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Global Mission Handbook A Guide for Crosscultural Service

ISBN-10: 0830837175
ISBN-13: 9780830837175
Edition: 2009 (Handbook (Instructor's))
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Description: If you feel discouraged in your efforts to reflect Christ each day in our broken world, the saints can help. Especially the ones whose stories Chris Armstrong tells here, because he's chosen them for the ways they've inspired him and deepened his  More...

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 9/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 303
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

If you feel discouraged in your efforts to reflect Christ each day in our broken world, the saints can help. Especially the ones whose stories Chris Armstrong tells here, because he's chosen them for the ways they've inspired him and deepened his own faith. A professor of church history, Armstrong provides rich portraits of ten people from the past who struggled and failed and fought and lived faithfully in their day.

Scazzero is senior pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York. He formerly served as a staff member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.Steve Hoke (Ph.D., Michigan State) is vice president of people development at Church Resources Ministries. He grew up as the son of missionary parents and has worked professionaly in over forty-five countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has taught at Seattle Pacific University and has been a consultant with many misisons organizations.

About the Authors
Preface
Beginning Your Journey To The Nations: A Personal Fitness Assessment
Introduction: What Does It Take to Be Prepared?
My Journey
This Handbook Is for You!
Global Perspectives
The Global Canvas: How Your Story Fits into the Big Picture
Ancient Principles for Our New World of Partnership
Missions in a World That Is Flat and Tilted
Participate in the Story of His Glory
Mission in Contexts of Suffering
Grounding the Journey: Four Personal Fitness Assessments
Assessment One: The Missionary Needed Today
How Can This Training Profile Serve You?
Training Profile of a Crosscultural Servant
Assessment Two: Evaluating Your Readiness with Real-Life Case Studies
Our Journey
Getting Ready
Personal Spiritual Formation
Longing for God at the Heart of Mission
What's Your God Language?
I Pledge Allegiance to the Kingdom of God
Creating Your Personal Calling Statement
Discovering Your Ministry Passion
Global Perspectives
Reflections on the Missionary "Call": A Letter to James and Maria
The Call of Mission
My Journey
Answers to Questions About Women in Missions
Global Perspectives
Journal Worksheet One
Discovering Your Ministry Identity in the Body of Christ
Assessment Three: Discovering Your Blueprint for Living
For Best Results
Why Wait Till You Get There?
Four Building Blocks for Lifetime Service
My Journey
Developing Your "Thrival" Strategy
Jesus' Words About Family
My Journey
International Students: Crosscultural Witness at Home
Global Perspectives
Journal Worksheet Two
Exposure to Other Cultures
Take the Short Step
Let's Grow!
Discover the Best Short-Term Mission for You
My Journey
Short-Term Missions as Spiritual Exercise
Eyes Wide Open: Developing Cultural Intelligence
Global Perspectives
Prison, Pilgrims and Transformation: Understanding Your Cultural Captivity
Flying with Two Wings: The Role of Short-Term Missions
Global Perspectives
Putting It At Together: Five Ways to Sort Through Your Options
Journal Worksheet Three
Critical Issues in Schooling and Support Raising
A Metaphor for Ministry Learning
Options for Learning: Formal Education for Crosscultural Service
Keys to Raising Your Personal Support
Global Perspectives
Meeting the Educational Needs of Your Children
Top Fourteen Questions Prospective Missionaries Ask
Global Perspectives
Health Preparations for Crosscultural Living
Journal Worksheet Four
Getting There
Church and Agency Connecting and Courting
How to Choose a Sending Church or Agency:
A Letter to Raquel and David
Global Perspectives
What the Sending Church or Agency Wants to Know About You
Calling for the Return of the Long-Term Servant
My Journey
On the Cusp of Your Departure: A Letter to Anne and Jay
Raising the Standard for Missionary Care
Challenges of Single Women: Results of a Field Survey
My Journey
Good News and Bad News in the North American Missions Movement
Journal Worksheet Five
Ministry Role and Assignment Search
The Missionary Preparation Matrix
A Prophetic Call to "Sub-merge,"
Global Perspectives
What About the Poor?
Serving the Poor: Steps to Relief and Development Ministries
Your Professional Skills Can Have Kingdom Impact
Healthcare and Missions
Global Perspectives
Removing the Fear Factor
Decision-Making Worksheet
My Journey
"Get Smart" About Missions
Journal Worksheet Six
Hands-On Missionary Training
Why Overseas Missionary Training Works
Customize Your Prefield Training
My Journey
On-the-Ground Training: The TIMO Case Study
Teamwork at the Jesus Restaurant
Development Roles for the Viable Missionary
Global Perspectives
Missionaries Know How to Read Romans 13
My Journey
Journal Worksheet Seven
Getting Established
Apprenticeships and Internships
Model for a First-Year, On-Field Internship
Global Perspectives
Barefooting: Your First in the Field
My Journey
Baggage Claim Exercise
Why I Love Failing Spanish 1
Journal Worksheet Eight
Lifelong Learning
Gaining Perspective: The Symbol Timeline Exercise
Living with the Darkness in Our Past
Global Perspectives
On the Bench: God's Shaping in Isolation
Living Under an Open Heaven: Reflections on Genesis 28 and 35
Practical Ways to Give Roots to Missionary Kids
Schooling Resources for Missionary Kids
Taking Sabbaticals Seriously
Personal Development Plan Worksheet
Finishing Strong and Well
What About Missionary Attrition?
Six Characteristics of Leaders Who Finish Well
A Personal Effectiveness Checklist
My Journey
The Power of Mentoring
Mentoring That Makes a Difference
Global Perspectives
Exercise: Finding Personal Mentors
Helping TCKs Finish Well
Our Last Words and Your Journey: Looking Back and Moving Ahead
Resources
Bibliography
Three Small-Group Leaders Guides

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