Thoughts about the John Chau Story

Thanksgiving Day news of Missionary John Chau’s death began to go out over mainstream news channels. Because Chau was a Christian Missionary, comments were reactionary, emotional, even vicious. It didn’t matter the position one took regarding the proliferation of the message of Jesus – whether for or against it –...

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Contingency Planning, Shepherd's Staff, Missioanry Crisis

Contingency Planning

When things are calm, contingency planning may be at the bottom of the missionary’s list of things to do, but it may be the most important. For all the precautions and all the prayer, Paul and generations of missionaries through the ages have developed and acted on contingency plans. The best time to develop those...

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Cyber Security, Missionary security, Missions

Cyber Security

  Back to Missionary Care resources   Back to Missions Policy resources   Back to Pre-field Information  Facilitating the Missions's Tim Dabney speaks on missionary security, specifically in the areas of cyber security. He'll discuss the value and drawbacks of encrypted emails and how to protect your personal computer from attacks. This is the...

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Missionary Security, Shepherd's Staff


  In Matthew 10 Jesus gave specific pre-field instruction and preparation for those He was sending out. Taking His example, we interview ministry security specialist Tim Dabney on pre-field steps for modern missionaries.

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Threats to ministry, Ministry Threats, Shepherd's Staff

Missionary Threat

The largest missionary threat is probably not what first comes to mind. Ministry security specialist Tim Dabney helps us understand the threats missionaries face and gives practical advice to prepare for them. If you like Facilitating the Mission, can we ask a favor? Please take a moment right now to go...

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