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01

Jul

A Lifelong Journey

  • By Vision Synergy

Phill Butler, visionSynergy founder, was recently asked by the Christian Leadership Alliance to write up a brief personal reflection on the past three decades of his work in building Kingdom partnerships for global mission. The Alliance published Phill’s reflection under the title, A Lifelong Journey, for the summer 2012 edition of their national magazine – Outcomes.

This edition of the magazine was focused on the theme of partnership and includes a number of excellent articles on partnerships in ministry and mission.

Among these were:

Tackling the Summit of Partnerships
by Scott Todd

One in Christ
by John G. Fix

Empowering Collaboration
by Joseph Vijayam

Seven Principles for Successful Collaboration
by Doug Wicks

Down with Teamwork!
by Doug Mazza

The Critical Shift
by James Lewis

… and more.

 

01

Jul

visionSynergy announces new CEO

  • By Vision Synergy

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…

18

May

Well Connected book now available in Russian

  • By Vision Synergy

Since its English language release in 2005, Phill Butler’s book – Well Connected – has become the definitive guide to building effective missional partnerships. Thousands of ministry leaders around the world have purchased print copies or downloaded the free e-book.

In partnership with the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, Phill Butler and visionSynergy are now pleased to release the Russian edition of Well Connected.

Three editions of the book are now available: English, Spanish, and Russian. Additional translations into Arabic and French are under way.

Click here to download a free PDF copy of the book – in English, Spanish, or Russian.

 

30

Oct

The Partnership Field Guide @ Lausanne Cape Town 2010

  • By Vision Synergy

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

  • By Vision Synergy

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.