What we do.
PARTNER WITH OTHERS
SEND QUALIFIED PEOPLE
TRAIN CHURCH LEADERS
ASSIST IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
PICI works in the developing world, in partnership with both North American and indigenous churches and organizations. Everything we do is in conjunction with our partners to ensure maximum ministry impact, the building of appropriate relationships, a cultural sensitivity, and the avoidance of dependency.
We work with indigeous ministries and organizations that may lack or have limited access to the resources of North American churches. However, as mission and development professionals, we are very concerned with issues of dependency and ministry sustainability. We ensure that resources, be they human or financial, are appropriate to the context and culture, are monitored by leaders we trust, and are utilized with the oversight and input of other like-minded organizations.
How we select our indigenous partners
Multiple criteria are used to determine which national organization or church we will partner with. The overriding factor will be where we can come alongside of and serve the local organization in ways that will specifically meet the needs of the people it serves. Our activities are in the context of true partnership where these activities will result in positive and significant impact on the local organizationís ministry and vision. Some of the factors used in partner selection are:
- An indigenous organization with a history
of effective ministry
- The organization has limited access to,
or working relationships with, North American organizations
- There are obvious needs that can be met
by the work of PICI that will not thwart local efforts nor cause
- The indigenous organization has an
infrastructure and resources that would assist in the coordination
- There is an established and verifiable
credibility, a system of accountability, the desire to partner
with a working agreement, a willingness to envision and strategize
opportunities for multiple church relationships
- The presence of strong partnership
components such as combined strength, compatibility, commitment,
shared values, and mutual reliability