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Beside Not Above

Bridging the gap for authentic cross-cultural partnerships.

The Harmful Effects of our Good Intentions

So often, even with good intentions to serve, our mission efforts can have ripple effects that cause more harm than good.

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According to the Changing Markets Foundation, as much as one third of clothing sent from the wealthy west to developing countries every year may be ending up in a landfill. Kenya alone receives 900 million pieces of used clothing each year, many of which are unusuable (like skiing outfits) and end up being burned, exposing local residents to toxic fumes.

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When we fail to listen to our global neighbors, we adopt a savioristic posture which builds walls that prevent authentic relationship and healthy partnerships.

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A New Way of Doing Missions

At Kindred Exchange, we are eager to explore the blind spots of the North American missions system. We also hold a conviction that the Global Church has so much to teach our communities of faith here at home. With a new posture - one of mutuality - we can build effective bridges that foster Kingdom impact around the globe.

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Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.

1 Thessalonians 2:8

Why “Kindred Exchange” ?

Our organization, symbolized by the combination of 'Kindred' meaning family and 'Exchange' meaning the act of giving and receiving, exists to provide opportunities for God’s people around the world to learn from, encourage, serve, and share life with one another to advance the Kingdom of God together.

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Learn: Conversations

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Meaningful impact will only come when we humbly examine the critiques of missions through honest feedback from our global neighbors.

Experience: Cohorts

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Step beyond theory into action. Our Cohorts program offers a hands-on experience, providing a new model of missions through the lens of mutuality.

We focus on bridging social gaps by providing opportunities for Christians around the world to connect through technology, fostering authentic relationships and support.

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Stories of Impact

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Kindred leaders are reachable. They are down to earth and make me feel challenged. Words can't tell how happy we are. We are so grateful!

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I’ve yet to find words that can capture the vibrancy and richness of this experience. Connecting with these women has been a source of pure joy in my life – the friendship, the compassion, the shared humanity.

CHELLA

Irene

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Your Monthly Partnership Powers This Work Around The Globe

Join the Kinship Club and become a vital part of fostering authentic relationships and impactful change around the globe. Our monthly partners make it possible for us to launch new resources, provide cross-cultural trainings, and facilitate meaningful partnerships worldwide.

Explore new ways of approaching missions through our podcasts, blog posts, and free resour

$50/month

covers HALF the cost of one person to join a Cohort.

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$100/month

covers the cost of ONE person to join a Cohort.

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$200/month

covers the cost of TWO people to join a Cohort.

Tune into the Podcast Network

Exploring missional topics through the lens of ethical impact

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On the Upwardly Dependent podcast, Lauren explores challenging conversations on topics in modern Christianity. If you’ve been wrestling with how to hold onto faith after seeing religion be twisted in a way that has somehow become bad news instead of good, this podcast is for you.

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On the Missio Pop podcast, Aaron & Matt talk about all things in the world of missions, missiology, and God’s hope for the world. If you've been wanting to geek out and dive deeper into theology, missiology, and contextualization, then this podcast is for you.

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