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What is the On-Field Stage?

For those already on the field, the picture can look very different from how one expected. You may feel the preparation period didn’t cover all you needed to know. It’s not too late – check out the resources, go through our courses or get in touch with us on how we can help.

Frequent issues include navigating culture shock; conflict resolution across cultures and within the team; marital issues and family needs; personal and spiritual growth; maintaining balance and rest; support from home and on the field.

Resources

Check out the free courses, blogs, sermons and podcasts - look out for the green tags to discover content tailored for you!
April 14, 2021

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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March 19, 2021

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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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 4, 2021

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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January 20, 2021

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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January 6, 2021

Interview with Jennifer Bishop

Christine sits down for an interview with our own team member Jennifer Bishop. Jennifer grew up in Burundi and has since lived in various parts of the world. In this interview, she shares with Christine about what it is like to be a 'third culture kid' - how it can influence your life and can […]
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