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I won’t come down…

I won’t come down…

This is part one of a two part article series. This first article shares the support raisers experience. The second ...
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What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Development Professional

What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Development Professional

I am not so dissimilar to other fundraising professionals of my baby boomer generation. Most of us fell into our ...
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Seeing Ministry Partners as People – or Targets?

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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How We Train Our People for Ministry Partnership Matters

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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MPD and Non-MPD Staff: A Clear Call and United Front

MPD and Non-MPD Staff: A Clear Call and United Front

When talking about support raising, I try whenever possible to stay away from the words “fundraising” and “donor“when describing support ...
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What Are You Looking for in a Coach?

What Are You Looking for in a Coach?

When I started support raising, I had no clue what I was doing. I knew that God was calling me ...
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It’s All About Perspective

It’s All About Perspective

When talking about support raising, I try whenever possible to stay away from the words “fundraising” and “donor“when describing support ...
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INVITING is UNITING: Partnership with the Local Church

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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Learning that Connects

Learning that Connects

As children, we are expected to learn. Our parents, teachers, and coaches dictate the things we need to know, often ...
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Five Essential Anchors for MPD

Five Essential Anchors for MPD

My father was a ship fitter at the US’s first Naval Shipyard, that included everything for the fabrication and repairs ...
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How Getting to Full Support Changed Me as a Coach

How Getting to Full Support Changed Me as a Coach

It is stated in three simple words – get fully funded. You are a leader, a coach, a trainer, and, ...
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New Member Benefit: Missio Nexus Bible Certificate Program

New Member Benefit: Missio Nexus Bible Certificate Program

Missio Nexus has partnered with BibleMesh to create a new certificate program designed to meet the requirements for theological preparation ...
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Support Raising and the Art of Storytelling

Support Raising and the Art of Storytelling

Support Raising for ethnic minorities usually conjures up words like shame and honor. But no longer are these terms relegated ...
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Ethnic Minority Support Raising is an Untapped Goldmine for Your MPD!

Ethnic Minority Support Raising is an Untapped Goldmine for Your MPD!

Support Raising for ethnic minorities usually conjures up words like shame and honor. But no longer are these terms relegated ...
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Design Thinking for Training and Development: Creating Learning Journeys That Get Results

Design Thinking for Training and Development: Creating Learning Journeys That Get Results

This is a practical how-to manual for applying design thinking to training programs. Design thinking, typically used in product development, ...
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Why and How Jews for Jesus Moved Our New Staff Training Online

Why and How Jews for Jesus Moved Our New Staff Training Online

Thursday | 3:45 PM | Josh Sofaer, Senior Advisor, Jews for Jesus ...
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Training HERE to Reach the Unreached Out There

Training HERE to Reach the Unreached Out There

Thursday | 8:30 AM | Kevin King ...
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Learned Helplessness

Learned Helplessness

Dread. That’s what I felt before my weekly check-in as an MPD coach with this staff. The litany of excuses, ...
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The Price of Effectiveness: What Organizational Change Actually Costs

The Price of Effectiveness: What Organizational Change Actually Costs

In 1919, Texas Baptists began a ministry for college students. Our first Baptist Student Ministries (BSM) was planted at Texas ...
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5 Things to Look for in an MPD Coach

5 Things to Look for in an MPD Coach

In 1 Corinthians 11:1 Paul says, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ (NIV).” It is interesting ...
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Wanna Go For a Sprint?

Wanna Go For a Sprint?

An MPD Sprint is a 30-45 day period in which full-time staff spend part-time (20 hours a week) in a ...
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Training up Amazing Parents of Third Culture Kids

Training up Amazing Parents of Third Culture Kids

Friday, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Lauren Wells ...
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Training HERE to Reach the Unreached Out There

Training HERE to Reach the Unreached Out There

Friday, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Kevin King ...
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Shining Light on the Lies

Shining Light on the Lies

If you are doing God’s work, the devil will try to get you to not do it, using whatever tactics ...
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Preparing and Equipping Singles and Marrieds to Work Well Together in Their Cross-Cultural Ministry Teams

Preparing and Equipping Singles and Marrieds to Work Well Together in Their Cross-Cultural Ministry Teams

Thursday, 3:30 - 4:45 PM | Barry Danylak, Suzanne Grumelot & Catherine Thompson ...
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OnMission 2019 Von Golder

OnMission 2019 Von Golder

Von Golder Media and Training Frontiers www.frontiers.org Audio and Video ...
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OnMission 2019 Dick Brogden

OnMission 2019 Dick Brogden

Dick Brogden Training of First-Term Missionaries Live|Dead www.livedead.org Transcript Discussion Questions Audio and Video ...
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How to Implement a Media Strategy to Reach Diaspora Peoples

How to Implement a Media Strategy to Reach Diaspora Peoples

“God”, “Hope”, “Bible”, “How do I get out of depression?” Every day millions seek out popular search engines for some of life’s deepest ...
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Stewarding the Purpose Inside Your People

Stewarding the Purpose Inside Your People

Presenter: Mark Stevenson, Founder and Practice Leader, Clarity for Christian Leaders Description: In this webinar, Mark will share with you ...
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Relationship as the Non-negotiable Foundation for Effective Missionary Preparation

Relationship as the Non-negotiable Foundation for Effective Missionary Preparation

Presented by: Mark Hedinger Description: We will explore biblical and practical reasons why training for mission work needs to be ...
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Cultural Self Discovery for Multicultural Interaction

Cultural Self Discovery for Multicultural Interaction

Presented by: Sheryl Silzer Description: The major challenge for multicultural interaction is recognizing cultural misunderstandings in order to better reflect ...
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The Varied World of Learning Technologies - Assembling Your Unique Combination

The Varied World of Learning Technologies – Assembling Your Unique Combination

Presented by: Mark Morgenstern Description: Are you suspicious, skeptical, or just plain burned-out on technology? Today there is much talk ...
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Transformissional Coaching: MultiplyYour Equipping and Leadership Effectiveness

Transformissional Coaching: MultiplyYour Equipping and Leadership Effectiveness

Presented by: Tim Roehl Description: What if you could Increase the effectiveness of your training by over 400%? Provide ongoing ...
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Truth in Advertising: Balancing Idealistic Recruiting and the Realities of Missionary Service

Truth in Advertising: Balancing Idealistic Recruiting and the Realities of Missionary Service

Presented by: John Gilberts Description: It's a tension all industries struggle withÉ Our leaders are pressuring mobilizers to grow the ...
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Sprinting Toward MPD Success

Sprinting Toward MPD Success

 This article was originally published for Support Raising Solutions. At the Support Raising Leaders Conference, InterVarsity leaders shared their exciting results ...
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The Crucible of the First Term: Understanding and Helping So It is not the Last

The Crucible of the First Term: Understanding and Helping So It is not the Last

Description of workshop: The First Term missionary has multiple adjustments to make, losses to mourn, an identity to shed and ...
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Resources and Relationships in Missions: Navigating the Minefield of Dependency

Resources and Relationships in Missions: Navigating the Minefield of Dependency

Presented by Jeffrey Fussner, formerly Special Assistant to the International Director, and then most recently Director of People Development, TEAM ...
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The Local Church: Mentoring Healthy Missionary Candidates

The Local Church: Mentoring Healthy Missionary Candidates

Recognizing the rigors of cross-cultural living, astute church leadership will have a planned approach in its preparation of future international ...
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Marching Off the Map: Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World

Marching Off the Map: Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World

With a focus on the youngest up and coming generation, Elmore outlines the differences that these kids bring to our ...
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Making Teams Work in Missions

Making Teams Work in Missions

David Sedlacek, Consultant for Team & Leader Development, TEAM Teamwork is an essential skill for cross-cultural, multicultural mission. What does ...
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Doing Bible Interpretation!

Doing Bible Interpretation!

Drawing from his years of experience teaching Bible interpretation in the Philippines and other Majority World contexts (as well as ...
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STM Emergencies: Preparing Team Leaders to Respond in a Crisis

STM Emergencies: Preparing Team Leaders to Respond in a Crisis

STM goers want to courageously share Christ in word and action around the globe. Yet, there are risks associated with ...
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Diaspora Missions: “OK, We Get it! Now What?”

Diaspora Missions: “OK, We Get it! Now What?”

Critical Questions for Effective Diaspora Involvement The case has been made in the missions community for what God is doing ...
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Anthology May 2017

Anthology May 2017

How do we best prepare for the dangers that lay ahead and respond effectively in crisis? ...
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Cybersecurity Checklist

Cybersecurity Checklist

Use this checklist to help ensure that you have the best cybersecurity defenses in place and identify any areas that ...
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Risk From a Field Perspective

Risk From a Field Perspective

For almost two decades, my husband Neal and I have lived in or near war zones with our children, or ...
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Inspired HR: The Intersection of Law, Spirituality, and Common Sense

Inspired HR: The Intersection of Law, Spirituality, and Common Sense

Employment law is changing fast, particularly in ways that impact religious organizations. Religious liberties are being challenged daily. Current issues ...
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Seven Transitions Facing those Serving in China

Seven Transitions Facing those Serving in China

A combination of factors internal to China and in the external environment are reshaping the China ministry landscape. As a ...
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Member Care in Middle Age: Trends, Unintended Outcomes, Potential Solutions

Member Care in Middle Age: Trends, Unintended Outcomes, Potential Solutions

Member Care/Health/Development (CHD) is well into middle age. We could say it has exploded into the Mission Ecosphere, and has ...
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Innovation in World Mission: A Framework for Thinking About the Future

Innovation in World Mission: A Framework for Thinking About the Future

We serve a timeless gospel in a rapidly changing world.  With mass urbanization, secularization, ubiquitous connectivity, political unrest, changes in ...
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The Growing Marketplace Missions Movement

The Growing Marketplace Missions Movement

Over the course of the last few years, many in the missions world have been struggling with the changing landscape ...
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Cybermissions and the Unreached

Cybermissions and the Unreached

The emergence of various digital technologies has initiated a conversation on engaging people everywhere for the Gospel.  This webinar explores ...
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Insights from Three Surveys of Aspiring Long Termers

Insights from Three Surveys of Aspiring Long Termers

Do you want to recruit more long-term missionaries? A previous survey of long-termers presented best practices they recommended. This webinar ...
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Crossing Cultures – Redeeming Mankind (Week 3)

Crossing Cultures – Redeeming Mankind (Week 3)

Based on Marv Newell’s book, Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice, a survey of Scripture from Genesis ...
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Crossing Cultures – Redeeming Mankind (Week 1)

Crossing Cultures – Redeeming Mankind (Week 1)

Based on Marv Newell’s book, Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice, a survey of Scripture from Genesis ...
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Crossing Cultures – Redeeming Mankind (Week 2)

Crossing Cultures – Redeeming Mankind (Week 2)

Based on Marv Newell’s book, Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice, a survey of Scripture from Genesis ...
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Deaf: The Final Frontier of the Great Commission

Deaf: The Final Frontier of the Great Commission

Deaf people collectively are considered to be one of the largest unreached people groups in the world today. In this ...
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Curious George finds an iPhone

Curious George finds an iPhone

Can you imagine Curious George with an iPhone? The silly monkey would be...,well, changed. He would be different. Silly monkeys ...
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Training Missionaries

Training Missionaries

This book is written for people who train missionaries. Missionaries must 1) know God, 2) be able to relate well ...
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Pioneering Movements

Pioneering Movements

Steve Addison, head of the sending agency MOVE, formerly CRM (Church Resource Ministries) Australia, defines a movement as “a group ...
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Disciple Making Movements: A Biblical, Holistic, Exponential Solution for the Remaining Task

Disciple Making Movements: A Biblical, Holistic, Exponential Solution for the Remaining Task

This discussion will examine how and why Jesus’ pattern of discipling whole groups or “households” (social units) together is the ...
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The Status of the Remaining Task

The Status of the Remaining Task

Are you wondering what’s left in world evangelization? Curious about how global trends in demography, urbanization and globalization fit in? ...
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Key insights from the 2016 CEO and Church Mission Leader Survey

Key insights from the 2016 CEO and Church Mission Leader Survey

In our continuing tradition, Mission Nexus is working to advance the effectiveness of the Great Commission community in North America.  ...
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Fresh Air for Mission Leaders

Fresh Air for Mission Leaders

As Mission Leaders you have lots of ongoing work on your plate, as well as challenges and limitations. You are ...
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A Fresh Perspective on the Insider Movement

A Fresh Perspective on the Insider Movement

The “insider movement” has received much attention in recent years and is often portrayed in ways that are polarized or ...
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Ethics & Discipleship in Honor-Shame Cultures

Ethics & Discipleship in Honor-Shame Cultures

Westerners can falsely think, “Honor-shame cultures don’t believe in right and wrong!” But honor-shame cultures do indeed have a sense ...
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Webinar: Using Scripture to Teach CrossCultural Success

Webinar: Using Scripture to Teach CrossCultural Success

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a cross cultural book. Scripture is full of narratives of God's people crossing ...
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Protecting Your Ministry from Sexual Identity and Gender Issues

Protecting Your Ministry from Sexual Identity and Gender Issues

The idea that one person’s “sexual liberty” trumps another’s religious freedom is prevalent. Focus groups are working diligently to challenge ...
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Rethinking the Question “Who is a Missionary?”

Rethinking the Question “Who is a Missionary?”

Rethinking the Question “Who is a Missionary?” in Light of 21st Century Diaspora Realities, with Implications for its Missionaries, Churches ...
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Ministry Evaluation Toolbox

Ministry Evaluation Toolbox

Celebrate and sharpen your ministry’s impact through effective evaluation. Learn how to use four practical tools for evaluation (with minimal ...
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Home Office Morale Busters: What Puts Staff on Edge

Home Office Morale Busters: What Puts Staff on Edge

Marv Newell has personally visited more than 85 mission offices across North America. In so doing, he couldn’t help but notice ...
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Trends and Needs in Mission Training

Trends and Needs in Mission Training

This webinar shared results from a qualitative research study designed to understand trends and needs for North American workers living ...
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Well Sent

Well Sent

Well Sent provides a description of a missionary sending process that squarely rests in the hands of the local church ...
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