Presented by: Mark Hedinger
Description: We will explore biblical and practical reasons why training for mission work needs to be done in a relational environment. Starting with definitions and intercultural perspectives on interpersonal relationships, we will then consider how the Bible presents life and ministry in terms of vertical (God/human) relationships and horizontal (human/human) relationships. We will hear input from trainers from other nations who speak to how they value relationships alongside content in training. Finally, we will talk about ways that relationship can be woven into internet and residential training events. The primary audience for this workshop is missionary trainers and developers providing pre-field or ongoing learning modules.