Search Party is seeking partners who have a vision for making disciples, reaching entire communities with the Gospel, reproducing followers of Jesus using a Media to Movement strategy.
What is Media to Movement?
Using Facebook, YouTube, or other social media that is being used by the communities you are trying to reach, we will reach people using an online delivery of the Gospel, following up offline with contacts that we have made online using a Disciple-Making Movement strategy.
Why should I partner with Search Party in this effort?
Search Party will support you in the following ways:
- Recruit Marketers and Responders who will develop new contacts online and Disciple-Makers who will develop new contacts offline.
- Provide tools and analysis to assign contacts to disciple-makers and track their progress toward becoming a follower of Jesus.
- Facilitate networking and communication among other Dispatchers and disciple-makers within the coalition.
- Provide training to show how you can work in each of the areas listed above
What is your role in the partnership?
As a Dispatcher, your responsibilities include:
Track all contacts entered into Disciple Tools by Responders – As Responders enter their contacts into Disciple Tools, you will start the process of understanding the needs of this contact and develop a plan for their transition to an offline Disciple-Maker. Your tracking inherently creates a responsibility for you to hold Disciple-Makers accountable for quickly making contact with new contacts and following up in a discipleship relationship.
Assign contacts to a Disciple-Makers within Disciple Tools – You will use Disciple Tools to assign contacts to Disciple-Makers so that ongoing follow up, progress, and tracking can take place with the Disciple-Makers.
Follow up with Disciple-Makers for confirmation of contact, progress updates, and stories – Instead of relying solely on the Disciple-Makers to enter their updates into Disciple Tools, you will proactively contact them to learn about the status of the contacts that you have assigned to them along with any progress that has been made in the relationship. We hope and pray that good news and stories of new people learning to follow Christ will come from these conversations with the Disciple-Makers.
Report anecdotal updates to other teammates within the coalition – As you follow up with the Disciple-Makers, you will report the stories out to your other teammates working together in the coalition so that everyone can continue to be encouraged to keep going to do their part in the Kingdom!
Provide regular updates to your Mobilizer and receive training from the Mobilizer or others they designate – We want to stay in touch with you! After you complete your initial training, we will set up regular meetings for you to meet together with your Mobilizer. Your Mobilizer may also set up trainings to help refine your skills or learn new ones to help you in your role, so you will need to attend these meetings as well.
Core Theological Beliefs
We recognize that there may be some differences in theology among those working together in partnership as part of this coalition. We believe that certain differences may be acceptable while other differences may not. For the purposes of this partnership, we will use the Lausanne Covenant and its interpretation and theology of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Scriptures will be at the core of our theological understanding. We will also agree that differences in theology that are not discussed within the Lausanne Covenant will not be considered theological differences for which we will divide.
You can read the Lausanne Covenant here: https://www.lausanne.org/content/covenant/lausanne-covenant
All organizations and partnerships have a certain set of values that help define their culture. The values of our coalition and partnership are outlined on this page.
For a complete agreement that you can print and sign, please go to this document.