Frequently asked questions

Is there a small group leader guide?

Yes. Click here to download a 2-page guide for leading a small group using The Beauty of Partnership Study Guide.

How long does it take to go through The Beauty of Partnership?

Six weeks—one week for each of the six set of lessons—is perhaps the best approach when conducting a small group study. However, flexibility is a given with this study. Some have done it in three days (see the testimonial by Doug Lucas). Others may require significantly more than six weeks. The study is designed for flexibility.

How much time is required to do the study?

Some lessons can be done in as little as 15 minutes. Many lessons require reading (all of the readings are already in the study guide)—and the learner then writes brief corresponding reflections in the study guide. This mean 45 minutes or more, depending on the speed at which a learner reads the material and writes their reflections. There are also some practices and activities that are part of each lesson series. Generally, plan for the study to take about 3 to 4 hours for each of the six sets of lessons, for a total of 18 to 24 hours across a six week period or more. If you are also gathering as a small group to learn together, the time for this is in addition to that. You should not think of The Beauty of Partnership as a “data dump,” but rather, a missional learning journey. The goal is new knowledge, skills and attitudes for healthy cross-cultural partnerships. This takes time, but the return on your investment will be much greater.

I want to show the lessons videos from my computer. Are the lesson videos available for download?

Yes, and your cost is zero. The videos are available from the Vimeo web site: click here.

Is a DVD available for small group studies?

Yes. And it is provided free of charge with every order. Learn more by clicking here. If you want to purchase the DVD separately, it is available for $20 by calling Mission ONE at 480-951-0900.


Can you come to my church and help us with our cross-cultural partnership? 

Yes. Werner Mischke offers workshops on cross-cultural partnership. CLICK HERE FOR 2-PAGE FLYER. Werner Mischke and/or Bob Schindler teach the material from The Beauty of Partnership in church or conference settings. For more information, contact Werner Mischke or the Mission ONE office.

What do you guarantee?

We guarantee that you will be satisfied. We strongly believe that all who go through The Beauty of Partnership learning journey will be better prepared for engaging in cross-cultural partnership ministry.

What is your Return Policy?

You must return product within 30 days of your purchase date. Follow this procedure in order to receive a refund:

  1. Include a letter with your contact information explaining why you are returning the items and the refund amount being requested.
  2. Use appropriate packaging and shipping methods to protect items en route.
  3. Ship to:
    Mission ONE
    15333 N. Pima Rd.
    Suite 155
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    Phone: 480-951-090
Upon receiving your items, the appropriate amount will be refunded to your bank card or credit card by Mission ONE. NOTE: Your cost to return items will not be refunded.

 

Small group leader guide: Download here