Many missionary administrators feel that they are already overburdened with responsibilities. The prospect of being asked to recognize symptoms of stress and trauma in their missionaries may seem like an overwhelming and unreasonable expectation. However, if missionary administrators can become better equipped in recognition and referral skills, it will ultimately lead to less stress for them.
- 24: Creating Pathways (and Reducing Barriers) for Women in Organizational Leadership: Seeing Men and Women Flourish as They Work TogetherMon Jun 17 2019, 12:00pm EDT - Tue Jun 18 2019, 12:00pm EDT
- LeaderSHIFTs: Pursuing a Culture of Shared Leadership between Men and WomenMon Sep 16 2019, 12:00pm EDT - Tue Sep 17 2019, 12:00pm EDT
- Mission Leaders Conference 2019Thu Sep 19 2019, 2:00pm EDT - Sat Sep 21 2019, 12:00pm EDT
- Women's Development WeekSat Sep 28 2019 - Sat Oct 5 2019
- Women's Development WeekSun Oct 20 2019 - Sat Oct 26 2019
I commend Ted Esler for writing this helpful article. He raises important questions regarding the missiological impact of the concept of the unengaged. His four suggestions on the way forward are excellent and I want to be a part of seeing these realized. Although I affirm what Ted has written, I do want to challenge some of his conclusions.
by Edward L. Smither Cascade Books —Reviewed by Jonathan K. Dodson, mission leader, pastor, and author It is encouraging to see the work of diligent, global missiologists trickling into one another’s countries, thus reinvigorating our practice of mission. Edward Smither has made his own contributions from the vantage point of Brazilian missions in the Arab . . . read more
In recent years, much has been said about the good and the bad of short-term missions. Short-term missions have been around long enough to have history. In that history, there is as much to be ashamed of as there is to celebrate.
by Rick Love InterVarsity Press —Reviewed by Marv Newell, senior vice president, Missio Nexus Conflict happens—in the home, at the workplace, in mission offices, on teams, and even across international borders. However, in the midst of broken relationships, conflict resolution is possible. Rick Love, founder and president of Peace Catalyst International, shows God’s intention for . . . read more
Why did the Momina people of the southern lowlands of West Papua, Indonesia, convert to Christianity? What were the cultural and social forces that precipitated the people movement among the Momina? I would suggest that seven recognizable motivating factors led to the conversion of the Momina people of the village of Sumo, and subsequently to the majority of this people group.1
by Kim Hammon and Darren Cronshaw InterVarsity Press —Reviewed by Ed Scheuerman, chair, Department of Church & Ministry Leadership; coordinator, Intercultural Studies major, Lancaster Bible College Is every Christian a missionary? According to Kim Hammond and Darren Cronshaw, the answer is yes. But, as Stephen Neill wrote, “If everyone’s a missionary, nobody’s a missionary.” Thus, . . . read more
When returning to our passport country as Third Culture Kids (TCKs) or passing through another country getting educated, many of us feel that we don’t fit into the culture. Unfortunately, we can also feel like we don’t fit into churches, as well.
by Glenn Miles and Christa Foster-Crawford, Tanis DoCarmo, and Gundelina Velzco, editors Wipf & Stock —Reviewed by Michael Herbert, pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, New York; instructor, New York School of the Bible, New York City Dan Allender states that: Sex is meant by God to give us a profound taste of the goodness of God’s . . . read more
We think small about the gospel. Over the past fifty years, Christians have usually defined the gospel like this: “We sinned, Jesus died, trust Jesus, go to heaven instead of hell, the end.” This is a very small understanding of the gospel. It’s true, but it’s not the whole truth. That kind of gospel doesn’t actually change our world. But that’s the kind of gospel we usually preach and teach. We imagine and live a small gospel.