Mission Education

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mission-educationMembers of the WMI staff are available to provide mission education in a variety of settings: presbyteries, sessions, mission committees, retreats, church school classes, and mission conferences. They are willing to preach, teach, or consult. Contact us today to schedule a visit to your church!
 
Here are some retreats, workshops, and presentations our staff can offer to your church or conference.

Retreats

“A Women’s Intuition to Love and Serve” is a women’s retreat that focuses on the legacy of women in mission and the unique role they have played in God’s purposes for the world. Learn the stories of women who have given their lives to missionary service and be inspired by their faith, obedience, and courage in serving God around the world. Women have unique and important gifts to share with the world!

“Mission Possible” is a church-wide or family retreat that focuses on the heart issues of mission for your church family. Sessions include interactive activities and discussions for youth and adults. Materials for young children can also be provided. Teaching sessions include: Is Mission Possible?: De-bunking Mission Myths; Whose Mission is it?: Discovering God’s Heart for the Nations; and What is my Mission?: Discovering your Role. Your church and family can be involved in mission in more meaningful ways. Learn how!

The Rev. Jen Haddox is glad to work with your retreat planning team to create a tailored and specific approach for your congregation. Please contact her for more information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

Workshops / PowerPoint Presentations 

These are available for you to look at and use in your own congregation. They also give you an idea of what kind of workshops WMI has to offer. Contact Don Dawson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Jen Haddox ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with questions.

Theological Touchstones for Mission

This is an educational resource that is excellent for use as an opening devotional for mission committees and sessions.
Outline / Study Guide / PowerPoint Presentation 

Motivating Your Congregation for Missions

If you feel like you are alone as a mission advocate in your congregation, this will help you (or your mission committee) develop a strategy to light a fire for mission.
Outline / PowerPoint Presentation  

And God Said "Go!"

This resource is designed to help a mission committee understand the three basic aspects of its work.
PowerPoint Presentation  

Learning from the Majority Church

If we want to learn how to evangelize, then we need to look to our brothers and sisters around the world and learn from them.
PowerPoint Presentation 

Planning a Short-Term Mission Trip

This presentation outlines the basic elements of short-term mission trips and will help to get you started in planning yours.
PowerPoint Presentation 

Maximizing Short-Term Mission Trips

This PowerPoint teaches how to help congregations gain the most benefit from sending short-term mission teams.
PowerPoint Presentation 

Top 10 Reasons to Go on a Short-Term Mission Trip

This PowerPoint explores the various motivations for participating in a mission trip and indicates why short-term mission is so vital for churches.
PowerPoint Presentation 

What in the World is God Doing?

This presentation pictures some of the amazing things God is doing in the world.
PowerPoint Presentation 

A New Day in Presbyterian Mission: What It Means for Your Congregation

This PowerPoint aids in understanding how things are rapidly changing in Presbyterian mission involvement.
PowerPoint Presentation

Mission Education: Ideas and Resources

This PowerPoint will share best practices and web resources for making people more aware of what God is doing in the world.
PowerPoint Presentation

Concert of Prayer: The Role of Prayer in Mission

This PowerPoint will guide you and your class or small group through learning about the vital role of prayer in mission, followed by a one hour concert of prayer. 
PowerPoint Presentation