• Foundations

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“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”

Jude 20-21

What is foundations?

In this ‘Foundations’ section, we talk about the spiritual life skills needed for longevity in missions - a strong walk with God, knowing how to lay hold of His Word personally and understanding spiritual warfare. We need many other skills besides these, and that is what cross-cultural training is all about. But without knowing how to lean into God’s wonderful Master Care, which undergirds everything, we still can easily founder on the rocks of many kinds of testing.

What are the fundamentals that need to be in place for missionaries to thrive in the call of God to serve Him in a culture other than their own? There has been much debate on this issue and reasons given for why ‘missionary attrition’ (defined as ‘leaving the field earlier than intended for preventable reasons’) takes place.

Free Workshop - How to Guard a Dream

From Global Trellis

“How to Guard a Dream” considers three questions:

  • What type of dreamer are you?
  • What are the elements of good storytelling?
  • How do you guard a dream? 

Dreams are God-given ways to experience the Kingdom of God here on earth. But they don’t just happen. Do you know how to guard your dream? Now you can. Offered for free until July 13th.

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The Cross and Resurrection: the Core of our Faith

Written by Ross Paterson over Easter 2021. You can follow Ross' daily devotionals on our Facebook Page.
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Quiet Time

What is quiet time for? What should it look like? Ross Paterson explores...
January 29, 2018

Quiet Time 1: Importance of Quiet Time with God | Christian Resources | Cross Cultural Mission Tips

This is the first talk in the series, and I will cover the following: What is a Quiet Time? What does that have to do with Cross Cultural Mission? What are some problems that people face with regards to Quiet Time?
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February 8, 2018

Quiet Time 2: Should we follow a fixed structure?

In this second lesson on Quiet Time I want to discuss the Balance Between Legalism and Being Too Casual
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January 15, 2020

Quiet time 3: Elements of a Quiet Time

Ross shares his three elements of a quiet time, bible reading, prayer and worship. Quiet Time Part 1 Quiet Time Part 2 Ross Paterson here and this is the third and last talk that I’m going to do in the series that I’m doing on the quiet time, just a 10 minute sharing. Again, as […]
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Online Prayer Workshop

Prayer & Ministry

What does it mean to abide in Christ?

Created by our Partners, Didasko Intercultural Ministry Training.

In-depth research has found that missionaries who “lavish extravagant daily time” on Jesus bear more fruit in terms of disciples made (John 15:5) than those who don’t. This workshop helps Christians learn from Scripture and one another what it means to “abide in Christ” by looking into practical ways of obeying what Jesus taught in John 15:1-17.

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March 8, 2021

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

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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May 21, 2018

When My Own Abilities Aren’t Enough - Thoughts on Mark 16:15

I stood trembling in front of the gathered assembly in Ludwigshafen. It was the summer of 1978, and I was going to preach my first evangelistic sermon in German. Though I had attended a German elementary school, I had no theological vocabulary. I had hardly spoken German in 14 years. As I preached, I wondered […]
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Prayer & Ministry

by Didasko

Free

Helping Christians learn from Scripture and one another what it means to “abide in Christ” looking into practical ways of obeying what Jesus taught in John 15:1-17.
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DPM Prayer Course

by Derek Prince Ministires

Free

Starting May 6th 2021 - available for a limited time. You will explore these three aspects of prayer and you will discover new ways to incorporate them in your walk with the Lord.
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