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  ACCESS weekend seminars challenge and educate local churches to move to the next level with their current missions strategy and learn how to better care for their global workers so they may more effectively partner with them on the field.  Local churches will interact with mission leaders and discover ways of raising the bar of their mission endeavors and discover realistic, implementable starting points. 

What is Consulting?

ACCESS coaching helps churches engage more effectively in cross-cultural work and draw on their unique positioning and resources. Whether you’re building a program from the ground up or you’ve been involved in cross-cultural work for decades, ACCESS can help you leverage your church’s resources for greater cross-cultural impact and congregational engagement.  TRAIN offers ACCESS coaching in 1 or 2-day formats on Fridays and/or Saturdays, and our facilitators can preach on Sunday if requested.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your current missions strategy
  • Inventory your church’s resources and use them more effectively
  • Learn how to send and sustain cross-cultural workers 
  • Develop effective processes for partnering with nationals
  • Learn how to engage with internationals in your community

God has given people, experiences, and resources to your church to impact the nations in a particular way. Does your current missions strategy reflect the call and the gifts God has given you? Through ACCESS coaching (Assisting and Coaching Churches to Effectively Send and Sustain), we will help you evaluate your current strategies and develop structures and processes that strengthen your effectiveness in cross-cultural missions. 

ACCESS is mobile and can be held at any location that is convenient for you. This enables more people from your church to participate and learn together.  Prior to the days together, we’ll interview pastors and missions leaders from your church and gather insight about your current missions involvement and strategies. Using this information, we’ll tailor the weelemd to fit your unique goals to help you go from where you are to where you want to be. ACCESS includes include personalized content, interactive discussions, and practical tools for implementing what you learn. We also guide you to resources that assist with future growth. 

ACCESS: Strategy

This module is the foundation and pre-requisite for all other ACCESS seminars. Through “Strategy,” we coach churches in defining, developing, and refining their cross-cultural missions strategies. Whether you have a longstanding missions program or are just getting started, we can help you align your resources with the vision and gifts God has given you. During Strategy modules, you’ll discover what God has uniquely positioned your church to do and form strategies for putting that mission into action.

ACCESS: Sending Church

We believe missions agencies serve an important role in connecting cross-cultural workers with the nations they serve, and we believe the local church plays a central role in global missions. In “Sending Church” modules we help churches understand God’s heart for the nations and His desire to work through local churches to proclaim the gospel around the world. We’ll equip you to identify, encourage, and equip cross-cultural workers in your congregation and to partner effectively with their sending agencies. 

ACCESS: Care for Global Workers

More than 70% of all global workers who return "home" prematurely leave the field for preventable reasons. In “Caring for Global Workers” modules, we equip churches to build missionary care teams that are better positioned to prevent these premature departures and provide for flourishing workers. You’ll learn how to form proactive, intentional sending teams that are aware of the hardships and realities of cross-cultural work. We’ll help prepare you to care for cross-cultural workers over the long haul and welcome them back with dignifty in seasons of re-entry.

ACCESS: Partnering with Nationals

Nationals know their culture and language better than anyone else, and they’re capable of making a long-term kingdom investment in the places they live. How can we in the West develop intentional, forward-looking partnerships with such believers? In “Partnering with Nationals” modules, we help churches develop processes that benefit everyone involved. You'll discover new ways to partner with national believers on the ground and to steward those partnerships wisely.

ACCESS: Engaging Internationals

More than 80% of international students who come to the US will never set foot in an American home. Many churches are eager to change those numbers, but the biggest challenge is often knowing where to begin. In “Engaging Internationals” modules, we train churches to mobilize their people to engage with the internationals God has brought to our backyards. Through looking at God’s heart for the foreigner and the stranger among us, your congregation will discover ways to grow in their own concern for these populations and honoring ways to form lasting and meaningful friendships.

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500 or fewer people

$1500

500 - 999 people

$2000

1000 - 1999 people

$2500

2000 or more people

$3000

Meals & Lodging

In ACCESS coaching, a team of TRAIN church-coaching facilitators comes to your church to connect with your leaders. Details about typical arrangements can be found in the preliminary questionnaire form. TRAIN asks the church to arrange for or cover the cost for facilitator's travel and lodging. Please contact us with any questions. 

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