Partnership Ministry Teams
Partnership Ministry Teams
One of the unique volunteer opportunities at the Luke Society is the Partnership Ministry Team program through which Christian health and business professionals from North America build relationships with Christian directors and ministries across the world to make a Kingdom impact.
Q: What is a Partnership Ministry Team?
A:A volunteer group of Christian health and business professionals committed to assisting a specific Luke Society ministry through prayer, advisory services and financial support. PMTs offer encouragement and guidance to Christian visionaries as they establish and develop their ministries.
Q: Why are PMTs valuable?
A: Ministry directors have great passion, vision and medical knowledge but don’t always have background in organizational structure and administration. PMTs lend their experience, encouragement, and wisdom to visionaries, enabling the growth and development of a ministry.
Q: How do ministry directors and PMTs communicate?
A: PMTs generally make annual visits to an assigned ministry location, often accompanied by a Luke Society staff member and/or a regional coordinator to assist with language and cultural barriers. In addition to monthly reports from Ministry Directors, PMTs are encouraged to communicate regularly with directors via e-mail, social media, Internet video chats or other methods.
Q: Who are members of a PMT?
A: A PMT is usually comprised of business and health professionals with a passion for ministry. A team is best made up of one to three couples. PMTs must be committed to the Luke Society philosophy and have the necessary skills and experience to serve. A team can have additional supporting members and prayer partners from their communities, churches and families.
Q: What is the next step?
A: If you have prayerfully considered forming a PMT and have a passion for serving the Lord, individuals should contact the Luke Society to determine if there is a potential fit. You may contact the Luke Society at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (605) 373-9686.
When we go to Benin we don't go to practice medicine. We go to build relationships. We encourage but are also encouraged. We give gifts but we also receive gifts. We pray but we are also prayed for. We teach but we are also taught. We seek to understand, but also realize it takes time for people to understand us. We raise support but also experience a deep support ourselves. And in all of these things there begins to be a oneness. We truly begin to experience part of what Christ had in mind when he prayed to our Father, ‘Let them be one as we are One.’
— Dr. Brent Van Andel, Espanola, NM
PMT to N'Dali Benin.
As a PMT, you’ll see the sufficiency of the Gospel transform hearts, homes, neighborhoods, and then the village, and then the region, and eventually the world. We consider the PMT role one of the best opportunities, besides our church, we have ever had to share and support the Gospel. We believe in the Biblical model of supporting God's vision — God's established call for evangelism in an indigenous person's life. When you work to spread God’s kingdom, you are blessed for your obedience and dependence on Him to provide the increase. Your heart will be transformed. We are the living evidence.
— Dr. Kyle Krall, Groveland, IL
PMT to Dahra, Senegal.