Are You Energizing or Discouraging Millennials in Your Training and Preparation? (TR)

Are You Energizing or Discouraging Millennials in Your Training and Preparation? (TR)

Friday @ 8:30am

Major shifts have taken place in the last 25 years in how education is delivered and the new missionaries of the younger generations coming into our organizations have been enculturated into these paradigms. Jim Raymo has spent years understanding our upcoming generations and as an educator and missionary trainer deeply desires our training to be built in ways that will maximize learning and enhance missionary health, productivity and longevity. Some approaches and techniques that will be discussed are the value of lecture, case study, personal stories and experiences, the use of technology, blended learning, peer interaction, and the use of small chunk learning with application when available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore generational differences
  • Discuss shifts in educational theory and implementation
  • Explore variations that can be made in missionary training programs in order to maximize learning success

Dr. Jim Raymo

Director Bethany Global University Graduate
Studies Program
Bethany Global University

Following high school I joined the Army and while in Germany became a Christian through the Navigators ministry. After attending Officers Candidate School I spent a year in Vietnam where I met missionaries from the Christian and Missionary. I attended seminary at Regent College in Vancouver and the doctorate at Bethel University. Previous to our time at Bethany we worked with WEC International teaching at WEC’s missionary training college in Tasmania Australia, serving as training and USA Director. My wife Judy and I have 7 children-3 older biological children and 4 adopted boys and 7 grandchildren. Two published books: Marching to a Different Drummer: Rediscovering Missions in an Age of Affluence and Self Interest and Millennials and Mission: A Generation Faces a Global Challenge.


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