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

Educating Out of Poverty – Uganda

In spite of the hardships our Ugandan friends face, missionary church planters are planting churches and leading and loving in the name of Jesus. Redemptive Lift follows a church plant and we are excited about the school project God has laid on the heart of our Petros Network – Uganda leader, Pastors Silvest and Evelyn Kasirivu. Pastor(s) Silvest and Evelyn … Read More

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

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 1988 Dr. Charles Blair, Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple, invited Pastor Ray and Linda Noah to join his staff in Denver, Colorado as Executive Pastor. (1988-1996) During that time an Ethiopian community led by Endashaw Kelkele was invited to launch a “church plant” inside of Calvary Temple and held a national service in the small chapel. In 1991, under Dr. … Read More