This is an article from the October - December 1985 issue: Youth With a Mission

The US Center for World Mission

An Introduction

The US Center for World Mission

The U.S. Center For World Mission is dedicated to the task of establishing a viable, witnessing church of national believers within each of the estimated 17,000 unreached peoples of the world. Much as the War Department servedd the United States in World War II, we serve the Spiritual War effort of mission agencies, churches and Christian students by gathering and disseminating intelligence concerning the overall state of the world Christian movement; by mobilizing Christians for involvement in the war effort at home: through prayer, giving and other practical efforts; by recruiting and training soldiers for the front lines; and by providing other auxiliary services (book publishing and media production, for instance).

The Center is located in northeast Pasadena, California on the 35 acre former Pasadena Nazarene College campus  the largest single piece of property ever set aside to serve as a nerve center for the cause of missions. The Center owns over 100 buildings including residential properties and the central campus itself.

The U.S. Center for World Mission is a cooperative venture in which 300 people from more than 70 different agencies work together in dozens of specialized departments arid organizations. Though we send no missionaries overseas, we are a mission agency, affiliated with the Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association. A Board of Directors, composed primarily of those with overseas experience, sets basic policy.

Through use of our Global Prayer Digest 20,000 to 30,000 people pray for hundreds of different Hidden Peoples each year and as a result many of these groups are being reached! Mission Frontiers magazine goes out to over 50,000 people each issue, and is one of the larger circulation Christian magazines in the world.

Last year, cooperating agencies at the Center sponsored Muslim Awareness Seminars, 10 Chinese Awareness Seminars. Fifty people were trained for ministry among Hindus, and "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement" courses, touching the lives of some 6,000 students, were carried out in 46 places around the world. Fifteen outreach teams were fielded from the Samuel Zwemer Institute and Frontiers, inc. sent teams to reach dozens of Muslim Peoples.

If you need speakers for a missions conference or training course, Dr. Ralph Winter, Don Richardson, Greg Livingstone, Dr. James Buswell HI, and Don McCurry are just a few of the individuals available through the USCWM.

Thousands of books and educational slide and video shows covering a large range of mission related subjects are on the USCWM and William Carey Library book lists.

Visitors are invited to take tours of our campus and facilities at 9:30 am. and 1:30 p.m. weekdays or by special arrangement at other times.

If you are in the area we also invite you to participate in:

Our Thursday night Frontier Fellowship meeting.

Starts at 7:00p.m. and features outstanding speakers and presentations on missions. And join us in our staff fellowship dinner at the USCWM Dining Flail immediately preceding Frontier Fellowship  from 5:30 to 7:00p.m.

Missiology and Interface meetings, Monday mornings from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. At the Missiology meetings (held on the second and fouth Mondays of each month), formal mission related discussions are held; on the alternate Mondays at Interface, the associate agencies and Divisions share exciting news of what is happening in their respective areas of concern and expertise.

For further information on any of our activities don't hesitate to call our 24 hours aday seven¬days a week telephone number: (818) 797 1111.


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