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 16Association History 15 Publications were upgraded, with most being produced and circulated electronically. Government relations and public relations were greatly expanded, and eleven new tracks of education were introduced. Most notably, annual conventions became celebratory events, designed to inspire and equip everyone serving in rescue mission ministry. Recognition of a rapidly changing culture stressed the importance of next-generation leadership in AGRM, which gave birth to an emerging leaders network and an Emerging Leaders Institute. Cultural changes also led to an emphasis on “radical hospitality,” which has slowly begun to change how many member missions now view their work and offer their services. In 2011, John’s book, Invisible Neighbors, opened a new channel for rescue missions to communicate ministry to “the least of these” to the church. In 2012, Best Practices for rescue missions were launched. In 2013, the City Mission World Association essentially became the Global City Mission Network—a worldwide collaborative effort with different praxes and desired outcomes. After 100 years, with all the external and internal changes, one thing—and one thing only—has remained primary: helping rescue missions keep foremost in their ministries the gospel of Jesus Christ, with its power to redeem the lost and miraculously transform broken lives. And so it shall continue to be. 15 Information in this section was compiled from the writings of Clemme Ellis White, W.W. Paul, Arthur Bonner, Delores Burger, Jim Harriger, John Ashmen, and the Glasgow City Mission. Association History