Missions 3.0 Pre-Conference
A Conference for the Whole Missions Team | Wednesday, October 16
SATtalks help you see what could be… Missions 3.0 helps you get there.
Workshops (More Workshops to be Added)
Take advantage of the workshops on the front-end of SATtalks this year. It’s a way to go deeper and take in some training resources that you might want to bringing to your church/community. There’s something in the Pre-Conference for the business person, the pastor and the missions director. We hope you will bring your whole team! Sign-up when you register.
Missions 3.0 Workshop | Jonathan Bell, Church of the Resurrection
EXCELLENT STRATEGIC THINKING WORKSHOP FOR CHURCHES WITHIN A COMMUNITY / REGION – Churches and individuals are asking, “How do we move beyond helping that hurts?” It is in response to that question that we have been working with churches to chart a new course for missions. We call it Missions 3.0 because it is an “upgrade” to what churches have historically done. It builds on the reality that the church is already the largest mobilizer of charitable dollars and volunteer service in the world and that serving the poor is deeply embedded in its ethos. But it also admits that simply raising and deploying more people and money into traditional volunteer service is not the answer to lasting, sustainable solutions. What is needed is a type of community development that can lift whole communities, not just individuals, out of poverty and into a more just, dignified and self-sustaining way of life.
This workshop covers the general framework and foundational practices it takes to build new structures and strategies for sustainable solutions.
Learn more about Missions 3.0
About the Trainer: Jonathan Bell has spent the last 25 years leading churches beyond themselves. He joined the Church of the Resurrection staff in 2001, as Director of Mission Ministries, and orchestrated the church’s transition from Missions 1.0 to 2.0, before becoming lead architect for Resurrection’s 3.0 structures and strategies. He is co-creator of the Missions 3.0 Framework and Strategy and part of the leadership team for the Missions 3.0 Peer Learning Communities.
The Business-Minded & Missions | Dave Geenens, Benedictine College
This is a roundtable discussion for business-minded people trying to figure out how to work with their church’s mission around sustainable solutions.
The absence of adequate structures and strategies for sustainable and transformational solutions (Missions 3.0) cause many business-minded people to simply check-out when it comes to the missions’ work of their own church. As a result, they go elsewhere with their gifts, networks and resources and the church loses their efforts and abilities.
In short, traditional missions simply won’t deliver lasting improvements, on their own nor will it keep those most capable of helping the church come up with sustainable solutions on board. The structures and strategies of Missions 3.0 and our Peer Learning Communities can help bridge the gap between the business-minded and church missions and chart a new course toward sustainable solutions.
Learn more about Peer Learning Communities
About the Trainer: Dave Geenens is Associate Professor in the School of Business at Benedictine College, a board member with Significant Matters and a trainer in our Peer Learning Communities. He brings a passion for the role that business and virtue bring to the work of sustainable solutions. He also brings an understanding for how the church can better utilize the marketplace person who wants to serve their church but finds the pace and processes of the church almost impossible to work with.