Is facilitating better than teaching for disciple-making?

Is facilitating better than teaching for disciple-making? In my opinion, both are essential for disciple-making. An online search on the difference between facilitators and teachers found the following: Traditionally, teachers are the ones with knowledge and expertise in a particular field. They impart knowledge through a variety of means to their students. Facilitators build on …

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A Time for Teaching?

There is a lot of emphasis on coaching and facilitating in mission circles today. And rightly so - these are great tools! Teaching often does not get much space at the table though. It seems to escape everyone's notice that those who advocate coaching and facilitating are in fact teaching. Teaching is frequently caricatured as …

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How can Christian coaching enhance my church planting ministry?

This blog post is contributed by Ted Szymczak. Ted is a SEND missionary who has served in Poland for several terms, and now champions training for church planters within SEND. Everybody seems to be talking about coaching lately, but what is it and more importantly how useful could it be in my ministry? Keith Webb …

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What does Romans say about preaching and online learning?

From my journal this morning: First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times; …

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Facilitating Relational Learning among women

In a previous post, I talked about the Entrust training for women that we have been hosting on the SEND campus in Farmington, Michigan.   One of our female workers in Central Asai recently attended the Entrust training in Switzerland, and wrote the following article in our latest SEND Harvest Heartbeat publication. “Who do you think …

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