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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. Frequent issues include navigating culture shock; conflict 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.

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On Field Resources

On Field Resources

Blogs

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A Blind Girl At Her Door: Emma Ekvall

Emma Ekvall, 1870-1952, was a Swedish missionary to China. Reading ChinaSource’s article on her life written by Ray Smith, her grandson (see link below), I was impacted by the tenacity of this woman of God, who allowed the Lord to turn her own struggles not inwards to self-pity but outwards to care for the disadvantaged […]
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Mother of Chinese House Church: Marie Monsen

Marie Monsen (1878-1962) was a Norwegian missionary who served in China between 1901 and 1932. Her life is an amazing example of how God can turn an ordinary man or woman into someone who makes a significant difference in the lives of others. She was used by God to bring powerful revival to parts of […]
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Helen Roseveare Part 2: Price and Privilege

Recently, I wrote about Helen Roseveare, an outstanding missionary to Africa. Her achievements were amazing in terms of hospitals built and medical services provided for those who had none. But there is another side that we need to look at if we are to understand this woman of God. All this success came at a […]
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A Life Offered to God: Helen Roseveare

Helen Roseveare (1925-2016) was a remarkable and unusual missionary to Africa. I will look at her life in this blog and another following one from two rather different angles. Both are very helpful to understanding this missionary who achieved so much for others - and also for us to understand the complexities of missionary life. […]
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Eric Liddell: A Scotsman Surrendered To God

Eric Henry Liddell (1902-1945) is best known as one of the heroes of the Oscar-winning film “Chariots of Fire”. The film focuses on his sporting achievements. But of greater importance was his “other life” as a missionary to China. While at university in Edinburgh, Liddell played for Scotland’s national rugby team. In 1923 he shifted […]
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An Unusual Scottish Missionary: William Burns

William Chalmers Burns (宾惠廉) lived from 1815-1868. A fellow missionary said after his death that “all China knows him; he is the holiest man alive”. Because of his itinerant ministry, he left an impression on thousands of people across wide stretches of China. His books helped the Chinese for decades (for example, he translated Pilgrims […]
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A Blind Girl At Her Door: Emma Ekvall

Emma Ekvall, 1870-1952, was a Swedish missionary to China. Reading ChinaSource’s article on her life written by Ray Smith, her grandson (see link below), I was impacted by the tenacity of this woman of God, who allowed the Lord to turn her own struggles not inwards to self-pity but outwards to care for the disadvantaged […]
Read more

Mother of Chinese House Church: Marie Monsen

Marie Monsen (1878-1962) was a Norwegian missionary who served in China between 1901 and 1932. Her life is an amazing example of how God can turn an ordinary man or woman into someone who makes a significant difference in the lives of others. She was used by God to bring powerful revival to parts of […]
Read more

Helen Roseveare Part 2: Price and Privilege

Recently, I wrote about Helen Roseveare, an outstanding missionary to Africa. Her achievements were amazing in terms of hospitals built and medical services provided for those who had none. But there is another side that we need to look at if we are to understand this woman of God. All this success came at a […]
Read more

Media

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

Interview with Reuben Inwe

Our interview with Reuben Inwe is a fascinating one. His own story of encountering the Lord on a bus in Nigeria, then being led to serve and plant a church in a specific city in the north of England, is both dramatic and impacting. However, it is his challenge to the church in the West […]
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Interview with Bev Gigney

  Bev Gigney founded a children's home called Dove's Wings during her years serving in China, having had a clear call to go and work with children in that nation. Along her journey she experienced setbacks and tragedy, which sadly led to her having to leave the mission field very suddenly. An important part of […]
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Interview with Joann Pittman

Teacher, author, speaker, blogger and plenty more besides, Joann Pittman's years in China have developed a wealth of knowledge for and a deep love of this nation. In this interview she shares her journey to China, the way it has impacted her life, and the story behind her fascinating book.
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Working from a Place of Rest

FieldPartner was proud to host this event with Tony Horsfall. 'Working From a Place of Rest' asked the important question: How can we joyfully sustain ministry over the long haul of life? The biggest mistake we can make in ministry is to try and work for God rather than work with God. Jesus himself shows us by his example […]
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Interview with Amy Young

Amy Young spent many years as a cross-cultural worker in China, and now works to support cross-cultural workers through various ministries. In this thought-provoking and encouraging interview, Amy shares her experiences of China, her near-death experience, the story of her books and reflections on embracing differences between cultures. Check out Amy's ministry Global Trellis. Check […]
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Interview with Barry & Rowena

  Rowena and Barry McKnight have been missionaries for many years in Thailand. In this insightful interview into their years of service in various ministries and regions of the country, they share the importance of learning the local language, their experience in church planting and member care for other missionaries. Barry & Rowena spent some […]
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Interview with Reuben Inwe

Our interview with Reuben Inwe is a fascinating one. His own story of encountering the Lord on a bus in Nigeria, then being led to serve and plant a church in a specific city in the north of England, is both dramatic and impacting. However, it is his challenge to the church in the West […]
Read more

Interview with Bev Gigney

  Bev Gigney founded a children's home called Dove's Wings during her years serving in China, having had a clear call to go and work with children in that nation. Along her journey she experienced setbacks and tragedy, which sadly led to her having to leave the mission field very suddenly. An important part of […]
Read more

Interview with Joann Pittman

Teacher, author, speaker, blogger and plenty more besides, Joann Pittman's years in China have developed a wealth of knowledge for and a deep love of this nation. In this interview she shares her journey to China, the way it has impacted her life, and the story behind her fascinating book.
Read more

Recommended Reading

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How to Write Christian Communications People Want to Read
Enjoying Newsletters enables you to write compelling letters that communicate quickly, connect to the heart, and bring better support. These simple tricks will turn your monthly letter-writing from a chore into a pleasure.
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When Helping Hurts

Brian Fikkert & Steve Corbett

How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself
Offering a much-needed perspective on how to live the commands of Jesus, Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett explore nuanced ways of alleviating poverty. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it.
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Jesus and the Key to Sustaining Ministry
Exhaustion, burnout, tiredness, even breakdown... sadly, such conditions are all too common these days, not least among those involved in some kind of Christian ministry. How can we address this issue?
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A Missionary’s Guide to Sharing Christ, Not a Culture of Dependency
In We Are Not the Hero, missionary Jean Johnson shares lessons including why our North American culture, church experiences, and financial solutions to church growth will not work elsewhere.
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When Helping Hurts

Brian Fikkert & Steve Corbett

How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself
Offering a much-needed perspective on how to live the commands of Jesus, Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett explore nuanced ways of alleviating poverty. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it.
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Mission Smart

David L. Frazier

15 Critical Questions To Ask Before Launching Overseas
Mission Smart addresses serious gaps in the mission mobilization process and offers fresh solutions for seeing less missionary attrition. Mission Smart is for overseas ministry candidates, church leaders, and mission agency staff.
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