CenterforHIM 12 “Best Practices” basics

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Sorry for the delay in postings. Our family is preparing to transition back to the US after 11 years of service in Guatemala. I also teach an online PHC class at Hope International U as part of their ID degree so I’ve gotten behind a few things.

Several of us from the CenterforHIM just attended and some spoke at the recent Best Practices in Global Health Missions conference in San Antonio. This was coordinated by Greg and Candi Seager and hosted by their church, Community Bible Church, or as it is better known, CBC. We had a wonderful time talking about many of things that get all of us fired up about health related missions. What I would like to do today, we may go back to the video series later, is begin posting the 12 points that Dr Yorgin so skillfully summarized in his best practices power point presentation in Tucson this past January. The first (lets just call them best practices principles) is:

›We embrace the 7 Standards as outlined by the Standards of Excellence in Short term missions.
1.God-Centeredness
2.Empowering Partnerships
3.Mutual Design
4.Comprehensive Administration
5.Qualified Leadership
6.Appropriate Training
7.Thorough Follow-Up
You can check these out in greater detail @: http://www.soe.org/explore/the-7-standards/
Are we all in agreement that these standards should be at the heart of our health related missions efforts? Please spread the word about this blog and the CenterforHIM.