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...Listen
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.
Mission Security: Contingency
Churches sending direct to the mission field: Six essential considerations
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...Read
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...Read
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...Read
I Am a Triangle
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.Watch