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					SYNC - Personnel Conference 2012                                                                                                        Clinic Descriptions

                                                                   Mobilization

Launching a 21st Century "Student Volunteer Movement" (With                Douglas Batson
Alternative Higher Education)                                              US DOD Wash/Balt Center for World Mission
The 4-5 years and $40K-$50K traditional college experience siphons off many would-be Christian missionaries. An alternative that sustains a
21st century Student Volunteer Movement is needed within sending agencies. Beginning in high school, knowledge of foreign language, Bible
and literature, social sciences, etc., demonstrated via exams and portfolio assessments (NOT on-line courses), young adults can earn an
accredited B.A. degree as a natural by-product of missionary service.
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                                                                            Marshal Frisque
Social Media Initiatives: Covering Your Bases
                                                                            Concordia
Many organizations have now undertaken Social Media; they have numerous Facebook pages, twitter accounts, and struggle to find a way to
better organize their media and disperse it to the correct audience. In this clinic we will explore methods that will ease the management
responsibilities and develop a Social Media strategy to efficiently portray your message, goals, and opportunities for global missions.
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                                                                           Ron Hardy and Don Johnson
Mobilization - Go Deep or Go Wide?                                         SEND International

For the last decade or so mobilization has emphasized the concept of discipling young adults into missions—“going deep” at a few schools and
going deep into the lives of the students. Is that the best investment of your mobilization time and resources? With the constantly changing
culture communication styles of the new generation of potential missionaries, is the discipling model now “old school?” Is it better to “go wide” and
get your name known in as many venues as possible and then let the potential candidates come to you? Or do you somehow try to do both? Two
mobilizers with the same organization present these contrasting approaches with discussion opportunities to help you determine the best strategy
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for you or your organization.
                                                                           Tanya Nace
Forming People in Process
                                                                           Global Partners
How can we help candidates develop their gifts, skills, passions and wellness so they will be most effective for Kingdom impact? How can we
empower people in process to achieve their highest potential? Current mobilization trends show a growing number of mission candidates who lack
adequate preparation. Learn how to intentionally form people in process by identifying personal development plans and giving candidates
direction to find resources and tools.
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                                                                          Mark Stebbins
Best Practices in Missions Mobilization
                                                                          The Navigators
Best practices often only reach the level of good intentions. Join a very practical exchange on how to take Mobilization Best Practices from
theoretical Kingdom platitudes into beneficial agency realities. Lively small and large group debate, brainstorming, and problem-solving to fit best
practices into our daily mobilization agency landscapes.
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                                                                                                          TRAINING

                                    Training Missionaries to Lead Their Peers

                                    Most missionaries are reluctant leaders. They often see helping new missionaries to succeed as a distraction to their
                                    the people of the host culture. Serving effectively as a field leader requires changing one’s values and learning new s
                                    what mission team leaders need to learn, and how this learning can occur in the context of heavy ministry and leaders
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                                    Missionaries’ Passion: Helping Understand and Grow Impact
                                    Through Engaged Passion
                                    Becoming an effective missionary requires much change and growth, but it begins with a passion - a sense of purpose
                                    does not guarantee effectiveness, however. A sense of passion also tends to weaken in the daily realities of cross-cu
                                    leaders intentionally engage it. How can mission leaders practically energize passion for relevant impact at all phases
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                                    Developing a Training Roadmap for Church Planters
                                    Church planting can be a fulfilling, yet challenging, ambiguous and difficult ministry. Church planters, both new and e
                                    revisit attitudes toward their work, sharpen their skills and grow in knowledge. WT designed a “CPM Roadmap” tool to
                                    develop training that improves effectiveness and leads to innovation and multiplication. This clinic explains the purpos
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                                    results.
                                    Beyond Sharing – Working Together in Missionary Training
                                    Evangelical missions has a long history of strong collegial relationships between organizations. In missionary training
                                    mine is yours” approach to sharing teaching techniques and materials. But is that enough? Today is it possible to go
                                    collaboration? Can we become more effective by doing it together? We’ll be discussing the possibilities and examinin
                                    approach is already being pursued
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                                    Using Technology to Provide Effective Training Opportunities to
                                    Members Spread All Over the World
                                    Opportunities today for using technology to enhance staff training are huge. But how can an organization maintain te
                                    in a relational environment, adapt to varying learning styles and incorporate both formal and informal learning models
                                    comfortable face to face learning venues? We will share a little of what we have been learning over the last 6 years.
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                                    The 2012 Christian Interculturalists’ Report: Profile, Practices and
                                    Challenges
                                    Recent research has shown that a key factor in intercultural development while living abroad is pre-departure cross-cu
                                    present results of a study of how the 100 largest mission agencies in North Americ are providing this training. It will lo
                                    frequently used and effective training methods and how these methods compare with what other professional intercult
         SYNC - Personnel Conference 2012                                                                                        Clinic Descriptions

                                            TRAINING
                                               Ken Guenther
                                               SEND International
ant leaders. They often see helping new missionaries to succeed as a distraction to their primary calling of engaging
e. Serving effectively as a field leader requires changing one’s values and learning new skills. This clinic will look at
 eed to learn, and how this learning can occur in the context of heavy ministry and leadership responsibilities.
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                                               Ken Harder
                                               Global Mapping
onary requires much change and growth, but it begins with a passion - a sense of purpose or calling. Having passion
ness, however. A sense of passion also tends to weaken in the daily realities of cross-cultural service unless mission
 it. How can mission leaders practically energize passion for relevant impact at all phases of a missionary’s journey?
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                                               Bob Mackey and Chuck Sutton
                                               WorldTeam
 illing, yet challenging, ambiguous and difficult ministry. Church planters, both new and experienced, must continue to
work, sharpen their skills and grow in knowledge. WT designed a “CPM Roadmap” tool to identify such needs and
es effectiveness and leads to innovation and multiplication. This clinic explains the purpose, design process and initial
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                                               Mark Morgenstern
                                               Reach Global
ong history of strong collegial relationships between organizations. In missionary training, we have taken a “what’s
 haring teaching techniques and materials. But is that enough? Today is it possible to go beyond sharing to actual
 me more effective by doing it together? We’ll be discussing the possibilities and examining examples where this
ursued
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                                               Mark Morgenstern
                                               Reach Global
  technology to enhance staff training are huge. But how can an organization maintain teaching quality, create learning
adapt to varying learning styles and incorporate both formal and informal learning models once we move away from our
 ning venues? We will share a little of what we have been learning over the last 6 years.
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                                               Doug Wilson
                                               Avant Ministries
 that a key factor in intercultural development while living abroad is pre-departure cross-cultural training. This clinic will
 how the 100 largest mission agencies in North Americ are providing this training. It will look at what are the most
e training methods and how these methods compare with what other professional intercultural trainers are using.
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                                                         MEMBER CARE / HEALTH

                                                                           Perry Bradford
Fostering Healthy Family Systems Within the Missions Context
                                                                           Barnabas International
Missionary families are under attack around the world. One of our priorities as mission leaders must be to focus in on fostering healthy family
systems within our agencies. This clinic will take a look at the traits of healthy families serving in a cross-cultural context and also address how
mission leadership can promote healthy family systems as part of an organizational culture.
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Who Knows What: Information Management in the                              Larrie Gardner, Wycliffe and
Mission Organization                                                       Brent Lindquist, LinkCare
How do we manage personnel data ethically and legally in the mission organization? This has been an ongoing challenging dilemma. This clinic
presents an “information management” proposal that the facilitators have implemented within numerous organizations to effectively navigate
organizational needs vis a vis individual privacy and integrity. Case studies will be presented and facilitated. This clinic represents a concerted
attempt to present unified and refined policies and guidelines for the information domain.
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                                                                           Steve Hoke
Facilitating a Longing and Passion Retreat                                 CRM

The spirituality of missionaries has too often been assumed by sending churches, training institutions and sending agencies. Two essential
spiritual formation experiences shape the intentional heart and ministry focus of team members: the Longing Retreat re-focuses participants’
heart longing for Abba; the Passion Retreat provides space to hear from the Spirit as to one’s ministry passion. Team members bringing these
laser-focused dynamics of personal spirituality make a more intentional contribution to team spirituality and ministry focus.
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                                                                       Brent Lindquist
Missional Member Care: Member Health
                                                                       LinkCare
As Member Care departments within missions, and member care resource entities outside continue to grow by leaps and bounds, one wonders if
“the tail might soon wag the dog…” How should a mission look at caring for its members? This clinic will look at the overarching components of
an organizational model of Member Health as a possible answer. Included in this discussion of the underlying multi-perspectival components, a
prevention and effectiveness mindset, and leadership values for implementation.
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                                                                          Brent Lindquist, LinkCare and
Enhancing Aftercare Within the Mission
                                                                          Larrie Gardner, Wycliffe
Recent research indicates a disconnect between the care or training missionaries receive, and the follow-through they perceive they get with their
mission agencies. This clinic will present strategies to help mission administrators enhance the way they continue the care and training
missionaries receive. This will include continuing therapeutic goals, disciplinary plans, and training goals. Participants are urged to bring their
own plans to share as well.
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                                                             HUMAN RESOURCES

                                                                                  Jennifer Holloran
      Turning Core Values into Organizational Culture
                                                                                  Wycliffe
      A growing body of research demonstrates that organizations who build their culture on a foundation of shared values reap benefits in
      organizational health, productivity, and staff retention. This clinic will be an interactive discussion to explore why shared values matter
      and how HR professionals can use organizational practices to turn core values “on paper” into a revitalized organizational culture.
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                                                                                Sunny Hong
      Multicultural Leadership in Missions
                                                                                SIL International
      Today’s missionaries face cultural differences, not only with the people group that they want to reach out, but also with their
      colleagues, as the membership of a mission organization becomes more diverse. As dynamics among missionaries have changed
      because of the formation of the multicultural teams, it brings new demands on leadership. This clinic describes desirable leadership
      qualities in a multicultural organization based upon recent research done with SIL.
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                                                                                 Sunny Hong, SIL International with
      Panel Discussion: Identifying Barriers for Ethnic Minority
                                                                                 Eleanor Henderson, Jeff Kwon, Nalini Van Den Bosch, Frank
      Candidates in N. American Missions
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      Although North American mission agencies have made efforts to recruit and retain ethnic minority candidates/staff, there are
      numerous cultural barriers that these candidates/staff are forced to maneuver through and face on an on-going basis. Listen to a
      panel of our colleagues as we together learn about what and/or where the roadblocks may be, and about ways our mission agencies
      can work to eliminate the barriers.
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                                                                                 Don Johnson
      Sex and Missions
                                                                                 SEND International
      This clinic looks at how Internet pornography use is increasing among long-term missionaries at an alarming rate. Research shows
      that most short-term mission participants experience a significant decline in personal purity while on and immediately following their
      trip. We’ll examine the research supporting these claims, explore some of the causes of these and other losses of sexual purity among
      missionaries, and look at ways organization can help protect missionaries’ personal purity.
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                                                                                 Theresa Sidebotham
      Anatomy of a Law Suit
                                                                                 Tellos Law
      If a lawsuit is threatened or filed against your organization, you must know what responses are most helpful for your defense. This
      clinic helps you prepare by explaining the different stages of a lawsuit and potential traps for the unwary. It will cover claim threats,
      negotiation, mediation, the complaint, the discovery process (documents and depositions), settlement, and trial. It will review some
      current issues and best practices for you and your counsel.
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                                                                     CHURCH

                                                                           Bruce Huseby
Local Church Macro-partnerships
                                                                           Calvary Church, Grand Rapids
More and more churches are using financial and human resources to see holistic transformation take place through large scale partnerships.
This clinic will focus on two examples of macro partnership. One is churches partnering together with agencies and organizations to accomplish
transformation. The other is how a church can multiply efforts through synergistic alliances with many different agencies and organizations to see
people reached and discipled for Jesus Christ.
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                                                                           Philip & Margaret Johnston
Developing a Missionary Care Program in the Local Church                   Faith Missionary Church, Indianapolis
Missionary Care in the era of rapid transportation and instant communication takes on new dimensions. Working in conjunction with care offered
by mission agencies, the local church can offer vital nurture and care based on personal relationships with individuals and families. This clinic
describes the defining of Care Teams for both overseas and domestic missionaries, engaging pastors and supporters, and the development of
practical application of care techniques and resources.
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Churches & Agencies Working Together: Redeployment                         Terri Miller, ReachGlobal and
and Transitions                                                            Bruce Wilson, College Church, Wheaton

A missions career is a dynamic process involving ongoing decisions regarding a missionary’s role and deployment. How are those decisions
made? Who is involved in the decision making process? Who makes the call when it is time for a missionary to resign or retire or even be
terminated? Join us for a lively discussion of these transition, redeployment and exit issues.
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                                                                      Jim Rathbun
Engaging the Church to Send Missionaries
                                                                      TEAM
Christ gave “some to be apostles.” (Ephesians 4:11) But then who sends those “missionaries?” If it’s the church, then what are the implications for
the agency mobilizer? Together we will explore why, when, and how a mobilizer can engage the church in order to enhance the missionary-
sending effort.
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                                                                           Bruce Wilson
Preparing New Missionaries: Church and Agency Collaboration
                                                                           College Church, Wheaton
Some missions-intentional churches take an active role in identifying, recruiting and preparing church members for career missions. What are
these churches doing to identify and train new missionaries? How can churches and agencies collaborate in missionary preparation? What
impedes churches and agencies from working together?

				
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