Service Times

Sun   9 & 10:45 am, 5 pm
Wed  6:15 pm



1200 E I-35 Frontage Rd,
Edmond, OK 73034

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 A workshop for Pastor and Mission Leaders on developing a culture of sending people to go to the nations, preparing them to go and creating a sending pipeline to cultivate their progress through alternative pathways.

The Upstream Collective Workshop

(for pastoral and mission leaders)

October 3rd
10 am – 2 pm
Henderson Hills Baptist Church, Middle School Room

Free (lunch provided)


For more information, contact Emily.

The Upstream Collective Workshop


  • The Vision: Three Imperatives
  • Developing a sending culture in your church for alternative pathway workers
  • Three key relationships in alternative pathway sending
  • Five Key Components for alternative pathway sending
  • Developing a sending pipeline for alternative pathway workers
  • Job Opportunities overseas
  • Assessing alternative pathway workers for maximum impact
  • Covenant - integration onto team - expectations from each player
  • Caring for your alternative pathway worker
  • Integrating your members onto teams on the field


James Keith
James has lived in the Middle East and served in various field leadership roles with the IMB since 2004. Currently, he serves as Affinity Group Leader for Northern African & Middle Eastern (NAME) peoples, a role in which he oversees engagement strategies for NAME peoples and the work of 70 missionary teams working among them. James is married to Amy and has four daughters, two of whom are pursuing university studies in the States.

Tony Schultz
Tony Schultz has served with the International Mission Board, among North African and Middle Eastern (NAME) peoples for over 18 years; most of that time has been spent living and working among the peoples of the Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula. Tony currently serves on the NAME Pathways team, where he works to facilitate the integration of marketplace workers with IMB teams and team strategies.

Larry McCrary
Larry is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Upstream Collective. He and his family have lived in Europe for the last 15 years, where he has served in a variety of strategy and leadership roles. Prior to moving to Europe, he was a church planter and pastor in the US. He is a co-author of Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission, The First 30 Daze: Practical Encouragement for Living Abroad Intentionally, and The MarketSpace: Essential Relationships Between the Sending Church, Marketplace Worker, and Missionary Team.

Upstream Collective