Your Guide to Crossing Cultures

Ross and Christine Paterson provide training and support for those involved in cross-cultural missionary work.

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These pages have been written by Christine, and originally formed a chapter in the first version of Ross' book, ‘The Antioch Factor’. 

Ross writes, "I feel its content is unique, which is why we are making it available here. The challenge it brings, out of Christine’s personal experience as a missionary daughter, wife and mother on the field, is one of the most important messages of the book."

About Us

Having spent over 40 years on the mission field, Ross and Christine understand the need for support and teaching for both missionaries and their sending churches. Through their project FieldPartner, they share their decades of experience in cross-cultural mission to encourage and equip the next generation.
WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

Our Courses

Whether you're already on the mission field, but feel under-prepared, or looking to go in the future, FieldPartner courses can help you. They are available to people from any church background or denomination, and are relevant no matter were you feel called to go!
The difficulties of going to a different culture

Crossing Cultures 101

By Christine Paterson
Free
The basic information you need to work in another culture
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the Antioch factor is comprised of the first introduction video and 5 lesson videos

The “Antioch Factor"

By Ross Paterson
Free
The Biblical foundations for working in cross-cultural mission. A look at the book of Acts for some surprising insights and warnings!
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Developing Leadership for Cross-Cultural Ministry

By Brad Thurston
Free
A missionary leader looks at using the model of Jesus for developing leaders in a cross-cultural setting.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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 at Great Lakes Outreach for cross cultural missions

    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

Ross and Christine with some church leaders in Taiwan
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Latest Blog Posts

May 13, 2022
Cultural Pride

In our interview with Christina Winrich, she shared openly about the challenges and joys of serving God in another culture. In the preview clip below she shares some of the difficulties of arriving into another culture. I’d love to unpack a couple of of the themes she touches upon. Admittedly, we will only be scratching […]

May 13, 2022
Interview with Michael Prest

Michael Prest is the director of our partner, UFM Worldwide. In this thought-provoking interview, he shares his personal story and how that led him to his current role today at UFM, an organisation that works to foster and nurture the role of the sending church in raising up and supporting cross-cultural missionaries. Read Michael's excellent […]

April 30, 2022
Changes Taking Place in Shanghai

From the start of April Shanghai entered a “phased lockdown” as it confronted the country’s worst-ever coronavirus outbreak. The lockdown brought the lives of the city’s 25 million residents to a grinding halt. There is a significant phenomenon which is a direct result of Shanghai’s lockdown - the rise of community WeChat groups. These groups […]

April 22, 2022
The Missionary Time Forgot?

In our interview with our former co-worker in China, Bev Gigney, she shared a poignant story about losing a close friend from her sending church, who was nicknamed Bubbles. Of all her supporters, Bubbles was the one she was closest to; she was a faithful and dedicated intercessor. Bev testified that she could sense the […]

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