“Centrality of the church”
“Addressing systemic issues”
“Transparency in reporting our work”
“Partnering with the community”
In 2011, the TD Summit focused on the creation of a draft set of principles that would become guideposts for Accord member organizations in engaging communities and churches in transformation. This year’s summit will focus on creative examples from NGO leaders on how their organizations meet the challenge of living them out. How do we take the principles beyond the words and into actions? Various NGO leaders will present “creative” examples of how their organizations “live the principles”. Each short presentation will be followed by “table talk” time for participants to share their own examples or challenges.
The discussions will further shape the principles of 2011 as well as assist member agencies in bringing them to their organizations for discussion and adoption. We will also spend some time discussing the “umbrella” terminology used for these principles both Transformational Development and Integral Mission.
Eastern University is the lead agency for this Summit. For more information, contact Beth Birmingham at Eastern University here.
Gil serves as Vice President of Integral Mission and prior to joining World Relief he served as the Global Director for PEACE Implementation with Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California as well as Global Director for the HIV/AIDS Initiative under Kay Warren. Other professional engagements include serving as Regional Coordinator for Africa with Medical Ambassadors International and also as Regional Coordinator for Russia and Eastern Europe. He has thirty years of ministry experience as missionary, pastor, educator, leader and public speaker. Deeply committed to the seamless combination of Word and Deed ministry and to unleash the untapped human resources latent in the church worldwide, Gil has developed innovative programs, projects and campaigns which include the effective engagement of short term mission teams to empower the local church globally for implementing wholistic ministry resulting in spiritual and physical transformation of communities.
Mary first went to West Africa in 1985 with her husband to do famine relief with World Renew. In 1986, they began work with a Muslim people group who are subsistence farmers and herders. In 2004 Mary became team leader for World Renew in West Africa, supervising and coaching a multi-national and cross-cultural team who work with twelve indigenous partner organizations.
David is the CRWRC continuing as World Renew regional team leader for Eastern Africa. Davis has worked with World Renew for over 11 years after having worked for the Anglican church as a health coordinator/ a deputy director of development/ and Regional Director in various dioceses/ regions in Kenya for 10 years. He provided leadership to an organization that partnered with World Renew and has experience from the local church partnering with the international faith Based NGOs such as World Renew, Christina Aid, Protestant church in German formerly (EZE) Bread for the World, and ICCO.
Andrew is the Director of Global Commodity Resourcing (GIK): Andrew began serving in ministry with Food for the Hungry in 2006 as the Director of Global Commodity Resourcing/ GIK, and presently leads the effort to identify and strategically integrate key commodities within the framework of FH’s long-term development programming. He is directly responsible for the health and performance of non-cash resource-focused partnerships, and directly oversees the defined commodity support of FH’s Emergency Disaster Response efforts. Previously, Andrew worked in a variety of leadership roles with The Salvation Army in Europe and the US, and spent 7 years in management with Abbott Laboratories. He served as co-chair of InterAction’s GIK Subcommittee during the revision of IA’s GIK Standards, and has recently been elected to FH’s International Council. Outside of work, Andrew passionately enjoys participating in his church’s music ministry, coaches recreational soccer, is a “BBC Masterpiece Theater” devotee, and enjoys life most when it is experienced together with his family.