1. (often followed by on, with, etc.) the act of working with another or others on a joint project
2. something created by working jointly with another or others
For the past 25 years, collaborative partnerships among Christian ministries have had dramatic impact in world missions. Resources have been maximized, costs reduced, ministry efforts multiplied, and God’s Spirit released! This course offered at no cost to your school addresses the skill-sets needed to launch and lead these innovative, collaborative ministry initiatives.
Cause Collaboration is an inter-disciplinary, college-level course designed in cooperation with leading experts in collaborative partnerships for Christian mission. This course takes a “story-centric” approach to learning that is organized around realistic scenarios. Students work individually and in teams to solve problems and complete projects that give them insight into the possibilities for collaboration in community ministry and global mission. They will learn how to apply the principles and processes of collaborative partnerships to address complex issues and bring big dreams to reality.
Sample Syllabus - English
Sample Syllabus - Spanish
Sample Syllabus - Russian
Background & Overview
The textbook for the Cause Collaboration Course is:
Well Connected: Releasing Power & Restoring Hope Through Kingdom Partnerships
By Phill Butler
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+ Do you provide training or support for the course?
Once you have complete read through the textbook and the course materials, a representative is available for limited support. This can be done by skype or phone. We also provide our Support Forum for ongoing interaction between faculty who are using- and have used- the course.
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“Collaboration is the wave of the future and most pastors do not have it in their dictionary. I want to see how to encourage more pastors to enter into partnerships. I want to see how to build this into the DNA of the theological students.”
– Senior Administrator, Singapore Bible College
“As a result of teaching this course here to my students, I now possess a new framework and a language with which to talk about and engage in collaboration. Observing the enthusiasm of the students in class and working on their various projects, gave me a glimpse of the positive impact that this has had on them as well… It is a gift that has been passed on to my students and in due course, through them, will continue to be passed on to many others, which will in the days to come clearly enhance the witness of the Church.”
– Professor, South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS)
“This course is more than a how-to manual for getting a job done or convincing others to join on your great idea. It is a substantial process of learning how to get to the root issues and problems that arise when people try to work together. Usually collaborative efforts fail, not because they were bad ideas, but because people often do not know how to work with others in deep and meaningful ways. This class gets to the root issues and provides practical ways of implementing all that we are learning.”
– Masters Student, Bakke Graduate University
“I really did enjoy the class content and the interaction with others. I started out with a different set of expectations but eventually recognized that I needed a deeper biblical foundation for partnership that addressed my issues and not the issues of what might be considered best practices. So the first observation that I have is that the content made me look at myself. Collaborative leadership should be the construct for the day.”
– Doctoral Student, Eastern University
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