9 Mar - 18 May 2023

Partnership Development Workshop – online

9 Mar - 18 May 2023

Register (Single) Register (Couple)

Partnership Development Zoom Workshop
Partnership Development workshops are designed to equip Christian workers to raise a team of partners that will allow them to fulfil the call of God into full-time ministry. Although we primarily run the workshop for our own members, we welcome people from other mission agencies who have similar training needs. Funding the Family Business: A Handbook for Raising Personal Support by Myles Wilson is the textbook used during the course. The price of the book is included in your workshop fee and will be mailed to you.

Workshop Streams
1. Biblical basis looks into Scripture to inform our attitude and practice in resourcing Christian ministry. Topics include; giving, partnership and living on gift income.
2. Speaking skills is organised around the premise that telling concise stories is one of the best ways to inform and inspire an audience. Participants craft and deliver a range of ‘stories’ that they can utilise in various contexts.
3. Writing Skills covers best practice for building and maintaining your team of partners through newsletters, prayer updates, blogs and other written communications.
4. Organisation covers topics that are administrative in nature, including tips on organising contact details and things to consider when relating to churches and pastors.

Discussion of these topics and practical application are part of the weekly classes. Between weekly 2-hour sessions, reading and assignments will be given in preparation for the following week. The course concludes with time for each person/couple to share a 10-minute presentation they have prepared using skills learned during the workshop. (It is your chance to ‘have a go’ amongst friends.)

You will need to download Zoom software. Weekly readings are from Funding the Family Business. A workbook will also be provided for your use during the workshop. You will be asked to produce electronic resources, so a device with word processing ability will be needed.

2023 Workshop dates

10-week online workshop, each week building on the previous one, so consistent attendance is vital
9 Mar to 18 May (excluding 6 Apr)
2.5 hours each Thursday morning from 9 am (QLD time)

$110 single or $145 couple (non-members)
$80 single or $110 couple (members)

Participants gain practical assistance in the four streams of the workshop and come away with:

  • assurance that raising a partnership team is biblical and attainable
  • a 10-minute presentation that can be used in support raising
  • tips to help you build strong, ongoing relationships with your ministry partners
  • skills to communicate effectively in varied contexts.

For more details contact:
Woody Baker, National Training Coordinator