Monday, September 1, 2014

Guatemala Mission Network gathering schedule

Tuesday, 2 September

6:00-7:00 p.m.  Dinner

7:30-8:30 p.m.  Getting to know you/Evening prayers

Wednesday, 3 September

7:30-8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

8:15-8:45 a.m.   Morning devotions

9:00 a.m.-12 noon 

-Introduction to meeting

-Exercise – allowing participants to think through the US context
Facilitator – Ellen Sherby

-Context – US/PCUSA and Guatemala/IENPG
Presenters – Greg Allen-Pickett, Leslie Vogel,

-“Educate a Child, Transform the World”:
Presenter – Frank Dimmock

12:30-1:30 p.m.  Lunch

2:00-4:00 p.m.  Timeline Exercise

-Plotting mission history as it connects with educational priorities, highlighting partnership issues
Facilitator – Ellen Sherby

4:30-5:30 p.m.  Reflecting on history

 In the context of:
-Education for what?
-Education for whom?

6:00-7:00 p.m.  Dinner

7:30-8:30 p.m.   Case study partnership’s history

Thursday, 4 September

7:30-8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

8:15-8:45 a.m.  Morning devotions

9:00 a.m.-12 noon


-Guatemala context on issues of education – secular/theological
Presenters – Richard and Debbie Welch

-Reflecting on the present
-Education for what?
-Education for whom?

-Relationship with Presbyterian Church (USA) Mission Co-Workers

12:30-1:30 p.m.  Lunch

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Creating Healthy Partnerships:
-Maintaining vibrant partnership
-Addressing conflict
-Cultural Competency

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Thinking about tomorrow
-Ideas to take to presbytery and partners about education
-Ideas for maintaining a vibrant partnership

6:00-7:00 p.m.  Dinner

7:30-8:30 p.m.  Thinking to the future/closing worship

Friday, 5 September

7:30-8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

9:00 a.m.-12 noon
Immigration Crisis [influx  families/children/youth]:
Presenters – Teresa Waggener and Leslie Vogel

Future of the Network
-Meeting of IENPG/World Mission in October
-Next steps for Network

12:30-1:30 p.m.  Lunch/travel to airport/travel home [lunch earlier so folks can leave]