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.
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- Webinar: Moving Missions Beyond Simple Charity and Short-Term FixesThu Jan 31 2019, 02:00 pm EST - 03:15 pm EST
- Leadership Affirmations for WomenFri Feb 1 2019, 5:00pm EST - Thu Feb 7 2019, 7:00pm EST
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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.
by J. Andrew Kirk Parternoster —Reviewed by J. Rupert Morgan, strategic initiatives and research coordinator, ABWE The Church’s mission in the world is not always well understood. Towards this end, J. Andrew Kirk synthesizes biblical foundations, historical patterns, and contemporary concerns in a systematic and biblical theology of mission. He approaches the topic with a . . . read more
Communication is more than content. It is also media, or the channels and ways in which content is communicated. This fact is crucial for church leaders and other Christians in our increasingly diverse and pluralistic society. The challenge is how to present a church unified around the truth of God’s word, yet diverse in its expressions of worship, and in its affirmation of each personality.
Since 2009, I have been on a learning journey about the dynamic of honor/shame in scripture and its significance for cross-cultural ministry. By God’s grace, I’ve had the opportunity to read and conduct research, to write on the subject, to introduce the subject of honor/shame (H/S) through numerous seminars and workshops, to create resources, and to teach collaboratively with two indigenous ministry partners.
The cry heard most often from the Church in the Majority World is for pastors who can preach/teach the word of God in a way that is understandable and applicable to their congregations. While the orality movement has spoken significantly to this need, there are aspects of the preaching/teaching process which beg further attention.
Here’s what’s in the April 2015 issue of EMQ…