Discerning, developing, and directing our gifts is a lifelong process. It involves a growing understanding of ourselves, the world around us, and our faith commitments. This program has two basic purposes:
1) the missionary sending agency gains a clearer sense of the strengths, vulnerabilities and growing edges of its missionary candidates; and
2) missionaries develop increased self-understanding and are able to identify the personal growth they need to pursue in their preparation for excellence in ministry.
If married, missionary spouses are expected to attend the program also. They will be assessed both individually and as a couple (family). Issues such as communication, conflict management, skill set necessary for ministry abroad, ability to adapt to change and cope with stress will be discussed in detail during the program.