Director, Linking Global Voices

Mr. Eldon Porter

Eldon Porter grew up as a missionary kid in Nigeria and then served for 27 yrs in Latin America with a large international western mission agency. Recognizing the huge changes taking place around the world, he left the formal world of missions to do a program at the University of Colorado on Network Theory and Network Leadership. Sociologists say that we now live in the Network Society. For the last 13 yrs, Eldon has been researching how the different parts of the Global Church come together in collaborative spaces around difficult and complex challenges.  He tracks about 750 networks globally and mentors network leaders as well as those serving in mission agency leadership roles as Chief Collaboration Officers.  Understanding the part your network or ministry plays as part of the Global Church is foundational for effective collaborative ministry.