Ann & Bruce Borquist
Ann & Bruce Borquist

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[world map] Global
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From Everywhere to Everyone From Everywhere to Everyone
Training and Capacity Building Training and Capacity Building
Economic Development Economic Development
Ann serves as Global Consultant for ministry “From Everywhere to Everyone” to build capacity in contextualized theological education, servant leadership, cross-cultural skills development, church-based holistic community transformation and work with refugees. Bruce serves as Global Consultant for Holistic Community and Economic Development to promote faith-based social entrepreneurship, servant leadership, cross cultural skills development, and church-based holistic community transformation. They work alongside a wide range of Baptist partners including those in Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and others. Since 1987, Ann and Bruce have served in the Philippines, the U.S. and Brazil. Before relocating to the Asia-Pacific region, they worked with the National Baptist Convention of Brazil as co-coordinators of the Integral Mission Network and the national program of Leadership and Ministry Development. They also helped equip Brazilian cross-cultural missionaries to share the good news of Jesus Christ in Brazil and around the world.
Projects, Journals & News
Image of emergency alert by NZ government | Apart but Together

The jarring emergency alert siren sounded on all our phones simultaneously just as we were clearing the table from a family dinner. It was a sobering announcement: the whole of New Zealand will be on lockdown for at least the next four weeks.

| Making disciples who make disciples

How can we encourage people to delve deeply into the Bible in a way that helps God speak into their lives? How can churches create an environment that brings people closer to Jesus and emboldens them to live out their faith at home, with friends, in the workplace, and with the forgotten ones who often are at the periphery of our everyday lives? Tools to Equip and Empower (TEE), a global movement we cooperate with, responds to these needs.

| Let the Little Children Come to Me

When was the last time you heard a piece of really good news? The kind that lifts your spirits and renews your sense of hope? Read on for just such a story.

| Seeking a Safe Space

Safe spaces are important for all of us, and especially for the poor and vulnerable in our communities. I (Ann) saw how important the ministry of safe spaces is to our witness as Jesus followers on a recent trip to work with Baptist partners in two SE Asian countries.

| Over, Under or Alongside?

We build relationships based on mutual respect and an eagerness to cooperate with what God is doing in and through our beloved sisters and brothers in Christ around the world. We may make mistakes along the way, but this is the journey we are committed to.

| Darkness and Light

A friend wept as he recounted the horror of last Friday’s massacre in Christchurch, a colleague fought back tears as she welcomed students to class, a city volunteer’s voice broke as she welcomed parents to a kids’ program and asked for a moment of silence.