MC² 2018:
The Promise and Peril of Team Life
February 23 - 24, 2018

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2018 Featured Speakers

 

                                           Dr. Anna & Neal Hampton                                              Barnabas international

                                        Dr. Anna & Neal Hampton
                                          Barnabas international

                        Dr. Laura Mae Gardner
                    Wycliffe Bible Translators

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Dr Anna & Neal Hampton, Barnabas International

Keynote: TEAM: God's Sanctified Toolbox
Worksheet
Breakout: Taking a Toxic Team to a Healthy Team
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Handout

Jarrett Richardson, Mayo Clinic &
Paul McAlister, Pioneer Bible Translators

Intensive: How Could a "Resurrection Identity" Transform a Missions Community?
Power Point
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Joann Pittman, ChinaSource

Intensive: Caring for Teams in High Risk Situations
(panel hosted by Joann Pittman)
Summary of Panel

Additional Breakout Sessions:

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Collaborative Enculturation: The Role of Community in Becoming Intercultural
- Paul Hartford, Bethany Global University

Encouraging Those Who Are Discouraged With Their Team Experience
- Debbie Klaver, World Mission Prayer League/Minnesota Renewal Center
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Handout


How to Help Ministry Teams Fight Fair
- Dave Wilson, Avant Ministries
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Challenges Mission Teams Face and Tools to Address Those Challenges
- Lois McMartin, ReachGlobal/EFCA

Power Point
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Handout

Effectively Serving on a Multicultural Team
- Michael VanHuis, Missio Nexus
Power Point
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The Promise and Peril of Personality Types
-Susie Schultz, Excelsior Park Associates, LLC/Westwood Community Church
Power Point
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My GO Team!
-Mike & Gail Koski, World Mission Prayer League
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Don't Drop the Rope!
Two Key Strategies for Churches to Keep Missionaries from Drifting Away

- Todd & Tamara Rasmuson, Bethlehem Baptist Church
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The Essential Support Team: Caring for Your Missionaries Through Each Stage of Ministry
Heidi Tunberg, ReachGlobal/EFCA
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Power Point
Bibliography

Singles and Families and Kids...Oh My!
-Heidi Tunberg, ReachGlobal/EFCA
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Power Point

Mixing it Up! The Benefits, Challenges & Opportunities of Multi-generational Teams
-Terri Miller, ReachGlobal/EFCA

Macro Teams:Strategies, Roles, and Expectations of the Missionary, Agency, and Church
- G. Scott Countryman, Global Training Network
Power Point
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Sending Strategic Short Term Teams
- Todd & Tamara Rasmuson, Bethlehem Baptist Church
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 MC² 2018:
The Promise and Peril of Team Life
February 23 - 24, 2018

2018 Location:
Berean Baptist Church
309 County Road 42 E
Burnsville, MN  55306

Missionaries work in teams.  In fact, missionaries usually participate in a number of teams, including:

  • the team of their sending church and supporters
  • the team of the mission/sending agency        
  • the mission team in their particular country of service        
  • the team in their ministry location, whether that team is comprised of team members from the same mission, expats from multiple agencies, or a mix of expat and national members
  • the team of the local church in their country of service        
  • and even missionary families themselves make up teams!

We also want to acknowledge the increasing reality that missionaries serve in cross-cultural teams.  And we want to address the reality that caregivers here at home belong to teams, as well.  Some teams function well – others, not so much.  As we think about caring for our beloved cross-cultural servants, it’s important for us to have a good understanding of their experiences in the various teams they are a part of and investigate how we can better serve them in those experiences.  

We are blessed to have Dr. Laura Mae Gardner of Wycliffe back with us this year and Dr. Anna and Neal Hampton of Barnabas International as featured speakers.  All three of our featured speakers have had extensive experience in serving on mission teams and also leading and ministering to mission teams.  They have much on their hearts to share with us about team life.  Between their plenary sessions and the breakout sessions led by church and mission leaders, we will ponder together:

  •    God’s missional purposes in using teams to spread the Good News about Himself
  •    The various benefits and challenges missionaries experience in serving on teams
  •    The sensitive theological, cultural and generational issues that affect mission teams
  •    What dysfunctional and healthy teams look like
  •    What we can do here at home to encourage our missionaries in their team experience
  •    How we can to work well together as teammates with other supporters here at home
  •    How we can prepare candidates before they go to the field for working well on teams

 

Any questions can be directed to Karen Gladen the Office Manager at Minnesota Renewal Center:
mail@minnesotarenewal.org
651-486-4828