SEND U’s task is to plan and coordinate the training and discipleship of SEND missionaries and leaders so that we can more effectively accomplish the overall mission of SEND International (mobilize God’s people and engage the unreached in order to establish reproducing churches).
SEND U stands for SEND University! We are not a university and do not aspire to be one if that means a campus, a huge library and a number of tenured professors. But we do want to provide training and training resources and want to equip our missionaries to serve more effectively.
Using the analogy of an educational institution, we seek to fill the role of:
Coaching is an essential component of the SEND U program, and a key method of accelerating learning and development of gifts and skills.
Four different types of training are under the umbrella of SEND U. SEND U does not “run” all these training programs, but seeks to provide coordination and prevent overlap and duplication.
See current training events on the wiki.
See a list of SEND U recommended training opportunities in the life of a missionary.
Although some materials are developed “in-house” by the SEND U team or teachers/trainers within SEND, SEND U also evaluates and uses appropriate training materials and programs offered by other educational and mission organizations.
SEND U has staff living in Ukraine, Taiwan, Macedonia, the Philippines, Alaska, and Michigan. The SEND U Leadership Team includes representatives from each region of the world and from the SEND Women's Ministry Department and the SEND sending offices. But much, if not the majority of the training and coaching is done by a host of other experienced SEND missionaries living in various countries around the world, sharing their experience and knowledge with their peers.
Download the SEND U short introduction.