Churches, agencies, and individuals making a commitment to adoption may find it particularly helpful to attend a training seminar with those who have experienced successful adoptions.
Help for your Adopt-A-People Program is a conference designed to assist both church and agency with use and promotion of the people group adoption strategy. Co-sponsors: Adopt-A-People Campaign and Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse.
Individuals making a commitment to promote an unreached people as an advocate may wish to access one of the following training programs:
Advocate Training Seminar by Caleb<>
Project is for those with a vision for mobilizing prayer
and resources for a specific unreached people group! Learn more about people-specific
advocacy. Learn how to form partnership coalitions and how to help churches
adopt a people group. Discover the complexities missionaries face in the
10/40 window. You will hear the testimonies of advocates present as well
as others by video. Come away from this time with practical and specific
Contact Marti<> Smith, for the Advocacy Team.
Strategy Coordinator Training by International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. This three to four week workshop takes particpants through the process of identifying a target, researching that focus, determining ministry options and preparing a strategy. Contact:
Every People....Every Knee: Two year training for Advocates/Strategy Coordinators/Non-Residential Missionaries based in Cyprus and target country. They also consult and offer 2 day seminars in churches. Contact: Jeff Parker, Mobilization Coordinator for Rapid<> Advance Mentoring Program (RAMP).
YWAM England, Several programs train individuals into full-time advocacy roles based on the model of the NRM (Non-Resident Missionary) strategy as well as training for YWAM strategy coordinators. Contact:
People Group Advocacy, by Eugene<> Davis, published 1997. Click here to see the outline of this book.
Coordinated Strategies International, Strategy Coordinator training conducted in numerous international sites and available in English, Korean and Portuguese. Training is 4-weeks long with approximately nine sessions taught per year. Contact:
Partnership Facilitator Training Course is designed for those who want to explore or develop a partnership approach to ministry. For people group advocates, mission agency leaders, denominational leaders, pastors, who want to develop a strategy to reach people for Christ and plant the church in cooperation with others. The course covers biblical principles of partnership, partnership definitions, evangelism strategies, exploring, forming and operating partnerships, funding strategies for partnerships, and managing conflict. It includes a guided project of planning for a long-range strategy to reach a people group or area in partnership with other ministries. Interdev offers 6-8 Partnership Facilitator Training courses a year in various locations. Please contact Interdev for more information.
Facilitator:<> A New Role for Church Leaders. Although not a training, Cornell Haan's article is extremely valuable for those desiring to develop skills in this area.
Network Training, Consultation and Formation
Accelerating<> International Mission Strategies offers a Strategic Partnering Seminar.
Emerging<> Young Leaders Steve Moore offers consultation and training in adoption and network development.
Interdev offers network training and consultation.
Issachar offers networking materials.
Southwestern<> Baptist Theological Seminary Bob Garrett, Director World Missions Center is the contact for network training.
BrigadaFest held each February in Kentucky, is co-sponsored by Southeast Christian Church and several missions agencies/networks, including Antioch Network, Interdev, Caleb Project, Team Expansion, and Brigada. Key components include: a venue for unreached people networks to hold their annual meetings; speakes and training in such aspects as prayer, adoption, mobilization, networking, advocacy and partnership; resource materials; and opportunity for advice and consultation. Contact: