Books on Missions

Book Cover Finding God's Plan for your Life

Finding God’s Plan For Your Life

by Darla Clark

Do you know God’s plan for your life? Are you utilizing your gifts and talents to further His Kingdom?
If you cannot answer a resounding ‘YES!’ to these questions, then this book is just what you need!
Darla went through each step outlined in this book while in a challenging season of a job layoff. The Lord birthed a dynamic ministry, and through it, many realized they were unaware of their calling and even how to discover it! This information became a study, used in seminars, where Darla shares these steps with men and women in retreat settings, churches large and small, and even around her own kitchen table.

Book Cover, I Want to Make a Difference Now: Your Bridge to Global Impact.

I Want to Make a Difference Now (Your Bridge to Global Impact)

Don Parrott

You want your life to count…to leave a legacy…to make a difference. For many of us that desire becomes an elusive dream, obscured by the urgency of life’s demands. The great strength of this book is the refreshing message that those “demands” are actually the building blocks of significance. To make a difference our lives need substance and experience. The daily grind, the ups and downs, the successes and failures all work together to form the maturity and wisdom needed to make an eternal impact with our lives. And every chapter in this book is strengthened with the real-life stories of people who are making a difference…now!

Book cover, Global Mission Handbook: A Guide for Crosscultural ServiceGlobal Mission Handbook: A Guide for Crosscultural Service 

by Steve Hoke, Bill Taylor 

Considering a career in crosscultural ministry? Veteran mission professionals Steve Hoke and Bill Taylor offer a practical guide for preparing for intercultural missions. They provide resources for personal spiritual preparation as well as crosscultural skills and hands-on missionary training. They outline the process for finding actual placement with a sending church, mission agency or organization, with key questions you should be asking along the way.

Mission Smart: 15 Critical Questions To Ask Before Launching OverseasBook cover, Mission Smart 

David Frazier

It costs a lot to train, send out, support and care for people in cross-cultural ministry; however, the costs are immeasurable when these workers don’t learn the language and culture well, fail to be effective and return home in trouble spiritually and emotionally. Mission Smart addresses serious gaps in the mission mobilization process and offers fresh solutions for seeing less missionary attrition. Mission Smart is for overseas ministry candidates, church leaders, and mission agency staff. The goal is to send the right people who know their callings, can thrive overseas and be effective in cross-cultural ministry.

Book cover, Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural IntelligenceServing with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence 

David A. Livermore

Become a more effective cross-cultural minister by opening your eyes to global realities and Western assumptions about short-term missions. Updated throughout.

To Timbuktu & BeyondTo Timbuktu & Beyond, A Guide to Getting Started in Missions

by Marsha Woodward

Timbuktu has become a metaphor for remote and inaccessible locations. However, it is a real place with real people. Like much of the world’s population, few of Timbuktu’s residents have had the opportunity to hear the Gospel. While the task may seem daunting, the Church is not sitting still! Each year hundreds of Christians are joining the vast force of cross-cultural missionaries flung around the globe. To Timbuktu and Beyond serves as a practical, step-by-step guide for those getting ready to go into missions. It begins with the basic question of knowing and confirming your calling, working through the various steps of preparation, training and logistics, and carrying you through your first few months on the field. Each chapter has a series of tasks for you to prayerfully complete. Missions is the most fulfilling career path you could possibly embark on—not to mention an incredible adventure! To Timbuktu and Beyond will help you in preparation for your journey, because what you do before you go will have a significant impact on your future success.

Book Cover, Follow Your calling.Follow Your calling 

by John Bradley and Nelson Malwitz (Order form: $14.00  includes shipping)
Our research has shown that neither quality of life nor even family considerations stand as the biggest barriers between people and missions. Instead, their greatest concerns are:
1. Is this God’s will for my life? 
2. How will the finances work?
This book deals with issue number one. And often, if that is fully settled, issue number two becomes less of a barrier to overcome.  God’s call on our lives is to be actively moving forward.

Book Cover, Spiritual Equipping for Mission: Thriving as God’s Message Bearers

Spiritual Equipping for Mission: Thriving as God’s Message Bearers

Ryan Shaw

God calls his people to mission. But the demands of crosscultural ministry can be overwhelming and draining, leading to discouragement and burnout. All of our strategies and methodologies for reaching others are useless if we are incapable of living the holy, faithful lives God intends for us. Yet God does not leave us on our own. The Holy Spirit equips us to succeed and thrive spiritually in preparation of becoming God’s message bearers in the world. Spiritual formation and discipleship are at the core of effective and fruitful mission.

Book Cover, Spiritual Survival Handbook

Spiritual Survival Handbook for Cross-Cultural Workers

Robert S. Miller

The fight for survival is real. You serve-or are preparing to serve-in the spiritually desolate areas of our world. The elements you face each day are intense. What can you do to prepare for the challenges? Dr. Robert Miller presents a preparedness strategy for surviving the “wilderness” of ministry that is helpful for the new and the experienced alike.

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