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FieldPartner is an online portal of resources, training materials, courses and coaching for cross-cultural workers in the pre-departure, on field and return stage of their work.

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Media

Sermons, interviews, podcasts
January 14, 2022

Interview with David & Vicki Frazier

After a season of cross-cultural preparation and discernment, David and Vicki worked as missionaries for 20 years in Turkey before their return to the US. They have a strong desire to equip churches to send their missionaries well, with proper preparation and support which led them to create Equipping Servants International, as well as writing […]
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November 12, 2021

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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October 29, 2021

Interview with Alan and Jan Kilpatrick

Alan and Jan Kilpatrick have lived a wide-ranging and varied life in ministry and mission, most recently serving in Mozambique. This interview contains their remarkable story of a real-life journey - one with many twists and turns! From church conflict to suffering from depression, their testimony is one of faith and courage in many different […]
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September 9, 2021

Do We All Need a Call? | Calling Part 1

This video is the first in a 5-part series on the topic of calling. Part 2 - Why It's Important to Know Your Call Part 3 - Testing Your Call Part 4 - Four Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Call Part 5 - What If I don't Have a Calling? Colossians 3:17: “Whatever you do, whether […]
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Blogs, news, bible studies
January 3, 2022

"I never signed up for this..."

"I never signed up for this..."

…and how to deal with it. Cross-cultural missionaries have families, who experience difficult emotions as a result of their loved one moving away, how can we address this well? Contents Importance of Support from Home A Real Struggle For the Family Members For Those Leaving Family Behind I want to recommend wholeheartedly and briefly reflect […]
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December 17, 2021

The Privilege of Being a Sending Church

The Privilege of Being a Sending Church

Guest Blog by Michael Prest from UFM. I wonder what springs to mind when we think of sending and supporting mission workers? Perhaps there’s that line in your church budget for mission elsewhere. Or there are the prayers in the midweek meeting and Sunday service.  If we’re doing some giving and we’re doing some praying, […]
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December 10, 2021

The 3-minute Rule (and How Not To Be Offended!)

The 3-minute Rule (and How Not To Be Offended!)

“So, tell me what life is like out there!” “Can you summarise the work you’ve been involved in for us?” Perhaps you have experienced this sort of question?  You’ve felt the calling to serve in another culture, uprooted your whole life, learnt a new language, gone through months, if not years, of cultural adjustment and, […]
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December 3, 2021

What does it take to send a missionary?

What does it take to send a missionary?

Here is an individual who senses God’s call to missions. They are not yet sure where they should be going, but something is stirring in them. What should they do about this new burden? And what can their church do to support them?
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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 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!
  • "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

  • Simon Guillebaud, Founder at Great Lakes Outreach for cross cultural missions

    Jenny

    Student of 'Crossing Cultures 101'
    ...a total revelation for me and it helps to explain some of my past struggles in cross-cultural experiences. As I've been exposed to several cultures, I often wonder what's my true identity and have this constant longing for a sense of belonging, while at the same time I appreciate the fact the exposure has made me more adaptable...Thank you!
    Rachel, Missions student from Taiwan

    Michael

    Student of 'The Antioch Factor' &
    'Crossing Cultures 101'
    That was excellent and very insightful...I need to think on this more, a lot more! So much to take in and think over in this module. This should be part of all church discipleship programmes.

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