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What is the Pre-Field Stage?

If you are preparing for or interested in cross-cultural mission, training is essential to ease your transition into a new place. Our partners have learned valuable lessons in the field the hard way and share their wisdom in our courses.

This is the preparation period, which can take a long time! The objective is to seek confirmation of your call and take steps to be endorsed via a local church or agency. Depending on the method of sending there might need to be a support-raising period – on the field you will need spiritual ‘covering’, financial and prayer support and much else.

Talk with family, friends, leaders, mentors, advisers and above all PRAY for the Holy Spirit’s leading and timing for the way forward.

Resources

Check out the free courses, blogs, sermons and podcasts - look out for the blue tags to discover content tailored for you!
January 11, 2021

The World on Our Doorstep

Covid has upturned us, the world is changing around our ears, and the thought of going out on missions is probably far from anyone’s mind. But here is some food for thought for 2021. Two recent interviewees Jen Bishop and Pete Askew) have given a perspective that God has already brought the nations to us! […]
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December 16, 2020

Interview with Simon Guillebaud

Christine Paterson Interviews founder of Great lakes Outreach Simon Guillebaud, who has dedicated most of his life to the nation of Burundi. Simon tells the story of his journey to faith and his remarkable early experiences as a young missionary - expecting to die for the gospel.
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December 3, 2020

Issues to ponder when preparing to send someone out to front-line missions

Imagine… You are a new missionary recruit about to depart for your assignment abroad. You are theologically trained, you have experience of ministry and you are very, very clear about your ‘call’ to go where you are now headed. BUT – and it’s a big ‘but’, though don’t realise it yet – you have not […]
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November 18, 2020

Who or What is a Third Culture Kid?

Who or what is a TCK? A while ago, I met with a missionary family from a large Asian country working in the Middle East. They are a culture-blended family to begin with (both parents are from a Korean-Chinese background, and they speak both languages at home). On top of those cultures, they and their […]
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October 30, 2020

Interview with Brad Thurston

Check out Globe Mission here. See our other partners. A fascinating interview with Brad Thurston, one of the early collaborators with FieldPartner. We get a insight into Brad's remarkable story of faith. From his experiences as a 'missionary kid' in Lebanon during a period of conflict, to his extraordinary journey to faith - spending a […]
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October 29, 2020

Interview with Henry & Betsy

Henry and Betsy share their experiences of coming to Christ after their marriage, how they felt called to bring to gospel to unreached people after hearing just how many places the gospel has yet to go to. They share their experiences of mission in Mozambique, how many of their colleagues struggled with lack of training which caused them to set up Didasko.
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August 31, 2020

Interview with Peter Askew

Peter Askew serves cross-culturally in the north of England! His title is “Operations Manager for the Antioch Network Manchester”, an Anglican initiative, which plants churches in ethnically diverse communities and on housing estates across the Diocese of Manchester."   For more on the Antioch Network in Manchester, go to: www.antiochnetwork.org.uk Peter Askew serves cross-culturally in […]
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September 13, 2019

Announcing New Course: Crossing Cultures 101

We have just launched our most recent course Crossing Cultures 101! It’s free to complete and consists of 3 online modules with several lessons in each, to be completed in your own time. This is the course we wish we could have done before starting our missionary journeys - and, after learning a lot of […]
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August 22, 2019

Five things I wish I had known

A while ago my husband and I were talking with a friend about the huge task that faces us in setting up an online training school. In the course of about an hour’s conversation, Eric asked a telling question. He said, “Ross, Christine – looking back over your several decades of experience in international living […]
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October 24, 2018

The Antioch Factor

5 talks of The Antioch Factor In these 5 talks Ross shares his life’s message. He shares concerning what the Bible says about cross cultural mission being the heart of God’s plan for the church, especially focusing on the book of Acts and the early church. God has used this teaching in the US, Africa, […]
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October 24, 2018

Preparing for Cross Cultural Missions

1. How is your walk with the Lord? how are you doing with the Lord? Often I think of a dear friend of mine who, many years ago, was involved with me in work into China. He was doing quite well and then he said to me one day, “I want to go home.” And […]
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October 24, 2018

Brad’s 23 keys To Being A healthy Cross Cultural Missionary

How to be a Healthy Cross Cultural Missionary? Here are some keys I've picked up over the years of being a cross cultural missionary. I have seen many folk come and go on the mission field, and so I wanted to share these keys to help you start and finish well. Disclosure: This post contains […]
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July 2, 2018

Vision of FieldPartner International

The vision of FieldPartner International is a simple one. It is to serve the church and individual believers in matters relating to the Great Commission, that is taking the Gospel of Jesus to the ends of the earth. Behind that vision lies a strong faith that when we obey God, when we go to distant […]
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November 13, 2017

Podcast: Cross Cultural Mission Experiences That We Can Learn From Abraham

Abraham, the father of our faith and of cross cultural mission! Hi, this is Ross Paterson, I'd like to take a brief opportunity to share with you from a very important passage regarding cross cultural mission work. Many writers, many of those who share our heart for mission, turn to this passage. It's kind of […]
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