The Settlers

Recently I was looking at a group I follow on Instagram. It’s an organization that puts together short term missions trips for which people can get involved. They put up a map showing all of the planned trips for the year. There were a lot of them, and they were certainly going to be very busy. But one thing stood … Read More

TESFA Special Needs: Meet Burtukan

As a Special Education teacher here in the US, I have the opportunity to teach and support children with Down Syndrome.  So, it was a special privilege to meet Burtukan (Burtu for short) and her family at our Petros Network sponsored medical clinic in Fall 2014.  At 4 years old, Burtu had likely never seen a physician or received formal … Read More

Petros Partnering with SportAid

USAid reports “Governments and private organizations have long been using sport as a tool in global development and humanitarian aid because of its ability to transform lives in unique and powerful ways. In fact, there are few areas in development where sport cannot be used as a platform to strengthen communities and improve lives.” Sports, especially team games, are an … Read More

Petros Network Welcomes New Board Members

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Petros Network is pleased to announce the addition of three new board members to the Petros Network International Board. Sandra Cooper, Endashaw Kelkele and Doug Resler will be joining Doug Boone, Randy Carl, Jocelyn Leano-Martin, Kelly Orfield, Ron Stokes, and Sam Thannickal.

On The Other Side — Ethiopia

I have only ever found myself on the other side of the screen, reading about all of the amazing things that my friends and family are doing overseas to help bring the Kingdom. It is a strange place to find myself trying to come up with the right words to describe the heart change I experienced in Ethiopia. I have to be honest and admit…

Petros Network Launches in Borana

God is always at work putting the pieces of our lives together for His perfect timing and purpose. Petros Network’s President, Ray Noah, first met Ethiopian Pastor, Endashaw Kelkele, when he served as the Executive Pastor of Calvary Temple in Denver, Colorado in 1990. At the time Calvary Temple was led by the late Charles E. Blair. Pastor Blair had invited Pastor Endashaw…

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