Partnerships Involving Local Churches


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Principles and practices of compassion in missions

Discuss two challenges and two benefits of building partnerships that involve the local church or other communities of faith

Christian faith-based organizations (FBOs) are an essential piece of helping outside resources and skills in collaborating with local churches. However, local churches have different views, compassion. And only look to (FBOs) to help members who have religious affiliations, and denomination which is some of the challenges (FBOs) meet when trying to support local churches. Moreover, it is important for local churches to build partnerships as it creates resources and networks to build Christ-center church community relationships (Ireland, 2017).

In addition, partnerships multiply a church’s influence as other organizations can expand assistance needed allowing more to be done collaborating together instead of one church trying to complete a task on its own. Challenges of local churches or other (FBOs) is that values and commitments tend to become conflicts and barriers to faith and health collaborations become complex due to distrust of health agencies, diversity within faith communities, and different goals, agendas, and ideas (Ireland, 2017).

Describe two criteria you think are necessary for healthy and effective partnerships that take into consideration the challenges you mentioned.

According to the 7 standards of excellence, empowering partnerships is a great way to establish well-built and ongoing relationships. In addition, both partners provide mutual trust and accountability, implement plans, and decisions that primarily focus on those who are in need (“7 standards of excellence,” 2020). Also, the use of honesty, proper risk management, and valued program delivery and support planning all help build healthy and effective partnerships. Furthermore, transparency is very important in a partnership as this allows clear direction, expectations, and honesty to be communicated to build a trusting, successful partnership.

Share an example of how you have applied these criteria in your life.

I collaborate with many business partners on the job and in order to keep good working relationships, I make sure that I work with integrity and transparency to ensure information is disseminated freely between teams. In addition, I make being transparent the main concern as it makes working with other partners easier and helps avoid hostile, and biased work environments. Moreover, we empower each other by setting goals and planning out projects that we all think will benefit the outcome and create a business process with direction. This allows all parties to have input in the plans and build strong working relationships with our partners.


Ireland, J. M. (Ed.). (2017). For the love of God: Principles and practices of compassion in missions. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. ISBN-13: 9781532616389.…

The 7 standards of excellence. (2020, November 24). SOE (Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission).

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Partnerships Involving Local Churches

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