The World Partners Regional Strategy Coordinators from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America gathered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from July 3-7 for a meeting.
A World Partners Regional Strategy Coordinator is an individual who strategizes with the World Partners staff in a specific region in regard to their discipleship ministry. They are also commissioned to develop movements within their region. The RSCs are leaders in the discipleship making movement.
To develop movements, strategies must be implemented for identifying, equipping, networking, training, and releasing discipleship leaders into the RSC’s region.
The discussions at the meeting revolved around discipleship and how disciples are being made in their areas. During discussions it was discovered that nine areas of the world have been added where disciple multiplication is taking place, increasing the number of countries from 115 to 124.
At SHIFT National Conference, the World Partners RSCs and staff from around the world gathered to participate in business sessions and attend workshops.
World Partners handed out a new World Partners brochure, a map which locates each missionary, and new prayers cards, all of which are still available upon request.
In the third week of July, Refresh, Reconnect, Renew was the theme for the World Partners staff as they met at the Amigo Centre in Sturgis, Michigan, for their annual retreat.
All World Partners staff who are in the U.S. on Home Ministry Assignment (HMA) or serve in the U.S. were invited. Some staff met for the first time while others renewed old acquaintances.
Mornings were committed to discussions and presentations related to World Partners. Afternoons were free and evenings involved worship, devotionals, and fellowship.
Bob Klamser was the guest speaker. He addressed the important topic of security around the world.
On the final day, Missionary Church president Steve Jones presented a message to the group and led them in communion.
Photo: WP Director of Operations Tami Swymeler, RSC Tej, RSC Charles Kinyanjui, RSC James Chikopa, and RSC Ezekiel Ango at SHIFT National Conference.