Category Archives: Story

Phill Butler: Partnership Essentials

Recorded 30 January 2016 at the 2016 Blue Med Regional Consultation in Malta, this 10-part video playlist by Phill Butler focuses on ten partnership essentials fundamental to healthy networks and effective network leadership…   

The 18th Camel

The 18th Camel

What does a network facilitator or partnership facilitator actually do? They are not “bosses” in the traditional sense. Nor are they mere administrators. No, a facilitator helps the entire group stay focused on their commonly shared goals and find productive ways to work together. Many times, groups get “stuck” in the “desert of creativity” – going around in circles without any clear path toward fruitful collaboration. It is the job of the neutral facilitator to help their groups find common ground and move forward together. This is sometimes difficult, but other times it is simply a matter of helping people see things from a different perspective. Here is a story that illustrates this well. It is a story about a camel…  

Finishing The Task: A UUPG Partnership Story

Originally shared at the December 2015 Finishing the Task Conference, this video captures the inspiring God story of how a successful UUPG partnership in Nepal got started. Told¬†by Tim Taylor, this story demonstrates the importance¬†of partnership as a means for engaging the unengaged and unreached people groups of the world…  

Partnership Case Study: STEM (The Sub-Saharan Technology Evangelism Movement)

Case Study - STEM

The team at visionSynergy have put together a fictional case study on collaboration designed to show the step-by-step process and key principles of developing missional partnerships. While the story of STEM is fictional, the content and characters of the story are drawn from numerous real-world examples of grassroots partnerships. The story is set in the country of Nigeria, where the characters collaborate together over several years toward the goal of reaching Nigeria with the Gospel through Internet-based evangelism on a scale never seen before…