“Everyone who hears can be made new.” -Global Partners
Chad McCallum is the Director of Mobilization for Global Partners and a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. Dennis Jackson is the Executive Director for Global Partners, also an alumnus of IWU. He is passionate about seeing the expanse of The Gospel throughout nations around the world. He has past experience in church planting and pastoral roles. These two serve missionaries and the world through their ministry.
Global Partners serves at the global missions expression of the Wesleyan Church. They have missionaries serving in 90 countries of the world. He oversees a team of people who work to enlist and empower men and women who want to serve around the world. He visits schools and churches promoting global missions.
“Being a partner with the Wesleyan church, our role in General Conference is hosting the Sunday morning service. It will be solely dedicated to talking about how God is at work around the world and capturing a vision for the church,” McCallum says. Global Partners and McCallum will be active in pursuing relationships during General Conference time. McCallum states, “In Scripture, Jesus asked us to send out laborers into his harvest field. We have, right now, just over 200 missionaries serving globally. Our vision by the year 2020 is that we will see the numbers grow to 400 serving globally.”
McCallum believes that, “lifelong friendships that were formed during his days at IWU,” have greatly influence his ministry to this day. He continues to connect with people and follow the mission’s statement, “Amplifying local church mission for global transformation.” He also says that, “the investment that professors like, Dr. Wayne Wright, Dr. Bud Bence and many others have made in my life has influenced my ministry greatly.”
Dennis Jackson is the Executive Director of Global Partners. He has a passion to spread The Gospel. Rev. Rick Carder says this regarding Dr. Jackson, “Dr. Jackson is a very intentional leader with a desire to serve local missionaries. He is strategic in his objectives as well as personal as he compassionately works with our missionaries in their respective mission field.”
Written by Emily Lehner, a writer for the Alumni Center and a sophomore Writing major at IWU. She is active on the cross country and track teams. She is passionate about using her writing skills to share the good news of Christ with others and writes often on her personal blog at www.emilylehner.wordpress.com.