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How to Manage Conflict Positively and Effectively in Ministry Teams

Chad interviews Ron Kraybill on managing conflict positively and effectively in ministry teams. We learn of a useful conflict styles inventory which outlines 5 approaches to engaging with conflict: Directing, Cooperating, Avoiding, Harmonizing, and Compromising. Ron Kraybill has over 30 years of experience around the world working for church groups, NGO’s and the United Nations in conflict resolution and peace-making. He also works closely with Liberty University training their ministerial students in how to effectively manage conflict in ministry teams. Click here for the link Ron mentions for Conflict Styles resources. Ron can be reached through his website: https://www.riverhouseepress.com/ [...]

How to Manage Conflict Positively and Effectively in Ministry Teams2019-08-16T11:48:07-07:00

Advice to those who are contemplating, or wanting to thrive in, a ministry assignment in another country

Cross-cultural workers face some incredibly difficult hurdles in their ministry deployments overseas. They have to deal with identity issues, language and cultural issues, security issues, fear/anxiety issues, family separation issues, and even faith issues. In this webinar, Chad interviews Elizabeth and Jonathan Trotter who are serving in Cambodia. The Trotters offer advice to those who are contemplating, or wanting to thrive in, a ministry assignment in another country. They highlight some of the topics raised in their newly published book, “Serving Well”. Jonathan and Elizabeth are also involved in managing the website "A Life Overseas" — which "provides a [...]

Advice to those who are contemplating, or wanting to thrive in, a ministry assignment in another country2019-05-31T12:23:09-07:00

Creating a safe space for the return of Cross-Cultural Workers

Chad interviews Paul Dyck about the difficulties faced by cross-cultural ministry workers and their families returning to their passport countries. Paul Dyck gives us some tips for Cross-Cultural Workers returning to their passport country. Paul leads the MORE Network. It is a Canada-wide ministry that exists to bolster, strengthen and encourage Canadian missionaries and their children in times of transition. Paul and his team facilitate care for singles, couples and families, particularly as they repatriate from the cross-cultural assignment, and facilitate the resourcing of member care support staff. https://more.outreach.ca/ This was the 13th webinar of the Great Commission Foundation's [...]

Creating a safe space for the return of Cross-Cultural Workers2019-05-20T06:02:57-07:00

Providing “Member Care” to Cross-Cultural Workers

Chad interviews Paul Dyck about the difficulties faced by cross-cultural ministry workers and their families returning to their passport countries. Paul Dyck speaks to the responsibility to provide "Member Care" to Cross-Cultural Workers. Paul leads the MORE Network. It is a Canada-wide ministry that exists to bolster, strengthen and encourage Canadian missionaries and their children in times of transition. Paul and his team facilitate care for singles, couples and families, particularly as they repatriate from the cross-cultural assignment, and facilitate the resourcing of member care support staff. https://more.outreach.ca/ This was the 12th webinar of the Great Commission Foundation's "Serving [...]

Providing “Member Care” to Cross-Cultural Workers2019-05-20T06:00:57-07:00

3 Characteristics of Successful Fundraisers

Fundraising coach Judy Friesen outlines 3 characteristics of successful fundraisers who grow generous donors: They love growing generous donors. They are committed to generosity. They steward their donors well. This was the 11th webinar of the Great Commission Foundation's "Serving Together Series — Perspectives to Help Ministry Thrive" Judy Friesen can be contacted by email or, on LinkedIn.  

3 Characteristics of Successful Fundraisers2019-05-01T16:50:29-07:00

How to help Cross-Cultural Workers reintegrate into their passport country

Chad interviews Paul Dyck about the difficulties faced by cross-cultural ministry workers and their families returning to their passport countries. Paul describes how to help Cross-Cultural Workers reintegrate into their passport country. Paul leads the MORE Network. It is a Canada-wide ministry that exists to bolster, strengthen and encourage Canadian missionaries and their children in times of transition. Paul and his team facilitate care for singles, couples and families, particularly as they repatriate from the cross-cultural assignment, and facilitate the resourcing of member care support staff. https://more.outreach.ca/ This was the 10th webinar of the Great Commission Foundation's "Serving Together [...]

How to help Cross-Cultural Workers reintegrate into their passport country2019-04-26T09:55:36-07:00

Understanding the difficulties faced by cross-cultural ministry workers

Chad interviews Paul Dyck about the difficulties faced by cross-cultural ministry workers and their families returning to their passport countries. Paul outlines some of the resources available to cross-cultural ministries. Paul leads the MORE Network. It is a Canada-wide ministry that exists to bolster, strengthen and encourage Canadian missionaries and their children in times of transition. Paul and his team facilitate care for singles, couples and families, particularly as they repatriate from the cross-cultural assignment, and facilitate the resourcing of member care support staff. https://more.outreach.ca/ This was the 9th webinar of the Great Commission Foundation's "Serving Together Series — [...]

Understanding the difficulties faced by cross-cultural ministry workers2019-04-03T15:27:09-07:00

Serving Together Webinar #8 with Matt Cline

The Great Commission Foundation's "Serving Together Series — Perspectives to Help Ministry Thrive" In this 8th webinar, Matt Cline speaks truth to us about pastors and pornography. Matt leads Restored Ministries which works in conjunction with a number of different ministries, churches and leaders who share a passion for seeing men and women set free from pornography and other unhealthy sexual behaviours. VISION — To restore the church back to sexual health. MISSION — Our mission is to equip those caught in sexual addiction and immorality to live powerfully in the freedom that God has for them. Matt Cline [...]

Serving Together Webinar #8 with Matt Cline2019-03-04T20:08:56-07:00

Serving Together Webinar #7 with Dave Blundell

The Great Commission Foundation's "Serving Together Series — Perspectives to Help Ministry Thrive" In this 7th webinar, Dave Blundell gives us advice on Vision & Mission for ministry organizations. Dave is the Founder and Executive Director of Hungry For Life International, an international relief and development organization. He is also the Lead Consultant with Engage Consulting, the non-profit leadership coaching and consulting arm of Hungry For Life. Dave Blundell can be reached at https://www.hungryforlife.org/consulting  

Serving Together Webinar #7 with Dave Blundell2019-02-22T10:07:16-07:00

Serving Together Webinar #6 with Dave Blundell

The Great Commission Foundation's "Serving Together Series — Perspectives to Help Ministry Thrive" In this 6th webinar, Dave Blundell gives us advice on Governance Leadership for ministry organizations. Dave is the Founder and Executive Director of Hungry For Life International, an international relief and development organization. He is also the Lead Consultant with Engage Consulting, the non-profit leadership coaching and consulting arm of Hungry For Life. Dave Blundell can be reached at https://www.hungryforlife.org/consulting  

Serving Together Webinar #6 with Dave Blundell2019-02-18T18:25:54-07:00