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Who or what is a PACTeam?

PACT is an acrostic, standing for Personal Accountability and Care Team. There is also a hidden meaning which carries the sense of such a team’s purpose. A PACT is a “formal agreement between individuals or parties”, usually written down and has the weight of a serious promise.  The idea behind the concept is that a […]

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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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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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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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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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Interview with Katie Chen

After being baptised at only 5 years old, Katie felt a clear calling to serve in Asia in her late teens and ended up in Taiwan doing her masters. During this time, she put down roots with a local church, starting a prayer room in her house with some friends [...]

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Interview with Ruth Van Reken

Christine interviews Ruth Van Reken, member care expert and world-renowned co-author with Dave Pollock of bestseller 'Third Culture Kids'. Ruth discusses her childhood as a TCK - 'Third Culture Kid' and how she did not come to terms with the impact on her life until adulthood. It was her own book "Letters Never Sent"[...]

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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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Interview with Grant & Jean

Grant and Jean are missionaries from South Africa. In this interview, they share their journey leading to mission work in China, what it was like to have and raise children in a brand new culture. They tell us about continuing to seek the Lord's will throughout their life in mission.   They challenge us not […]

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Interview with Lydia David

Lydia David is a missionary who has worked in China & Turkey. She worked as an occupational therapist before she was called to serve in China, where she ended up living and working for five years before moving to Canada. A remarkable chain of signs (including a famous shark!) indicated a new calling that led […]

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Who or what is a PACTeam?

September 10, 2021
PACT is an acrostic, standing for Personal Accountability and Care Team. There is also a hidden meaning which carries the sense of such a team’s purpose. A PACT is a “formal agreement between individuals or parties”, usually written down and has the weight of a serious promise.  The idea behind the concept is that a […]
Read More

Interview with Amy Young

July 23, 2021
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 […]
Read More

Interview with Barry & Rowena

June 25, 2021
  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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Clueless by Jacqueline Scott

June 23, 2021
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 […]
Read More

Self-care for God's Servants

June 21, 2021
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 […]
Read More

Interview with Katie Chen

April 14, 2021
After being baptised at only 5 years old, Katie felt a clear calling to serve in Asia in her late teens and ended up in Taiwan doing her masters. During this time, she put down roots with a local church, starting a prayer room in her house with some friends [...]
Read More

Interview with Ruth Van Reken

April 10, 2021
Christine interviews Ruth Van Reken, member care expert and world-renowned co-author with Dave Pollock of bestseller 'Third Culture Kids'. Ruth discusses her childhood as a TCK - 'Third Culture Kid' and how she did not come to terms with the impact on her life until adulthood. It was her own book "Letters Never Sent"[...]
Read More

Watch the Recording of Resilience

March 8, 2021
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 […]
Read More

Interview with Grant & Jean

February 4, 2021
Grant and Jean are missionaries from South Africa. In this interview, they share their journey leading to mission work in China, what it was like to have and raise children in a brand new culture. They tell us about continuing to seek the Lord's will throughout their life in mission.   They challenge us not […]
Read More

Interview with Lydia David

January 20, 2021
Lydia David is a missionary who has worked in China & Turkey. She worked as an occupational therapist before she was called to serve in China, where she ended up living and working for five years before moving to Canada. A remarkable chain of signs (including a famous shark!) indicated a new calling that led […]
Read More
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