Equipping Missions

Thriving in Service and Community

Culture is rapidly changing with respect to marriage, singleness and sexuality. Gain the know-how to address these cultural challenges in your organization. Equip yourself to effectively value and leverage every member of your team. Join us in Chicago, April 12–13.

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Participant Profile 

This event is designed for mission leaders and influencers. Explore the cultural challenges your mission organization faces and the reality of who we are in Christ as we serve together on teams.

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What You’ll Learn 

You will learn how to respond to cultural challenges, thrive in service and community, and effectively value and leverage every member of your team. Discover biblically grounded tools and resources to provide constructive responses to cultural challenges. You will build a biblical foundation for thinking and reflecting on the issues of singleness, marriage, and sexuality – relevant for all cultures, both traditional and Western.

Why You Want to Participate 

Engage with other mission influencers in a 2-day in-person event that addresses the current cultural trends with biblical data. Connect as a group to glean feedback from missionaries across the globe. Share methods for better supporting and leveraging single and married members in their mission in a collaborative learning environment.

How It Will Help You 

This is your opportunity to gain the necessary understanding of the different perceptions, needs, and challenges faced by singles and marrieds, with and without children. This event will make you prepared to face a world of challenges and lead the mission endeavor through the twenty-first century and beyond.

—Previous Attendee

Event Overview 

A 2-day live event in Chicago, Illinois will introduce you to the key topics of singleness, marriage, and sexuality in missions.

This event will be facilitated by the Shoulder-to-Shoulder team, an initiative of One Another Ministries.

This event will have a limited number of registrations available.

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Some of our facilitators include:

Barry N. Danylak, PhD is a pastor, author and international speaker on the topic of singleness. Barry is an international speaker and author offering a fresh perspective on singleness, marriage and family viewed through the redemptive storyline of Scripture. With previous pastoral experience in one of Canada’s largest churches, Barry currently serves as the Executive Director for SEE Global (www.seeglobal.net), a ministry that equips the global church with a biblical paradigm of offspring and spiritual family that fully engages single adults into church community and kingdom service. He also serves on the executive committee of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, an international organization that develops training tools for equipping missions to address issues of singles and marrieds working together in today’s culture. He is the author of Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life (Crossway, 2010).

Suzy Grumelot has served with World Team in urban church planting in France for the past thirty-plus years. She moved into Paris in 2011, taking responsibility for “The Paris Project”; a new initiative in innovative church planting. In 2012, with French partners, a historic new church was birthed in a central Paris neighborhood where no protestant church existed for five hundred years. In addition to discipling women and overseeing Bible studies, a second phase of the project involves equipping new teams to be deployed in other districts. Suzy is involved with networking, prayer, and mentoring of both new believers and new church planters. She serves on the field council and WT Global prayer team. She also serves on the executive team of Shoulder-to-Shoulder. She is co-author of the book Sacred Siblings: Valuing One Another for the Great Commission.


This event is hosted at the offices of One Collective, 2155 Point Boulevard, Suite 200, Elgin, IL 60123.


Live event begins with lunch at noon on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Lunch, dinners, and breaks will be provided on Tuesday. The event concludes at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, April 13. Breakfast and Lunch on Wednesday are not provided. 


Price includes event materials and meals on Tuesday.
$200 for Missio Nexus Members 
$325 for Non-members (Individual membership to Missio Nexus is $125 annually. Consider becoming a member. For more information on the benefits of membership click here)

Accommodation is NOT included with registration. For those in need of lodging, the following two options are just down the street from their offices:

Registration Cancellation. If you must cancel for any reason, a $25 cancellation fee will be assessed up to 30 days prior to the event. After this time, there is no refund available, however, where appropriate, you may substitute someone from your organization.

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