Calls That Encourage Part Two

In this podcast, the discussion continues around making encouraging missionary care calls to missionaries in the field. Jeff Jackson working through a list of questions that are helpful to encourage missionaries and help them lift their eyes off of their circumstances and onto the Lord. Here are some of the related resources mentioned in this […]

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Calls That Encourage Part One

In part one of this podcast series, Jeff Jackson discusses the value of encouragement to a missionary in the field. He shares a list of questions that a person caring for or pastoring a missionary can ask while on a missionary encouragement call. The outline Jeff works through in this and future installments of this […]

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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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Communication: A Cool Drink of Water

In this edition, we touch on security as Jeff recaps  a recent trip he took to Asia to work with missionaries. Shepherd’s Staff security officer Tim Dabney accompanied Jeff to handle security issues as necessary. Here are links to some great security resources missionaries need to be thinking through: »Cyber Security »Contingency Planning »Pre-field Steps […]

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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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