Resources for International Church Leaders

Rest/Counsel/Care Resources for International Church Leaders “This is a sampling of retreat/counselling/vacation/guesthouse venues/services available for retreat/restoration/vacation for cross-cultural workers and people in ministry. I hope you find it helpful.” Compiled by Melanie Driedger (Missional International Church Network http://micn.org/). This document can also be found on the MICN website at http://micn.org/r-r-resources-ic-leaders/ Counseling/Coaching Melanie Driedger, RN MN […]

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Scattered and Gathered: A Global Compendium of Diaspora Missiology

The 21st Century is marked by mass migration. Massive population movements of the last century have radically challenged our study and practice of “mission fields.” Where the church once rallied to go out into “the regions beyond,” Christian missions is currently required to respond and adapt to “missions around.”  In this multi-authored, inter-disciplinary volume, leading […]

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A Diaspora Mission Strategy for Local Churches

Unprecedented migration is a global reality of the twenty-first century. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) dubbed 2015 “The Year of the Migrant.” In the last decade, research on and response to migration has become a priority for nations and communities. More recently, mission organizations, denominations, and congregations have rallied to locally address migrants. Almost […]

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Thriving not Surviving – Leadership Principles to help enable sustainable effective International Church Ministry

Thriving not Surviving – Leadership Principles to help enable sustainable effective International Church Ministry: reflections from the Netherlands With the church often seen as being in decline in European countries, ICs have a vital missional role in expressing the kingdom of God among internationals, as well as those native to any particular country. Many within IC […]

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R & R Resources for IC leaders

Rest/Counsel/Care Resources for International Church Leaders This is a sampling of retreat/counselling/vacation/guesthouse venues/services available for retreat/restoration/vacation for cross-cultural workers and people in ministry. I hope you find it helpful.  Compiled by Melanie Driedger Counselling/Coaching  Eric & Rachel Dufour have lived and ministered cross-culturally.  “We have been counseling pastors and missionaries since 2008. Our goal is […]

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Parents: Don’t Give Up Your Parental Responsibilities

Some time ago, on a Saturday morning, I met with a friend for a work meeting over breakfast. As usual, we got together at a pleasant little restaurant that serves traditional cuisine. We had already started our discussion when a particular scene drew my attention. In a corner of this little country restaurant, comfortably settled […]

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Conference 2015 Report

MICN 2015 – God Moved Us… With over 90 participants representing 30 international churches and 16 organizations from 23 countries and 12 nationalities, MICN 2015 has left a lasting impact on all present. Our keynote speaker, Rwandan pastor Joseph Nyamutera, shared from his deep and personal experience from the days of genocide to the days […]

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Spotlight English Clubs: A miraculous instrument for your church

“I believe Spotlight has been one of the most miraculous instruments in God’s hands to transform this church…and I believe, on a global scale, English has as much potential as any human instrument in His hands right now!” Len Kinzel of the English Fellowship Church in Quito, Ecuador knows how life-changing Spotlight English Clubs can […]

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The Upside-Down Kingdom

Awarded the Best Religious Book by the National Religious Book Award, The Upside-Down Kingdom by Donald Kraybill is a potentially life-changing read. Originally published in 1978, the book was completely revised and updated in 2003. Successfully, Kraybill has authored a thought provoking work accessible to lay leaders and scholars alike. The central thesis of the […]

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Transforming Power

Through his book, Transforming Power, Robert Linthicum hopes to teach readers “how to use relational power to make a difference in [their] society” which is grounded “in the biblical witness.”[1] He does so by laying down a solid theological exposition of the use of power in Part 1, while giving practical advice and examples in […]

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