 street kids weekly in the slums of Manila, children’s homes in Manila, Thailand and Myanmar, engagement on a Thai university campus and a nationwide radio network delivered via smartphone app to Filipinos around the world. These are just a few of the creative initiatives Emerge volunteers are helping to support in Asia. Click here for more.
Media Training and Production
Media is the new world language and the church has to learn to speak and use it well. We offer two related training programs: Medialight Asia, an intensive, ten-week residential program for those who want to become “media missionaries,” and Medialight Online, a video-based training program designed to be experienced on a mobile phone wherever you are in the world. Click here for more.
Helping people find their calling in life
Our highest dreams are not about ourselves. There are thousands of adults who are are serious about impacting others for Christ but can’t find their place in traditional ministry. They want to take action outside the walls of the church in innovative ways that might make more impact. This might be in education, community development, social media, sports, fashion, music or media production. At the Emerge Network you’ll find friendship, training and loads of encouragement to fuel your journey into the kind of life that leaves an impact on others. Click here for for more.