Long-term, cross-cultural workers

Selecting

From the local church perspective, there is a lot to consider -- and a litany of questions to ask and issues to probe -- when selecting individuals for the mission field. Thoughtful consideration regarding alignment on vision and a set of defined objectives, spiritual and leadership readiness, and the logistical, financial and family considerations are just a few of the issues at hand. These materials will help local church leaders assess who is qualified and ideally suited for the cross-cultural work ahead. 

Long-Term Cross-Cultural Worker (pdf file)

This comprehensive checklist helps guide the local church and the Long-Term Cross-Cultural Worker through the important decision making, planning and implementation process. It contains dozens of practical and challenging questions with the goal of minimizing risk and surprise while bolstering the opportunity for success in the three key areas of selecting, sending and caring. 

SELECTING considerations begin on Page 1.

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Sending

On the heels of the selection process comes the important pre-work of sending and factoring in all of the realities of sending missionaries into the field. This ranges from contractual considerations and financial support and stability, to cross-cultural orientation and a plan for daily life in a foreign land. These materials will help to ensure better preparedness and ease the transition into a new culture.

Long-Term Cross-Cultural Worker (pdf file)

This comprehensive checklist helps guide the local church and the Long-Term Cross-Cultural Worker through the important decision making, planning and implementation process. It contains dozens of practical and challenging questions with the goal of minimizing risk and surprise while bolstering the opportunity for success in the three key areas of selecting, sending and caring. 

SENDING considerations begin on Page 4.

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Caring

Selecting, sending and providing financial support doesn't fulfill the missional obligations of the local church toward its cross-cultural workers. The need to provide ongoing care, nurturing and encourgement to our brothers and sisters in the field can make a significant difference in the life of a missionary. The local church is a vital relationship tether providing support and training to missionaries, as well as care to extended family members in their absence. These materials provide guidance on how to care for individuals on the mission field who are disconnected from the norms and rhythms of life they once knew.  

Long-Term Cross-Cultural Worker (pdf file)

This comprehensive checklist helps guide the local church and the Long-Term Cross-Cultural Worker through the important decision making, planning and implementation process. It contains dozens of practical and challenging questions with the goal of minimizing risk and surprise while bolstering the opportunity for success in the three key areas of selecting, sending and caring. 

CARING considerations begin on Page 10.

Look for more "caring" resources coming soon.