Series: Your Path to Success at the 2023 Mission Leaders Conference!
Are you dedicated to supporting and nurturing God’s beloved global workers? Are you committed to mobilizing workers for global missions and fulfilling the Great Commission? If so, we invite you to join us at the upcoming 2023 Mission Leaders Conference for the People Care and Development track. Specifically designed for member care directors and staff, this track offers valuable knowledge, insights, and practical strategies to maximize your impact. Led by speakers Faith De La Cour and Geoff Whiteman, this track aims to equip you with the tools you need to effectively care for and develop our missionary task force.
Workshop Track Sponsor
The People Care and Development track is sponsored by Soul Shepherding.
The People Care & Development track features one pre-conference and five engaging sessions that delve into key aspects of people care and development, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of the process and its potential. Here’s a sneak peek at what each session has in store:
- The 6 Phases of Sabbatical for Effective Recovery and Upward Momentum (Pre-Conference)
Come hear the deep significance behind an effective Sabbatical, best practices that lead to upward momentum, and how key resources are essential to an effective Sabbatical season. Led by Jeff and Sara Simons. (View Speaker Interview)
- Return to the Heart of Member Care
What if missional discipleship was at the heart of our care for God’s beloved global workers? What could that make possible? In early 2023, a needs assessment to discern the current opportunities, obstacles, and trajectory for our global member care community was conducted through Valeo Research Institute. This workshop will unpack the results of that study and clarify next steps. Led by Geoff Whiteman. (View Speaker Interview)
- Trauma Informed Staff Care
In our lives as global workers we both encounter trauma in those we serve and care for and in our own lives (both first hand and secondary traumas). For both the lay staff care provider and the professional counselor it is essential that we provide care from a trauma informed perspective. Knowing how trauma impacts the body, mind and soul allows each of us to provide more holistic care to those who are suffering. Led by James Covey. (View Speaker Interview)
- Navigating Sexuality Topics in Your Families and Healing Sexual Brokenness
In this workshop, three experts, working from different ministry foci and experiences, will present on very practical ways to understand and find healing and restoration in various areas of sexual sin and brokenness. Led by Michele Okimura, Glenn Stanton, and Wayde Goodall. (View Speaker Interview)
- The Five ‘P’s Process for Developing Your Member Care Team
You can help your staff and leaders flourish in the midst of accomplishing your organization’s God-given mission! Barnabas International’s Organizational Consulting Team has created the “Five ‘P’s Process” to help organizations and networks craft uniquely tailored plans for implementing or improving member care to help their staff flourish. Led by Al and Elizabeth Dyck. (View Speaker Interview)
- Becoming Full Partners: Developing Male Allies in the Ministry Place
Using a fresh research model, this seminar will outline a 7-step pathway that missions organizations can take in order develop men into more effective champions for women in ministry, and it will provide practical tools to help make that happen. Both women and men are welcome to attend this workshop! Using a fresh research model, this seminar will outline a 7-step pathway that missions organizations can take in order develop men into more effective champions for women in ministry, and it will provide practical tools to help make that happen. Led by Rob Dixon. (View Speaker Interview)
The People Care and Development track includes a lineup of seasoned presenters, each bringing unique perspectives and extensive experience in member care. These experts include: James Covey, Michele Okimura, Wayde Goodall, Glenn Stanton, Rob Dixon Al Dyck, Elizabeth Dyck and Geoff Whiteman. The collective knowledge, experience, and diverse perspectives of these speakers will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of member care. You will be equipped with actionable strategies, innovative ideas, and practical tools to effectively grow and develop and impact the world for Christ.
Join us in Orlando September 27-29, 2023 to attend the People Care and Development track at the 2023 Mission Leaders Conference. You will benefit from a wealth of valuable sessions, expert speakers, and practical insights that will enhance your understanding and skills in providing effective care for God’s beloved global workers. Gain actionable strategies, innovative ideas, and practical tools that will empower you to maximize your impact and nurture the missionary task force. Don’t miss this opportunity to be equipped and inspired to make a lasting difference in the lives of those serving in global missions.