The synergy of three couples created Worldview Resource Group.
In 2000, George Walker returned from facilitating a training course in Albania for national workers and expatriate missionaries at the invitation of the mission agency Christar. This event planted a vision in George’s heart to see national workers equipped to work at a worldview level.
At the same time, Robert Strauss was contemplating the opportunities for training among the emerging mission movements from the Majority World. These movements are documented in the writings of Phillip Jenkins and Andrew Wall, among others.
Meanwhile, having planted churches among the Mouk tribal people in Papua New Guinea and worked as a missionary trainer at a center in Pennsylvania, Mark Zook also had been thinking and praying about expanding his scope of influence as an experienced cross-cultural missionary.
As friends and ministry colleagues, George, Robert, and Mark began to talk together of their mutual vision. In May 2001, at Mark and Gloria Zook’s home in Pennsylvania, the three families formally discussed the vision for Worldview Resource Group. On May 11th, they took the next step by making their vision a reality, and World Resource Group was born. From the beginning, WRG's vision was to impact the global mission enterprise at a continental level and to equip cross-cultural workers from the new sending nations.
- Worldview Resource Group was founded in December 2001.
- WRG received its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in the spring of 2002.
- WRG is based in Colorado Springs, CO.
- The co-founders have a combined missionary experience of over 120 years.
- Dell Schultze, a church planter from the Philippine Islands, is the Chairman of the WRG Board of Directors.
- Dr. Tom Steffen, a professor of Church Multiplication at Biola's School of Intercultural Studies, is a member of the WRG Board of Directors.
- Dr. David Hesselgrave, author and missiological scholar, is a member of the WRG Board of Reference and is also a teacher at the WRG seminars.