What to Accomplish on a Furlough

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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Short-term Trips Part Two

Part two of our Short-term Trips series is the first half of a conversation about the stories and lessons that have come out of short-term mission trips Jeff and Bryon have been a part of. The greatest lessons we can learn come don’t come from a text book (although missions texts are full of great […]

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Maintenance Debrief Part Two

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 […]

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Maintenance Debrief

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.

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The On-field Care Visit

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 […]

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Re-entry Part 4

Jeff refers to his missionary re-entry experience as the catalyst for how and why Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators operates the way it does. We also talk about easy and practical ways to include returning missionaries into the fold and include the local church in the re-entry process. When thought through, everyone grows and the local […]

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