2020 Pre-Conference Workshops
Join us one day before the main PTM Conference begins, for nine hours of in-depth training in of these three great Pre-Conference options! Since they happen simultaneously, you’ll have to choose just one. Best of luck!
Debriefing: Key Topics and Methodologies
presented by George and Connie Blake
There is something about a life-story told in the safety of those who get it. Often to be heard is to be healed. Debriefing is all about this marvelous reality; telling the story of what happened on the field and the impact it had. Its goal is to provide a sense of being heard and seen, normalized and validated in a setting where the love of God can sink in a bit deeper. Come and think and experience with us some key topics and tested methodologies. Perhaps, by God’s grace, we will grow to be a blessing to Kingdom workers.
George and Connie Blake—Barnabas International
Best Practices in Church-based Missionary Care
presented by Lori Rogers and Brian Gibson on behalf of Missionary Care Catalysts
Best Practices for Church-based Missionary Care was developed with a goal of uniting churches behind a clear vision and common language for excellent missionary care. In this pre-conference it is our desire for participants to encounter these best practices, uncover how they are rooted in the nature of God, and explore how your church can implement them for the glory of God among the nations. However large or small, every church has a role to play in sending, sustaining, and receiving missionaries.
Missionary Care Catalysts (MCC)
LET LOVE LEAD: Living the Gospel Out with our LGBTQI Family and Friends
presented by Shannon Rants
Topics covered and discussed in this Pre-Conference will be as follows: historically Biblical meaning and purpose of gender/sexuality; unpacking core femininity/masculinity; understanding our Cycle of Connection; tensions within a cultural context; practical implications of loving our LGBTQI family and friends with grace and truth; time for Q & A among us.
While Shannon cares deeply about coming along side others and serving the Body of Christ, there is no greater privilege than for her to be a wife and mother of three adventurous boys. Together as a family, they enjoy camping, playing games, snorkeling, biking, and living room dance parties.
This information is coming soon…