The global church has proven to be resilient, effective, innovative, and deeply spiritual. Against all odds, it has often multiplied in biblical proportion and remained unwavering in its pursuit of making disciples. We will reflect on some real-life examples and leaders of the global church and what it can teach us for our context here in the U.S. It will inspire you to new things and challenge you to rethink a few things, too.
Ivan Veldhuizen has served as the Senior Vice President of International Ministries since 2012. With missionaries and ministry partnerships worldwide, Ivan aims to create a global-minded culture within Converge‚Äôs 1400+ churches. He is working toward mobilizing churches to see least reached and unreached people groups around the world come to Christ so generations alive today will see the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
Ivan also served in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for five years (1991-1996) as a field associate, bringing Dr. Graham‚Äôs vision for evangelism to 24 countries worldwide. Ivan earned a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary and was a Converge pastor for 25 years. His churches have demonstrated significant progress in spiritual health, community impact, and world missions.