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Global Mission Handbook

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Table of Contents

  • Beginning Your Journey to the Nations: A Personal Fitness Assessment
  • Introduction: What Does It Take to Be Prepared?


Phase One: Getting Ready

  • 1. Personal Spiritual Formation
  • 2. Discovering Your Ministry Identity in the Body of Christ
  • 3. Exposure to Other Cultures
  • 4. Critical Issues in Schooling and Support Raising


Phase Two: Getting There

  • 5. Church and Agency Connecting and Courting
  • 6. Ministry Role and Assignment Search
  • 7. Hands-On Missionary Training


Phase Three: Getting Established

  • 8. Lifelong Learning
  • 9. Finishing Strong and Well
  • Appendix 1: Resources
  • Appendix 2: Bibliography
  • Appendix 3: Three Small-Group Leader’s Guides

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by: Steve Hoke (Author), William Taylor (Author)
Are you considering longer-term service in cross-cultural ministry? Life-long mission leaders, Steve Hoke and Bill Taylor, have created a practical guide for preparing for cross-cultural missions. This one-of-a-kind handbook orients prospective longer-term servants to the journey ahead. Each chapter provides mental road maps and tools for preparation, taking the first steps, arriving and thriving in another culture. Biblical and experiential insights from over 50 other intercultural resource people highlight the heart issues as well as hands-on ministry topics. Hoke and Taylor trace the process for finding actual placement with sending church or mission agency, asking the key questions you should be raising along the way. Previously published as SEND ME! Your Journey to the Nations, this handbook has been completely revised and significantly expanded to be even more comprehensive and useful. Global Mission Handbook is an indispensable guide for following God’s call wherever he may lead you. It’s the only handbook on the Christian market to help prospective workers navigated the topography between their “now” and future long-term cross-cultural servanthood. This guide also includes material on the latest development and issues in mission, such as:   Global South mission leaders answer questions such as, “Is there still a role for missionaries from the West?” And it is filled with real-life examples of people mobilizing for mission around the world.


  • This is not a book to be read in one sitting; it is richly and profoundly more!
    Ralph D. WinterFounder, US Center for World Mission
  • Do you want to go somewhere and do something that counts for God? If so, this book will help you count the cost and weigh your options.
    Floyd McclungAll Nations, South Africa
  • Nothing like this handbook exists to date, and it fills a huge hole in the missionary training process.
    Monroe Brewerpresident, The National Association of Missions Pastors
  • The combination of topics, authors and approaches stands alone as comprehensive compendium related to cross-cultural action.
    Paul Borthwicksenior consultant, Development Associates International

Additional Details

  • Pages: 252
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publish Year: 2009
  • Vendor: William Carey Library