Several years ago, The Outreach Foundation and Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship joined in a strategic alliance for the purpose of sending new missionaries.The alliance, called The Antioch Partners (TAP), focuses on expanding the evangelistic capacity of global partners and proclaiming the Gospel among the unreached peoples of the world.
Andrew Adair is leading this new mission organization that seeks to be a flat, flexible, creative organization to maximize Kingdom resources. TAP includes innovative patterns of service that are consistent with new ways God is working in the world and utilizes multiple avenues of sending that will include the PC(USA) mission office, other mission agencies, and TAP’s own structure. A primary focus of TAP's ministry is facilitating vital relationships between missionaries and Presbyterian congregations. More than 40 TAP missionaries are under appointment including Lisa Alfonsi in Peru; Tim and Debbie Dunn in Brazil; Habtom and Heather Kebede in Ethiopia; Tihomir and Christine Kukolja in Croatia (based in U.S.A.); Eric Miller in Kenya; Steve and Lisa Schwind on the Africa Mercy Ship; Eric and Debbie Stone in Guatemala; Rob and Jennifer Taylor in Swaziland; Zondra Tyre in Ethiopia; and John and Anne Wheeler-Waddell in the U.S.A. There are other mission partners serving in security sensitive areas not listed here.
Andrew and his wife, Teri, served as PC(USA) co-workers in Asia from 1997 to 2006. As the country director of a creative organization, Andrew provided leadership and management to a field-driven, field-based partnership of professionals from 11 different countries and more than 13 partner agencies. The ministry grew under his leadership to more than 80 long-term workers and 80 national staff members. Prior to his service in Asia, Andrew was the mission pastor at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas for nearly five years. He holds a degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and earned his MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary with a concentration in cross-cultural studies.
The Antioch Partners is encouraging to those who long to see greater Presbyterian involvement in God’s mission, and we pray that it will prove to be a blessing to congregations, missionaries, and global partners. Support is needed for missionaries and for general operations. We invite your prayerful consideration of generous financial support for this effort!