Training

The global 4K department offers a wide variety of training, either at church events and conferences, or for obtaining University of the Nations course credit. Each seminar or course ranges from 1 hour presentations to 3-month full-scale map and geography training.

 

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Workshops

Short training sessions offered at conferences and gatherings

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Seminars

2-Day to 2-Week seminars offered on learning mapping in a missions context

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University Courses

A series of college-credit courses will be offered through the University of the Nations

Workshops

If you are having a missions, church, or strategy conference, 4K does training and application workshops for Christian leaders all over the world.  We have done countless workshops at the global Call2All events, have consulted with major CEO’s of missions organizations, and have trained on-the-ground missionaries to be more strategic.  During workshop times we address the following:

 

 

4K Overview (1-hour)

During this time, we explain the vision and basic concepts of 4K, Omega Zones, and how the framework is important in the mission.  There is also a time for asking questions and getting consultation on how to use 4K

 

4K Application (1-hour)

This time is dedicated to reviewing how 4K is currently being used by various projects and agencies in the Body of Christ.  It also reviews the newest tools and applications, and how to integrate out-of-the-box and customized mapping technology into your current projects.

 

4K Research (1-hour)

This is an overview in using the latest research and tracking tools, as well as how to do ethical research in the field.

 

For more information, email us at mappingseminar@gmail.com



Seminars

For more information, email us at 4kworldmap@gmail.com

 

2013 Seminar Options

We have designed these seminars to be modular, so you can request at least one of the following topics be run for the duration of your seminar time.  For example, you could run a 3-day Mapping in Missions seminar, or you could add an additional 5-day ArcGIS online seminar to that time.  We leave it up to you and your needs.

* Mapping in Missions (3 Days)

* Using Smart Phone Apps/GPS/Google Earth (5 days)

* Create an Online Map (5 Days)

* GIS (computer mapping) Intensive (2 weeks)

 

We’ve also marked how difficult or technical each seminar is, so please note the teaching levels below, and how they apply to each seminar (as seen at the end of the seminar description).

 

Content Levels: 1-Basic Information, 2-Moderately Detailed, 3-Detailed Teaching

 

Mapping in Missions overview3 days

This 3-day seminar covers the overall topic of why mapping is vital to local and global missions activity.  Topics include: what is a map, how are they used generally, how are they used in the mission, the importance of research, 4K Project overview and current tools (Outreach Tracking software, Google Earth prayer flyover software, etc.), and some free online mapping tools that could aid you in your ministry.  The student should walk away with a growing understanding of how to apply mapping to their ministry, and have a list of ‘next steps’ toward utilizing mapping in the future. see more below, under “standard seminars” section  (Levels: Concepts-1; Technical-1)

 

Using Smart Phone Apps/GPS/Google Earth5 days

This 5-day seminar teaches the basics in GPS technology, as well as how to operate the free Google Earth software in a missions context.  GPS and Google Earth can be applied to missions activity in a variety of different ways—from prayer walking to outreach tracking to data collection/detailed research.  In addition to teaching how a simple GPS unit works, we will also introduce some applications for smart phones as well, for those who are interested.  This will also include sessions where we go out into the local community and map the needs of the area using the technology being taught. (Levels:  Concepts-2; Technical-2)

 

Create an Online Map5 days

This valuable online mapping program can be taught and applied in a matter of 5-days.  From start to finish, we will teach you how to use the free version of ArcGIS Online, how to add different data formats (excel tables, GPS points, etc.) to it, and how to publish your new interactive map to web applications, blogs, and social media sites.  Put your map data into an interactive map at the local, regional, or global level, for any topic or ministry. (Levels: Concepts-2; Technical- 2 or 3)

 

Intensive GIS (computer mapping)2 weeks (includes Mapping in Missions)

This 2-week seminar’s purpose is to teach the basics in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software (aka. computer-mapping).  Whatever the fee is for this seminar, there is an additional $100 fee for the state-of-the-art ArcGIS Desktop software (1-year student license).  The student will learn concepts in GIS, basic functions of the software, and will walk away with an elementary understanding of how to make a map, but will be equipped with online and literary resources to help aid in further training of the software.  The basic teachings of Mapping in Missions (see above) are also included in the content for this seminar. see more below, under “standard seminars” section (Levels:  Concepts-3; Technical-3)

 

Standard Seminars

Seminars offer training for 2-days to 2-weeks, and can be taken for University of the Nations credit.  Current topics include, but are not limited to:

 

* Mapping in Missions (Intensive)

* GPS Tracking Field Trip

* Online Strategic Mapping

* Mapping in Missions Seminar

 

 

Mapping in Missions Intensive (2-Days)

Using research and mapping technology to effectively visualize, organize, and strategize global and local missions activities within the Body of Christ.

Seminar Objectives:

In this intensive seminar, we will be teaching the basics of Mapping in Missions, how various mapping strategies are used in the Body of Christ, basic research methods, and free out-of-the-box mapping tools and solutions.

Mapping in Missions

  • Addressing the need for mapping at city, regional, and global levels of missions.
  • Looking at case studies of how maps are being used in the Body of Christ.

Research and Data Collection

  • Learning about research methods in the missions field.
  • Keeping good records.

Personal Application

  • Helping to apply mapping to your ministry or project as the seminar is running. We want you to leave the seminar with a foundational map to work off of when you return to your office.
  • You will walk away with map data, internet links, and support services to support the work you’ll be doing after the seminar.

For more information on running a seminar near you, email mappingseminar@gmail.com

 

GPS Tracking Field Trip (2-5 Days)

Learning to do city tracking and research using basic field methods and GPS technology. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn technical and human skills, as well as getting to know your city and its neighborhoods from on the ground.

Seminar Objectives:

To effectively map a variety of locations in a city setting using GPS technology. Other topics are working as team in research, photographing significant ministry locations, city navigation skills, and application of ministry and prayer using final map.

 

Online Strategic Mapping (2-5 Days)

Learning to use the latest online mapping technology on ArcGIS.com, this seminar will train you how to create your own interactive map yourself, as well as how to keep it updated and informed.

Seminar Objectives:

To learn the ArcGIS.com online interface, to create map data from scratch, to upload existing map data, and to utilize it in such a way that benefits the overall mapping strategies of your ministry/region/calling.

 

Mapping in Missions Seminar (2-Weeks)

Using research and mapping technology to effectively visualize, organize, and strategize global and local missions activities within the Body of Christ.

Seminar Objectives:In this seminar, we will be teaching valuable skills in mapping, research, and data collection. We hope to have professionals in the field of mapping and missions come and share their experience with us as guest speakers. In addition, we hope to address the following topics during our 2 weeks together:

Mapping in Missions

  • Addressing the need for mapping at city, regional, and global levels of missions.
  • Looking at case studies of how maps are being used in the Body of Christ.

Using GIS

  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a highly advanced computer mapping software that we will be providing for the discounted rate of $100. This is a one-year license for you to work with, after which time your ministry can decide if you’d like to subscribe to your own permanent license.
  • Taking daily lab times to learn the basic skills needed to use GIS software to the fullest. This software will give you tracking and 3D capabilities, and will set a platform for you to make any kind of map, whether it’s printed or digital.
  • Web-based GIS: tracking your ministry activity online, as well as learning Google Earth integration.

Research and Data Collection

  • Learning about research methods in the missions field.
  • Keeping good records.
  • GPS (Global Positioning System) technology.
  • We will also take some field trips into the local community to do our own data collection.

Personal Application

  • Helping to apply mapping to your ministry or project as the seminar is running. We want you to leave the seminar with a foundational map to work off of when you return to your office.
  • You will walk away with map data, internet links, and support services to support the work you’ll be doing after the seminar.

These skills are beneficial to our missionaries in so many ways. If you are interested in having a seminar at your location, please contact us at 4kworldmap@gmail.com



University Courses


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For more information, email us at 4kworldmap@gmail.com

School of Mapping

April 3-June 25, 2014; University of the Nations, Kona, Hawaii, USA

 

University of the Nations, College of Humanities and International Studies, HMT 221

 

Course Description

The goal of this course is to train Christian workers to have an extensive understanding of what a map is, how they are created, how to make maps for any type of ministry, and how maps can have a role in transforming nations.  In this course, we want to teach both the technical and conceptual.
**Learning the best and newest in mapping software, ArcGIS Desktop 10, with your own 1-year license included in tuition


Course Objectives

The conceptual topics taught will include geographic research methods, deconstructing maps, fundamentals of cartography, and the role of maps in long-term strategic missions. Research skills are vital to map-making, so a good amount of time will be spent on geographic research methods. Weekly map case studies will be a large part of the curriculum, allowing the students to deconstruct and report on the maps that professionals have made. Bi-monthly Missional Geography journals will allow the student to track Bible characters’ journeys, Biblical battles, historical missionaries, and modern missions strategies in a creative journal. Basic terms and fundamentals of cartography will help them with the technical skills. Finally, there needs to be a comprehensive knowledge of the role that maps play in strategic missions, but also in how they can mobilize Christians and subsequently transform nations and meet community as well as individual needs.
The technical skills that will be taught include basic GIS (Geographic Information Systems, or computer-mapping), GPS (Global Positioning Systems), and database management skills. The GIS training would provide skills for making maps of any kind—print, digital, Google, etc. The GPS training would be a catalyst for learning field research, then post-processing the data collected into map form. Database management will allow the students to keep a map updated for long-term strategies. Another optional course objective would depend on whether a speaker can come in and teach the skill, and that would be web-mapping—in other words, teaching the students to create their own interactive maps on a website.


Besides learning the technical skills and concepts of mapping, we will integrate presentation and communication skills with map-making, so the student has the ability to communicate their maps, the world’s needs, and train others.

 

12-Week Conceptual and Technical Topics

 

Conceptual Topics

 

Fundamentals of Cartography
Teaching the terms and concepts for doing GIS, as well as learning the science behind the map—learning map projections, understanding GIS terminology, and basic cartographic and map interpretation skills.

 

Geographic Research Methods

Concepts of doing research, specifically in the areas of geographic and demographic research.  Include interactive research exercises.

 

Community Geography Project Planning

Teaching the student how to design a mapping project locally that would contribute to the betterment of that community.

 

Map Case Studies

Throughout the course, we will look at various maps and case studies of how GIS is used, in and out of the mission field.  Similar to a book report, we’ll assign map reports, where the students will choose a map and deconstruct it—either in written or presentation form, they will need to explain how the map was made, what it represents, and how it can affect society.  We will look at some maps to give a focus on praying for specific topics.

 

Strategic Missions

The student must be able to create a map or map concept that could potentially be used in the mission for strategic or mobilization purposes.

 

Technical Skills

File Management

Get a basic understanding of Windows operating system’s file structure.

 

Fundamentals in GIS  

In today’s world of map-making, a very specialized skill is needed to create those visual tools that maps communicate–GIS skills.  ”A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends.” -ESRI

 

Database Management/Microsoft Excel

Learning concepts of database management for long-term upkeep of maps.  Also, going through the basics of the Microsoft Excel software.

 

Fundamentals in GPS

Learn the basics in Global Positioning Systems, as well as the numerous technologies and uses in GPS.

 

Internship/Field Assignment

The optional field assignments for students will vary.  Current options include:

*Internship opportunities for the 4K Mapping Project in Kona, Hawaii; South Asia; etc.

Check back for further opportunities….we will add them as we get more information!