Standards Introductory Workshop (SIW)

The SIW is an 8-10 hour seminar designed to help adoptive members understand how they can incorporate and achieve competence in all Seven Standards.  It also provides a review of how to form and manage a Peer Review process, should a member organization desire to pursue full accreditation. The workshops are taught by experienced SOE trainers (usually two). They are interactive, use case studies and small group discussions.  MISTM-grid theory and the supporting principles behind the standards are reviewed. Most of the SIWs will be piggy-backed as a pre-conference onto ongoing SOE Approved Training Conferences. This helps reduce time and travel expense.

The SIW is a one-time required workshop for SOE member organizations. We ask members to maintain at least one staff member who has attended an SIW, but time is allowed following initial adoption and during staff transition.

Upcoming SIWs

November 15-16, 2017 in Peoria, IL
Offered as a pre-con to the International Conference on Missions, the SIW will be held November 15-16, 2017. We recommend you stay for the conference, November 16-19, 2017. “God’s Plan to Redeem the World,” the theme of ICOM 2017 is exactly that appeal. It will be a time to listen to practitioners (nationals and missionaries) who have planted churches and started disciple making movements globally. To register for the SIW only, click here. To register for both the ICOM and SIW, click here. For housing suggestions, click here.

February 22-23, 2018 in Clackamas, Oregon
An SIW will be offered as a pre-con to the STM ConneXion this next February 2018. We encourage you to stay for the conference, February 23-24, 2018. We want to help prepare churches and organizations to send teams that will be remembered for assisting long-term missions, equipping local churches, and expanding the kingdom of God through strategic planning, preparation, and implementation. Registration will be open Fall 2017.

Spring 2018 in Arizona
An SIW will be offered as a pre-con to the International Wholistic Mission Conference. We encourage you to stay for the conference following the SIW.