17 Ben Spector Interview

July 31, 2016
Pastor Jeff Jackson interviews missionary Ben Spector with a focus on the importance of language and culture acquisition for missionaries. They discuss the dilemma of feeling the need to speed the ministry along resulting in viewing culture and language as obstacles to get over instead of actual ministry. Ben makes the excellent analogy that culture and language are not a piece of the missionary pie, but they are the pie. Ben also said Jesus made Himself known to us in a foreign land in very relatable ways, including becoming flesh and learning the language to communicate the most important message ever given. 
Ben and Jeff both mention Paul Hierbert's classic mission book, Anthropological Insights for Missionaries

When asked for three points to help new missionaries, Ben recommended: 
  1. Establish a home church relationship. 
  2. Go in learning language and culture —and do research on how to learn language.
  3. Be good steward by knowing why you are going to the mission field.



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Missionary Security: Contingency 05

July 17, 2016

The missionary has done all the right things. He or she has taken all the security precautions. Paul, and and generations of missionaries through the ages, a crisis has developed and contingency plans must be enacted. 

In our series final, Tim Dabney helps us understand missionary contingency planning. The focus will be on developing a plan before the crisis comes.

Evacuations 
Go Packs, 
Trusted National Contacts
Shelter in Place
Rally Points 
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Missionary Security: Cyber 04

July 10, 2016

Facilitating the Missions's Tim Dabney speaks on cyber security issues for missionaries. 

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