• 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.

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.
March 29, 2021

Who Is In Charge Here? - Easter Week Pt 1

This is part of our Easter week series from Ross Paterson's daily devotional Facebook post. Like our page to keep up with our latest devotionals and news. Today we begin readings in John’s Gospel that will take us to Easter, beginning with John 18:1-14. The focus is of course on the Lord Jesus Himself. The […]
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March 30, 2021

Strange Fires - Easter Week Pt 2

This is part of our Easter week series from Ross Paterson's daily devotional Facebook post. Like our page to keep up with our latest devotionals and news. << Read previous post - Who Is In Charge Here? John 18:15-27 continues the narrative of Jesus’ path to the cross. Today the spotlight shines on Peter. If […]
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March 31, 2021

What is Truth? - Easter Week Pt 3

This is part of our Easter week series from Ross Paterson's daily devotional Facebook post. Like our page to keep up with our latest devotionals and news. << Read the previous post - Strange Fires.   John 18:29-40 takes us from the Jewish leaders' inquisition of vv19-27 to the Roman Praetorium, leaving the challenging "two fires" […]
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April 1, 2021

Power Games - Easter Week Pt 4

This is part of our Easter week series from Ross Paterson's daily devotional Facebook post. Like our page to keep up with our latest devotionals and news. << Read The Previous Post - What Is Truth    In John 19:1-16a the verse that impacted me on reading the passage through several times was verse 11: […]
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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

Ross shares his three elements of a quiet time, bible reading, prayer and worship.
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April 19, 2021

DPM Online Prayer Course

In addition to producing our own resources - FieldPartner acts as a portal to other helpful websites. We recommend this new online prayer course produced by Derek Prince Ministries. Offered for free, it will begin on May 6th 2021, but can be taken in your own time with a new online lesson released each week. […]
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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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    If somebody asked you, 'Who are you?', how would you reply? In this devotional with a difference, Hils Grew invites you in an engaging way to dive deeper into your God-given identity as His daughter. Key to becoming the woman God made you to be and living the life He's called you to is knowing who you are and being confident in it. Confidence comes from knowing; knowing how He's designed you, knowing what He's called you to, and knowing the One who knows you. 
  • Choose Life

    Simon Guillebaud

    This unique set of daily readings from bestselling author Simon Guillebaud encourages the reader to live the Christian life without compromise and without restraint; to live on full throttle and with utter abandonment to Christ.
  • declaring God's word 365 Derek Prince

    Declaring God's Word

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    God expects us to speak Jesus' words and experience the same powerful results that He did For the first time, the world-renowned Bible teaching of Derek Prince has been condensed into a daily devotional. Or listen to the daily podcast here.
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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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