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

February 16-17, 2017 in Clackamas, Oregon
Registration is now open for the SIW offered as a pre-con prior to STM ConneXion. 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. Workshops will focus on the Seven Standards of Excellence that SOE has helped foster and implement with churches and mission agencies.

To register for the conference click here. To register for the SIW, click here.

May 1-2, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ
Registration is now open for the SIW offered as a pre-con to the International Wholistic Mission Conference. We encourage you to stay for the conference following the SIW. To register for both, click here.

September 20-21, 2017 in Dallas, TX
Offered as a pre-con to the Missio Nexus Mission Leader’s Conference – Foundations. We highly recommend you stay for the Foundations conference September 21-23 at which SOE will coordinate the short-term mission track. The cost is $175 (includes dinner on Wed. evening, continental breakfast on Thurs. morning, and all SIW materials and training). Register now!

November 15-16, 2017 in Peoria, IL
Offered as a pre-con to the International Conference on Missions. Check back for more information and registration details.