Tuesday | 1:00 – 9:00 PM
Church and organizational staff, mission committee members, and team leaders
SOE’s Standards Introductory Workshop (SIW) is a 10-hour seminar designed to help short-term mission leaders and mobilizers make their mission trips better. We’ll examine the Seven Standards of Excellence and how these key ideas form a road map to excellent, God-honoring mission trips. The workshop is taught by experienced SOE trainers, is interactive and collaborative, and uses case studies and small group discussions to draw out how you can begin applying The Seven Standards to your specific ministry context.
On day 1, we’ll lay the foundation for the workshop by considering the MISTM grid which defines the phases of a mission trip (pre-, on-, post-trip) and the participants (senders, goers, receivers). We’ll continually return to this grid as we consider how the first five standards shape the way we plan and carry out mission trips. Day 1 standards include God-Centeredness, Empowering Partnership, Mutual Design, Comprehensive Administration, and Qualified Leadership.