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Subject: Africa Member Care Network March 2010
 
AFRICA MEMBER CARE NETWORK (AMCN)
March  2010
No. 36
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The Africa Member Care Network is an interagency affiliation of colleagues with
member care responsibility. Our purpose is to help provide and develop
member care resources. This bi-monthly Email Forum is a service dedicated to glorify God 
through networking, discussion and sharing information on issues related to
Member Care within and from Africa.
Your contributions are very much appreciated at membercaremc@gmail.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
1. Introducing Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills for Churches
2. Breathe Conference
3. Trauma Healing Workshop
4. Member Care Workshop
5. Coming Events
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1. INTRODUCING SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS FOR CHURCHES

 

Few things glorify God more than living together in a spirit of unity...and few things are more destructive than not doing so.

Introducing SYIS for churches...a long-time missionary tool newly designed to meet the needs of the local church!

 

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?

Everyone wishes they did it right. You know, you say something that you regret, someone says something to you that you can’t forget, they get offended or you get offended. It’s life. Sadly, it is also life within the church.

Indeed, one of the most significant challenges we face on a day-to-day basis is living, working, and dealing with others. People come from different backgrounds and with different personalities–and learning to love with Jesus’ love is tough! Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills Workshops are designed to enhance the believer’s knowledge, attitudes and skills in how we relate to family, friends, co-workers, as well as those within our church families. SYIS is ideal for church leaders as well as members of the congregation.

SYIS is highly interactive. We will work, share, and practice together in pairs, small groups, and as a whole group. The best methods of adult education are utilized so that maximum learning takes place.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Certain elements of each workshop may vary due to individualized needs assessments. However, some of the many topics that will be considered are:

·           Loving Listening: Sharpen the skills needed to minister more effectively to others through listening well.

·           Advice and Problem Solving: Learn about the role of advice and examine and practice steps involved in helping others solve problems.

·           Confronting: Discover biblical guidelines and helpful skills for confronting others and responding effectively when confronted in anger.

·           Conflict Management: Explore biblical ground rules for effective conflict resolution and practice a step-by-step strategy for managing personal conflict and helping others manage conflict.

·           Community: Gain awareness about what destroys community and what attitudes and skills can help to build community.

·           Stress: Recognize the impact that stress has on yourself and others and develop a strategy to manage stress well.

·           Suffering Loss: Process personal loss and grief and identify ways  to help others who are grieving or have suffered loss.

And much, much more. Contact ITP for more details.

LOCAL CHURCH SYIS ENCOUNTERS:

·           Serve the local church by making training in interpersonal skills available in relevant and effective ways leading to life change in individuals and resulting in strengthened local church communities.

·           Biblical foundations: John 13:34-35, Colossians 3:12-14,
“One another” passages

·           Entire SYIS workshop offered in four encounters, if desired. Phase 1 is the starting place in the sequence and foundational for the others phases. Phases 2 through 4 may be done in any sequence following Phase 1.

·           Each encounter will be facilitated by mixed-gender teams of at least two ITP-qualified facilitators.

·           Flexibility of format and schedule allows facilitators to design each encounter to meet the needs of each church context.

·           Encounter group size is ideally between 12-24 people.

·           SYIS encounters may be hosted in a retreat setting or at the church facility and can be weeks or even months apart.

·           High-value learning provided at low cost to local churches. Contact ITP for participant/package fees.

Schedule/Format Possibilities:

Each encounter will consist of four to five modules as detailed below.

Schedule formats may be designed around the needs of each church context. For example: Friday evening plus Saturday; Saturday plus one or two modules on Sunday afternoon, etc.

sequence and content for each encounter

Encounter Phase One

Serving others Through Effective Listening

·           Intro session

·           Relationship Killers

·           Loving Listening

·           Drawing Others Out

·           Helping Others Solve Problems

Encounter Phase Three

Growing Through Conflict

·           Confronting Others Well

·           Receiving Confrontation Well

·           Managing Personal Conflict

·           Helping Others Manage Conflict

·           (Additional topics: Restoring Broken Relations, Non Peer Conflict, etc)

Encounter Phase Two

Building Christian Community

·           Living in Community

·           Building Personal Trust

·           Helping Others Grieve Well

·           Being An Encourager

·           (Additional expanded sessions available for these topics)

Encounter Phase Four

Balance and Long-Term Effectiveness

·           Managing Stress I

·           Managing Stress II

·           Maintaining Balance and Margin

·           The Battle for Sexual Purity

·           (Additional topics: Organizational Systems for Balance)

 

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2. BREATHE CONFERENCE

 

10-Day Retreat for Cross-Cultural Workers
June 24 - July 4, 2010
Wilderswil, Switzerland

 

Breathe is a 10-day retreat happening June 24 - July 4, 2010 in Switzerland designed for the renewal of singles, couples and families who serve in cross-cultural settings. Under the guidance of professionals with years of experience in pastoral and member care counseling, you will have the opportunity to focus on issues affecting you and your family. Full programs are provided for preschoolers, elementary, and teens that consider the unique needs of TCKs. The focus of Breathe is to support and encourage North American cross-cultural workers who serve in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Breathe is held at Credo located in one of Switzerland’s most breathtaking regions, a peaceful, quiet setting near Interlaken. Program includes counseling, medical consultation, massage, childcare, meals and lodging. 

 

A brochure can be downloaded at www.breatheconference.org 

 

Breathe is led by Dr. Daniel and Lori Hahn of Catalyst Int'l, a ministry founded in 2004 dedicated to the support of Christian leaders in highly challenging global environments (Email: info@catalystintl.org)
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Register at www.breatheconference.org

 

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3. TRAUMA HEALING WORKSHOP   
 
Trauma Healing Training in Yorkshire, England from May 24th - May 28th 2010.

This would be suitable for missionaries on furlough, UK pastoral care workers, or those working with refugees.

Write initially to margaret_hill@sil.org

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4. MEMBER CARE WORKSHOP

 

Member Care Southern Africa presents a  Member Care Workshop on Saturday 6 March at the Dutch Reformed Church Gordons Bay from 8:30 - 15:00.

Goal: To equip churches in their task to care for their missionaries. 

Presenters: Carel & Annetjie le Roux, Marina Prins. 

Cost:  R180 per person (Handbook and refreshments included)

Enquiries or bookings:  Annetjie le Roux: 021 856 1216 or 076 411 1567 or 021 854 6977(office)

Email:  membercare.leroux@gmail.com

Note:  This workshop will be presented in Afrikaans, but can also be presented in English on request.

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5. COMING EVENTS
  
March 6: Gordons Bay, South Africa
MEMBER CARE WORKSHOP
Contact: Annetjie le Roux
 
March 9-11: Mto Moyoni: Jinja, Uganda
FATHER HEART ENCOUNTER
Contact: Winette Hubregtse

 
March 12-14: Mto Moyoni: Jinja, Uganda
MUSIC WEEKEND (t.b.c.)
Contact: Winette Hubregtse
 
March 14-19: Johannesburg, South Africa
SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Contact person: Jennifer de Cerff
Cell: 083 677 3800
 
March 23-27: Spain
EUROPEAN MEMBER CARE CONSULTATION 7
For more information contact: Marion Knell
 
March 23-27: Mto Moyoni: Jinja, Uganda
TRANSFORMATION WEEK
Contact: Winette Hubregtse
 
April 5-11: Mto Moyoni: Jinja, Uganda
A-SCHOOL FATHER HEART MINISTRIES INVITATION ONLY
Contact: Winette Hubregtse
 
April 19-23: Cape Town, South Africa
SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Contact person: Jennifer de Cerff
Cell: 083 677 3800
 

May 23-28: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

Contact: Sherri Schneidermann - MMCT

Email:  sherrired@juno.com

 

May 24-28: Yorkshire, England

Trauma Healing Training

Contact: Margaret Hill

Email: margaret_hill@sil.org

 

June 24 - July 4: Wilderswil, Switzerland
10-DAY RETREAT FOR CROSS-CULTURAL WORKERS
Contact Persons: Dr. Daniel & Lori Hahn

 

October 3-8: Johannesburg, South Africa
SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Contact person: Jennifer de Cerff

Email: jenna@tiscali.co.za

Cell: 083 677 3800

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