Meet Paul Borthwick

With a ministry that focuses on mobilizing others for cross-cultural ministry, encouraging the ongoing growth of older leaders and motivating the development of younger leaders, Paul Borthwick serves as a resource person, teacher, speaker and author.

He serves on the staff of Development Associates International, a world-renowned training group that focuses its efforts on the character and ministry development of leaders in what the organization feels is an under-resourced world. He teaches missions at Gordon College and serves as an Urbana/Missions Associate with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship.

A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry in Cross-Cultural Ministry, Paul Borthwick works to encourage leaders and develop “world Christians” in the church. During his 22 years of service on the staff of Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA—where he is ordained—he has helped coordinate more than 100 short-term service teams that have served all over the world. In his work with Development Associates International, he now spends several months each year in ministry in other countries.

Paul is an active part-time or adjunct faculty member at Gordon College, Alliance Theological Seminary (Manila) and Lanka Bible College (Sri Lanka) and a guest faculty member at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at CUME (the Center for Urban Ministerial Education), Fuller Theological Seminary, Eastern University, Canadian Bible College & Seminary, Alaska Bible College, Columbia International University and Ontario Bible College & Seminary (now Tyndale).

A prolific author whose titles include A Mind for Missions, Feeding Your Forgotten Soul, How to Be a World-Class Christian, Leading the Way, Joseph: How God Builds Character, Missions: God’s Heart for the World, Six Dangerous Questions to Transform Your World View, Within Reach: Examining the Mission of Evangelism and Stop Witnessing and Start Loving, Paul’s work is often referenced by other great authors of our time. Rick Warren (in Purpose-Driven Life) cites Paul’s books A Mind for Missions and How to Be a World-Class Christian as resources that "should be read by every Christian."

Paul and his wife Christie have been married since 1979 and live in Lexington, Massachusetts. They are members of Grace Chapel.

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