2019 PTM Speakers and Workshops
John and his wife Kathryn have served with Barnabas International since 1995. In their early years John was a pastor of congregations in Mennesota and Wisconsin, but for the last 27 years John and Kathryn have served missionaries in a teaching and counseling ministry of pastoral care. During that time, they have served hundreds of global workers in over 30 countries. Their pattern of ministry has been to return to the same locations and the same teams year after year to build strong relationships and deep ministry. Their goal has been “to bring pastoral care and encouragement to God’s servants so they thrive in their journey with Him and are thereby able to stay engaged and effective where God has called them, so that His Kingdom comes.
Scott Shaum, along with his wife Beth, has served as a church planter in Hong Kong and as pastoral staff in Detroit, MI. For the past 15 years they have been with Barnabas International. Currently Scott is serving as Director of Staff Development as well as providing pastoral care, spiritual direction, debriefing and public speaking to workers globally. Scott and Beth have been married for 34 years, and have three adult sons and one daughter-in-law. Scott recently released his book The Uninvited Companion: God's Shaping us in His Love through Life's Adversities.
Join us one day before the main PTM Conference begins, for one of these three great Pre-Conference options! Since they happen simultaneously, you’ll have to choose just one. Best of luck!
Healing Heart Wounds: Training in Trauma Care—30 participant cap
presented by Bill and Lorraine Foute
Using stories and materials specifically designed for cross cultural workers, participants will explore how wounded hearts find healing after trauma. Because our material is biblically based and highly interactive, it is most effective in a small group learning environment. Therefore we will cap this workshop at 30 participants.
In the end, each participant will be given the opportunity to become an apprentice facilitator in trauma healing (certification comes through the Trauma Healing Institute of the American Bible Society). To earn this certification each participant must demonstrate a basic grasp of the content and successfully complete a short practice facilitation*. The basic training manual is Healing the Wounds of Trauma. (An additional fee of $15 will be charged at registration for the training manuals.) More information can be found at: http://thi.americanbible.org.
*For those wishing to receive certification, the facilitation practice will take place Wednesday, October 9, during the afternoon workshop hours.
Shepherding through Conflict—30 participant cap
presented by Neal and Anna Hampton
Managing conflict is not easy, but skills to increase successful outcomes can be developed. In this workshop, you'll discover how to manage difficult encounters with diplomacy, tact, and integrity. Those who embrace conflict can build understanding and better relationships—and experience greater personal and professional success
Participants will gain insights and skills while experiencing a participatory workshop environment. Role playing to practice techniques and new skills, sharing of best practices for approaching conflict management, and reflecting on how to transfer your learning back to your work environment are built into this training experience.
Shepherding Others into the Heart of God
presented by John Wile
This two-day course is for any PTM attender who carries spiritual responsibility for Global Workers. If you are a mentor, pastor, life-coach, debriefer, HR rep, counselor, Bible teacher, retreat leader, administrator, or just beginning to tiptoe into the world of member care, we believe you will benefit from this course. No matter what our role, we desire that the Global Servants we care for will thrive in their relationship with God. As they thrive with Him, they will be increasingly effective where He has called them.
In this course, we'll be seeking the heart of God in caring for and leading others into His truth—truth that shapes who they are, how they think, how they choose, how they care for themselves, how they serve others, and, above all, how they relate to their God. We'll look at the essential themes of Scripture that God desires His children to embrace. We'll face common misconceptions (in our own thinking and in the thinking of those we care for). And, we'll look at practical ways within our specific ministry skills to take God's truth into the lives of those for whom we are responsible.
Note: There will be a bit of preparation prior to attending the course. This will include some reflective thinking, videos to watch, and a few articles to read.
More information coming soon…
More information coming soon…