Bill and Deb Edmondson moved to Boston in the 1990s to minister the gospel to international students and scholars. Over the years, God taught them that the academic community is only one part of what makes large cities important places to minister. Because large cities consist of immigrant communities, tourist industries, internationally integrated businesses, and globally connected city governments, these cities are strategic hotspots for Great Commission ministry. In Boston, on any particular day, one can potentially touch any part of the world.
In time, the Edmondsons’ ministry in Boston began extending beyond Boston. Their disciples eventually left Boston and took the gospel with them. These disciples’ friends and family members have responded to Christ through their witness. By using video conferencing augmented with occasional visits, the Edmondsons have helped their disciples in their own evangelistic and discipleship ministries. New individuals have become Christians, and young Christians have been strengthened. By following gospel-centered relationships made in Boston, the Edmondsons have extended their discipleship into other parts of the world.
Boston and Beyond is a globalized cities initiative (a globalized city is a metropolis of at least one million that is connected internationally by human interactions). Boston and Beyond is a team effort to join these disciples now living in other globalized cities, helping them to be faithful to the call of making disciples in all nations. The Boston and Beyond Team, together with disciples trained through the Boston ministry, will join our Savior in the building of His church.
Vocational missionaries are needed to join the Boston and Beyond team to help accelerate the spread of the gospel globally. Contact Baptist Mid-Missions to learn more about this dynamic ministry.