Modular Retreats and Mentoring Relationships
HIM is dedicated to the preparation of men and women who have heard the call of God to missions. HIM recognizes that this preparation is not a "cookie-cutter" technique that applies equally to everyone. Thus HIM customizes preparation for each team.
Intensive retreats are held throughout the year in which HIM personnel prepare teams and individuals in areas common to all missionaries. Coordinators meet with the teams weekly to coach the team and individuals on personal matters and areas specific to the people group that the team desires to reach.
Below is a table of the modules and corresponding coaching components. More information on each modular retreat can be found by clicking on the name of the module.
Module 1: Kingdom Call
Evaluation of applications, interviews and simulations to assess the ability to serve as a missionary.
Spiritual discipline, short term mission experiences, recruiting of team, networking
Module 2: Kingdom Leadership
Development of a spiritual leader.
|Cultural study, budget review, special topic training|
Module 3: Kingdom Relationships
Enhancement of spiritual leadership and team effectiveness through multiple exercises, instruments and debriefing.
|Local ministry, genogram sharing, team worship, informal relationship building|
Module 4: Kingdom Outlook
Final evaluation of overall preparedness with recommendations for future growth.
|Survey trip, team covenant, strategy development|
Module 5: Support Workshop
Per Need in Summer
|Church residency, immigration paperwork, household decisions, departure|
Module 6: Field Visit
Beginning 2nd year on the field
|Cultural immersion, on-going coaching|
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