Tales of Glocal Involvement–
Learning to Bridge Global and Local Mission
Sarah Bokma and Matt Pamplin
Description: Many Christians have gone on short term mission trips and many are invested in their local community. But there seems to be a disconnect between our global and local involvements. How does our global mission involvement affect what we do locally, and vice versa? How do we move beyond the “We’re so blessed here in Canada” response from our global mission involvement? How can we live out God’s heart for Jerusalem and the ends of the earth? We will explore these types of questions together through guided conversation, sharing tales of “glocal” involvement from around the world — how the global church is working together for the Kingdom of God.
Sarah has a passion to bridge the local and the global church. This has been inspired by conversations with persecuted Burmese pastors, mentorship by a Congolese missionary to Canada, friendships with refugee families, and living in Uganda. In these she has experienced some of the potential of how much there is to gain as the global church works together and learns from each other. Sarah is currently working as a mother, freelance artist and is studying to become a birth doula. This spring she and her husband and daughter are moving to Leon, Nicaragua to work with the Nehemiah Centre.