Going with the gospel to all people(s).

Global Disciple-Making aims to engage every member of Parkwood in the mission of God among the unreached of Central Asia and the least reached of America.

How Can I Be a Global Disciple-Maker?

Attend a Global Equip

This 4-week introduction to missions is designed for all members of the church, though it is most beneficial for those going or considering going on a Global Trip. Across these four weeks, you will learn shared language, steps of the missionary task, and be prepared for short-term, mid-term, and long-term going.

Go on an Exposure Trip

Exposure trips are ideal for anyone who has never been on a mission trip with Parkwood. You will not only observe and discuss lostness in North America, but you will also learn essential cross-cultural and evangelistic skills through hands-on ministry.

Short-Term Trip

These trips include sending short-term mission teams for 1-2 weeks. The primary purpose of short-term mission trips would be to engage the lost in partnership with a global partner and equip the local church through biblical, theological, and practical ministry training.

Global Opportunities for Everyone

Parkwood’s global purpose is driven by a singular focus: the mission of God. All our efforts culminate in magnifying the glory of God and proclaiming the gospel of God among all people. We aim to fulfill the mission of God in two contexts, (1) reached and (2) unreached, and through three avenues, (1) short-term, (2) mid-term, and (3) long-term missions.

Parkwood’s Focus In Central Asia

Back in 2013, our Lead Pastor took a trip to Central Asia (CA) while serving as a trustee for the International Mission Board, and that’s where Parkwood’s interest in the region really kicked off. It wasn’t just a casual visit – it sparked crucial conversations and opened our eyes to the fact that every people group in CA is  unreached (less than 2% evangelical) with the gospel.

So, as you can imagine, that got us thinking. We saw common ground and shared values with the leaders in CA, and as Parkwood stepped up to support and work alongside these dedicated workers, trust naturally began to build. We didn’t want just to dip our toes in the water; we were convinced that a more focused approach would make us more effective. Thus, a solid strategy was developed, and CA became Parkwood’s primary focus as we sought to reach the unreached.

Fast forward to today, after much prayer and seeking the Lord’s guidance, we’ve honed in even further. Now we’re pouring our efforts into working specifically among three distinct people groups: the peoples of the North Caucasus, the Kurds, and the Uyghurs. It’s a big task, and we’re praying for the diligence and perseverance to see it through. Further, we want everyone at Parkwood to be part of this journey as “we seek to be fellow workers for the truth” (3 John 8).

Say Hello

Meet the Global Team

Andrew Brafford

Global Disciple-Making Pastor
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Kathy Vensk

Global Associate
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