Resources for partnership
Partnership 101 video
Ellen Sherby, Equipping for Mission Involvement Coordinator, and Tracey King-Ortega, Regional Liaison for Central America, discuss how Presbyterians in the U.S. can work in partnership with mission around the world. Both Sherby and King-Ortega share examples from their own experience and offer ways partnership can be applied by Presbyterian congregations, mission groups and Presbyterian pastors.
Writing or Renewing a Partnership Covenant Agreement - Download Here
2003 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Policy Statement - Download Here
Called As Partners in Christ’s Service - Purchase Here
Using a study of the Gospel of John as a framework, former mission co-worker Sherron George affirms the theological and historical basis for doing mission in partnership. Set up in eight brief chapters, this book can be used by all Reformed Christians engaged in mission with God and others. This theological and practical tool for all who engage in reinventing partnership in mission for the 21st century is ideal for study groups.
Tools for trip leaders - Click Here
The Beauty of Partnership: Study Guide
Edited by Werner Mischke, this small-group study resource "helps you gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for healthy cross-cultural partnerships. This resource equips individuals, church groups, and mission teams to develop effective cross-cultural relationships … while reducing misunderstanding, confusion, wasted money." Visit the website to learn more. Purchase from Mission One
Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad
Janel Kragt Bakker explores the history, dynamics, challenges and opportunities of church-to-church partnerships between the global North and the global South. Purchase on Amazon
Gathering for God’s Future - Download Here
"Short-term Missions: Paratrooper Incursion or 'Zaccheus Encounter'? - Download Here
An article by Hunter Farrell from a special issue of the Journal of Latin American Theology: Christian Reflections from the Latino South on short-term missions in Latin America.