Lesson Videos

Helpful intro videos

Do you see the list (there at the left) beginning with “Part 1: Servanthood?” Click that and you’ll go to a page with a video introduction for the first set of learning lessons; likewise, there is corresponding page and intro video for each of other five sets of lessons in The Beauty of Partnership, plus a few other videos that supplement some of the lessons. 

The cool thing about the videos is you get a preview of what to expect in each set of lessons from Werner Mischke (he’s the designer and editor of The Beauty of Partnership). Plus you get to hear from Bob Schindler, founder and president of Mission ONE. Bob and Werner tell stories from the ministry of Mission ONE and from their own lives—which helps this material “come alive.”

Three components, six objectives  godly character, cultural intelligence, and organizational competence

There are three overlapping sections to The Beauty of Partnership: 1) godly character, 2) cultural intelligence, and 3) organizational competence. For each of the three sections there are two parts, comprising a total of six sets of learning lessons. 

The lessons are designed to fulfill achievement-based objectives. Each of the twelve lesson sets has a key word and a related achievement based objective. They are as follows: 

Godly Character (principally…humility)
  • Servanthood: Examine the metaphor of “powerboat/high control” versus “sailboat/high trust” as it relates to serving a cross-cultural partnership.    
  • Listening: Develop empathic listening skills necessary for healthy cross-cultural partnership. 
Cultural Intelligence (principally…understanding deeply)     
  • Trust: Experience the process of openness … leading to acceptance … leading to trust—all of which are vital for cross-cultural partnership ministry.
  • Both-And: Distinguish “either/or” thinking from “both/and” thinking while identifying your own cultural style and how that compares to that of a majority-world ministry partner. 
Organizational competence (principally…wise practice)
  • Accountability: Examine the practices of healthy accountability between cross-cultural partners, and understand 
the principles which undergird them
  • Appreciation: Practice the discipline of Appreciative Inquiry, and apply to a real or imaginary cross-cultural partnership. 

The goal of this study is for individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) to serve healthy cross-cultural partnerships. In turn, they will make a huge difference in bringing hope to families, communities and nations through the transforming love of Christ.

I know of no ministry and material that better delivers the subject of partnership than The Beauty of Partnership from Mission ONE. I highly recommend The Beauty of Partnership to leaders and pastors all over the world.

–Dr. Larry Reesor, President, Global Focus