GCPN will in August 2008 release a web-based training that can be utilized by churches to train their own people for cross-cultural service. Panorama: A Broad View of the World and Your Place in It consists of 42 lessons to equip the cross-cultural servant for life, mission and ministry among a second culture.
This training is intended to be led by trained facilitators in a local church context. We will begin with 10 pilot churches which are currently sending or are preparing to send in the near future. These pilot churches will serve the network in the following ways:
· As the learning experience is designed to be wiki-mized in nature, these 10 pilot churches will play a major role in shaping the usefulness and adding additional content to the learning sessions.
· These 10 churches will serve as models for other churches which are called by God to enter the training process.
· As pilot churches, we ask that these churches be willing to serve as regional training sites for cross-cultural trainees in their area.
· These 10 churches will provide laboratories of learning that will allow learning in group context and practice in the areas of team development, ministry and mission.
The first Panorama Facilitator Workshop and Certification will be hosted by First Baptist Church of Arlington on August 14-15, 2008. Dr. Mike Stroope, Associate Professor of Christian Missions, Truett Seminary will lead this training session. Dr. Stroope has been instrumental in the content and design of the curriculum. See details below:
FOR PANORAMA WEB-BASED LEARNING
August 14-15, 2008
Global Connection Partnership Network
First Baptist Church of Arlington, Texas
301 S. Center Street
Second Floor Conference Center
Registration fee: $150
Register here for the Facilitator Training.
For further information on the Panorama