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FieldPartner is an online portal of resources, training materials, courses and coaching for cross-cultural workers in the pre-departure, on field and return stage of their work.

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November 12, 2021

Working from a Place of Rest

FieldPartner was proud to host this event with Tony Horsfall. 'Working From a Place of Rest' asked the important question: How can we joyfully sustain ministry over the long haul of life? The biggest mistake we can make in ministry is to try and work for God rather than work with God. Jesus himself shows us by his example […]
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October 29, 2021

Interview with Alan and Jan Kilpatrick

Alan and Jan Kilpatrick have lived a wide-ranging and varied life in ministry and mission, most recently serving in Mozambique. This interview contains their remarkable story of a real-life journey - one with many twists and turns! From church conflict to suffering from depression, their testimony is one of faith and courage in many different […]
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September 9, 2021

Do We All Need a Call? | Calling Part 1

This video is the first in a 5-part series on the topic of calling. Part 2 - Why It's Important to Know Your Call Part 3 - Testing Your Call Part 4 - Four Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Call Part 5 - What If I don't Have a Calling? Colossians 3:17: “Whatever you do, whether […]
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September 3, 2021

7 Ways to Drop Your Call

Ross examines the vital question of 'what do we do once we have a calling?' The enemy will be determined for us to miss, forget, ignore or avoid our God-given calling and in this illuminating sermon, Ross shares 7 challenges we may encounter in pursuing a calling.
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November 26, 2021

Will History Repeat Itself?

Will History Repeat Itself?

Six years ago a team of Christians (mostly young people) from a Western country visited a major Asian country to connect with local students, to get to know them and to share their faith in the Lord Jesus. In the process of doing that they met a young university student whom I will call Mary […]
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October 22, 2021

A Short But Most Effective Life - David Brainerd

A Short But Most Effective Life - David Brainerd

David Brainerd was born on April 20, 1718 in Haddam, Connecticut. He died a short 29 years later. For only eight of those years was he a born-again believer in Jesus. For only a short four years did he serve as a cross-cultural missionary. Yet John Wesley said "let every creature read carefully over ‘The […]
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October 8, 2021

The Unlikely Impact of William Carey

The Unlikely Impact of William Carey

“Young man, sit down! When God pleases to convert those who have never heard of Jesus Christ, He'll do it without consulting you or me.” This comment seems unlikely to drive an amazing missionary career and to inspire a young man to impact a significant foreign nation with the Gospel. But it did. The rebuke […]
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September 24, 2021

A Single Seed Or Much Fruit?

A Single Seed Or Much Fruit?

I have recently shared two posts about a couple from Sweden, David and Svea Flood, who in 1921 went to the Congo (then the Belgian Congo, later Zaire) as missionaries. Today I want to finish this remarkable story, with its twin focus. Firstly, that God is a totally faithful Father to His children and His children’s children. Secondly, whatever the short-term […]
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Reviews

  • Jackie Pullinger, Cross cultural Missionary to Hong Kong

    Jackie Pullinger

    MBE
    Missionary to Hong Kong since 1966
    Founder of the St Stephen's Society
    Ross & Christine’s training and ministry have always had a biblical base, integrity and practicality. This material meets a need vital for the mission field and use on the ground. It will help to make Jesus known in different cultures.
    George Verwer, Operation Mobiliation - for sharing the gospel

    George Verwer

    Founder and former International Director
    Operation Mobilization
    I have followed Ross since his student days at Cambridge when he also joined OM for a short time. I have seen God using him and his wife in wonderful ways and their commitment to China is outstanding. They have a teaching ministry that has impacted many lives and you will be blessed as you take time to read and listen.
  • Simon Guillebaud

    Founder And International Director
    Great Lakes Outreach
    The Patersons have been a lifelong inspiration to me in laying down their lives for the call to cross-cultural missions. I cannot think of any better training available on the web than FieldPartner, which is the synthesis of their five decades of learning on the ground as authentic practitioners.
    Rachel, Missions student from Taiwan

    Rachel

    From Taiwan
    Before going on a short mission trip to China, I learned a lot at the Barnabas School of Missions, which was built by the Antioch Missions founder Ross Paterson and his wife Christine. The program provides training to challenge us to want to see God glorified among the nations. Ross and Christine’s 48 years of mission experiences taught me how to do it - and how not to do it!
  • "We have been working cross-culturally in China now for going on 12 years. It's had its ups, it’s had its downs. We brought up four children cross culturally, which also had challenges. But one thing that has definitely prepared us for all those challenges is the training that we received at the beginning of our time working cross-culturally. Ross and Christine Paterson had a massive part in that and it really did help us."

    Aaron and Lois
    12 Years of mission experience
    in China

  • "I am a huge fan of cross culture training before hitting the mission field... I would go as far as to say is absolutely the difference between being successful and lasting out long-term on the mission field and burning out within a short period of time and having to head back home"
    Lydia, attended Ross and Christine's Cross cultural training

    Lydia
    Years of mission experience
    in Asia and Middle East

  • Simon Guillebaud, Founder at Great Lakes Outreach for cross cultural missions

    Jenny

    Student of 'Crossing Cultures 101'
    ...a total revelation for me and it helps to explain some of my past struggles in cross-cultural experiences. As I've been exposed to several cultures, I often wonder what's my true identity and have this constant longing for a sense of belonging, while at the same time I appreciate the fact the exposure has made me more adaptable...Thank you!
    Rachel, Missions student from Taiwan

    Michael

    Student of 'The Antioch Factor' &
    'Crossing Cultures 101'
    That was excellent and very insightful...I need to think on this more, a lot more! So much to take in and think over in this module. This should be part of all church discipleship programmes.

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