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 is an amazing story about how God used some very ordinary people to do extraordinary things - unqualified, unlikely people who took a risk and saw God glorify Himself through their crazy obedience.
Woven within the story you'll learn some secrets to being used by God yourself. You'll come away inspired, encouraged and convinced that "If God can use those people then He can use me too."
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Commission To Every Nation, is more than just the story of one man's reluctant journey to begin an international mission organization. It's the story of how God uses unqualified, ordinary people - people just like you - to accomplish extraordinary results for His glory. You'll feel like you've made a new friend as, with humor and transparency, Rick shares lessons learned through a sometimes quirky walk with the Lord.
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The title of this book points to a feature—the missionary family—often considered to be a distinctive of the Protestant missionary movement. Certainly the presence of missionary families in the field has been a central factor in enabling, configuring, and restricting Protestant missionary outreach. What special concerns does sending missionary families raise for the conduct of mission? What means are available for extending care and support to missionary families? These issues are the focus of the chapters in part 1 of this book. In recent years an increasing number of reports have surfaced of sexual abuse in mission settings. Some reports have been based on “recovered memories,” the assessment of which raises difficult questions. Clearly sexual abuse in mission settings and how to understand allegations of abuse based on recovered memories are matters of grave concern to mission agencies and mission supporters as well as to missionary families. Part 2 serves the mission community by scrutinizing such matters, offering legal, historical, and psychological perspectives on the topic. In a new feature, “Forum on Sexual Orientation and Mission: An Evangelical Discussion,” the Evangelical Missiological Society takes up a pressing issue of our day. Fourteen evangelical scholars participate in the discussion found in part 3. Far from being the final word, this forum is presented with the prayer that it will serve as an opening to and basis for ongoing missiological conversation about an urgent and timely topic.
Previous books we’ve recommended:
Millennials and Mission: A Generation Faces a Global Challenge by Jim & Judy Raymo
Doing member Care Well: Perspectives and Practices from Around the World by Kelly O’Donnell
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