Gifts on Furlough

While not necessarily missionary furlough examples, missionaries would do well to consider the purposefulness of communication from Paul when he was preparing to visit churches and individuals (Romans 15:24, 1 Corinthians 16:5 and Philemon 22). Upon examination, we see two spiritual gifts in tethers of connection between missionaries and those whom love and support them. Administrations (1 Corinthians 12:28) Questions […]

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What to Accomplish

What exactly is supposed to happen while a missionary, or missionary family returns to the States on furlough? Here is a podcast to help understand. This is the second Facilitating the Mission podcast focused on the missionary furlough. The first was titled, Why Missionaries Take Furloughs and is available to for download. Reconnect Renewal Retrain Raise  […]

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Why Missionary Furloughs?

In the first of three podcasts from Facilitating the Mission’s Jeff Jackson and Ed Compean look at why missionaries take furloughs. We’ll examine how coming back to the States on a missionary furlough is usually a strange experience, and why some missionaries avoid them. Reconnect Renewal Retrain Raise  Remind Refocus 

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Over a meal, while traveling or around the Shepherd’s Staff office we’ve often said, “We should have recorded this conversation because it would’ve made a great podcast.” With the last podcast as well as some recent blog posts, the missionary call has been a frequent topic of our discussions and this time we turned on the recorder. The […]

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The Missionary Call

http://ssmf.podbean.com/mf/play/8mz2r5/07TheMissionaryCall.mp3 The missionary call does not need to be as mysterious as many make it. There does not need to be confusion or questioning. In this podcast we lay out three simple principals for discerning the missionary call to go. They are taken from from Acts 13:1-3. Principal One: Location Call Principal Two: Personal Call Principal Three: Corporate Call This podcast […]

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http://ssmf.podbean.com/mf/play/t3yb53/06TrainInternational.mp3 Why Pre-Field Missionary Training? Does God have the capacity to make an untrained missionary effective? He certainly can, and He occasionally does. But the facts show that missionary longevity and effectiveness are much more likely for the person who has expended the relatively minimal amount of money and time to be as prepared as possible for […]

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