In this short video story about the building of a road in a remote African village, Phill Butler uses the metaphor of the path, the trail, and the road to describe the importance of building on limited achievable objectives in the context of partnerships.
In this video story, Ernie Addicott shares about the formation of the Bojpuri Partnership and how the initial catalysts were able to multiply their efforts through “second-hand relationships.”
In this video, Phill Butler shares a personal story about overcoming skepticism through inclusivity and persistence.
In this video, Ernie Addicott shares a short personal story from his early days of building partnerships on the topic of ascribed credibility (based on who you know) and earned credibility (based on what you do).
“It’s the celebration that keeps us going,” says Phill Butler in this video story which emphasizes the importance of acknowledging, sharing, and celebrating the progress your partnership makes in working together.
In this video story, Ernie Addicott talks about what happened when three different Bible translators from three different countries discovered that they had all been working on the same project in the same place without any knowledge of each other.
In this video story, Phill Butler shares about a partnership formation meeting that almost went off the rails. Butler talks about the importance of managing emotions and expectations in high-stakes meetings. He stresses the value of making progress visible so that participants have a sense of what they’ve actually been able to accomplish.
In this video story, Ernie Addicott talks about the underlying foundation of effective ministry collaboration – trusting relationships – and demonstrates how it is possible not only to work together across denominational boundaries, but to even build real and lasting friendships.
In this video story, Phill Butler talks about what happened when a group of ministries forming a new partnership discovered how much unnecessary duplication existed in their work.…