Three Surveys of Aspiring Missionaries: Draws and Concerns in Deciding to Become a Long-term Missionary
by Megan R. Brown and John W. McVay
The LAUNCH Survey: Helpful and Hindering Factors for Launching into Long-term Missions
A few years ago the founder of our training program said, “We have a lot of people who come to us with a desire to serve God internationally, but not all end up overseas. How can we help people get to the mission field? What things are helpful? What things hinder? How can we help address these issues?” These simple questions led to a search for how to appropriately steward the gifts and resources of people God has called and support them all the way into long-term missions. Out of these simple questions, the LAUNCH Survey was born.
Welcoming the Stranger
Presenter: Matthew Soerens, US Director of Church Mobilization, World Relief Description: Refugee and immigration issues have dominated headlines globally recently. While many American Christians view these…
The Effective Use of Resources in Missions Partnerships
This is what an African national staff member told his Western missionary leader after ten years of working with a parachurch organization: “You have really ruined me. I don’t know how to survive now without my laptop and the standard of living I am accustomed to. I don’t think I can ever go back to how I lived before.”