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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!

The Beauty of Collaboration

I recently received an update from a soon-to-be partner and found that they were starting to offer online options for their courses. So, I did a fun exercise and went through several of our other partners’ sites. I discovered that post-Covid several others had started offering online options or versions of their trainings. In view […]
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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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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 Beauty of Collaboration

I recently received an update from a soon-to-be partner and found that they were starting to offer online options for their courses. So, I did a fun exercise and went through several of our other partners’ sites. I discovered that post-Covid several others had started offering online options or versions of their trainings. In view […]
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

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. […]
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 Elizabeth Trotter

Elizabeth and her husband Jonathan were missionaries to Cambodia. They returned to America during Covid lockdown in a sudden and difficult end to their years of ministry. During their time on the field, and since, they have dedicated much time to creating blogs, books, podcasts and more to share their wisdom and reflections, often on […]
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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 […]
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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 Elizabeth Trotter

Elizabeth and her husband Jonathan were missionaries to Cambodia. They returned to America during Covid lockdown in a sudden and difficult end to their years of ministry. During their time on the field, and since, they have dedicated much time to creating blogs, books, podcasts and more to share their wisdom and reflections, often on […]
Read more

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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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. 
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