About Doug Tilton’s ministry
Doug Tilton currently serves as regional liaison for Southern Africa, helping to strengthen the mutual ministries of the PC(USA) and its partner churches and institutions in six countries: Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Regional liaisons are in regular contact with the PC(USA)’s partners, exploring ways of working together and building the capacity of the global church to bear witness to the good news of Christ’s redeeming love for all humanity. Doug also provides support for other PC(USA) mission personnel in the region and helps to connect PC(USA) presbyteries and congregations with their counterparts in Southern Africa.
Regional liaisons play an increasingly important role in facilitating mission partnerships and helping Presbyterians to identify appropriate ways of working together with partners around the world. “Our church is changing, and so is our approach to mission and partnership,” Doug writes. “One of the most dynamic developments of recent years has been the growth of direct presbytery and congregational links between the United States and other parts of the world. Another important development is the emergence of mission networks to enable those involved in partnerships to exchange experiences and insights and to learn from one another. Regional liaisons can assist these efforts by providing relevant information and analysis, facilitating communications, and troubleshooting problems.”
Serving as a regional liaison has given Doug a deeper appreciation of the importance of ministries of accompaniment. “Wherever I go, I am often surprised and profoundly moved by the ways in which God works through the mutual recognition, affirmation, and encouragement shared among brothers and sisters in faith from different parts of the world,” remarks Doug. “It is humbling to visit a church where people have walked for several hours to welcome you, to share fellowship, and to celebrate together our common humanity and faith.”
Mission co-worker in Zambia since 2009
previously worked in Egypt
Serving as regional liaison for East Central Africa
Contact: Nancy Collins (email@example.com)
Nancy will be in based in the U.S. for much of 2014. She will be available for speaking engagements in September and October 2014. Email her to extend an invitation.
About Nancy Collins’ ministry
Nancy Collins was appointed regional liaison for East Africa in June 2009. Previously she served in Cairo, Egypt, from January 1998 until January 2009.
In her role as regional liaison Nancy facilitates PC(USA) relationships with partner churches and institutions in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia. She also provides support for PC(USA) mission personnel and is a resource for U.S. congregations who are in a relationship with one of the PC(USA)’s partners in the region. Nancy’s special focus is on the evangelism, leadership development and church growth work of PC(USA) partners in those countries.