Missionary Retention

If attrition is one side of a coin, retention is the other side.  Retention is more than reasons people don’t leave.  When we talk about missionary retention, we are talking about the positive reasons that keep missionaries in their jobs. The Engage! study, was conducted to follow up on what was learned in the U.S…. Read More»

Missionary Competency

A lack of professional training and equipping can contribute to attrition and ineffective ministry.  The work of missions is specialized, with language and culture challenges that require specialized training.  Missionary training should equip men and women to do a better job than they could without training.  “We should be doing our best to send our… Read More»

The Truth of Missionary Attrition

Many missionary candidates have insufficient theological education, ministry training, ministry experience, or spiritual maturity.  This creates a need for pre-departure theological, spiritual and ministry training.  Many leave for the mission field overconfident with unrealistic expectations and ultimately leave their missionary career because they were not adequately prepared for what awaited them. (Brynjolfson 2006, 9) Missionary attrition… Read More»

How I Gained 16 Granddaughters in One Day!

A team from Faith church went to Dominican Republic to serve in Fundación Red Misericordia (Mercy Network Foundation) and one member found new granddaughters! Fundación Red Misericordia is a private orphanage overseen by Senora Olga Arocha.  The Fundación currently has three orphanage homes where the children are provided and cared for in a Christian environment…. Read More»

Who Cares About Women of the Streets?

“More than 400,000 women work in German brothels, some so big they spill over several levels. Described as sex supermarkets, johns are lured with the promise of luxurious surroundings, unlimited alcohol and sex.” New York Post, June 10, 2014 There are reportedly around 3,000 red-light establishments in the country, and 500 brothels in Berlin alone”… Read More»

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