The Maintenance Debrief has two main goals: Maintenance Debriefing goals 1. To CONFIRM to the missionary that he or she is exactly where God wants them to be at this time in their lives and that He is pleased with them. 2. To help them CALIBRATE the various components of their lives, for their well-being […]
This edition of Facilitating the Mission carries the conversation about the On Field Care Visit discussed in our previous podcast into greater detail and purpose. In this episode, Jeff unpacks the purpose of the Maintenance Debrief. We learn that it has a two-fold purpose: confirmation and calibration.
Do the missionaries your church has sent to the field know that they’re as much of a priority as anyone else in your church? They need to know they are. God pays attention to the care missionaries get from the leaders of their home churches. That’s why the on-field care visit from a pastor or […]
In part two of our discussion about conflict resolution, we discuss some helpful strategies for resolving and – when necessary – embracing conflict in a biblical way. Here are a few resources referred to in this podcast: » Conflict Resolution Part One » Cross Cultural Conflict by Duane Elmer » Dr Karl Benzio of Lighthouse Network […]
Conflict is a reality. So what do you do about it? Ignore it? Engage it aggressively? God has given us the tools to manage it. Conflict is one way God brings issues to our attention. Jeff Jackson walks us through biblical scenarios where conflict brings order. It just has to be worked through in a […]
Something that helps Shepherd’s Staff serve churches and their missionaries better is sharing knowledge with, and learning from like-minded organizations. In this episode of Facilitating the Mission, we’ll introduce you to The Mission Table. Hosted by Matthew Ellison of Sixteen:Fifteen, you’ll hear from leaders of organizations who are passionate about fulfilling the Great Commission. Shepherd’s […]