8 Steps of the Missions Continuum Training Taught by IMB Personnel

February 24, 2022 - February 26, 2022

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Led by International Mission Board (IMB) trainers, Drs. Hal Cunnyngham and Amanda Dimperio 

Would you like to explore ways to lead your church to reach not only your community but the nations, with the hope of the gospel?

On February 24-26, 2022, HPBC will host the International Mission Board‘s Drs. Hal Cunnyngham and Amanda Dimperio to offer a three-day training, 8 Steps of the Missions Continuum. The training will take place on Oahu at the Ala Moana Hotel conference area. This training is only offered in person.

Scholarships will be made available for HPBC pastors with assistance provided for neighbor island pastors for travel and lodging. This is made possible by a grant from the North American Mission Board.

In this course, we will see how globalization has changed missions in the 21st century. Those taking this class will develop an understanding of biblical foundations for global missions, apply principles of servant leadership to leadership in a sending church or agency, and utilize underlying principles of the “8 Steps of the Missions Continuum” to establish a missions sending strategy for a sending church or agency.

These are some of the topics Hal and Amanda will cover in the 3-days of training:

  • 6 Components of the Missionary Task
  • 8 Steps of the Missions Continuum
  • 10 Questions to Aid in Understanding a New Culture
  • Biblical Foundations for Missions
  • Six Critical Questions about Missions Involvement for the Local Church
  • Steps to Becoming a Missions-Sending Church
  • Missionary Care
  • Five Components of Missionary Assessment: Sending the Right People to the Right Place at the Right Time
  • Four Models for Missionary/Church/Agency/Field Relationships
  • Covenant Agreements


Tentative schedule:

Thursday, February 24, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 25, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 26, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to noon


For more information, contact Dr. Craig Webb at craig@hpbaptist.net.

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About Hal and Amanda

Dr. Hal Cunnyngham

Associate Vice President, Global Engagement, IMB

Dr. Cunnyngham has served with the IMB for 37 years and is responsible for the IMB Diaspora Strategies, Global Research, and Globalization. He and his wife, Cynthia, served two years in Brazil as missionaries, followed by 23 years in East Asia. Field roles have been church planting, administration, education, and church leadership training. He led the IMB missionary personnel assessment and deployment process for eight years before assuming his current role. Dr. Cunnyngham has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education and Biology, a master’s degree in Educational Education and Chemistry from Texas A&M Commerce, with a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Administration and Cognition from the University of North Texas. He also did a period of theological studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Cunnyngham is a contributing author of “Whom Shall We Send” a book which outlines the processes of raising-up and sending of missionaries cross culturally. The Cunnyngham's have been married 46 years; have one son, and two grandchildren.

Dr. Amanda L. Dimperio

Director of Globalization, Global Engagement

Dr. Amanda Dimperio was born in Alabama, but now lives in Richmond, VA. She has served with IMB for a total of 20 years as a church planter and media missionary in Mexico, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media and Broadcast Communications and received the Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Amanda has also earned an Associate in Science degree and is an ASCP registered Medical Laboratory Scientist. In December of 2019, Amanda earned a Doctorate in Ministry degree in Christian Leadership from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Amanda has also served as a Youth Minister at McElwain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. She helped new missionaries navigate the IMB application process as Assessment and Deployment Consultant for five years, and now serves in the role of Director of Globalization at IMB.