What is MIF?
Missions in Focus started in 1962 as an annual “Missions Emphasis Week” on Wheaton College's campus. In 1976 the name was changed to what we have today—Missions in Focus. MIF serves the Wheaton College campus with a three-day conference every year early in the spring semester. In recognition that missions and evangelism take place in may places and are not limited to lands beyond ours, MIF has a three-year rotating focus, alternating between an international, urban, and marketplace emphasis.
Missions in Focus hosts a Missions conference, focusing on either Urban, International or Marketplace missions which compels the Wheaton College community to be consumed with God’s glory and therefore commit themselves to proclaim the Gospel with their lives.
MIF seeks to draw the Wheaton College community together to embrace our identities as chosen members of the Body of Christ and therefore recognize the commission (Matt. 28:19-20) to participate in Christ’s redeeming work in the marketplace, reconciling all things in Heaven and on Earth together under one head (Eph. 1:10).
How to get involved
Missions in Focus offers a number of programs during the missions week for students, faculty and staff to attend. From evening programs, and a banquet, to breakout sessions and all-school communion, there is something for everyone. Please refer to our schedule page to find a detailed listing of these events. You can also go to our speaker page to find bios about our guest speakers for the conference.
If you would like to volunteer to help out at any of the events you see listed, please come by the Office of Christian Outreach for more information and to sign up. The OCO is located in the Todd M. Beamer Student Center on the North end.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. (Col. 1:15-20)