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In his Long View Blog, Justin Long reports that for one agency, the average tenure for their field workers is now eight years. And the highest attrition factors are aging parents and children’s educational needs. While it is important to wrestle with how to reduce attrition, I think it is essential to consider how to reengage experienced workers. …

Posted May 15th, 2013, 12:38 pm By Ellen Livingood
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Many great missionaries are not great speakers. They often minister in a culture where the rules of communication are quite different. After spending years on the field, they may find it difficult to engage effectively in our high-speed, multiple-channel culture.  Unfortunately, many missionaries return home to find out that they have no idea what their church knows and …

Posted March 22nd, 2013, 1:39 am By Ellen Livingood
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