Here at Shepherd’s Staff, we regularly refer to what we call The Mission Stream.  It describes both the ongoing flow of God love for all people, and the entrance into the stream that takes place when individuals and local churches realize that the God of the bible is the Missionary God. This episode is titled […]

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Maintenance Debrief

Missionary debriefing is a relational and intentional process that provides an opportunity for a missionary to tell their story—by verbally processing past and recent events from their point of view, complete with their emotional responses at the time and since then.  The Maintenance Debrief is to help missionaries still on the field, or during furlough, […]

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Transitional Debrief

Missionary debriefing is a relational and intentional process that provides an opportunity for a missionary to tell their story—by verbally processing past and recent events from their point of view, complete with their emotional responses at the time and since then.  Missionaries returning from the field find they have changes, and the people here in […]

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Why Missionary Debriefing?

Missionary debriefing is a relational and intentional process that provides an opportunity for a missionary to tell their story—by verbally processing past and recent events from their point of view, complete with their emotional responses at the time and since then.  Why would cross-cultural workers turn down the gift of the missionary debrief? While the value […]

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Ben Spector Interview

Pastor Jeff Jackson interviews missionary Ben Spector with a focus on the importance of language and culture acquisition for missionaries. They discuss the dilemma of feeling the need to speed the ministry along resulting in viewing culture and language as obstacles to get over instead of actual ministry. Ben makes the excellent analogy that culture […]

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