We are available to speak at missions events, churches, bible schools, seminars and courses. Send us an email or call GLOBAL Opportunities at (239) 243 -0881. We are also available to speak at your event via Skype. A session printout can be sent to you via email which can be distributed to the audience in advance. Email us for details.
Ari J Rocklin – Interim Executive Director
Ari desires to see new tentmakers leave for places where Jesus name is not known. An inspiring, passionate and entertaining speaker at many missions conferences, seminars and bible schools around the world.
He is based in Canada, is trilingual, having lived on three continents and traveled to over 50 countries.
As a former tentmaker he began assisting the development of national tentmaking movements in Europe, working with traditional mission agencies to launch training and mobilizing efforts. He has twice pastored churches in transition, one which then sent him to India as a missionary. Together with his wife Ruth, they served in Asia as tentmakers.
Ari is available to speak in North America and in Europe. His strength is running fast paced tentmaking seminars and consulting with mission agencies to help develop their tentmaking vision. He is also an approved speaker for Perspectives courses, lesson 10 – How shall they hear? He is the Tentmaking Associate to the World Evangelical Alliance and Alpha Course in the Workplace Advisor for Tentmaking.
This speaker should come with a warning: You might do something irrational and actually go to the nations upon hearing him speak – Retired Missionary – Finland 1998
Ari is perhaps the most effective tentmaker mobilizer I know – Mission Agency Leader 2003
Ari is a man with a passion to mobilize people to use their professional gifts and training as a platform for sharing Christ in places where full-time religious professionals (such as those who call themselves missionaries) are not welcome – Bob Morris 2005 – Tyndale
Ari is probably the premier authority in the world on tentmaking – Dr. Neal Johnson 2010 – Author of Business as Mission
Phill Sandahl – Operations Director
Phill brings skills and enthusiasm for marketing, research, website & social media development, organizing, integrating work & faith, and Business as Mission. He is a multi-disciplinary visionary who has dedicated his life to building the Kingdom by helping people develop and reach their God-given potential. Experienced in both the for-profit and the non-profit sectors, his strengths include building multi-cultural teams and inter-organization cooperation.
His responsibilities included: training in Spanish and English at HCJB World Radio while he was Director for Communications Education; National Personnel Director for 300+ Ecuadorian staff; Director of a Research and Strategic Planning office for an inter-mission Consortium of International Broadcasters; Director of Marketing at Crown International, in the Broadcast Division; Country Director in Guatemala for a relief and development organization teaching life skills, Kingdom values, and community building to both church and civic leaders.
With his wife, Mary Jane, they raised four boys while living overseas. They now have added 4 daughters-in-law and thirteen grandchildren.
Steinar Opheim – Director TENT Norway
Steinar lived with his family in Azerbaijan doing development work and micro enterprise projects. He is educated as a journalist and writes a weekly column for a daily newspaper in Norway. In 2000 the Opheim family returned to Norway to start a national tentmaking organization called TENT, which means fire in Norwegian.
TENT works with mission agencies, churches and individuals to promote tentmaking and runs seminars and courses. GLOBAL Opportunities was invited by TENT to help run the first TENTmaking course in 2002 and today it is the only such course in Europe held annually in the spring.
Steinar, his wife Birgit and their five children live in Bergen, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. He is available to speak throughout Europe and beyond, and is very effective at running one day tentmaking seminars.
Steinar’s passion for tentmaking comes through loud and clear in his teaching. We recommend him highly to speak at conferences and churches – Global Opportunities
When people ask me to recommend a speaker on tentmaking for their event, my first choice is always Steinar. His presentations are clear and focused, he will make you laugh, he will challenge you and his warm personality will make you glad you came – Ari Rocklin
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