International Partnership Review Process
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The UCC Pacific Northwest Conference’s Mission Committee uses this review
in evaluating the vitality of their overseas church partnerships.
Regularly review your
Global Church Partnership. Review both independently and with your Global
Church Partner. The joint review might take the form of a conference call, email chat
room, postal exchange or a face-to-face meeting.
Assess and evaluate
What are we grateful for in this
What have you brought/given to me/us and
me/us to you? Where is Christ’s presence evident?
What do I/we want to do next? What can
As individuals and as a committee, review
the following aspects of your Global Church Partnership:
- Global Church Partnership
a. How have you lived
out the Mission Statement together
b. What obstacles do
you see that hinder the Mission Statement
a. Are you
communicating with Global Ministries?
b. Is everything out in
c. Are your relationships
companionships? Paternalistic? Acts of solidarity? Creating dependency?
a. What goals have you
b. What goals are not
c. What new goals
should be considered
a. Who are the leaders
of this partnership?
b. How is the
region/conference staff involved
c. Are youth involved?
d. Is there rotation of
e. Is there
“new-blood” in your Partnership Committee?
f. Is the Partnership
“personality-based” or does it have a structural foundation?
a. Focus on mutuality.
b. Be sure to consider
options for both directions.
a. How are you sharing
news and enthusiasm?
b. Are you using your
c. Are you using web
d. Are you visible at
e. Are you sharing news
with Global Ministries?
a. Share and review
partnership budgets for both partners.
b. Review the
parameters for giving.
c. Contact Global
Ministries Development Office regarding any financial projects.
d. Share partnership budgets
with Global Ministries
a. Identify areas of
interest that have arisen and those that require further investigation.
b. Are both Global
Ministries and the Partner denomination’s governing body and leadership aware of each project?
c. Whose project is it?
Whose priority is it? Who initiated it? Is it one-sided or shared? Who
d. Whom does the
project benefit: the giver, the receiver, or both?
e. Will the project
continue under new leadership?
a. What advocacy work
b. What other advocacy
opportunities are there?
c. Be sure to consider
action going both directions.
d. Review page 11.
opportunities – going both directions
a. What are you doing
to share the story with congregations in region/conference?
b. With the whole church?
Other Items to Review, Assess and Re-Negotiate: (list here or on a separate sheet of paper)