We are excited to announce that registration for the fifth annual North American CHE Network Meeting in Louisville, KY on November 6-7, 2013 is open. Network members gather to exchange ideas, encourage and work together to achieve our goals of strengthening our ministries and the expansion of the CHE movement.
Our format will be new this year. We will spend the first day in three working groups aimed at answering the following questions:
- How can we use CHE to make Public Health a major mission strategy?
- How can we use Public Health Professionals to strengthen CHE programs?
- How can GCN members serve each other and still meet organizational goals?
- What kinds of things keep missionaries from serving each other?
- What defines whether a community is a CHE community?
- What prevents organizations with mature CHE programs from serving as mentors to organizations younger in CHE usage?
- What are the underlying perceptions of disability in your area?
- How can we mainstream disability in our CHE programs globally?
- What are the pros & cons of disability-specific vs. disability-integrated programs?
- How is a wholistic approach key to success in the transformation of people with disabilities?
Please send other questions you would like to suggest for discussion to [email protected].
We are praying that the answers will lead to the following outputs:
- A plan for facilitating internships for public health students in active CHE programs within the network.
- A plan for introducing CHE as mission strategy through courses offered in Christian Colleges and Universities.
- A plan for publishing the results of CHE programs in academic journals.
- Develop a disability-specific worldview assessment tool that could universally be utilized to determine the underlying values informing disability perceptions
- Develop a customizable strategy for integrating people with disabilities into CHE programs worldwide
- A commitment among organizational leaders using CHE methodology to be dedicated to the building of God’s kingdom even if their organization does not receive credit or recognition.
- Clear strategy for unity among CHE practitioners in the field without favoritism or judgment.
- Commitments among the organizations present to serve as examples and advocates of unity among GCN members in making disciples of Jesus using the CHE strategy.
We will come together on the second day to share our answers and to pray.