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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Orality Movement Part Five

In this podcast we wrap up an interview with missionary to Mexico, Angelina Velasco. She has been a spectacularly engaging and wise guest. This episode will prove to be a tremendously eye-opening resource for missionaries preparing to go to the field. Here are a few more of the resources Angelina shared with us: Navigators personal […]

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Short Term Trips

In this podcast, we have a no-nonsense discussion about short-term mission trips, trip goals, vetting mission trip participants, and the importance of supporting the goals of long-term missionaries on the field. If the trip purpose loses its focus and individual trip participants become the center of attention, the trip fails. One tool mentioned in this […]

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Missionary Security

In our last podcast, Jeff discussed a recent trip to Asia he took accompanied by Shepherd’s Staff Security Officer Tim Dabney. At Shepherd’s Staff, we don’t consider a missionary fully trained until educated about the need to have a contingency plan. In this episode, we unarchived an interview of Tim Dabney conducted by our friend, […]

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Honor and Shame Part Two

American missionaries need a framework for understanding how people in other cultures treat each other, how to interact, and how to communicate in honor-based cultures. This podcast is the second half of “Honor and Shame,” a talk Jeff Jackson gave at Calvary Chapel Bible College (Costa Mesa Extension) in the spring of 2016. For this series, we’ve […]

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Honor and Shame Part One

For this podcast, we’ve grabbed some audio from our language and culture resources page. This is the first half of “Honor and Shame”, a talk Jeff gave at Calvary Chapel Bible College (Costa Mesa Extension) in the spring of 2016. In this message, Jeff Jackson defines the difference between American culture and culture in most of the […]

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