Adjusting to a New Culture

Adjusting to a New Culture

Mission work requires flexibility. Serving in a new culture means adjusting to new norms and customs. Some of them you may be prepared for, and others may completely throw you off guard. Here are a few topics to consider and resources to help.

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Your Family and Missions

Your Family and Missions

While starting a new direction in missions may be important to you, I’m sure keeping your family protected, provided for, and intact in a world that tries to tear apart family values is at the top of your list of priorities. When God nudged me to consider missions, we were a very dysfunctional family.

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Find the Mission Agency That’s Right for You

Find the Mission Agency That’s Right for You

How do you find a mission agency that is similar in scope to your abilities, passion, location preference and interests? It is important to research any agency you might be considering.  While every agency often has a specific focus, their actual ministry footprint can be very large.

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How I Became a Missionary

How I Became a Missionary

I was afraid that I did not know enough about Jesus, that I did not know His word and that I would turn people away rather than draw them to Him. How could I talk to people about a love that I was just learning about and allowing to change and shape my world?

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Should I Go on a Short-Term Mission Trip?

Should I Go on a Short-Term Mission Trip?

When thinking of missionaries, many people think only of Christians who have taken up residence in some foreign country where the inhabitants most likely are unfamiliar with the Christian faith. However, every year thousands of Christians travel all over the world for periods of one week to six months to share the good news of the Gospel.

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Advice for Picking a Mission Agency

Advice for Picking a Mission Agency

You believe that God is calling you to serve in missions, but you need to find an agency to affiliate with. Where do you begin? As you begin searching, you find there are a myriad of different mission agencies to choose from. How can you decide?

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Me, a Missionary?

Me, a Missionary?

Get real. I am not a doctor, linguist, pilot, or even a pastor. Why would God call me to be a missionary? But what does God say about going to all the nations?

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Another Way to Think About Careers

Another Way to Think About Careers

I don’t feel like going to my usual Sunday school class, I said to myself as I entered church, so I think I’ll watch the video another class is showing. God used my unusual decision to direct our lives in ways we had never dreamed.

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In the Classroom: Teaching in Panama

In the Classroom: Teaching in Panama

Bob Pittman, Director of MissionNext Education, journeyed to Panama to discover a little bit about what life is like in an international Christian classroom. The first stop: Juntos Podemos Curundu. We met with Eric Garcia, Director of…

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A Change in Plans

A Change in Plans

Comfortable – that’s what you would call my career in the banking field, but God had other plans for me with that two letter command.

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Provide a Way, Lord

Provide a Way, Lord

Watching and sending is one way of serving Christ. And then, there are times when being the supportive hands and feet becomes a God-guided reality.

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God at Work: Here

God at Work: Here

MissionNext partners with over 100 mission agencies and Christian schools, all with diverse needs. Be encouraged with two stories of God-ordained connections.

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