missionary care

A Discussion about PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a term used often in a number of different conversations. In this podcast, Jeff Jackson defines PTSD and discusses it as it relates to the care missionaries currently serving in a foreign field and returning and reintegrating back into a life in the States. Learn more...

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What You Need to Know About Missionary Re-entry

In this audio series, Jeff Jackson introduces listeners to the reality of re-entry. Most people are surprised to learn that coming back to the States and American culture after serving for a term, whether short or extended, in the foreign field, is difficult. It seems the biggest shock to the system and senses would occur when a missionary arrives on the field. But the truth is, coming home is not necessarily a home coming.
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Mission Security: Contingency

The missionary has done all the right things. He or she has taken all security precautions. From the Apostle Paul down through all generations of missionaries through the ages, crisis happen. Contingency plans must be prepared in anticipation of the day they must be enacted. Learn more..

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Cyber Security

Facilitating the Missions’s Tim Dabney speaks on missionary security, specifically in the areas of cyber security. He’ll discuss the value and drawbacks of encrypted emails and how to protect your personal computer from attacks. Learn more..

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Churches sending direct to the mission field: Six essential considerations

When local churches embrace their role as the primary vehicle through which God wants to channel His love and truth to all people, God may move their leaders to take the less and less radical step of sending some of their own members direct to the mission field.

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If relocating within the United States is stressful...

In the same sense that understanding more and more of what those who serve in the military actually experience usually increases our respect for them, our desire to pray for them, and our desire to help them in practical ways, I’ve discovered the same thing is true in regards to missionaries. Read more...

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An exhortation to local church pastors and leaders… about missionaries

As a former missionary, church planter, and pastor, I’d like to seize the opportunity that the beginning of a new year provides, to provoke you to think a little deeper about the members of your church that you have sent out as missionaries and/or the missionaries that your church loves and supports financially. Read more...

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Meeting what missionaries claim is their “greatest” need

Have you ever asked a missionary how you can be of help to them and their ministry?

If you did pose that very common question to them, even though I’m not a prophet–and didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, I’m fairly certain that they told you their most important need was for PRAYER. Read more...

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I Am a Triangle

Coming home from the mission field is no homecoming. Returning missionaries come home to a rude awakening; coming home is more difficult than their early days of arriving on the mission field.

In a recent podcast, Jeff Jackson refers to this article by Naomi Hattaway. Read more...

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Missionary Debriefing

This article is a response to a number of requests to provide a consolidated piece on the vital subject of MISSIONARY DEBRIEFING.

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Missionary Debriefing - a Gift

This video is from a webinar Jeff Jackson participated in with Sixteen:Fifteen president Matthew Ellison. Their discussion focuses on the gift and role of missionary debriefing in different seasons of a missionary's tenure on the field.

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Culture Counts: Session 3

Re-entry is the word used to describe the stress and effects of cross-cultural ministry upon the cross-cultural worker as he returns to the culture, surroundings, and people he left behind.

This is the third installment of the Culture Counts series taught at Crossroads Church by Jeff Jackson. He specifically discusses this vital missionary care topic here in Session 3. Click these links to see Session 1 and Session 2 of Culture Counts.

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Churches Sending Direct - Part 1 Missionary Care Making It Practical (Webinar)

In this webinar series, Jeff Jackson of Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators and Matt Ellison of Sixteen:Fifteen discuss missionary care. In part one, Jeff defines and outlines the steps to setting up a Practical Care Team.

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Churches Sending Direct - Part 2 Creating A Missionary Nurture Team (Webinar)

In this webinar series, Jeff Jackson of Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators and Matt Ellison of Sixteen:Fifteen discuss missionary care. In part two, Jeff defines and outlines the steps to setting up a Missionary Nurture Team.

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Churches Sending Direct - Part 3 Building A Missionary Crisis Management Team (Webinar)

In this webinar series, Jeff Jackson of Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators and Matt Ellison of Sixteen:Fifteen discuss missionary care. In part three, Jeff defines and outlines the steps to setting up a Crisis Management Team.

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