Trainings 2017-02-16T19:01:50+00:00

Developing Member Care Skills

Training Schedule

Crisis Response Training for Leaders

CRT for Mission Leaders is a five-day workshop that equips both missionaries and mission leaders for the strategic member care roles they play during times of crisis. Topics covered include:

  • how MMCT and local Peer Response Teams can be of service to the missions community
  • crafting helpful policies, procedures and protocols
  • leadership style in crisis
  • normal response to crisis
  • the stages of grief after loss or trauma
  • clarifying one’s personal theology of suffering and risk
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Crisis Response Training for Peer Responders

CRT for Peer Responders is a six-day workshop that equips both missionaries and mission leaders for the strategic member care roles they play during times of crisis. Topics covered include:

  • how MMCT and local Peer Response Teams can be of service to the missions community
  • companion someone in crisis
  • provide Critical Incident Stress Debriefings
  • provide educational resources for those who have been through crisis events
  • offer supportive follow-up care
  • normal response to crisis
  • the stages of grief after loss or trauma
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Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills

A workshop of International Training Partners (ITP), MMCT staff are privileged to facilitate several SYIS each year.  This training is used worldwide to train participants in biblical relational skills like encouragement, listening, helping others solve problems, conflict management, moral purity, stress management and helping others through grief.

Twenty to twenty-five participants from several mission agencies are guided through four and a half days of skills-building practice in a supportive training environment, with an emphasis on Scripture and prayer from beginning to end.

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Shorter Workshops

Shorter training events of 1-2 days are also available and include the following topics:

  • Teambuilding
  • Transitions
  • Community Building
  • Theology of Suffering and Risk
  • Grief
  • Stress Management
  • Resilience

Let us know if there might be another seminar topic you would like us to address with your group.

Member Care Coaching

Many mission agencies are developing their own member care services but are not sure where to start.  Sometimes coaching can help them map the plan and take their first steps.

We enjoy coaching organizations or teams as they develop their ongoing member care services.  We also are available to consult for situations that need specialized insight or care.  If we can’t be of service, we will do our best to refer to someone else who can.

Impact of Training

Since 2009, we’ve collected and analyzed data using a survey we administer both before and after our crisis response workshops to evaluate the effectiveness of our training. At this link you will see a document that summarizes the results of this survey which we believe reflect the impact of 16 crisis response workshops since 2009.

In 2016 we expanded the Theology of Suffering and Risk content from our crisis response workshop to a two-day training.  We facilitated it as a pre-conference workshop at the PTM (Pastor’s to Missionaries) conference.  Click to see the results from the pre and post survey for this training.

Special folks we’ve trained!