Guests of the Collaboratory

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The Collaboratory welcomes friends and guests to learn about the Collaboratory and explore possibilities of partnering with us. On many occasions, friends request to share with Collaboratory members through personal stories or instruction drawn from life experience in Christian service, mission or development work. Please see below for more information on how guests can participate with the Collaboratory.

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Definition

Guests are friends of the Collaboratory who visit to:

  • Learn about the ministry of the Collaboratory.
  • Serve as a discipleship speaker.
  • Instruct or consult with members to support their work.
  • Explore opportunities for future project collaboration.
  • Share about the work of organizations with similar ministries.

Opportunities

The following participation opportunities are available to guests of the Collaboratory:

  1. Participate in the weekly Christian Discipleship Meeting (see below) of the Collaboratory.
    • Primary speaker (20-30 min)
    • Bring a 5 minute greeting with the option of being available to meet with students after the meeting.
    • Attend the meeting with the Director.
  2. Discipleship speaker for a group, project team, or the Leaders Workshop.
  3. Lead an instructional session in the Leaders Workshop. The workshop is scheduled in the week preceding the start of the fall semester.
  4. Lunch with Collaboratory students and advisors and a tour of the facilities. May also attend the Discipleship Meeting (1c) when the visit falls on that day.

Christian Discipleship Meeting

Purpose

  • Primary – to foster the spiritual growth of our members.
  • Secondary – to learn about the work of partner organizations and to connect with friends of the Collaboratory.

Primary Speaker Qualifications

  • Mature in the Christian faith.
  • Capable public speaker.
  • Comes to advance the mission of the Collaboratory by challenging and empowering members through personal stories or instruction drawn from life experience in Christian service, mission or development work.

Topics

  • The majority of speakers address the Collaboratory on a topic selected from a list of options we provide that fit our theme for the year.
  • There are a limited number of dates, up to 3 per semester, for speakers to share about the ministry of their organization or on another topic of interest to the Collaboratory.
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