Am I A Missional Fit As An UMI Missionary?

Score yourself between 1 and 10 and see how you do… First, if a potential urban missionary sees this as a “ministry” or “program” then they are missing the point entirely. Highly missional people see their mission simply as their personal response to their community because of God’s love. Consequently, they will already be doing something with their calling and … Read More

Reaching Portland, Oregon – Urban Missions Initiative

Easily one of Portland’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Pearl District is home to some of the city’s best-known chefs and restaurants, world class art galleries, and vibrant shops and boutiques. Located in the heart of downtown, businesses ranging from finance and real estate to renowned advertising agencies and software firms can be found here, nestled among family-friendly parks that attract … Read More

I am Different!

Petros Network vets missionary church planters for their calling and preparedness before sending them out onto the field. Church planters are recommended by their denomination, complete an application, and receive a personal interview. Learn about our process >> It wasn’t that long ago I was a Muslim and highly opposed to Christian missionaries.I was smoking, using bad language to talk … Read More

Gift of Education is Priceless

Over the last decade Petros Network has partnered with 53 denominations to train leaders and plant churches in East Africa.  The results have been phenomenal with hundreds of thousands of people coming to Christ, but now there is a new challenge before us! We are in desperate need to provide Bibles, education, and Christian materials to help train indigenous pastors … Read More

Petros Network Translation Project

Through new Bible Schools and training centers Petros Network is launching in 5 regions, we will train and empower missionary church planters through Africa’s Hope Discovery Series, — a 2-year college-certified Bible Diploma Program. This translation and print production project includes textbooks and teacher materials for 24 to 38 classes in the 5 different languages found in the Horn of … Read More

The TESFA Center Launches Fall 2017

Petros Network TESFA Project - HOPE Project

Petros Network took on an aggressive international building project to build The TESFA Center in Gojo, Ethiopia (TESFA means HOPE in Amharic). The Center was built as a multi-purpose building with a focus on women and children. Our plan is to include a women’s medical clinic, an area for special needs children, and a work area for training and textile … Read More

The Petros Network Story

In 2001, Dr. Blair was 84-years-old when he received a request from a Christian president of one of Ethiopia’s nine federal regions. This leader asked Charles if he would sponsor 1000 church plants in his region within the next two years while the doors were open under his presidency. In that region were 3000 villages, and the president envisioned that … Read More

God gave me a vision

Before a missionary church planter is sent out our team interviews them for their personal story. This is one of our new church planters: It wasn’t that long ago I was a Muslim and highly opposed to Christian missionaries. I was smoking, using bad language to talk about Jesus and even using the pages of the Bible as toilet paper. … Read More

Why Invest in Women?

Petros Network Women - TESFA Project

“As more cash and assets get into the hands of women, more of these earnings get into the mouths, medicine and schoolbooks of their children, while at the same time increasing women’s bargaining position and power in the family and community; and their ability to act against violence in the home and in the world. There is no development strategy … Read More