Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 1612 Notes 12 do a study of the rescue mission movement and to make recommenda- tions for the future of rescue ministry and the IUGM. Titled “New Perspective,” the report outlined a number of historic changes, including restructuring the office of executive secretary, plus creating a new track concept, a new membership system, and new constitution and bylaws. The concepts were adopted in Seattle in 1985, and the constitution and bylaw changes became reality in Houston in 1986. Two of the changes saw the title of executive secretary turn into executive director and the term executive committee turn into board of trustees. The outcome was an organization that was better able to serve local ministries—one that was committed to creating new missions, education and training, and public awareness. Eight tracks—Urban Children and Youth Ministry, Development, Christian Addiction Rehabilitation Association, Employment and Education, Women and Family Ministry, Association of Christian Thrift Stores, Chaplains, and Volunteers—served those in specialized ministries. During Wooley’s fifteen years of outstanding service, the IUGM office staff increased from three to seven, including his wife Madeline. The headquarters were relocated from the split-level house in Kansas City North to an office building in Gladstone, Missouri. During this time, many of the new concepts initiated by the Lloyd Olson study became a reality. Expanded Services and a Different Name O n August 1, 1989, Rev. Stephen E. Burger became the executive director. Wooley was given the title of executive director emeritus. Steve previously headed Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission in Washington, and was the immediate past president of the IUGM. Under Burger’s leadership, the organization continued to grow. The IUGM purchased a new headquarters building in North Kansas City, Missouri, on August 31, 1990. It had 4,000 square feet of office space, expanding the association’s ability to serve the membership. The staff moved in on April 1, 1991. In 1992, the IUGM linked arms with city mission leaders around the world to form the City Mission World Association (CMWA), which was head- quartered in Sydney, Australia. The IUGM was host of the Triennial Conference in Washington, D.C., in November of 1994. Attending were delegates The History We Celebrate An Association with Deep Roots continued continued “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” —2 Corinthians 5:17