Ministry: Chicago Executive Ministries
Director/Team Leader: Ace Mokry
To help the ministry of Campus Crusade continue to grow and develop, we would appreciate it, if you would give us your feedback. Please return in the enclosed envelope.
Why did you originally come on staff?
We joined staff in July of 1993 after an Embassy/Executive Ministries International Outreach Dinner Party (ODP) exposure in Budapest, Hungary under the leadership of Tom & Brenda Preston where I discovered the spiritual gifts God bestowed upon me in working with the leadership.
Our calling and compassion is to help the body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV) and to equip Christians in leadership positions with the tools they need to grow in their relationship with God and to encourage them to reach out to others with the Good News of Jesus Christ at their place of work and at home in their communities.
Were your expectations realized? If not, please explain:
My multicultural, multi-lingual and dual nationality, Swiss and American passport holder, combined with my business background, organizational skills and administrative expertise could have been better utilized in the development of international outreach ministries, to establish contacts and relationships with the international leadership and break through spiritual darkness and cultural barriers using Campus Crusade’s leadership evangelism and discipleship activities.
What were three factors that made your time on staff enjoyable and fulfilling?
Share personal testimonies and the gospel one-on-one with the leadership community.
Disciple and teach those who respond to be effective witnesses for Christ in their community.
Encourage Christians to give of their time, talents and treasures to serve the Body of Christ.
How much did the following factors and reasons influence your decision to leave staff? Please rate these from 1 to 10, with a 10 having the most influence.
10. Working relationship with immediate team leader/director.
Was there anything that made it difficult for you to work for Crusade? Please explain:
Coming midlife out of the corporate world, not having a daily personal relationship with the Lord, being initially uneducated in Christian mission work and not knowing many Christians in leadership positions, we had a difficult time raising support. We never reached full supported status, financed the ministry fifty percent ourselves, and as result, considered ourselves more as an Associate rather than full staff.
What kind of changes if any, would have influenced you to stay on staff?
Our immediate supervisor was aware of our desire to serve internationally to help with short-term mission trips offered through other Campus Crusade ministries during those inactive time periods when no outreach dinner or ministry activities were scheduled in Chicago. We were in the process to request an in-house ministry transfer and had been in contact with other Campus Crusade divisions to explore potential international ministry opportunities which could utilize my international background and spiritual aptitude.
What are your future plans?
We have been praying, as Jabez did in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 NIV, for God to “expand our borders” in addition to local leadership ministry & church activities, and to focus and direct our energy to international ministry activities to pursue our calling of proclaiming the living Christ to a dying world.
Our passion is to unleash the Caleb spirit (Joshua 14:10-12 NIV) to reach the international community we have prayed for over the years, to use our pioneering gifting that the Lord has bestowed upon us to reach out to and teach the leadership who work and live in those sensitive, neglected harvest fields restrictive to gospel aspects or closed to Christian activities.
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being outstanding), how would you rate your time on staff?
It is with a heart of deep gratitude that we thank Campus Crusade for Christ, Executive Ministries and our Chicago City Directors, Ace & Marj Mokry, for the valuable teaching, training and spiritual leadership we were provided with during our association with Campus Crusade for Christ International.
We thank the Lord for the many wonderful people who have graced our lives, the precious men and women who have given their life to Christ, the pastors and people in our churches who have supported and encouraged us, the many individuals who have shared in the vision and worked together to see the ministry expand and grow, and the caring volunteers and prayer warriors who have had a heart of love and compassion for those in need and served with great loyalty and dedication.
We covet your prayers as we make the transition into a new service for the Lord. As you pray for us and our work, we too pray for you, that God will bless your commitment to Him abundantly.
Is there anything else that you believe would be helpful for us to know?
If the need arises for additional clarification we can be reached in writing at P.O. Box 545, Saint Charles, Illinois, 60174-0545 USA. Thank you for allowing us to complete this questionnaire.
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