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Perspective on Progress

Sometimes people working in partnership with others can become frustrated when it seems that after all the effort invested in the partnership, the group has accomplished only one or two major objectives. In this video, Phill Butler shares why it is important to keep perspective on progress, because partnership objectives – by nature – are greater than what any one organization can accomplish alone.

Building On God’s Work

In this video, Phill Butler shares a story to illustrate that partnership is really building on God’s work. While some are involved in “sowing” the seeds of the Gospel, and others are involved in “reaping” the harvest, God is really the one at work coordinating it all.

Security (Pseudonyms)

In this video story, Ernie Addicott highlights one of the key operational issues faced by many ministry partnerships working in areas of the world where freedom of religion is oppressed: the issue of security and the use of pseudonyms.

Personal Vision vs. Partnership Vision

Some people wrongly assume that a partnership facilitator should not have a strongly held personal vision. In this video story, Phill Butler argues that partnerships must be led by men and women with a strong commitment to a personal vision, without which it will be difficult to persevere through the challenges of building a partnership. “The problem,” Butler says, “is when you try to impose your vision on other people without their ownership.” The secret to powerful partnerships, Butler says, is to partner with others who have a general commitment to the same area, and then to ask: “Is there anything that we might do better together than if we work separately?”

Security (Encryption)

In this video story, Ernie Addicott highlights one of the key operational issues faced by many ministry partnerships working in areas of the world where freedom of religion is oppressed: the issue of security and the use of encryption.