Family Readiness: A Practical Tool to Equip Candidates Counting the Cost

People Care & Development Track | Workshop Set 4

Thursday, September 29, 2022 15:45 PM


“Primary Audience Membercare practitioners Description A member care maxim is “”Before you can enter well, you first need to leave well”” (David Pollock). The Family Readiness Questionnaire and Interview, adopted from SIM, helps new mission candidates count the relational cost of their mission calling.

By saying “”Yes!”” to missions, what are they saying “”No.”” to? What might this “”Yes!”” mean for their extended family, for their children, for the ministries they are leaving behind? Expect this workshop to be highly practical and interactive: You’ll be introduced to the Family Readiness Questionnaire and Interview and given opportunities to role play utilizing it in your context.

You’ll learn how to conduct the interviews, resources to recommend, and when to refer a family for professional services. We’ll address special circumstances, for example the relational cost for singles, honoring unsupportive parents, how family needs shift across the life cycle, using the tool during debriefing, etc.

Expect to leave energized, empowered, and equipped to conduct a family readiness assessment with your mission candidates next week.

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Geoff Whiteman

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