Archive Category: Mission research

Book review: Take Care of Yourself: Survive and Thrive in Christian Ministry

Pablo Martinez states that “the problem is not working too hard, but resting (renewing) too little” (2). This book is a caution for those of us who often neglect our own care for the sake of the gospel work we are involved in. In only 100 pages drawn from drawn from his background in pastoral psychology, Martinez gives succinct pointers and practical advice on how to care for ourselves and avoid burnout in ministry.

Book review: Leadership or Servanthood? Walking in the Steps of Jesus

The contrast between many books on leadership and Hwa Yung’s Leadership or Servanthood? couldn’t be more obvious. From the start, he informs us that, despite the appearance of the word in the title, the book says little about leadership as such. Rather, “The central emphasis … is that the call to discipleship and ministry is first and foremost a call to be a servant of Christ and the church, and not to leadership.”

Our Missionary Journey

Asholi Akamu tells how he and his wife Puii came to serve the Akha people in Thailand and outlines some issues they, as Asian members

Training and Attrition

A former General Director of OMF, David Harley discusses the integral link that exists between pre-field missionary training and long-term effectiveness. Drawing from history and

A Response to “Staying Well”

The Director for Member Care and HR with OMF UK for the past ten years, Beverlea Parkhill reflects on what Janet Dallman discussses in her

Staying Well

This article is based on “Factors Affecting Attrition and Retention in Japan,” Janet Dallman’s thesis for the MA in Member Care from Redcliffe College and

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