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  The missions community is suffering from a shortage of gifted, committed, partnership facilitators. Yet as we have explained in our September 2017 issue of Postings, good partnerships don’t happen without a competent facilitator. The shortage stems from several factors. Essentially the role didnâ ...

Posted September 28th, 2017, 5:02 pm By Ellen Livingood
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What was your reaction to our list of “Dangerous Shortcuts” in our August 2017 issue of Postings? Did you note that many of the shortcut hazards arose because of a lack of balance? For instance, mobilizing is unbalanced without a strong foundation of discipleship. “Serving” is unbalanced without an em ...

Posted August 31st, 2017, 3:29 pm By Ellen Livingood
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Responding to part 1 of our Postings series on “In-Person Care,” one person questioned whether receiving visits from different care-givers would interrupt rather than benefit a missionary’s work. A valid question! Here are some suggestions for making care-giving truly valuable: Send the right people. As ...

Posted July 28th, 2017, 5:32 pm By Ellen Livingood
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I hope you are excited about the “Start Here” resources included in our May 2017 issue of Postings. Many churches are sending their teams across the country to participate in one of these high-impact programs. However, you will also want to introduce your congregation to diaspora groups in your own commun ...

Posted May 25th, 2017, 4:28 pm By Ellen Livingood
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  Unless your church sends workers with one of the few agencies that fully supports missionaries from pooled denominational funds, you will need to take steps to conquer the support-raising barrier in order to recruit global workers. You can focus on the teamwork concept and debunk the myth that raising ...

Posted April 25th, 2017, 5:06 pm By Ellen Livingood
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