This is a mini-course of 5 short videos which requires no registration and is designed for anybody and everybody, from cross-cultural workers to praying supporters! There is a common misconception in the church the only 'exceptional Christians' receive a 'proper' calling from God. In fact, the Lord has plans for every believer (Ephesians 2:10) and it is important that we pursue Him in discerning what they are. For some it may require leaving. For others it may involve remaining, whichever it may be for you, knowing your calling will bring you in line with the way God designed you!
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The 5 part course won't take you long to complete, but the questions it brings may challenge you for a long time to come!
In this first video, lifelong missionary Ross Paterson starts with a fundamental question: Does everybody need a call? Do we all get a call? Or is it only the exceptional Christians who receive a ‘proper’ calling from God?
In this video, lifelong cross-cultural worker Christine Paterson explains why it is important to know your call. It will also look at what might hold us back from hearing God’s call and what brings us to a place of willingness to hear it.
Ross and Christine host this video together as they share the importance of properly testing that you have your cross-cultural calling by seeking confirmation, gaining cross-cultural exposure, equipping yourself with training and building a strong relationship with your sending church.
In this penultimate video, we’re going to summarise the questions of calling by asking four simple, but vitally important questions. Who is going to write your story? What greater purpose will direct your life? Do you know that others will be impacted by your obedience? Have you taken steps to discern your calling?
In this bonus session of the series on the topic of calling we will look at the important issue of those who don’t feel called, which we felt was a common problem and, therefore, important to address.
Ross and Christine Paterson have spent over 40 years of their lives on the mission field serving the Lord and His Church in China. They are currently based in Taiwan, serving as mission consultants with a global ministry. They have decades of experience in cross-cultural mission, which has fuelled their passion to help others navigate cultures well and live healthily on the field. They want to use this season of their active ministry LIFE to mobilize and equip both Eastern and Western believers to be involved in cross-cultural mission. Their resource, FieldPartner International, provides online training resources for cross-cultural workers and their sending churches. Read more about Ross and Christine.
Part 1 - Do we all need a call?
Part 2 - Why it's important to Know our Call
Part 4 - Four Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Call
Part 5 - What if I don't Have a Calling?
Our online learning takes place on our dedicated training platform, found at courses.fieldpartner.org.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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Years of mission experience
in Asia and Middle East