who we are

Hello, Guten Tag, Bonjour

Sawubona,  Kon-nichiwa, Buongiorno

Namaste, Aloha, Shalom, Ni hao

meet the team

Laboring together.

Rachel
Bauserman

Nagoya, Japan

Andrew & Kelly
Baxley

Bogota, Colombia

Brooks & Riva
Cain

Nagoya, Japan

Savannah
Gorman

Bogota, Colombia

Eric & Anna
Graham

Bogota, Colombia

Matt
King

Global

Larissa
Marshall

Bogota, Colombia

Sean & Lisa
Radke

Tokyo, Japan

Robbie & Lydia 
Sweet

St. Andrews, Scotland

Advisory Board

Guiding with wisdom.

Doug Kennedy

St. Louis, MO

Andy Fairlamb

St. Louis, MO

John Ranheim

St. Louis, MO

Our Partners

Collaborating & Networking

Next works in close partnership with many like-minded organizations who share in the work of reaching the nations & the next generation.

FAQ

Questions and Answers

What does the name Next mean?

The name Next embodies our call & vision for the next generation, opening up a sense of who we are and what we long for. Next is forward-looking, hope-filled, and active in its anticipation of and participation with God’s ongoing work in the world and among his people.

Where is Next based?

Next's home base is located in the main offices of Mission to the World, just outside of Atlanta, GA.  Our team members are individually based throughout the United States, and in Bogota, Colombia, Nagoya, Japan, and St. Andrews, Scotland.

Can you come speak at my event?

If you are interested in having one of our team members come to speak at your event, please feel free to contact us with your specific needs, and we will respond as soon as we can!

Who is Next affiliated with?

Mission to the World (MTW) is the sending agency for Next, and provides us with financial accountability and ministry oversight.  MTW is an accredited member organization of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).  For more information, please visit www.mtw.org.

What’s a MK/TCK?

According to Dave Pollock and Ruth VanReken (authors of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds), a TCK is:   “An individual who, having spent a significant part of the developmental years in a culture other than the parents’ culture, develops a sense of relationship to all of the cultures while not having full ownership in any. Elements from each culture are incorporated into the life experience, but the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar experience.” In other words, having left culture #1 (the passport culture), they land in culture #2 (the host culture or cultures), and finding they’re home in neither they connect in culture #3 (“Third Culture”)—a culture not defined by nationality or geography, but made up of others who’ve grown up cross-culturally.

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