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Onboarding 101

Online Course - Group
  • Approximate Time Commitment: 25 hours
  • Length: 4 weeks

Are you expecting someone new on your missionary team? How did it go for you when you were new on the field? Do you want to do better in orienting and equipping your new team member for a future of long, healthy and fruitful ministry? In this online course, you will have the opportunity to learn with and from other field leaders from all over the world who are experiencing this same challenge that you will soon face. Read more in the course description below!

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Resource Description

Onboarding 101
Time invested now for a lifetime of fruitful ministry!

Is it possible that my success in connecting new staff to context, ministry, and team will mean their success in fulfilling the calling for which they have been sent?  This is the thesis that is explored in this 4-week online course offered by Grow2Serve.

Audience: team/field leaders who will be integrating new team member(s) onto the field in the next 6 months or less.

Time commitment involved: 4 weeks of 6 hours per week. During the first week of the four-week course, an additional hour of course orientation material will be presented.

Course creator and facilitator: Mark Morgenstern, former training director for ReachGlobal and current director for continuing learning through the CIT Next ministry of Center for Intercultural Training.

Please note that for maximum learning impact in this course, a learner will spend 30-90 minutes working on the course material over 4-5 separate days each week. Some of the course work will involve reading, writing, listening, and watching on the computer. Other pieces will involve interacting with others in your location or spending time in personal reflection, prayer, or Bible study.

Topics covered are the following:

  1. What is my job as a supervisor?
  2.  Connecting to the context.
  3. Connecting to the team.
  4. Connecting to the ministry.
  5. Setting up for ongoing learning.
  6. What now? Tools and commitment for results.

Join a learning cohort of other missionary field leaders and together explore the process of onboarding new missionaries and laying the foundation for them to have a lengthy, healthy, and fruitful season of ministry.

1 review for Onboarding 101

  1. Steve & Jill Horsman (verified owner)

    If you are involved in any aspect of helping new missionaries/staff successfully integrate into your organization, team, or ministry, then this course provides some very useful tools for this process. The resources shared are very helpful and well-chosen. The dialogue between students became a bit cumbersome, and we found the repeated email updates difficult. We would rather have simply logged in regularly, rather than have these flood our inbox. (Although there may have been a setting to adjust, and we simply missed this.) The only other challenge we found was with the various time zones, and that when we had time to work on this in the evening, we were already past the “due date.”
    We appreciated the instructor’s adjustments (including earlier opening of the next week to adjust to the time zones.) He provided some experienced insights.
    Although it was an additional “task” in our already stretched schedule, the materials gleaned toward the end of the course made it worth the effort.
    Thanks, CIT, for providing innovative ongoing learning opportunities!

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