The two stages returning missionaries usually go through, and how your church can help them thrive during a time of transition.
In this Q&A, we discuss why listening is key to partnering, exciting trends that could take more missionaries to the lost, and what keeps people out of missions.
Maybe you have a future missionary in your midst? It only takes a little time and effort to spark kids’ interest in cross-cultural service.
Our workers reflect on the many, many generous ways churches and supporters have welcomed them back for home service.
Practical ways to create a safe space where potential cross-cultural workers can explore their call.
We often shelter our children from unknown situations, some because we are good parents who want to keep them safe, and some, because we are also afraid of the unknown. It is human to be afraid of what we do not know. But unfortunately, we act this way around people who are here from other countries. We spot them in parks, grocery stores, libraries, walking down the street. They look different, dress differently, sound different than us. Most of us, seeing the differences, pretend they do not exist. After all, what are we supposed to do? Without realizing it, we are modeling these actions to our children. “Avoid people who are different from you.”