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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.

FieldPartner founders, Ross and Christine Paterson, have opened the door for you to learn from other trusted partners.


Sermons, interviews, podcasts
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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September 3, 2021

7 Ways to Drop Your Call

Ross examines the vital question of 'what do we do once we have a calling?' The enemy will be determined for us to miss, forget, ignore or avoid our God-given calling and in this illuminating sermon, Ross shares 7 challenges we may encounter in pursuing a calling.
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August 27, 2021

Interview with Geoff & Jackie Bishop

Geoff and Jackie Bishop were missionaries for many years in Burundi, central Africa. In this interview, they share the events that led them both there, how they met and what their ministry looked like. But eventually, they were no longer able to work in Burundi, so returned to Australia, where Geoff was from originally - […]
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July 23, 2021

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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Blogs, news, bible studies
September 17, 2021

The Truth of 1 Corinthians 15:58!

The Truth of 1 Corinthians 15:58!

In my previous post, I began the story of David and Svea Flood, missionaries to the Congo (formerly the Belgian Congo, then Zaire) in 1921, exactly 100 years ago. I described how they had wanted to reach the unreached people deep in the jungle, but that when they eventually hacked a path through, they were […]
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September 10, 2021

Who or what is a PACTeam?

Who or what is a PACTeam?

PACT is an acrostic, standing for Personal Accountability and Care Team. There is also a hidden meaning which carries the sense of such a team’s purpose. A PACT is a “formal agreement between individuals or parties”, usually written down and has the weight of a serious promise.  The idea behind the concept is that a […]
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September 10, 2021

An Unusual Missionary Story - David & Svea Flood

An Unusual Missionary Story - David & Svea Flood

A Singaporean friend of many years, Gideon Lim, shared with me a most unusual missionary story this weekend which I had never heard before. It is extremely impacting for our insight into both the cost and the potential of cross-cultural missionary work. It will take me several posts to share this narrative that ends well, […]
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September 7, 2021

Explore & EnVision

Explore & EnVision

All Nations Christian College is a world-renowned mission training college. They are currently offering two courses which we would highly recommend, especially as a helpful next step for those who have already completed our free courses. Explore Our own course, Crossing Cultures 101 is only intended as an overview and introduction to cross-cultural training. It is available free […]
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  • Jackie Pullinger, Cross cultural Missionary to Hong Kong

    Jackie Pullinger

    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


    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

    Years of mission experience
    in Asia and Middle East

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


    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


    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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