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 ====== MOP Curriculum Guide ====== ====== MOP Curriculum Guide ======
  
-October 2019 version+January 2020 version
  
 ===== Purpose of MOP ===== ===== Purpose of MOP =====
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 Description:​ This session will involve a discussion of what culture is and how ethnography can be a tool for learning about culture. We will explore the difference between observation and interpretation and practice observing in a lunchtime activity. Description:​ This session will involve a discussion of what culture is and how ethnography can be a tool for learning about culture. We will explore the difference between observation and interpretation and practice observing in a lunchtime activity.
  
-Note: Six months after the participant arrives in their new culture, they will take another online course on participant observations (MOP+).+Note: Six months after the participant arrives in their new culture, they will take another online course on participant observations (MOP ).
  
 Objectives: Objectives:
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 **second week of MOP online** **second week of MOP online**
  
-Description – What are our underlying values and priorities? What are the underlying values and priorities of the culture into which we are entering as missionaries?​ Using the “Basic ​Values ​Inventory” from [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0801026474?​ie=UTF8&​tag=suw-20&​linkCode=as2&​camp=1789&​creative=390957&​creativeASIN=0801026474|Ministering Cross-Culturally]] by Lingenfelter & Mayerswe will identify our tendencies on 6 pairs of contrasting traits. We will discuss the various values represented in these traits ​(e.g. time-oriented vs. event oriented, task-oriented vs. people orientedand the necessity ​of learning to work together with people who have different values\\ +Description – <font 10.5pt/​Arial;;#​333333;;​inherit>​What are our underlying values and priorities? What are the underlying values and priorities of the culture into which we are entering as missionaries?​ Using the Cultural ​Values ​Assessment we will look at where our cultural value orientations are in 10 cultural value dimensionsIndividualism/Collectivism,​ Power Distance, Uncertainty/Avoidance, Cooperative/Competitive,​ Time Orientation,​ Context (Direct/Indirect), Being/DoingUniversalism/​Particularism,​ Expressiveness,​ Focus (Monochronic/​polychromic). These are then compared to the tendencies ​of ten cultural clusters.</​font>​
-Objectives:+
  
-  - To complete ​the “Basic ​Values ​Inventory” by Lingenfelter ​and Mayers+  - <font 10.5pt/​Arial;;#​333333;;​inherit>​Complete ​the Cultural ​Values ​Assessment through the CQ Center.</​font>​ 
-  - To identify ​challenges faced when basic values collide on a multi-cultural ​team of missionaries and national coworkers.+  - <font 10.5pt/​Arial;;#​333333;;​inherit>​Understand personal preferences in 10 areas of cultural values.</​font>​ 
 +  - <font 10.5pt/​Arial;;#​333333;;​inherit>​Compare individual norms with others ​and assess areas of potential conflict in host culture.</​font>​ 
 +  - <font 10.5pt/​Arial;;#​333333;;​inherit>​Identify ​challenges faced when basic values collide on an intercultural ​team of missionaries and national coworkers.</​font>​
  
 ==== The Four Culture Game ==== ==== The Four Culture Game ====
  
-Description – This game gives the participant the opportunity to design and act out a certain cultural rule. Each participant will be placed in one of 4 groups and each group will receive a printed Trait Description and an Instruction Sheet. Each group will then develop their own cultural way of expressing themselves, following the instruction sheet and keeping in mind the trait that is distinctive to their group. Each group will then visit the other cultural groups. \\ Objectives:+Description – This game gives the participant the opportunity to design and act out a certain cultural rule. Each participant will be placed in one of 4 groups and each group will receive a printed Trait Description and an Instruction Sheet. Each group will then develop their own cultural way of expressing themselves, following the instruction sheet and keeping in mind the trait that is distinctive to their group. Each group will then visit the other cultural groups. \\ 
 +Objectives:
  
   - To experience the cultural clash between people of different cultures   - To experience the cultural clash between people of different cultures
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       - Learn some methods for coping with this predominant culture and successfully and appropriately helping North Americans understand minority cultural values.       - Learn some methods for coping with this predominant culture and successfully and appropriately helping North Americans understand minority cultural values.
  
-==== The Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IESDebrief ​====+==== Cultural Intelligence ​(CQSelf Assessment ​====
  
-**Description ​- **This session debriefs the participants' ​results on the IES inventory of six key areas that influence cultural adjustment. These six dimensions relate to three major competency areasContinuous LearningInterpersonal Engagement, and Hardiness. These factors ​help identify participants' ​strengths and areas for growth as they prepare ​for ministry in a global contextThe session ​concludes ​with tools to facilitate reflection and growth in key areas. Participants will complete the assessment ahead of time and come to the session with a hard copy of their results ​which includes a guide for interpretation.+Description ​**- **<font 10.5pt/​Arial;;#​333333;;​inherit>​This session debriefs the participant’s ​results on the CQ Assessment and the 4 CQ CapabilitiesCQ MotivationCQ KnowledgeCQ Strategy ​and CQ Action. These four areas will help the participant understand his/​her ​strengths and identify ​areas for growth as they prepare ​to live and work cross-culturallyThis session ​will conclude ​with participants creating their own action plans for growth in key areas. Participants will complete the assessment ahead of time and come to the session with a hard copy of their results.</​font>​
  
-**Objectives ​-**+Objectives:
  
-  - Identify and understand key factors ​of cultural adjustment ​that are strengths ​and areas for growth. +  - <font 10.5pt/​Arial;;#​333333;;​inherit>​Be able to define Cultural Intelligence and the 4 capabilities.</​font>​ 
-  - Reflect on key factors and receive tools to strengthen ​areas identified by lower scores.+  - <font 10.5pt/​Arial;;#​333333;;​inherit>​Identify and understand key factors ​for their individual ​cultural adjustment and areas for growth.</​font>​ 
 +  - <font 10.5pt/​Arial;;#​333333;;​inherit>​Create an action plan for growing in areas of lower scores.</​font>​
  
-==== Multi-Cultural ​Teaming ====+==== Intercultural ​Teaming ====
  
-Description - The objective of this session is to examine ​some of the factors ​in effective teamwork when team members are drawn from varying cultural backgroundsThe session will address ​the importance of sensitivity to SEND’s multicultural nature and increasing internationalization,​ dimensions of cultural values that distinguish different ethnic peoples with a view to understanding ​the impact ​of cultural ​differences on relationships in a ministry ​team, and fundamental principles for effective multicultural teaming in the various contexts of SEND International\\ Objectives:+Description - The objective of this session is to examine ​how increasing Cultural Intelligence (CQ) times diversity equals innovative, effective intercultural teams. This session will build on the previous work done on Cultural Values as well as CQ to understand how to operate most effectively ​in an intercultural ​team. This session will also stress ​the importance of the biblical principle ​of unity in diverstiy as our foundation for both effective cross cultural ministry, ​as well as embracing the privilege to know, understand ​and work well with people from different cultural backgrounds.
  
-  ​Express ​the significance of the corporate ​SEND value of unity in diversity” for mission relationships +Objectives:​ 
-  - Explain different ​dimensions of cultural values in communication ​and decision making ​and their impact on relationships ​and team ministry+ 
 +  ​Understand ​the significance of the biblical ​SEND value of unity in diversity ​both in ministry and with teammates. 
 +  - Explain ​the 10 different ​Cultural Clusters ​and understand individual preference ​and how that relates to others. 
 +  - Experience simulated multicultural team activity ​and implement strategies for resolution. 
 +  - Understand and anticipate challenges and benefits of working in a intercultural ​team.
  
 ==== Ethnic Church Visits ==== ==== Ethnic Church Visits ====
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 ==== Incarnational Ministry and Sacrifice ==== ==== Incarnational Ministry and Sacrifice ====
  
-**fourth**week of MOP online**+**fourth **week of MOP online
  
 Description - In this final week of our course, we will discuss Christ'​s incarnation as a model for cross-cultural ministry and the question of sacrifice in the life of a missionary. We will also discover methods, tools, and skills that can aid in cross-cultural adaptation. Description - In this final week of our course, we will discuss Christ'​s incarnation as a model for cross-cultural ministry and the question of sacrifice in the life of a missionary. We will also discover methods, tools, and skills that can aid in cross-cultural adaptation.
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 ==== Saying Goodbye ==== ==== Saying Goodbye ====
  
-Description – Moving and saying goodbye are frequent occurrences for missionaries and their families. How do we deal with the grief and loss that are a normal part of missionary life? How do we help MKs deal with the pain (our own and our coworker’s children)? This final session takes a look at these issues and offers some practical advice on being proactive in the frequent changes we confront as missionaries. We spend some time as a group practicing saying goodbye to each other and responding to any last minute questions. \\ Objectives:+Description – Moving and saying goodbye are frequent occurrences for missionaries and their families. How do we deal with the grief and loss that are a normal part of missionary life? How do we help MKs deal with the pain (our own and our coworker’s children)? This final session takes a look at these issues and offers some practical advice on being proactive in the frequent changes we confront as missionaries. We spend some time as a group practicing saying goodbye to each other and responding to any last minute questions. \\ 
 +Objectives:
  
   - To identify the unique experiences encountered by missionaries that produce feelings of grief and loss.   - To identify the unique experiences encountered by missionaries that produce feelings of grief and loss.
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 Description – Each one of us at SEND has a different role and we are involved in various ministry activities, but at the very heart of why we exist as an organization is Jesus’s commission to make disciples of all nations. He wants every one of us to be intentionally developing relationships with unbelievers and doing what we can to cooperate with the Holy Spirit’s work (and with other believers) to move them toward Jesus and his calling for them. The Connect & Pray tool helps SEND members live out these values and collaboratively reach their Kingdom goals. Description – Each one of us at SEND has a different role and we are involved in various ministry activities, but at the very heart of why we exist as an organization is Jesus’s commission to make disciples of all nations. He wants every one of us to be intentionally developing relationships with unbelievers and doing what we can to cooperate with the Holy Spirit’s work (and with other believers) to move them toward Jesus and his calling for them. The Connect & Pray tool helps SEND members live out these values and collaboratively reach their Kingdom goals.
  
-Objectives: \\ 1. To understand the ways in which Connect & Pray can help our team work together intentionally making disciples and establishing churches. \\ 2. To understand the fundamentals of using the Connect & Pray tool.+Objectives: \\ 
 +1. To understand the ways in which Connect & Pray can help our team work together intentionally making disciples and establishing churches. \\ 
 +2. To understand the fundamentals of using the Connect & Pray tool.
  
 ==== Working with the national church ==== ==== Working with the national church ====
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   - Identify one or two habits for development in the coming year.   - Identify one or two habits for development in the coming year.
  
-==== Going By Myself, But Never Alone ====+==== Appreciating Singleness ​====
  
-Description ​- Often one of the greatest fears for men and women who are single ​and considering cross cultural ministry is the fear of never finding anyone to marry. As we honestly look at the statisticsthe reality creates even more angstHowever this session will be a time for singles to celebrate ​what God has done and is doing in our lives. We will affirm our belief that God has a good plan for us as we remind one another that along with God’s leading is also His provision for all our needsincluding companionship,​ fellowship, and relationships. The blessings ​of being single ​will be affirmed and the challenges looked at realistically. We will consider how we will live our lives as we wait for God to provide a spouse or not. Furtherwe will discuss ​how to keep our hearts and minds pure in our service and ministry. If we have time, we may even broach ​the subject ​of what to look for in your “missionary mate.+Description: Singles make a significant percentage ​of the missionary workforce. Although Paul and Jesus make it clear that there are definite advantages to being single ​for the sake of the kingdom of GodScripture also puts a high value on marriage and familiesThis session will look at what the Bible says about the importance ​and blessing of bearing offspring, and how singles can participate ​in the blessing through disciple-making (bearing spiritual offspring). The development ​of the theme of offspring ​will be traced through Scriptureconcluding with how singles uniquely point to the realities ​of the age to come.
  
-Objectives+Objectives:
  
-  - Engage in developing a “theology of singleness” based on the truth of scripture +  - To understand what the Scriptures say about offspring under both the old and new covenants. 
-  - Understand ​the blessings ​and challenges of single life while living cross culturally +  - To appreciate how singles can fully participate in the blessings ​that were reserved for married people in the Old Testament. 
-  - Be encouraged to trust God to meet all his/her needs, in accordance with HIS perfect will+  - To recognize how we can better support and value our single missionary colleagues.
  
 ==== Moral Purity ==== ==== Moral Purity ====
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 ==== SEND History and Structure ==== ==== SEND History and Structure ====
  
-Description - This session opens with a reminder of what lies at the core of SEND: seeking and saving the lost (Luke 19:10). A brief overview of the origins and growth of SEND International highlights key turning points in the mission'​s history. A discussion of what our values look like in action is followed up with what it means to live in covenant community. A brief description of our structure is included. \\ Objectives: \\ 1. To establish the framework for why we do our work \\ 2. To understand the rich heritage from where we have come \\ 3. To get acquainted with our core values and be able to articulate what they look like in action \\ 4. To be able to describe what it means to be a covenant community on task+Description - This session opens with a reminder of what lies at the core of SEND: seeking and saving the lost (Luke 19:10). A brief overview of the origins and growth of SEND International highlights key turning points in the mission'​s history. A discussion of what our values look like in action is followed up with what it means to live in covenant community. A brief description of our structure is included. \\ 
 +Objectives: \\ 
 +1. To establish the framework for why we do our work \\ 
 +2. To understand the rich heritage from where we have come \\ 
 +3. To get acquainted with our core values and be able to articulate what they look like in action \\ 
 +4. To be able to describe what it means to be a covenant community on task
  
 ==== SEND Mission Statement: Mobilize ==== ==== SEND Mission Statement: Mobilize ====
  
-Description – What does it look like to mobilize a person into missions? What are our biggest opportunities?​ Or biggest barriers? How can everyone be involved in mobilization?​ This session will include an interview with Phil Baur, our US Director. It will also describe SEND's strategies for mobilizing non-North American missionaries onto our team. \\ Objecvtives:​ \\ 1. To clearly understand what mobilization involves \\ 2. To gain a vision for "​internationalization"​+Description – What does it look like to mobilize a person into missions? What are our biggest opportunities?​ Or biggest barriers? How can everyone be involved in mobilization?​ This session will include an interview with Phil Baur, our US Director. It will also describe SEND's strategies for mobilizing non-North American missionaries onto our team. \\ 
 +Objecvtives:​ \\ 
 +1. To clearly understand what mobilization involves \\ 
 +2. To gain a vision for "​internationalization"​
  
 ==== SEND Mission Statement: Engage ==== ==== SEND Mission Statement: Engage ====
  
-Description – We will never establish reproducing churches unless we are effective at engaging the unreached. Through case studies and group discussion, we will examine what effective engagement looks like. Special attention will be given to understanding the various components of a typical journey to Jesus. \\ Objectives: \\ 1. To gain an understanding of what all is involved in effective engagement \\ 2. To be able to describe a typical "​journey to Jesus" \\ 3. To determine what makes up an effective gospel presentation+Description – We will never establish reproducing churches unless we are effective at engaging the unreached. Through case studies and group discussion, we will examine what effective engagement looks like. Special attention will be given to understanding the various components of a typical journey to Jesus. \\ 
 +Objectives: \\ 
 +1. To gain an understanding of what all is involved in effective engagement \\ 
 +2. To be able to describe a typical "​journey to Jesus" \\ 
 +3. To determine what makes up an effective gospel presentation
  
 ==== SEND Mission Statement: Establish ==== ==== SEND Mission Statement: Establish ====
  
-Description – We are not trying to bring "​church in a box" to every people. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to how people gather and worship our LORD. Yet there are some common markers of a faithful community of Christ. What are those? This session will help articulate some irreducible minimums of church and illustratve how you can pursue establishing a reproducing church. \\ Objectives: \\ 1. To be able to articulate our key objectives in church planting. \\ 2. To gain some insight on what the process of church planting looks like+Description – We are not trying to bring "​church in a box" to every people. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to how people gather and worship our LORD. Yet there are some common markers of a faithful community of Christ. What are those? This session will help articulate some irreducible minimums of church and illustratve how you can pursue establishing a reproducing church. \\ 
 +Objectives: \\ 
 +1. To be able to articulate our key objectives in church planting. \\ 
 +2. To gain some insight on what the process of church planting looks like
  
 ==== Introduction to SEND U ==== ==== Introduction to SEND U ====
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 ==== Safety & Security ==== ==== Safety & Security ====
  
-Description - Why do we devote a 2hour session to Safety and Security? Our manual states that, “SEND International believes that our members are our greatest resource. In the fulfillment of our mission and commitment to our membership, SEND International endeavors to provide our members with security resources and knowledge to enable them to function effectively as Christ’s servants.” This session highlights policies and procedures to keep you and your family safe while living abroad. We touch on travel, evacuation, and government registration.+Description - Why do we devote a 2 hour session to Safety and Security? Our manual states that, “SEND International believes that our members are our greatest resource. In the fulfillment of our mission and commitment to our membership, SEND International endeavors to provide our members with security resources and knowledge to enable them to function effectively as Christ’s servants.” This session highlights policies and procedures to keep you and your family safe while living abroad. We touch on travel, evacuation, and government registration.
  
 Objectives Objectives
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 (not in every MOP) (not in every MOP)
  
-Description - The Internet is both an excellent tool for communication with our donors and potential candidates, and a significant security risk, particularly for the missionaries that work in creative access country. In this session, we will seek to present a healthy balance between the need for caution and the need for effectively using send.org and other Internet media (blogs, Facebook, etc).+Description - The Internet is both an excellent tool for communication with our donors and potential candidates, and a significant security risk, particularly for the missionaries that work in creative access country. In this session, we will seek to present a healthy balance between the need for caution and the need for effectively using Internet media.
  
 Objectives: Objectives:
  
-  - To recognize both the seriousness of the security riskand the significance of the opportunity to mobilize and inform through the web. +  - To recognize both the seriousness of the security risk and the significance of the opportunity to mobilize and inform through the web. 
-  - To be reminded ​of the potential and responsibility ​of using send.org to inform donors and prayer partners+  - To learn some guidelines for secure communication. 
 +  - To discuss the implications ​of our faith in the face of security risks. 
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