Partnership Resources

Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 22

More Resources for Revisiting Gender in the Church ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 21

Ephesians 5: Paul and His Subversive Passage on the Family ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 20

Does Paul Really Think Women are Gossips and Busybodies? ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 19

1 Cor 11:5 - Who were the women with shaved heads? ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 18

Was Abigail Right to Go Behind Nabal’s Back? ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 17

What Does it Mean that Woman is “Helper” (Ezer) ...
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10 Training Resources for Men and Women Partnerships

by Wendy Wilson To see men and women partner more fully in thriving gospel efforts, we attempt to provide a ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 16

Are the Women in 1 Timothy Leaders, Needers, or Both? ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 15

The Influence of Artemis on the Issues of 1 Tim 2:8-15 ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 14

Who Was Artemis and Why Does it Matter (Part 2) ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 13

Who Was Artemis and Why Does it Matter (Part 1) ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 12

Biblical Womanhood, Part 2: What is a Woman? ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 11

Biblical Womanhood, Part 1: What is a Woman? ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 9

Why Don’t We See More Women in the Biblical Text ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 8

When “He” Also Means “She” (Gender in Bible Translation) ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 7

Sandra Glahn’s Interview w/ Eugene Peterson: On the Role of Women ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 6

Sandra Glahn’s Interview w/ Eugene Peterson: On the Role of Women ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 5

The Bible: Women Are More Present Than We Might Think ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 4

Women and Theological Education: Capitulating to Culture or Historically Rooted? ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 3

Church History: What Do We Learn about Women in Public Ministry? ...
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Pursuing Partnership: New Light on Timeless Texts – Week 2

Historical Reserach: Time for an Update on Women ...
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Pursuing Partnership, Part 28: Engaging our “Hidden” Women

Pursuing Partnership, Part 28: Engaging our “Hidden” Women ...
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Pursuing Partnership: The Blessed Alliance – Week 12

The Blessed Alliance - Just the Beginning ...
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Comparing Organizational Fundraising to Personal Partnership Development

A number of years ago, someone put a copy of Henri Nouwen’s booklet “A Spirituality of Fundraising” in my hands ...
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Leadership Resources International is now WordPartners

A ministry developing global partners to train pastors changes its name to reflect how God has been shaping their strategy ...
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Seeing Ministry Partners as People – or Targets?

A few years ago, a prayer formed in my head and heart, ”Lord Jesus, help me see the person, not ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 27: Leadership Profile on Marti Williams

Part 27: Leadership Profile on Marti Williams ...
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How We Train Our People for Ministry Partnership Matters

As we seek to help our new and veteran ministry workers become and remain spiritually healthy, vision-driven, and fully funded, ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 23: Leadership Profile on Hmong and Lao-American Ministry Leader Mani Khy

Part 23: Leadership Profile on Hmong and Lao-American Ministry Leader Mani Khy ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 22: Profile – Cindy Lopez. “Men, Let Women be Part of Your Circle”

Part 22: Profile - Cindy Lopez. “Men, Let Women be Part of Your Circle” ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 21: What Does the Bible Say? Carrying on as we Wrap Up

Part 21: What Does the Bible Say? Carrying on as we Wrap Up ...
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INVITING is UNITING: Partnership with the Local Church

When I was a child and my parents would go away on a trip, I was always a bit anxious ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 20: What Does the Bible Say? Interpretive Challenges in 1 Cor 14:26-40

Part 20: What Does the Bible Say? Interpretive Challenges in 1 Cor 14:26-40 ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 19: What Does the Bible Say? Interpretive Challenges in 1 Cor 11:2-16

What Does the Bible Say? Interpretive Challenges in 1 Cor 11:2-16 ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 17: Consider the Biblical Woman

Taking a Break to Consider the Practical Impact of our Theology? Before we move on in our series to the ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 14B: What Does the Bible Say? Interpretive Traditions

“Nothing helps more powerfully against the devil, the world, the flesh, and all evil thoughts than occupying oneself with God’s ...
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Enabling Partners to Find Missionaries

In traditional partnership development, missionaries seek financial support based on personal relationships. But what if it could also go the ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 14A: What Does the Bible Say? Taking Another Look

What does the Bible Actually Say? The Topic of Women in Leadership Deserves a Second Look ...
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Embracing Your Community in Ministry Partner Development

Diwali. Lunar New Year. Cinco de Mayo. Eid al-Fitr. Passover. Christmas ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 13: Got a ‘Billy Graham Rule?’ 4 Opportunities You May Be Missing

Billy Graham set up a boundary of never being physically alone with a woman who was not his wife because ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 12: The Place of Care over Fear?

Betsy, a single woman, co-directed an internship in a cross-cultural setting with a married man. On one occasion, their group ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 11: A Brother’s Cycle to Action

These days, my ministry is focused on helping the church affirm and empower women in the context of our Kingdom ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 10: A Brother’s Journey

These days, my ministry is focused on helping the church affirm and empower women in the context of our Kingdom ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 9: A Leadership Profile: Melanie Lachcik

Melanie Lachcik took a job as an executive assistant at a Christian nonprofit organization because she wanted to serve with ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 8: Seeing What They See

Diverse church, diverse mission. If the Great Commission is a calling to bring redemption in Christ into the diversity of ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 7: A Leadership Profile: Shesnarda Rivera

Shesnarda Rivera has learned to walk and talk twice in her life. She’s adjusted to several different versions of her ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 6: Limping through Mixed Messages

I (Eva) grew up in a missionary home, with mixed messages regarding women. At home I saw my parent's version ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 5: A Leadership Profile: Jennifer Hoines

Some of Jennifer Hoines’ patients are a several-hour commute away on Guatemalan mountain roads. She sometimes makes the sacrificial journey ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 4b: Brother to Brother – An Invitation to Evaluation

“So I ended up having to write up a statement and having a man read it to the church.” ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 4a: Brother to Brother – Why are We Benching Key Kingdom Players?

“So I ended up having to write up a statement and having a man read it to the church.” ...
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Partnering with the Black Church in Key Trends in 21st Century Missions

Thursday | 3:45 PM | Craig Denison, Jennifer Abohosh ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 3: Why the Discussion Matters

I continue to be challenged, overwhelmed . . . and hopeful as the Lord takes me further into the many ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 2: The Spectrum of Guiding Thought

Among North American evangelicals who hold a high view of Scripture, there is a wide spectrum of views on biblical ...
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Pursuing Partnership Part 1: A Special Movement of God’s Spirit?

What special work may God be doing among us in these days? We’ve seen new discoveries in archeology and biblical ...
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Announcing Missio Nexus/Sixteen:Fifteen Partnership

Sixteen:Fifteen and Missio Nexus: Together for the Great Commission We are thrilled to announce that Sixteen:Fifteen and Missio Nexus have ...
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Partnership Development and the Coronavirus

Many of you in the middle of raising support may be wondering what to do during this unprecedented time ...
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Church and Agency Partnerships

Perspectives from Churches - A report by Jennifer Holloran, COO - Wycliffe Bible Translators On January 21, 2020, more than ...
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Announcing the Wheaton and Missio Nexus Partnership

We are pleased to announce our new Missio Nexus partnership with the Wheaton College Graduate School and the Wheaton College ...
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Beyond the Newsletter: Communicating Value to Ministry Partners

Keeping in touch with people who we don’t see regularly takes initiative ...
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Partnership or Handout?

My biggest struggle when I first sensed God calling me into ministry was fundraising. I just could not see myself ...
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Partnering Well

Churches engaged in mission want their missionary partnerships to positively affect their church, and missionaries want their church to do ...
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Missio Nexus Podcast Episode 40: Carlos Calderon of Partners International

In this episode Ted interviews Carlos Calderon of Partners International ...
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14 Ways to Collaborate & Partner in Christian Mission

An Annotated Bibliography of Recommended Articles, Books, Websites, and Videos ...
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Equipping Your Field Leadership for Effective Partnerships

Presented by: Jose de Dios, Russ Simons Description: New realities on the mission field call for partnering and not just ...
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Giving Honor: a Key to Healthy Cross-Cultural Partnerships

Presented by: Werner Mischke Description: PROBLEM: Objective 1: Observe from Scripture and social science that RIVALRY was a problem in ...
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North America Churches’ Fit in Global Networks and Partnerships

Presented by: Ellen Livingood Description: Only a tiny fraction of the vast number of churches across America have found their ...
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International Local Church Partnerships

Presented by: Randy Schmor Description: The 21st century local church sees itself more and more as a primary player in ...
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Developing a Network Engagement Strategy for Effective Partnerships

Presented by: Eldon Porter Description: This workshop will focus on the practical steps required to build an effective network engagement ...
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Flourishing Male/Female Ministry Partnerships in the Era of #ChurchToo

Presented by: Rob Dixon Description: In the era of #metoo and #churchtoo, are healthy and thriving ministry partnerships between women ...
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Healthy Missions Partnerships and Effective Short-term Teams

Presented by: Larry Ragan Description: How do you identify, build, and maintain healthy international partnerships for your church/organization? How do ...
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Partnership Is the Future of World Mission

Presented by: Kärin Butler Primuth Description: Watch Listen Download Audio ...
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Partnering Together to Maximize Effectiveness: Churches & STM

Presented by: Jesse Kroeze Description: Learning from each other is essential to navigating short-term missions in a way that will ...
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Becoming Partnership Friendly: Redefining the “We”

Presented by: Eldon Porter Description: Why are western agencies often seen as not partnership friendly and how is that being ...
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Member Care and HR Working in Partnership: A Dialogue

Presented by: Faith De La Cour Description: How can mission Member Care and HR teams work together for the greater ...
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Partnership: Matchmaking for Missionary Training

Partnership: Matchmaking for Missionary Training Written by Mark Morgenstern Mark is one of our fourteen Mission Advisors focused on assisting ...
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Partnership and the Strategic Role of Networks

Description: We live in an unprecedented period of mission history. The new paradigm of “from anywhere to everywhere” is by ...
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Partnering with Oral Learners

Presenters:  Rob Harvey, Executive Director, Orality Nexus Stephen and Tricia Stringer, Scripture Resource Strategists, IMB Develop your oral strategy and ...
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Men and Women Leading Together: Pursuing Godly Partnerships

About Our Facilitators Wendy Wilson Ms. Wendy Wilson expresses her joy and privilege as envisioning and equipping women to bring ...
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Degrees of Partnership

Partnership is something we long for but often have a difficult time defining. North American churches and organizations are seeking ...
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Finances on the Field: Choosing a Missionary Banking Partner

 Originally published on eccu.org Missionaries are always on the move, so choosing a bank that understands and serves your unique international ...
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Partnerships and the Strategic Role of Networks

We live in an unprecedented period of mission history. The new paradigm of “from anywhere to everywhere” is by nature ...
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Missio Nexus Podcast Episode 15: Eldon Porter on Partnerships and Networks

Tune in as Ted interviews Eldon Porter about the rising tide of networks and partnerships ...
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The Macedonian Call in the Twenty-first Century: Partnering for Contextual Equipping of International Missionaries

The late 1980s and early 1990s were perhaps the most exciting days of modern missions—the Iron Curtain fell, and immediately ...
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Effective Partnering: The Church and Cross-cultural Worker On-Task Together

Everyone agrees that we must work together to accomplish the task of Matthew 28:19-20 so that we may move closer ...
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Managing Complex Kingdom Partnerships

Partnering is something we all do, but many of us know little about. Partnering in a cross-cultural setting can get ...
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Missions Partnering with the Body of Christ

By Mark Stebbins, The Navigators How should we prioritize partnering with other missions’ sending organizations who want to recruit collegiate laborers to ...
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Sister Church Partnerships: An Integrated Process and Timeline

Sister Church Partnerships: An Integrated Process and Timeline Randy Schmor 2016 Mission Leaders Conference Short-Term Mission Partnerships between North American ...
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Partnership at Work: A Conversation Between the Church and Agency Leaders (MOB)

Partnership at Work: A Conversation Between the Church and Agency Leaders (MOB) John Ward & Joe Caruso 2016 Mission Leaders ...
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Missional Living on on a Global Scale: A Case for Sister Church Partnerships

COMPARTMENTALIZING, categorization, and silo making. You may not realize it, but if you are a North American or a church ...
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A Common Mission: Healthy Patterns in Congregational Mission Partnerships

by David WesleyWipf and Stock. 2014. —Reviewed by Alexander K. Zell, adjunct professor, Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota; former international ...
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Resolving Conflict with Cross Cultural Partners

Resolving Conflict with Cross-Cultural Partners Mary Lederleitner, Cross-Cultural Consultant, Wycliffe International April 14, 2011 Description: Understand your own and your ...
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Authentic Intercultural Partnerships

Description: Authentic Intercultural Partnerships Authentic Intercultural Partnership: Nine Things Every Partnership Needs to Succeed Daniel Rickett, Ph.D., Vice President, Sisters ...
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Partner-Friendly Organizations

Partner friendly organization maximizing kingdom impact through Partnering Intelligence Brian O'Connell, President, May 22, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Over ...
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Three Rails of Partnership Development

Three Rails of Partnership Development with Ellen Livingood Three Rails of Partnership Development: Field, Church, and Logistics Ellen Livingood, Catalyst ...
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On-Site Facilitators: The Pivotal Link for Global Church Partnerships

On-Site Facilitators: The Pivotal Link for Global Church Partnerships Ellen Livingood, Founder and Director, Catalyst Services April 10, 2008 Local ...
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Results Focused Partnership w/ Brian O’Connell

Dec 10, 2009 - Results Focused Partnerships Brian O'Connell, President, REACT Services Description:This webinar focuses on principles and best practices ...
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Global Church-to-Church Partnership Essentials

Global Church-to-Church Partnership Essentials Michael VanHuis, Global Advancement Officer, Pioneers December 2, 2010 Key Words: Partnership, Partnerships, Church to church ...
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Overcoming Global Partnership Hurdles

Overcoming Global Partnership Hurdles Presenter: Ellen Livingood, Catalyst Services Date: January 18, 2011 Description: Local churches are collaborating with partners ...
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Partnerships and Resources for Church Planting

Partnerships and Resources in Church Planting Speaker: Craig Ott Organization: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Original Air Date: November 1, 2012 ...
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Metrics for Missions Workshop: Results Focused Partnership w/ Brian O’Connell

Metrics for Missions: Results Focused Partnership: A 90-minute workshop (audio recording with handouts)Presenter - Brian O'Connell, President, REACT Services This ...
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Short-term Mission Partnerships: Lessons from Paul and the Philippians

In recent years, much has been said about the good and the bad of short-term missions. Short-term missions have been ...
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Think Big, Think Small: Partnerships as a Revolution in Global Missions

We think small about the gospel. Over the past fifty years, Christians have usually defined the gospel like this: “We ...
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What a Strange Family! Church-Agency Partnerships

Despite blemishes both the church and the agency have, there is also incredible potential. What would it look like if ...
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A Vision for Partnership: Radio as a Case Study

For agencies to thrive in the future, partnerships must be more and more at the core of strategy, and those ...
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Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad

by Janel Kragt Bakker Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Ave., New York, NY, 10016, 320 pages, 2013, $29.95. —Reviewed by ...
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Essential Mission Partnering Principles

Only when we understand the spiritual foundation of our fellowship with God and one another will we find the motivation ...
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The Beauty of Partnership Study Guide (Standard Edition)

by Werner Mischke, designer/editor Mission One, Inc., P.O. Box 5960, Scottsdale, AZ 85261, 212 pages, 2011, $29.95 (free DVD discussion ...
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Resolving Conflict with Cross-cultural Partners

How we personally make meaning of situations is a critical component in conflict ...
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The Role of Best Practice Principles in a Partnership Culture

An organization that functions well in the partnership culture will be better positioned to manage the variety of partnership scenarios ...
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Cross-cultural Partnerships: Navigating the Complexities of Money and Mission

Understanding and avoiding the pitfalls associated with such relationships is the subject of this timely new book ...
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Successful Partnership: A Case Study

A tremendously effective partnership between a group of missionaries to North Africans in France and a local French church led ...
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How Convictions Catalyze Fruitful Cross-cultural Partnerships

An inside look at fruitful cross-cultural partnerships in Latin America as seen through the eyes of David Brooks and Jōse ...
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Of Partnerships and Power Trips

The differences between true partnerships and power trips disguised as partnerships are significant ...
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Reflection on a Missions Partnership

Now that the Alliance has completed its ministry, how can we evaluate its effectiveness? By God’s grace there is good ...
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Short-term Missions for Long-term Partnership

The author asks, “Are we tourists or are we God’s missionary people?” Rickett shares why many STMs are not working ...
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The Devil is in the Details: Avoiding Common Pitfalls when Funding New Partnership Endeavors

Having clearly defined objectives and guidelines at the outset of a partnership with an international ministry can prevent many problems ...
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Well Connected: Releasing Power, Restoring Hope Through Kingdom Partnerships

Powerful global forces are motivating organizations of many kinds to bridge traditional barriers by attempting new partnerships and alliances. But ...
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Partnerships in Ministry: Moving from Misguided Metaphors to Sustainable Strategies

Effectively partnering with ministries cross-culturally is important to avoid the use of three common (and misguided) metaphors ...
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Partnership Revisited

Sometimes you’ve just got to go back to the basics. When Vince Lombardi, former coach of the National Football League’s ...
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The Effective Use of Resources in Missions Partnerships

This is what an African national staff member told his Western missionary leader after ten years of working with a ...
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Mission and Church Partnership Dynamics: Lessons from SIM-ECWA in Nigeria

What happens when an international, interdenominational faith mission agency decides that a national church it birthed has reached maturity and ...
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Western-National Church Partnerships: Are They Really A Good Idea?

In recent decades many Western churches have moved from sending their own missionaries into developing nations to supporting indigenous ministries ...
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Building Strategic Relationships: A Practical Guide to Partnering with Non-Western Missions

Daniel Rickett examines partnerships between Western churches and their international counterparts ...
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Making Your Partnership Work

We are in the midst of a major paradigm shift in missions. It is now neither possible nor desirable for ...
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Toward Interdependent Ministry Partnerships: Fueling Ministry without Fostering Dependency

Partnership, Self-reliance, Accountability, Dependency. These are buzzwords that came to dominate table talk about missions in the last decade of ...
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Serve. Assist. Partner. How to Help the Church in China Meet the Challenges of a New Generation

How do individuals, churches, or organizations assist, serve and partner with the church in China? ...
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Partnership Resources on the Web

Our focus in this article is how international mission agencies can work together in functional collaborative partnerships ...
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Partnership— More than a Buzzword

The purpose of this article is to attempt to clarify biblical and missiological issues behind the contemporary use of the ...
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Seven Mistakes Partners Make and How to Avoid Them

I was inspired recently by the title of an article in a business magazine, “Failure: The Secret to My Success.” ...
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Sri Lankan Leader Eyes Partnerships

Ajith Fernando, national director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka, spoke about partnership and related issues during a recent ...
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Preventing Dependency: Developmental Partnering

Developmental partnering can be summed up in one word: brotherhood ...
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Sending and Receiving in Light of Equal Partnerships in Mission

The concept of partnership in mission is the focus of discussion and debate across a wide spectrum of mission agencies ...
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Unique and United: A Partnership in South Africa

This month marks 13 years of missionary service for me. I have learned that missionary and national church relationships are ...
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Lessons of Partnership

Some suggestions from my experience to help your mission partnerships take shape and function effectively ...
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16 Key Partnership Principles

1. Effective partnerships are built on trust, openness, and mutual concern. Partnerships are more than coordination, planning, strategies, and tactics ...
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Howdy, Partner

Appreciation for the Western saga is one of several inconsequential things I remember most fondly about my father, along with ...
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The Other Side of Partnership

Many of us have been taught that our relationship with donors means we receive money and prayer support, and they ...
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Partnerships at the Crossroads: Red, Yellow, or Green Light?

The '90s are the decade of decision for Westerners and the new world of missions ...
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Slaying the Dragons of Self-interest: Making International Partnership Work

Our key choices mean surrendering our power over our structures ...
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Cheaper by the Dozen? Indigenous Missionaries Vs. Partnership

We must find a better way to express our partnership ...
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Get Ready for Partnership with Emerging Missions

Missions is rapidly entering a new age marked by a decline in the growth of Western missionary-sending and a rapid ...
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Good Partners Are Costly

Practical ways in which we can minister to our partners ...
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The Homeland Church—Partner or Pawn?

After years of getting from the churches, mission agencies should now support them ...
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Assistance Programs Require Partnership

Many national churches in the Third World are on the eve of establishing their credibility in society and government. Their ...
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An Equal Partnership Structure

At the Green Lake consultation it looked as though another Lincoln-Douglas debate were shaping up. Dr. Louis King and Dr: ...
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Leadership in Turbulent Times 

This book, by Pulitzer winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, is a brilliant study in leadership ...
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Women Missing in Church History: Filling Out the Historical Record – Week 4

Week 4 - A Taste of Chapter 2: Virgins, Scholars, Desert Mothers, and Deacons ...
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Contemporary Research on Global Christianity

In just seven chapters and under 150 pages, World Christianity and the Unfinished Task provides a broad overview of the ...
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The Promise of the Open Generation

By Daniel Copeland and Alyce Youngblood | In Barna’s largest generational study to date, we contemplated what it means to ...
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Inviting Gen Z to Serve

By Amanda Roozeboom | Short-term missions trips that are thoughtfully planned and executed can be an important way to welcome ...
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A Balanced Framework

By Tim Crouch with Mark and Cinda Wood | Teams working in cross-cultural contexts face formidable challenges. The balanced framework ...
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Transforming Frames of Marginalization

By John Trotter | To what degree has society’s frame of reference on disability shaped the Church, ministries, and perceptions ...
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Go Digital Before It’s Too Late

By Andrew Feng and Nick Wu | Missions organizations face two significant problems: limited capacity and ineffective stewardship. Embracing a ...
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Do Missions Conferences Matter?

By Evi Rodemann | Missions conferences around the world have played an important part in mobilising young people into long-term ...
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Gen Z and Global Missions: Allies or Enemies

By Ruth Hubbard | Gen Z has several positive and negative characteristics that may affect their willingness and motivation to ...
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Three Strategies for Engaging Gen Z in Missions

By Jolene Erlacher | The people who comprise Gen Z in North America are growing up in a post-Christian society ...
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What Research Reveals about Generation Z

By Patricia Savage | As we at OneHope researched characteristics of Gen Z youth across the world, we discovered they ...
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Helping Generation Z Flourish and be Catalysts for God’s Mission

By René and Sarah Breuel with Mary Tindall | When we thoughtfully engage younger generations in a whole story gospel, ...
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Bringing Open Hearts to Engage Generation Z

By James Choung with Mary Tindall | Generational theory helps us understand generations as distinct cultures. This demystifies how we ...
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Apostolic Imagination: Recovering a Biblical Vision for the Church’s Mission Today       

This book argues that the “Church has ventured away from the apostolic path and continues down a road involving numerous ...
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Women Missing in Church History: Filling Out the Historical Record – Week 3

Week 3 - A Taste of Chapter 1: Patrons, Missionaries, Apostles, Widows, and Martyrs ...
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No Choice Network & Church Renewal with Missie Nederland

How churches were affected by the pandemic and what church renewal in the Netherlands might look like ...
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Join a Table Discussion Groups to Network around a Common Topic

Wednesday & Thursday Dinner | 5:30 PM - 6:50 PM ...
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Women Missing in Church History: Filling Out the Historical Record – Week 2

Week 2 - Pursuing Partnership series: Filling out the Historical Record with Women in the Mission Of the Church ...
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What Is the Minimum Training Needed to Be Effective?

What defines effective? Obviously that they have the money needed. But it ALSO includes a healthy perspective of inviting partners ...
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Helping Global Workers Tell Their Stories

Making video stories for supporters has never been easier! By using the smartphone in your pocket, you can capture the ...
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Webinar: A New Word: Redeploying Returning Missionaries among Diaspora People

“Convergence”. This term is used in strategic innovation to look at the way things combine to create a new reality… ...
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Women Missing in Church History: Filling Out the Historical Record – Week 1

Week 1 - Pursuing Partnership series: Filling out the Historical Record with Women in the Mission Of the Church ...
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How to Be Spiritually Healthy, Vision-Driven and Fully Funded

“Spiritually Healthy, Vision-Driven, and Fully funded” – You have heard these words numerous times, but what do they mean?  ...
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Diverse Mission Initiatives

Missio Nexus is seeking to more deeply engage in partnership with the ethnically and racially diverse missions community across North ...
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Bringing the New and the Need Together  

Innovation is a NEW solution that generates VALUE for the provider and the people who NEED it ...
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40-Day Devotional Series: Counting the Cost

This year, the theme for our annual conference is Counting the Cost. To accompany this theme we put together a 40-day ...
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Invaluable Investment: Counting the Complex Costs of Bible Translation 

By Mart Green | The translated Word of God is regarded as one of the greatest evangelizing tools in existence ...
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Creating Passion?

A variety of messages are flowing from pulpits that, while cloaked in Biblical language, do not represent a Kingdom perspective ...
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8 Lessons Learned in 80 Years of Bible Translation

By Jennifer Holloran | Much has changed since Wycliffe Bible Translators was founded in 1942. But our calling has remained ...
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Equipping the Church for Church-Centric Bible Translation

By Natalia Piroshenko and Sofia Ivanov with Lincoln Brunner | When local churches own and run Bible translation projects, communities ...
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The Jesus Factor

By A. Steven Evans | Jesus was a master storyteller. Oral Bible storying follows his example and makes scripture accessible ...
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Oral Bible Translation is Key to Seeing Scripture in Every Language

By Swapna Alexander, Bryan Harmelink, and Youngshin Kim, with Jim Killam | Literacy does not need to be a necessary ...
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Solving the Consultant Dilemma

By Brigitte Rabarijaona | Bible translation consultants’ expertise and skills are pivotal in ensuring quality translations. The current shortage of ...
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Journey With Me

Lamp’s book provides a basic introduction to foundational spiritual disciplines and practices that are critical for all believers, but especially ...
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Collaboration in Bible Translation

By Paul Kimbi and Sarah Starrenburg | Scripture translation is experiencing unprecedented progress as a result of a determined commitment ...
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Multilingualism and Ministry

By Kyle Harris | Missionaries involved in all aspects of ministry from church planting to discipleship to Bible translation must ...
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The Landscape of Bible Translation in the 21st Century

By Phil King and Dick Kroneman | The rich and diverse landscape of Bible translation, today, brings together past wisdom ...
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Turning Points in the Expansion of Christianity      

This book is about the history of the expansion of Christianity across geographical, cultural, ethnic, and religious boundaries ...
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Contextualized Training for Non-Western Audiences

By God’s grace, I’ve had the privilege of training global missionaries in personal support raising on five continents ...
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Baptisms in Middle East

During a training and preparation visit this month in Dubai, some of our Area Strategy Team leaders were invited by ...
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How to Help Underfunded Staff

For whatever reason, support-raising brings so many emotional extremes to our lives. From the highs of seeing God provide in ...
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Not Called: Recovering the Biblical Framework of Divine Guidance      

This book appeals to a fresh look at the biblical data on the concept of vocational call, comparing differing definitions ...
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Steve Brown invites us on a genuine journey with Jesus, a needed focus in the distracted world of “so much going on.” His ...
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Many people ask me why international student ministry is such an efficient way to reach the world for Christ. There ...
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This book is an invitation to let go of knowledge and opinions that are no longer serving you well, and ...
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Simon Sinek says, “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” ...
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Three years ago our organization started with this question: How can personal support raising be sustainable for everyone? ...
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Support Raising for ethnic minorities usually conjures up words like shame and honor. But no longer are these terms relegated ...
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All Nations International Commemorates its 27th Anniversary

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Awakening, challenges and opportunities of the Nigerian missions movement ...
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Support Raising for ethnic minorities usually conjures up words like shame and honor. But no longer are these terms relegated ...
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Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they ...
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Matthew Ellison and Ted Esler chat with Gideon and Sarah, African American missionaries to North Africa, about how many missions ...
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As I travel around East Africa and North America for my work, I meet many generous and visionary church members, ...
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Member Status Report: October 2020

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This edited volume sees Canada as a mosaic (“where, when intermingled, distinct individual pieces complete the whole”) and challenges the ...
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The Task of Mission In Light of a Recent Discovery in the New Testament

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Enabling Collaboration Through Technology

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Collaboration: Rooting for Your Rivals

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Standards Introductory Workshop – Part 1 and 2

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Webinar: Spiritual Formation Integration for Ministry Leaders

Description: Spiritual formation integration is a foundational element of a healthy and thriving ministry, but it is often one of ...
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Alliance for the Unreached Names Dr. Marvin J. Newell as New Executive Director

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I’ve observed that most missionaries struggle with one of two things when writing their prayer and update newsletters. Either they ...
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Webinar: Charitable Giving in the Wake of COVID-19

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I (Tim) had a world-changing meeting at Cracker Barrell recently. I was privileged to sit down with a young couple ...
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Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration

In this book, the authors lay out a case for what they call “co-elevation” (this book introduces new words throughout ...
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My wife homeschooled our children for a few years. She did a great job motivating our kids. She set an ...
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The following information was provided through a Missio Nexus initiated survey from April 8-14, 2020. Thirty-five churches of varying sizes ...
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This edited book presents Canadian reflections on understanding and practicing church mission in a time of multiple crises that impact ...
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Let’s Develop Sound Missiology for International Student Reentry

Fatima was hostile to the Gospel, attending Christian events and Bible studies on her US campus mostly to argue. Then ...
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Webinar: Networking Practitioners Ministering Among The Muslim Diaspora in North America – An Initiative of The Vision 5:9 Network

How does one go about developing an online ministry network community from scratch? Are there coaches out there who lead ...
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On Mission 2020 Dave and Lorene Wilson

Dave & Lorene Wilson - Avant Ministries Engaging the Church in Missionary Mobilization www.avantministries.org & www.threestrandpartners.org Transcript Discussion Questions Audio ...
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On Mission 2020 Steve Leston

Steve Leston - To Every Tribe Church and Agency Partnerships for Stronger Mobilization www.toeverytribe.org Transcript Discussion Questions Audio and Video ...
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On Mission 2020 Jeff Boesel

Jeff Boesel - OC International Partnership in Mobilization and Preparation www.onechallenge.org Transcript Discussion Questions Audio and Video ...
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Crossing Cultures: Preparing Strangers for Ministry in Strange Places

This is an overview of the preparation that cross-cultural church planters should consider before launching their ministry ...
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Troubling Trends in the American Church

Research published by Charity Navigator found that at least 30% of all charitable giving in the U.S. happens during the ...
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TEE in Asia

Edited by Hanna-Ruth van Wingerden, Tim Green, and Graham Aylett ...
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Redeeming Technology for God’s Kingdom: The Mobile Ministry Forum

By Brian James, Clyde Taber, and Keith Williams ...
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Notable Missionary Deaths in 2019

Bob Finley (May 2, 1922-March 22, 2019) Founder of International Students Inc., and Christian Aid Mission Born in Albemarle County, ...
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Should I Consider an End of Year Campaign?

Research published by Charity Navigator found that at least 30% of all charitable giving in the U.S. happens during the ...
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Organizational Resurrection: Where to Start When Your MPD Culture is Broken

Looking back at my personal history of starting new things versus finishing those same things, I am absolutely convinced it ...
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Puppets Teach Values in Prisons and Schools

Why would you take a children’s puppet show to one of the most violent prisons in a country known for ...
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Coaching Millennials in MPD Fundraising

Millennials, like other generations, have come to be known for the qualities which characterize them ...
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Love the Listener, Then Share the Words?

The clash of cultures between Christianity and Islam weighs heavily in international affairs, but it takes on a very personal ...
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Carpe Diem Redeemed: Seizing the Day, Discerning the Times

Life is short, and it can be as easily wasted as lived to the full. In these fast and superficial ...
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Engaging STM Senders and Supporters

Thursday, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM | Randy Schmor ...
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Enabling Collaboration Through Technology

Thursday, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM | Joseph Vijayam ...
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The Only One: Living Fully In, By, And For God

This brand new book will be hot off the press sometime this month. One of the book endorsers, Kurt Nelson, ...
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The Rise and Fall of Movements: A Roadmap for Leaders

Simply put, movements are the multiplication of disciples and churches. Drawing on both the ministry of Jesus and also reflections ...
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China: Statistical Highlights

Statistical highlights that give us a glimpse of the current political situation and status of religion in China ...
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Are You Bulldozing Your Appointments?

As a rookie support raiser, I was somehow able to get appointments before I had received much training. I’m not ...
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Missio Nexus Podcast Episode 49 – USAID

In this episode Ted interviews USAID personnel Randy Tift and Diana Lighfoot ...
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Three Fundraising Culs-de-sac: Extremely logical half-truths that take you in circles

Funding coaches and leaders need to be alert for three subtle fundraising “sayings.” These half-truths seem logical, but following them ...
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Wang, Sophia

Sophia Wang ...
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Funding Principles Go Beyond Borders

The perception exists in some Non-Westerners that the West are “rich,” and so it is easy for them to support ...
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Dubwig, Lynn

Lynn Dubwig ...
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The Mobilized Church Workshop: Keys to Unlock Missions Potential

Has your church’s unique, God-given potential to reach the nations been UNLOCKED? ...
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Loonshots, How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

Unlike so many leadership books published over the past two decades, this one emphasizes structure instead of culture as the ...
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Burden vs. Load: Living in the Tension as a Coach

In Galatians 6:2 Paul says, “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” ...
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Packing a Parachute and Other Superpowers

About Our Facilitators Karen Hawkins Karen brings nearly 30 years of experience and a passion for the partnership between assistants ...
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Where Are the African-American Missionaries?

There are some unique barriers many African-Americans face as it relates to fundraising ...
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Jesus in the Secular World #2: Responding to Global Secularization Webinar

Description: Fueled by global secularization, the Global Youth Culture is largely influenced by one predominant worldview: Secular Humanism. In this ...
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Mapping Church Missions: A Compass for Ministry Strategy

Description: The terrain of church missions is often bewildering. Should we prioritize evangelism or works of service? ...
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Jesus in the Secular World #1: Understanding Global Secularization Webinar

Description: Global secularization, a trend closely tied to the globalization of culture among urban youth, presents a unique challenge to ...
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2018 – 2019 Webinars

Mapping Church Missions: A Compass for Ministry Strategy - presented on May 2nd by Sharon R. Hoover, Director of Missions ...
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Praying for Your Missionary: How Prayers from Home Can Reach the Nations

The author explores Scripture’s teachings on how to live a disciplined life while offering practical strategies for growth based on ...
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International Grantmaking

Thursday, 3:30 - 4:45 PM | Ted Batson, Jr. & Matt Sheers ...
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When Receivers Become Senders

Friday, 8:30 - 9:45 AM | Randy Schmor ...
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Mobilizing From the Church’s Perspective

Friday, 3:30 - 4:45 PM | Matthew Ellison ...
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A Vision for Becoming a Fully Mobilized Church

Friday, 1:30 - 2:45 PM | Todd Engstrom ...
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MomentumYes: Going Deeper to Customize the Curriculum for Your Group

Friday, 3:30 - 4:45 PM | Lori Rogers & Mark Whited ...
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Models of Church Engagement in Global Missions

Friday, 8:30 - 9:45 AM | Ed Stetzer ...
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Strengthening Church-Agency Relationships

Thursday, 3:30 - 4:45 PM | Lisa Freyenberger Smart ...
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OnMission 2019 OnDemand

OnMission 2019 is still available! Check out - OnMission OnDemand Watch the full broadcast, or access all the videos at ...
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Dixon, Rob

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Liew, Ivan

Ivan Liew ...
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OnMission 2019 Jeff Neely

Jeff Neely Partnering Together with MBB's Vision 5:9 Discussion Questions Transcript Audio & Video ...
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Latsko, Mike

Mike Latsko ...
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Women in God’s Mission

In my research I have been astounded by this: when women encountering difficult gender hurdles choose forgiveness over bitterness, God ...
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Author Interview: Mary Lederleitner

Mission researcher, Mary Lederleitner, interviewed and surveyed respected women in mission leadership from across the globe to gather their insights, ...
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The Toronto Missions Hub: Anatomy of a Missions’ Mobilization Movement

Would it be like God to give His Body in America a prescient model and prophetic message for missions’ mobilization ...
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Freed, Dick

Dick Freed ...
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Voegt, Richard

Richard Voegt ...
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Batson, Ted

Ted R. Batson, Jr ...
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Schmor, Randy

Randy Schmor ...
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Reiff, Stan

Stan Reiff ...
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Jakosz, Frank

Frank Jakosz ...
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Lederleitner, Mary

Mary Lederleitner ...
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Sims, Tim

Tim Sims ...
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Heerwagen, Brian

Brian Heerwagen ...
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Wagenmaker, Sally

Sally Wagenmaker ...
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Pierce, Aaron

Aaron Pierce ...
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Hoover, Sharon

Sharon Hoover ...
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Grumelot, Suzanne

Suzanne Grumelot ...
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Capin, Gregg

Gregg Capin ...
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Grados de asociación

La asociación es algo que anhelamos, pero a menudo nos cuesta definirlo. Las iglesias y organizaciones de América del Norte están ...
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Moving Missions Beyond Simple Charity and Short-Term Fixes

Is your organization torn between conflicting needs and priorities? Are you using resources that are given to your organization, but ...
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Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Unchartered Territory

Utilizing “on the map” and “off the map” as two ways that leaders must understand their challenge, Bolsinger challenges the ...
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All Nations Letter to Missio Nexus Members

December 13, 2018 Dear Leader in the Missions and Ministry Community — Greetings to you from All Nations, in the ...
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