Take a look at these great reads
Each month we highlight two books for those interested in mobilizing missionaries to the field and helping them thrive while living overseas. Check back to this page often for more recommendations.
This book focuses on the passing of the torch in cross-cultural missions and church ministry to the Millennial generation. Jim and Judy Raymo grapple with big questions and concerns in Millennials and Mission, while giving an in-depth look at this up-and-coming generation of young people and the future of missions in its hands. They highlight the strengths and weaknesses of this populous group born between 1982 and 2000, comparing and contrasting its characteristics with those of the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. In spite of the challenges ahead, Millennials and Mission gives a clearly optimistic picture of the Millennial generation’s potential contribution to the accomplishing of the Great Commission.
This book explores how member care is being practiced around the world to equip sending organizations as they intentionally support their mission/aid personnel. The information provided includes personal accounts, guidelines, case studies, worksheets, and practical advice from all over the globe. This book was published in partnership with the World Evangelical Alliance.
“This book delivers what it promises! Here are 50 chapters from the widest selection of writers in the member care field to date.” –Brent Lindquist, President, Link Care Center
Previous books we’ve recommended:
Senders: How your Church can Identify, Train and Deploy Missionaries by Paul Segar
Serving Well: Help for the Wannabe, Newbie, or Weary Cross-cultural Christian Worker by Elizabeth & Jonathan Trotter
When Missions Shapes the Mission: You and Your Church Can Reach the World by David Horner
Spiritual Equipping for Mission: Thriving as God’s Message Bearers by Ryan Shaw
Is God Calling Me to Missions?: 10 Questions to Help Determine Your Calling by Caleb Suko
Help Your Missionaries Thrive: Leadership Practices that Make a Difference by Ken Harder and Carla Foote
Across the Street and Around the World by Jeannie Marie
Zeal without Burnout by Christopher Ash
The Missions Minded Family by Ann Dunagan
Sojourner’s Workbook: A Guide to Thriving Cross-Culturally by Connie Befus
It’s Your Call: To A Missional or Missionary Life by David P. Jacob
Mind the Gaps: Engaging the Church in Missionary Care by David Wilson
Mission in Motion: Speaking Frankly of Mobilization by Jay Matenga & Malcom Gold
Leading on Empty by Wayne Cordeiro
When Everything is Missions by Denny Spitters and Matthew Ellison
Leave a Legacy: Increasing Missionary Longevity by Russ Turney
Pipeline: Engaging the Church in Missionary Mobilization by David and Lorene Wilson, eds.
The Mind of a Missionary by David Joannes