Tuesday | 1:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday | 8:00 AM – 12:00 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. Tuesday evening dinner is included.
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.
On day 2, we’ll examine the final two standards–Appropriate Training and Thorough Follow-Through. We’ll finish the workshop by providing an assessment tool to help you determine the strengths and weaknesses of your mission program so you can begin to take tangible next steps. You’ll receive a notebook and dozens of additional tools and resources to help you begin applying the standards as you return to your ministry. You’ll also walk away with a network of like-minded mission practitioners eager and willing to share in the journey of being a mission mobilizer.