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Self Care For God's Servants

17th June

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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.

FieldPartner founders, Ross and Christine Paterson, have opened the door for you to learn from other trusted partners.

Media

Sermons, interviews, podcasts
July 23, 2021

Interview with Amy Young

Amy Young spent many years as a cross-cultural worker in China, and now works to support cross-cultural workers through various ministries. In this thought-provoking and encouraging interview, Amy shares her experiences of China, her near-death experience, the story of her books and reflections on embracing differences between cultures. Check out Amy's ministry Global Trellis. Check […]
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June 25, 2021

Interview with Barry & Rowena

  Rowena and Barry McKnight have been missionaries for many years in Thailand. In this insightful interview into their years of service in various ministries and regions of the country, they share the importance of learning the local language, their experience in church planting and member care for other missionaries. Barry & Rowena spent some […]
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June 21, 2021

Self-care for God's Servants

FieldPartner was proud to host 'Self-care for God's Servants', an excellent presentation from Tony Horsfall. ‘Self-care for God’s Servants’ asked the question ‘Is self-care valid?’ and then looked practically at ways in which we may care for others without neglecting our own needs. In particular, Tony looked at the discipline of stopping, and the practice of […]
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May 7, 2021

Interview with Onesphore Manirakiza

Onesphore is the Burundian National Director of Great Lakes Outreach: greatlakesoutreach.org​ In this interview, Onesphore shares the story of his birth into an ethnic conflict, his discovery of the calling upon his life and how he worked alongside unreached minority groups in Burundi. He shares his heart to raise up a well-trained generation of missionaries […]
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Reading Resources

Blogs, news, bible studies
June 23, 2021

Clueless by Jacqueline Scott

Clueless by Jacqueline Scott

This post originally appeared on A Life Overseas. It is reproduced here with the permission of the author. When we head into another culture to live among the local people, our hope is to understand them at least enough to become someone they will listen to. But the reality is that we are clueless, especially […]
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June 21, 2021

Self-care for God's Servants

Self-care for God's Servants

FieldPartner was proud to host 'Self-care for God's Servants', an excellent presentation from Tony Horsfall. ‘Self-care for God’s Servants’ asked the question ‘Is self-care valid?’ and then looked practically at ways in which we may care for others without neglecting our own needs. In particular, Tony looked at the discipline of stopping, and the practice of […]
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March 8, 2021

Watch the Recording of Resilience

Watch the Recording of Resilience

Click here to watch the recording! We were delighted to host Rod and Ruthie for their presentation on resilience on March 5th. It was wonderful to hear them draw from their lives, being really open about their own experiences. The practical wisdom that Rod and Ruthie Gilbert share has been collected from a lifetime of experiences and adventures […]
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February 10, 2021

An ‘Ordinary’ Person, Who Made a Big Difference

An ‘Ordinary’ Person, Who Made a Big Difference

Do you think your life could never make a difference? Let us show you how you are wrong! Especially right now, how we choose to invest our lives can make a huge impact on others… Since losing a very special friend and precious team member very suddenly about two weeks ago, Ross and I have […]
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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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