Summary Report: Partnership Development Task Force

Dear AD2-Announce Reader:

As the AD2000 & Beyond Movement moves towards its final closure date of early 2001, all of the movement's Tracks / Resource Networks and Task Forces have been requested to provide an overview summary of their specific realm of experience over the 5 - 10 years of their operational existence. These reports have been prepared for compilation of a "lasting record" of this movement and for all to see, as they are interested!

Please see the attached revised report on the Partnership Development Task Force prepared by the Task Force Chair and International Director of Interdev, Phill Butler. This Task Force has extended almost the whole time of AD2000 & Beyond. The Lord has used it as a tremendous global connection for leaders worldwide. Many thanks and praises to God for the leadership of Phill Butler and Mats Tunehag, for their great efforts and those of the others involved!

These reports will all be included along with other historical reports and data of the AD2000 & Beyond Movement, including the AD2000 website, and much more on a CD-ROM being produced for distribution at Celebrate Messiah 2000. Further distribution of this CD-ROM will also be made after the conference. Please email info@ad2000.org if you<> are interested in purchasing one of these CD-ROMs.

NOTE: Celebrate Messiah 2000 will be held in Jerusalem and Bethlehem 27 December 2000 - 2 January 2001. Registration invitation is still open to those so interested. Please contact Lauri Dennis, Registrar, at Lauri@ad2000.org for more information.<>

The AD2000 International Office will be closing early in 2001. Click here for more information.

Thank you for your interest in the AD2000 & Beyond Movement and its spiritual and catalytic outworkings into the 21st century. Please continue to pray for the movement until our closing day! Thank you!

That all may hear!

Luis Bush
International Director
AD2000 & Beyond Movement


Partnership Development Task Force

Chair: Phill Butler

I. Purpose

The AD 2000 Partnership Development Task Force exists to encourage greater cooperation between the various AD 2000 networks and Task Forces, to maximize exposure of partnership principles, and facilitate linkage between resource networks and field partnerships and regional consultations. Our goal is to see a Strategic Evangelism / Church Planting Partnership established for every unreached gateway people cluster; partnerships that can empower a viable, culturally relevant, reproducing church.

II. Historical Involvement Overview of the Task Force

The Partnership Development Task Force (PDTF) was born in 1991-92 out of the need to help the growing mobilization/awareness of unreached people groups in the west be more focused in their deployment of resources to the field. The question was: how can we assist in the integration of these resources (people, prayer, finances, technology, etc) into the priorities that those on the field have determined are most appropriate?

Significant involvement in GCOWE '95 in Korea with over 20 people involved in giving leadership through the Task Force. Activities here included advance materials being sent to all country chairs, training sessions given to all country facilitators, plenary session presentation, and personal involvement in nearly 70 of the country meetings.

Leadership continued at the GCOWE '97 event in South Africa where the Task Force put on partnership presentations, workshops and training took place in 10 of the 14 tracks.

On-going communication continues through the Partnership Development Task Force Update, a forum where regular information, success stories, case studies, etc are shared to the global evangelism leadership networks at least twice yearly.

III. Specific Goals Accomplished / Outcomes Achieved

IV. Lessons Learned

Listen to existing leadership networks and structures so as to better empower them, rather than superimpose assumptions and presuppositions.

V. What Would the Task Force Do Differently

The PDTF unlikely to do anything substantially different. The main proposal would be to make sure that regular communication took place between the chairs of the different tracks and initiatives. Partnership requires on-going, intensive communication with specific ends in mind. One of the strengths of the AD2000 and Beyond movement is that it was highly decentralized with huge leveraging of vision but with at times limited (at best) delivery systems. This hindered major advances in partnership development.

VI. Recommendations

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