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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

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

We need you!

FieldPartner is undertaking an exciting and important piece of research into the state of cross-cultural gospel work. We want to discover more about the issues and needs of cross-cultural gospel workers around the world. As well as highlighting challenges faced, we want to find out how people are preparing for cross-cultural work. You may already […]
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A Missionary With A Different Vision

William A.P. Martin, 丁韪良 , (1827-1916), was an American missionary who served for 62 years in China between 1850 and 1916. The photo above, taken in 1905, shows three highly respected missionaries to China, whose mission approaches, at least as between Martin and the other two, were different and sometimes involved disagreements. Hudson Taylor (on […]
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Griffith John, Pioneer Missionary to China

Griffith John (1831-1912) was a remarkable man. “During his long ministry in China, Griffith John helped lay the foundation for a solid church. A powerful preacher, he emphasised the central message of the New Testament - ‘Jesus Christ and Him crucified.’ He supplemented preaching with the written word by rendering English hymns into Chinese, writing […]
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She Pursued The Purposes Of God

Lillian Trasher (1887-1961) was born in Florida. But having heard God’s call to Egypt, she founded an orphanage which, at one point, cared for 1,400 orphans! At that time it was the largest orphanage in the world. “During her fifty-year ministry, 25,000 children came under her care. She faced endless challenges and problems. Her diary […]
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A Missionary Hero With A Traumatised Heart

Wilhelmina "Minnie" Vautrin (1886-1941) was an American missionary in China for 28 years, working as an educator and for a period as the president of Jinling College (金陵女子大学) in Nanjing. She is best known for her leading role in the protection of at least 10,000 Chinese refugees during the Nanjing Massacre in China. Sadly, the […]
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An Extraordinary Physician: Ida Scudder

Ida Scudder is a fascinating – and challenging – example of the question I looked at in my last post. Does a missionary call come suddenly out of the blue, or is it the conclusion of a long slow process – or is it both? Ida was born in India into a truly amazing family. […]
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We need you!

FieldPartner is undertaking an exciting and important piece of research into the state of cross-cultural gospel work. We want to discover more about the issues and needs of cross-cultural gospel workers around the world. As well as highlighting challenges faced, we want to find out how people are preparing for cross-cultural work. You may already […]
Read more

A Missionary With A Different Vision

William A.P. Martin, 丁韪良 , (1827-1916), was an American missionary who served for 62 years in China between 1850 and 1916. The photo above, taken in 1905, shows three highly respected missionaries to China, whose mission approaches, at least as between Martin and the other two, were different and sometimes involved disagreements. Hudson Taylor (on […]
Read more

Griffith John, Pioneer Missionary to China

Griffith John (1831-1912) was a remarkable man. “During his long ministry in China, Griffith John helped lay the foundation for a solid church. A powerful preacher, he emphasised the central message of the New Testament - ‘Jesus Christ and Him crucified.’ He supplemented preaching with the written word by rendering English hymns into Chinese, writing […]
Read more

Media

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

Greg and Lisa Interview

For security reasons, we can't show you Greg and Lisa's faces. But they have a story that is well-worth hearing. After serving unreached people in China, they were interrogated by the Chinese Police, and forced to leave. They have moved to Cape Town in South Africa, where they now serve refugees. These faithful servants of […]
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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 […]
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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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Greg and Lisa Interview

For security reasons, we can't show you Greg and Lisa's faces. But they have a story that is well-worth hearing. After serving unreached people in China, they were interrogated by the Chinese Police, and forced to leave. They have moved to Cape Town in South Africa, where they now serve refugees. These faithful servants of […]
Read more

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 […]
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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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