Using Technology to Create Global Missional Partnerships


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Our new mobilization platform will resource hundreds of partner projects serving impoverished communities with students through a cloud-based internship matching, training, and placement program. Youth With A Mission's - Student Mobilization Centre is launching the IPO Connection, a sustainable, high-impact, culturally immersive, and community driven program for global missional partnerships.

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Using Technology to Create Global Missional Partnerships

  1. 1. A New Platform for Global Missional Partnerships. Hi, I’m John Henry. Founder & International Associate Director of Youth With A Mission’s Student Mobilization Centre. Saturday, October 12, 13
  2. 2. I thought I was breaking the mold. • As a faith missionary with YWAM, I have facilitated 75 internship teams... • With students from over 100 universities in 9 countries... • Integrating their fields of study with service... • To projects serving the poor in 35 countries. Saturday, October 12, 13
  3. 3. But our students were mostly from the Western World. Saturday, October 12, 13
  4. 4. Here’s what I saw along the way. • Living in India, I saw young leaders from Nagaland, the Northeast, leading student fellowships all over India. • • I met young Brazilian leaders planting churches in Albania. • In China, I led a workshop for young leaders working with university fellowships representing tens of thousands of new believers on campuses in 6 cities. • And now, House Church leaders in China are saying they will send one million new missionaries in the next decade or so. I have worked with hundreds of young Korean leaders engaging university communities in 35 countries. Saturday, October 12, 13
  5. 5. The World has changed. Saturday, October 12, 13
  6. 6. 1800AD 1509AD 1054AD 330AD 90AD The new Majority Church is in the Global South 33AD 75% of Church is now outside the West and has little attachment to Western traditions, identity, and legacy. (Roman/Greek/Protestant) God’s Church does not have a mission; God’s Mission has a Church with many centers. 2011AD Saturday, October 12, 13
  7. 7. And this new world is FLAT... More connected. • Nigeria - close to 100 million mobile phone lines. • Kenya - mobile phone sales increased by more than 200% in 2009. • Rwanda - mobile phone users grew by 50% in 2010. • • In Africa - 650 million use mobile phones. This far surpasses the U.S. and Europe. Saturday, October 12, 13
  8. 8. Question How do we better utilize this growing opportunity to share Jesus Christ and mobilize the new Majority Church of the Global South? Saturday, October 12, 13
  9. 9. This question led to many more... • How can Jesus’ followers foster missional partnerships from anywhere and to everywhere? • • What is the best posture for the Western Church? • And how can they be involved now? What types of people make up a missional community? Saturday, October 12, 13
  10. 10. Here’s what we came up with: Internship Placement & Outreach Connection. IPO Connection A Youth With A Mission - Student Mobilization Centre program that is sustainable, high-impact, culturally immersive, and community driven. Saturday, October 12, 13
  11. 11. The IPO Connection will resource hundreds of partner projects serving impoverished communities with students through a cloud-based internship matching, training, and placement program. Saturday, October 12, 13
  12. 12. Posted on February 22, 2013 Focus: Business & Economic Development; Children at Risk; Church Planting; Environmental Stewardship; Food Resources; HIV/AIDS Awareness; International Students; Malaria Prevention; Poverty; Pure Water Resources; Solar Light &/or Heat; Women & Children Health; Youth & Young Adults Location: Zimbabwe Region: Sub-Sahara … Continue reading → Gallery Children at Risk – South Africa Posted on February 20, 2013 This gallery contains 1 photo. This is what the web site looks like now... Focus: Children at Risk Community: University Community Location: Region: Sub-Sahara Africa Description: Helping to form Pre-schools by discipling African women in poor areas. Influencing kids at risk and kids without proper family life. Hiv Aids percentage very high. Counseling training … Continue reading → Gallery | Tagged Children at Risk, Sub-Saharan Africa, Youth With A Mission The Ropes Course Posted on February 20, 2013 Visit: This gallery contains 3 photos. Focus: Youth & Young AdultsDescription: “Life is a combination of billions of experiences. It’s not the quantity or quality of experiences but what we learn from each experience that is important and shapes us.” (Author Unknown) The Ropes Course is an … Continue reading → Gallery | Tagged behavior, camps, churches, creativity, direction, discovery, energy, environment, family, flexibility, Group dynamics, humor, imagination, learning, Ropes Course, rural, safety, team, youth groups, Youth With A Mission, Youth work Saturday, October 12, 13
  13. 13. And this new site is set to launch early 2014. Saturday, October 12, 13
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  15. 15. Personas Connecting to the IPO Students Mentors Saturday, October 12, 13 Donors Field Hosts
  16. 16. IPO Connection • Hosts initiate with a simple online app, get validated by a YWAM missionary, and publish their project on our site. • Students search the site from anywhere to serve the project that best fits their schedule, passion, and field of study. • Mentors guide students through our online course (50 short videos), preparing them to serve and discern their life-work calling. • Donors direct their giving to servant learners and projects serving communities they are passionate about. Saturday, October 12, 13
  17. 17. Students The most connected, well travelled, crosscultural, and socially conscious generation. Saturday, October 12, 13
  18. 18. Mentors Experienced YWAMers (or former YWAMers) will coach participants through online course. • Mature Christ-follower, Relational, Academic, Project oriented. Saturday, October 12, 13
  19. 19. Hybrid Curriculum Delivery Internship Timeline Phase 1 Phase 2 Online Course Orientation Enculturation Mentor Meetings Remote Contact Flexible Schedule Individualized Learning Videos Readings Phase 4 Field Interviews Project Proposal Phase 3 Prayer & Goals Written Report Assessment Field Project Monitoring Progress Phase 5 Saturday, October 12, 13 Debriefing Student Evaluation Debriefing Course & Mentor Evaluation
  20. 20. Field Hosts • Hosts initiate the internship program by filling an online application to receive students to serve projects in THEIR community. • Hosts coordinate hospitality (Housing, Food, Local Transport). Saturday, October 12, 13
  21. 21. Donors • Our trustworthy system will allow you to control your giving. • Contribute to focused and local community projects. • Make a personal connection with students. • Leverage your gifts to expand capacity. • See results with global reach and local depth. Saturday, October 12, 13
  22. 22. A two year process has been underway to develop this amazing cloud-based missions mobilization system. Saturday, October 12, 13
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  24. 24. We are actively recruiting a long-term team of qualified candidates to support this new mobilization platform in Ocean City, NJ. Saturday, October 12, 13
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  26. 26. IT Administrator Manager This full time staff person will be highly skilled at: • • • • • Social Media Salesforce Mobile Apps and Rails. This person will have completed YWAM’s Discipleship Training School. This person will oversee Support Evangelists and Saturday, October 12, 13 maintain quality and integrity of information systems. This person must possess a desire to innovate and recalibrate missions for a new generation.
  27. 27. Support Evangelists These key support people will be part time. They will have a strong positive attitude and desire to innovate and recalibrate missions for a new generation. They must understand the need and opportunity to use social media to communicate and respond to a global network. Saturday, October 12, 13 Candidates will: • • • • Possess basic social media skills Practice excellent phone skills Be available for immediate response at least 4 hours per day. Attend a weekly reporting, training, and fellowship gathering.
  28. 28. How your church community can be involved now. 1. Partner by Recruiting Mentors: - Former YWAMers in your community can participate without leaving your community. 2. Partner as Hosts: - Inform your Local and International partner projects that they can host student interns. 3. Partner Mobilizing Students: - Involve students from your church with your missions projects. 3. Partner as Donors: - Prioritize your church missions giving strategy. - Help us launch offices in Ocean City, NJ. Saturday, October 12, 13
  29. 29. I invite you to make this new partnership platform part of your church community’s missional strategy. John Henry Saturday, October 12, 13