Converge Connects Passions to Projects Everywhere

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Converge is an on-the-go discipleship course supporting project-based missional partnerships.


<ul><li> 1. A new platform for would-be world changers. Hi. Im John Henry. For 25 years I have mobilized students into missions with Youth With A Mission 1 </li> <li> 2. Its always been about calling We mobilized hundreds of internships to help students learn how to flourish in their calling by serving projects in communities around the world. 2 </li> <li> 3. But our interns were mostly from the Western World. 3 Then I began to notice something </li> <li> 4. Indian &amp; Korean missionaries are leading student fellowships everywhere. 4 </li> <li> 5. YWAM leaders from Madagascar are working on campus in four cities their nation. 5 </li> <li> 6. In YWAM, hundreds of young leaders are engaging university communities in 35 countries. 6 </li> <li> 7. And Chinese church planters are leading tens of thousands to faith in Christ on university campuses in 6 cities. 7 </li> <li> 8. 33AD 90AD 330AD 2011AD 1509AD1800AD 75% of Church is now outside the West and has little attachment to Western traditions, identity, and legacy. (Roman/Greek/Protestant)Gods Church does not have a mission; Gods Mission has a Church with many centers. 8 1054AD The World has changed. </li> <li> 9. This new world is FLAT... its more connected. There are 650 million mobile phones In Africa. Nigeria has100 million mobile phone lines. Kenyas mobile phone sales increased more than 200% in 2009. Africa has far more than the US and Europe combined. 9 </li> <li> 10. How do you mobilize this generation toward Gods ultimate purpose for their lives? 10 </li> <li> 11. How do you mobilize volunteers from anywhere to everywhere? 11 </li> <li> 12. How do you encourage a generation of would-be world changers?12 </li> <li> 13. Heres our response: A community driven online missions matching, training and mobilization program to resource hundreds of partner projects with pre-qualified &amp; trained student volunteers to serve their communities 13 </li> <li> 14. the converge community is four types of people Host Student Mentor Donor Converge is an on-the-go discipleship course supporting project-based missional partnerships. Servant Learner Personal Encourager Engaged Supporter Invites volunteers, and shows hospitality </li> <li> 15. how the converge course works Orientation Enculturation Assessment Field Project Debrieng Meeting Host &amp; Project Videos (3 min) &amp; Readings Field Interviews Complete Unique Project Debrieng Course &amp; Host Evaluation Choose a Personal Mentor Prayer Support Review Goals Maintain Contact Celebrate Achievement Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Mentor Support Student Activities Online Content Five Phases 15 AtFieldHostLocationPre-departure All students are enrolled in online course 60 days before departure to eld. </li> <li> 16. field hosts Hosts welcome students to serve projects in THEIR community. By showing hospitality the Project Host performs the most strategic of all missional activity. Hosts ll out a simple online set up form.They get validated by aYWAM partner and we publish their project on the converge site. 16 </li> <li> 17. students Disciples are students. Todays students represent the most connected, well traveled, and socially conscious generation. Students search the site and apply to serve the project that best fits their schedule, their passion, and their field of study. ! So you must go and make disciples... Matthew 28:19 17 </li> <li> 18. mentors Participants choose their own Mentor from their own community to help them prepare to serve and discern their career, their life-work calling. ! Mentors are mature Christ- followers with cross-cultural experience. 18 </li> <li> 19. Donors Donors connect with students and the projects they serve through their personal support. Donors will see results as student reports are posted on the site. 100% Rule! The entire gift goes to the student scholarship fund 19 </li> <li> 20. building the converge support team john henry director ! ! Serving with Youth With A Mission since 1985. 20 </li> <li> 21. field host support 1. Amys task is research, writing, and support Field Hosts. 2. Beginning in 2015, Amy will coordinate monthly online Field Hosts meetings. Amy will complete YWAMs Discipleship Training School next year. Amy Off 21 </li> <li> 22. mentor support 1. Joanne will recruit, equip, and evaluate Mentors. 2. She will support Mentors with information to help them support students through the course curriculum. 3. She will send updates to Mentors, extending the converge Community. Joanne has completed YWAMs DTS, the Humanities &amp; Science Course, Biblical Counseling, and she led a summer internship to China in 1998. Joanne ! Utt 22 </li> <li> 23. video communications director 1. Ryan possesses advanced video editing skills. He manages our Youtube channel. 2. He produces all online course videos and all promotional videos. Ryan completed YWAMs DTS and School of University Ministries &amp; Missions. Ryan Dutra 23 </li> <li> 24. We are seeking a few amazing people to join the converge team. ! Both volunteers and long-term ywam staff are needed. Want to join our team? 24 </li> <li> 25. executive assistant 1. Develop &amp; improve team communications and scheduling of celebrations &amp; events. 2. Coordinate weekly reporting, training, and fellowship gatherings. 3. Support and coordinate monthly online converge community meetings. This person will have completed YWAMs Discipleship Training School. This person will: 25 </li> <li> 26. online course administrator 1. Develop and improve training curriculum. 2. Support students with log-in credentials and questions about the course. This person will have completed YWAMs Discipleship Training School. 26 This person will: </li> <li> 27. accountant 1. Oversee bookkeeping for all online donations, process receipts, and produce monthly reports. 2. Assist with grant writing, creative fund raising and budgeting. This person will have completed YWAMs Discipleship Training School. 27 This person will: </li> <li> 28. marketing director This person will: 1. Possess advanced social media, event marketing, and brand management skills 2. Manage and Email systems 3. Coordinate all public messaging through publications This person will have completed YWAMs Discipleship Training School. 28 </li> <li> 29. staff writer This person will: ! 1. Possess advanced writing skills. ! 2. Post a weekly blog, and daily Facebook and Twitter posts reporting on projects and various small wins/events. ! 3. Report directly to the Marketing Director. This person will have completed YWAMs Discipleship Training School.29 </li> <li> 30. it administrator manager This person will maintain quality and integrity of information systems. This person should have substantial experience in two or more of the following: ! Social Media administration, &amp; targeted email, Salesforce administration, Developing Mobile Apps. This person will have completed YWAMs Discipleship Training School. 30 </li> <li> 31. Share with Project Leaders seeking interns How can you help now? 31 </li> <li> 32. Sign in to get the launch announcement at: </li> </ul>