Too Valuable To Lose

Exploring the Causes and Cures of Missionary Attrition
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Does God really care about His servants? Yes! Do we care for our people who are serving the Lord in cross-cultural ministry? The Reducing Missionary Attrition Project (ReMAP), launched by World Evangelical Fellowship Missions Commission, seeks to answer that question in this important study. This book utilizes the findings of a 14-nation study done by ReMAP and will help supply some very encouraging answers.

 

This book was published in partnership with the World Evangelical Alliance.

  • ISBN: 9780878082773
  • Pages: 398
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 1997
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

Preface- David Tai-Woong Lee

Prologue- William D. Taylor

 

PART 1: THE FOUNDATIONAL PAPERS

  • 1. Introduction: Examining the Iceberg Called Attrition
  • by William D. Taylor
  • 2. Missionary Attrition: Defining the Problem
  • by Paul McKaughan
  • 3. An Integrated Model of Missions
  • by Rodolfo "Rudy" Giron
  • 4. Reflection of Attrition in Career Missionaries: A Generational Perspective Into the Future
  • by Kath Donovan and Ruth Myors

 

PART 2: THE RESEARCH ANALYSIS

  • 5. Designing the ReMAP Research Project
  • by Jonathan Lewis
  • 6. Missionary Attrition: The ReMAP Research Report
  • by Peter W. Brierley
  • 7. Further Findings in the Research Data
  • by Detlef Blocher and Jonathan Lewis

 

PART 3: NATIONAL CASE STUDIES

  • 8. Missionary Attrition In Korea: Opinions of Agency Executives
  • by Steve Sang-Cheol Moon
  • 9. Brazilian Missionaries: How Long Are They Staying?
  • by Ted Limpic
  • 10. Attrition in the United Kingdom
  • by Stanley Davies
  • 11. Attrition in Ghana
  • by Seth Anyomi
  • 12. Attrition in the USA and Canada
  • by Phillip Elkins

 

PART 4: THEMATIC CHAPTERS

  • THE SELECTION PROCESS
  • 13. The Selection Process and the Issue of Attrition: Perspective of the New Sending Countries
  • by Bertil Ekstrom
  • 14. A Call to Partnership in the Missionary Selection Process: Perspective of the Old Sending Countries
  • by Daryl Platt
  •  
  • FORMAL AND NONFORMAL PREFIELD TRAINING
  • 15. Formal and Non-formal Pre-field Training: Perspective of the New Sending Countries
  • by Margaretha Adiwardana
  • 16. Formal and Non-formal Pre-field Training: Perspective of the Old Sending Countries
  • by Bruce Dipple
  •  
  • MISSION AGENCY SCREENING AND ORIENTATION
  • 17. Mission Agency Screening And Orientation and Effect of Attrition Factors: Perspective of the New Sending Countries
  • by Seth Anyomi
  • 18. Mission Agency Screening And Orientation - A Personal Journey: Perspective of the Old Sending Countries
  • by Brent Lindquist
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  • ON-FIELD TRAINING AND SUPERVISION
  • 19. Missionary Attrition Issues - Supervision: Perspective of the New Sending Countries
  • by Sung-Sam Kang
  • 20. On-field Training And Supervision: Perspective of the Old Sending Countries
  • by Myron S. Harrison
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  • PASTORAL CARE OF THE MISSIONARY
  • 21. Some Reflections on Pastoral Care:  Perspective of the New Sending Countries
  • by Belinda Ng
  • 22. Member Care on the Field - Taking the Longer Road: Perspective of the Old Sending Countries
  • by Kelly O'Donnell
  • 23. What About the Missionary Kids and Attrition?
  • by David Pollock
  • 24. Interview of Six Church Pastors From Five Nations: Attrition Issues
  • by William D. Taylor
  • 25. An International Guide for Member Care Resources
  • by Kelly O'Donnell



PART 5: FINAL OBSERVATIONS AND OUTCOMES

  • 26. Challenging the Missions Stakeholders: Conclusions and Implications; Further Research
  • by William D. Taylor

 

PART 6: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Survey Instrument
  • Attrition Tracking Guidelines for Mission Agencies
  • by Phillip Elkins and Jonathan Lewis
  • Index



 

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