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Events

20

Dec

Our latest thoughts and work

  • By Vision Synergy

Over the last year, we’ve focused our creative efforts on building and facilitating an online community of collaborative leaders. You are invited to join at Synergy Commons! We will continue to share thought-leadership articles on that site instead of this blog. And, even better, we engage and feature other practitioners of partnerships and networks from across the world.

 

If you’re interested in our latest projects, events, and news, be sure to follow us on Twitter. We retweet our staff, some ministry and resource partners, and share announcements about new visionSynergy resources and activities.

 

We pray 2016 was a great year for you and your organization. Together we can do more than apart!

01

Jul

Learning to Change the World

  • By Vision Synergy

Over the past several years, we’ve collaborated with Bakke Graduate University to develop a graduate-level course preparing leaders for ministry collaboration. Very few Christian higher education institutions anywhere give students tools to build collaborative partnerships; BGU has made this course a signature offering in their core curriculum. (Last year, this course was one of the most highly-attended summer courses ever offered by BGU!)

Since we first developed this course and released it online for free, at least sixteen educational institutions around the world have implemented or adapted it for their students, and there is ongoing interest as dozens more have downloaded the curriculum for further consideration.

Read more…

23

Sep

Bridging the Divide

This past week, visionSynergy participated in the Missio Nexus 2012 North American Mission Leaders Conference where one of the major workshops was focused on the theme of contextualization in Muslim ministries. The workshop was presented by members of the Bridging the Divide consultation, which visionSynergy senior advisor, Dave Hackett, has helped facilitate for the past two years.

Over these two years, the Bridging the Divide consultation has brought together numerous professors, translators, missiologists, funders, and leaders of evangelism and church planting ministries among Muslims, including a number of believers from Muslim backgrounds.

The purpose of the consultation was to address highly-charged controversies around contextualization in Muslim outreach, and in particular what is known as the “Insider Movement.” Read more…

01

Jul

visionSynergy announces new CEO

Dr. Brad Smith, Chairman of the Board of Directors at visionSynergy, announces that on July 1, 2011, Kärin Primuth became the new CEO of the global partnership development ministry, visionSynergy. Primuth took over the helm of visionSynergy from Phill Butler, a pioneer in the global partnership movement. Butler was the founder of Intercristo, Interdev, and visionSynergy, and will continue full-time with visionSynergy as Senior Strategy Advisor.

Read more…

30

Oct

The Partnership Field Guide @ Lausanne Cape Town 2010

As a resource for the recent Lausanne Cape Town 2010 gathering, visionSynergy published the Partnership Field Guide – a 60-page handbook outlining the step-by-step process for building effective ministry partnerships. Developed out of nearly 30 years of field experience, the Guide covers the 15 key principles and the 3 main stages in the process of working with others toward a common vision. The Guide was distributed to all 4,000 participants at the Cape Town 2010 gathering.

Click here to download a PDF copy for yourself.

30

Oct

The Power of Partnership @ Lausanne Cape Town 2010

The Power of Partnership is a short video from visionSynergy that was first shown during the plenary sessions of the Lausanne Cape Town 2010 gathering. This video highlights three examples from recent history that demonstrate how ministries working together were able to see significant advances in national, regional, and international outreach for the Gospel. Members of the visionSynergy team were involved as advisors in all three partnerships – from Mongolia, to North Africa, to global sports outreach.

For more videos from visionSynergy, visit our YouTube Channel.