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What is the Post-Field Stage?

If you’re returning home temporarily or permanently after a season of cross-cultural mission, we want to support you with practical and spiritual issues you may face. Check out the interactive resource map below to explore the journey, and the relationship between the church and field worker.

Post Field Resources

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Blogs

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

Seven Lessons From The Life of Lilias Trotter

I previously wrote about Lilias Trotter. This remarkable sister merits a second look, because there are important, even success-defining, lessons for a prospective or active cross-cultural missionary that must be learnt from her life. I will mention seven. 1. There was a cost. There must be a foundation in the life of every missionary built […]
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A Hidden Gem: Margery Sykes

Margery Sykes was no ordinary missionary. Yet I cannot find her photo on the internet! I am not even sure how to spell her name - Margery/Marjorie! I first met Margery Sykes in Taiwan in 1969. I was young, a new missionary who had just arrived in Taiwan. Margery was an older missionary. She had […]
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Cultural Pride

In our interview with Christina Winrich, she shared openly about the challenges and joys of serving God in another culture. In the preview clip below she shares some of the difficulties of arriving into another culture. I’d love to unpack a couple of of the themes she touches upon. Admittedly, we will only be scratching […]
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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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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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What is a RAFT and Why Do I Need One?

RAFT is a helpful and important acrostic, commonly used in cross-cultural circles. It stands for:  Reconcile Affirm say Farewell Think destination    It is a tool to help with navigating transition in a healthy way. Fundamentally, it is about what it takes to have healthy closure in the place you are leaving so that you […]
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Seven Lessons From The Life of Lilias Trotter

I previously wrote about Lilias Trotter. This remarkable sister merits a second look, because there are important, even success-defining, lessons for a prospective or active cross-cultural missionary that must be learnt from her life. I will mention seven. 1. There was a cost. There must be a foundation in the life of every missionary built […]
Read more

A Hidden Gem: Margery Sykes

Margery Sykes was no ordinary missionary. Yet I cannot find her photo on the internet! I am not even sure how to spell her name - Margery/Marjorie! I first met Margery Sykes in Taiwan in 1969. I was young, a new missionary who had just arrived in Taiwan. Margery was an older missionary. She had […]
Read more

Cultural Pride

In our interview with Christina Winrich, she shared openly about the challenges and joys of serving God in another culture. In the preview clip below she shares some of the difficulties of arriving into another culture. I’d love to unpack a couple of of the themes she touches upon. Admittedly, we will only be scratching […]
Read more

Media

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

Interview with Michael Prest

Michael Prest is the director of our partner, UFM Worldwide. In this thought-provoking interview, he shares his personal story and how that led him to his current role today at UFM, an organisation that works to foster and nurture the role of the sending church in raising up and supporting cross-cultural missionaries. Read Michael's excellent […]
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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 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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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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Interview with Michael Prest

Michael Prest is the director of our partner, UFM Worldwide. In this thought-provoking interview, he shares his personal story and how that led him to his current role today at UFM, an organisation that works to foster and nurture the role of the sending church in raising up and supporting cross-cultural missionaries. Read Michael's excellent […]
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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 […]
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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Arriving Well

Cate Brubaker, Doreen Cumberland, Helen Watts

Arriving Well is a compilation of five raw, compelling, autobiographical stories about re-entry.
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Rhythms of Grace

Tony Horsfall

Finding Intimacy with God in a Busy Life
Tony shows how contemplative spirituality, with its emphasis on realising our identity as God's beloved children and on being rather than doing, has vital lessons for us about discovering intimacy with God. 
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Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-cultural Service
Veteran of serving abroad Amy Young is the perfect companion to guide you through the much-neglected process of transitions.
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For many overseas workers, re-entry is the hardest part...
Suzanne Johnson and her family live in a children's centre in Mozambique. They love their community, ministry and way of life, but other factors are pulling them back to the UK. They face a difficult decision: to stay or to return?
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Arriving Well

Cate Brubaker, Doreen Cumberland, Helen Watts

Arriving Well is a compilation of five raw, compelling, autobiographical stories about re-entry.
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Rhythms of Grace

Tony Horsfall

Finding Intimacy with God in a Busy Life
Tony shows how contemplative spirituality, with its emphasis on realising our identity as God's beloved children and on being rather than doing, has vital lessons for us about discovering intimacy with God. 
More Details

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