Sometimes being sent requires a helipad, not a runway—especially for those headed to the marketplace or university without a lot of time to prepare for the transition.
The Upstream Collective is committed to equipping, not only churches, but also those desiring to live, work, and study overseas. We want to empower you to live out the gospel with intentionality.
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic we are moving our summer Helipad Live Workshop to an online training. This pre-field cross-cultural training is designed to equip overseas workers with the tools and resources to engage and thrive in an alternative culture.
We are offering the same content that you would receive in a weekend training, with bonus sessions that we would not typically have time for. We also have the opportunity to utilize more presenters, that otherwise wouldn’t be able to be present, AND you get to do this from the comfort of your own home. It’s a win, win!
The majority of the sessions will be offered with a live presenter via Zoom Web Conferencing. Other sessions will be recorded and you can watch them at your leisure. We will record all live sessions, as well, but you are encouraged to attend so that you can interact with the presenters and other participants.
The particulars are listed below. We look forward to serving your cross-cultural training needs through this jam-packed weekend.
For more information contact Debbie Stephens, Director of Training at email@example.com.
You can register here.
When: Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28, 2020
Cost: $150 per person, $225 per couple
Thursday, June 25
4 pm – 6 pm 7 pm – 8 pm
Creating a Personal Development Plan
Sent Identity – Sent Well from your Church
Five Key Components To Life Overseas
Friday, June 26
4 pm – 6 pm 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (For Marketplace Workers)
Leaving Well – Relational
Leaving Well – Checklists and Commissioning
Building Advocacy – Missionary Health Diagnostic
Building Advocacy – Establishing Advocacy Team
Session for Marketplace Workers – Global Trends in Marketplace
Session for Marketplace Workers – Overseas Job Search Strategies
Saturday, June 27
8 am – 10 am 11am – 1 pm 2 pm – 4 pm 5 pm – 7 pm
Introduction To Mapping Where You Live, Work, and Play
Mapping – Evangelism Engagement Strategies
Marriage on the Field / Being Single on the Field Breakout Sessions
Raising Families on the Field
Cultural Exegesis – Learning From Your New Culture
Contextualization – What Does the Gospel Look Like in your New Culture
Persons of Peace / Tribes / Starting Gospel Conversations
Soul Care – Taking Care of Yourself
Teaming and Handling Conflict
Sunday, June 28
2 pm – 4 pm
Spiritual Warfare – Fighting an Unseen Enemy
Getting Started – Intentionality, Taking Initiative, Being a Learner, Humility, Hospitality,
Helipad Take Off – Review Personal Development Plan
Additional Topics offered through recorded sessions to watch on your own.