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MOP is a training program of the International Office of SEND International and is required for all members of SEND prior to their departure for their field of service. Appointees are qualified to attend the Member Orientation Program once they have reached 66% of their monthly financial support requirements.
The curriculum and objectives of MOP are established by SEND U, SEND's training department. Regardless of whether the MOP is held in North America or Asia, the instruction is all in English.
The Member Orientation Program training begins with a 6-week online module. See the syllabus for the online course here.
SEND U conducts an onsite Member Orientation Program two times a year in two different locations.
MOP exists to equip missionary appointees and their children for effective transition into fruitful intercultural ministry with SEND International. To accomplish this purpose SEND seeks to:
See this wiki page.
MOP Training Topics and Objectives
This reading must be completed before the missionary leaves for the field. There are two parts to the MOP reading list: