Missionary Expatriate Effectiveness

Author by : John Farquhar Plake
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 63
Total Download : 488
File Size : 45,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In Missionary Expatriate Effectiveness, John Farquhar Plake examines how Pentecostal missionaries adjust to foreign cultural environments and become proficient at their work abroad. Through an interdisciplinary lens, Plake examines predictors of expatriate effectiveness in 949 missionaries working in 127 nations.


The Development And Validation Of A Theory Of Missionary Expatriate Effectiveness Among Assemblies Of God World Missions Personnel

Author by : John Farquhar Plake
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 69
Total Download : 343
File Size : 55,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Summary : This dissertation develops a theory of missionary expatiate effectiveness (MEE) by examining the impact of stable dispositions, dynamic competencies, calling, and control variables on missionary adjustment, performance, and work engagement among current AGWM personnel.


Research Handbook Of Expatriates

Author by : Yvonne McNulty
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 51
Total Download : 716
File Size : 52,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Personality Predictors Of Missionary Effectiveness

Author by : Christopher J. Adams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 28
Total Download : 451
File Size : 40,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Clinical experience with missionaries all along the continuum of the missionary career, from student volunteer to retiring after 40 years on the field, has provided evidence that just because people have remained on the mission field for a long period of time does not mean they did so with positive adjustment and effectiveness. Nor do positive adjustment or job satisfaction necessarily led to effectiveness. Although the costs of missionary attrition have been immense, the costs due to lack of effectiveness have likely been sizeable as well in terms of financial resources and inestimable in terms of lost ministry impact. Identification of personality predictors of effectiveness could potentially enhance the ministry of Christian missions by informing selection, placement, and missionary care procedures. The following study was exploratory in nature, and examined personality predictors of missionary effectiveness. A review of missionary, clergy, expatriate, and domestic job performance literature yielded several different markers of "success" including (a) perseverance/completion of a term of service, or attrition, (b) adjustment, (c) job satisfaction, and (d) job performance or "effectiveness." Although these terms have been used interchangeably, adjustment and job satisfaction are likely mediating variables of job performance and attrition, "necessary but not sufficient" for effectiveness. Previous research has established that supervisor ratings are a valid and reliable measure of job performance. However, missionary and clergy effectiveness research has not yielded consistent results, most likely due to the lack of an organizing taxonomy of personality such as the Big Five, as in domestic job performance and expatriate research. Furthermore, although missionary effectiveness is difficult to define and measure, research suggests that clinical scales from the MMPI and 16PF may be predictors of supervisor ratings of missionary effectiveness. Secondary analysis of archival data was conducted utilizing selected personality scales from the 16PF and MMPI and supervisor ratings of missionary effectiveness in a sample of 101 denominational missionaries. Data imputation procedures were utilized to replace missing data. The sample exhibited higher means than norm populations on MMPI Hy, Pd, Ma, Si, and Es scales, as well as 16PF N, G, and Q3 scales, and lower means on 16PF scales F and M. Results indicated that the missionaries in the current study likely deny psychological problems more than the norm, have more situational conflict, have more anxiety, are more creative, and are generally more psychologically healthy than the norm population for the MMPI. Logistic regression analyses indicated that time on the mission field, and the MMPI Ma and Sc (in a reduced model) scales were found to be predictors of supervisor ratings, indicating that missionaries with less experience, less creativity, and more task oriented styles are likely to have more interpersonal problems. Although no personality scales were found to be predictors of supervisor ratings of effectiveness, the MMPI Pt and 16PF N scales exhibited a trend toward significance, indicating that a certain amount of anxiety and forthrightness may be related to higher ratings of missionary effectiveness. Limitations of the study included a small and somewhat homogeneous sample, and outcome measures with possible questionable validity and reliability. Implications for future research were discussed, including use of Five Factor personality taxonomy and theoretical, ecological framework incorporating a mediated model of missionary effectiveness.


Encountering Missionary Life And Work Encountering Mission

Author by : Tom Steffen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Academic
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 85
Total Download : 196
File Size : 41,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This new volume in the award-winning Encountering Mission series is for current and future missionaries. It provides practical guidance regarding getting ready for the mission field and the realities of life on the field. The authors are well qualified to write such a manual, each having served as a missionary for more than twenty years and each having taught missions in seminary. The authors begin by examining the contemporary context for missions, including the recognition that the world's mission fields are in constant and often rapid change. They then discuss aspects of preparing oneself for the mission field, beginning with home-front preparations and moving to on-the-field preparations. The final section deals with practical issues and challenges of missionary life.


Mission Mastery

Author by : Brian Dive
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 56
Total Download : 512
File Size : 47,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book reveals the story of how the first large learning organization was formed. Emerging around 1870, it involved an organizational transformation that followed a disaster some 60 years earlier. The great success of this process was the introduction of a totally new approach to leadership – a competitive edge that would go undetected for another 100 years. The original development involved the Prussian/German Army under a great leader, Helmut von Moltke. NATO countries finally discovered this “secret weapon,” which they have since implemented in their mission command centers, in the 1980s. The book distils five underlying features or pillars of the transformed organization, and describes how they can be applied in civilian organizations to attain a state of Mission Mastery. Never before published, these ideas are supplemented by numerous references and practical examples to illustrate the persuasive power of the case made – namely that most civilian organizations are weak in terms of the five key ingredients needed for Mission Mastery. “This book is a must-read for all charged with developing tomorrow's leaders.” Sir Michael Perry, GBE – previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Unilever, Chairman of Centrica, Chairman of the Senior Salaries Review Body, Independent Director at Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. Ltd and Chairman of the Faculty Board at the Said Business School, Oxford University. “Mission Mastery is a masterwork.” Professor Stephen J. Perkins, DPhil (Oxon) Dean Guildhall Faculty of Business & Law, London Metropolitan University, UK “No other book on organizational leadership is as relevant today as Mission Mastery”. Gerald A. Arbuckle, Organizational Anthropologist, and author of Humanizing Healthcare Reforms


World Mission The Biblical

Author by : Jonathan Lewis
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Carey Library
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 41
Total Download : 480
File Size : 53,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Back by popular demand, this work was originally three volumes in length but is now reprinted as a single volume. This manual integrates essential and relevant articles from Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Reader, and the Perspectives Study Guide, leading the student into deeper, broader mission understanding and vision by covering the Biblical/historical foundations, the strategic dimensions, and cross-cultural considerations.


Encountering Theology Of Mission

Author by : Craig Ott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Academic
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 73
Total Download : 582
File Size : 52,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Leading evangelical mission experts offer a comprehensive theology of mission text, providing biblical, historical, and contemporary perspectives.


Planting Churches In Muslim Cities

Author by : Greg Livingstone
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Academic
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 91
Total Download : 266
File Size : 53,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A blueprint for church planting in Muslim cities anywhere in the world that is biblical and culturally appropriate. The experiences of 100 missionaries provide a guide to evangelizing and discipling.


Effective Intercultural Communication Encountering Mission

Author by : A. Scott Moreau
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Academic
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 17
Total Download : 353
File Size : 50,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : With the development of instantaneous global communication, it is vital to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries. This addition to the acclaimed Encountering Mission series is designed to offer contemporary intercultural communication insights to mission students and practitioners. Authored by leading missionary scholars with significant intercultural experience, the book explores the cultural values that show up in intercultural communication and examines how we can communicate effectively in a new cultural setting. Features such as case studies, tables, figures, and sidebars are included, making the book useful for classrooms.


God S Missionary People

Author by : Charles E. Van Engen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Academic
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 32
Total Download : 411
File Size : 55,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A world-claiming theology of the church draws on ancient and modern thoughts. The author focuses on how the church can grow to become in reality "God's missionary people."


Together In One Mission

Author by : Arto Hamalainen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pathway Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 90
Total Download : 964
File Size : 48,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


William Taylor And The Mapping Of The Methodist Missionary Tradition

Author by : Douglas D. Tzan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 95
Total Download : 721
File Size : 48,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book is the first critical biography of William Taylor, a nineteenth-century American missionary who worked on six continents. Following Taylor’s global odyssey, the volume maps the contours of the Methodist missionary tradition and illumines key historical foundations of contemporary world Christianity. A work of social history that places a leading Methodist missionary in the foreground, this narrative illustrates distinctive aspects and tensions within Methodist missions such as the importance of doctrines like universal atonement and entire sanctification, a deeply pragmatic orientation rooted in God’s providence, an embrace of both entrepreneurial initiatives and networked connection, and the use of revivalism for missionary outreach and leadership development. A Virginia native, Taylor became a Methodist preacher and missionary in California. This volume provides an important narrative account of Taylor’s career as an itinerant revivalist and popular author, in which he toured the eastern United States, the British Isles, and Australasia. Taylor’s participation in the South African revival made him an evangelical celebrity. The author also follows Taylor’s important visits to India and South America, where he initiated new Methodist missions in those contexts and pioneered the concept of “tentmaking” missions. In 1884, Taylor was elected missionary bishop of Africa by his church. By the end of his life, Taylor had recruited or inspired hundreds of Methodists to become foreign missionaries.


Principles And Practice Of Travel Medicine

Author by : Dr. Jane N. Zuckerman
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
Total Download : 491
File Size : 49,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Disease knows no frontiers and almost any place in the world can be reached within 24-36 hours, less time than the incubation period of most infectious diseases. As one of today's healthcare professionals you are expected to prevent, identify and treat all infectious diseases irrespective of geographical and climatic limitations. To do this you must be well versed in the development of new and improved vaccines and the rapid advances in the development of the latest drugs and treatments. Principles and Practice of Travel Medicine provides up to the minute information on the prevention and treatment of travel-related ill health, as well as the effects travel can have on people. Written in a distinctive style, Zuckerman offers you not only the latest information, but also an interesting, thought provoking read. Your essential one-stop resource for travel medicine, includes: * Epidemiology and surveillance of infectious diseases * Malaria and other parasitic diseases * Aviation medicine and psychology * Altitude medicine * Illness in returning travellers * Vaccine preventable diseases * Children and travel


Encountering China

Author by : Andrew T. Kaiser
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 49
Total Download : 384
File Size : 40,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Welsh Baptist missionary to China Timothy Richard (1845–1919) was once widely regarded as “one of the greatest missionaries whom any branch of the Church, whether Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox, or Protestant, has sent to China.” Today, few have heard of Richard and his remarkable lifetime of ministry in China. As the first critical examination of Richard’s missionary identity, this groundbreaking historical study traces the narrative of Richard’s early life in Wales and his formative first two decades of service in China. Richard’s adaptations to the common evangelistic techniques of his day, his interest in learning from grassroots Chinese sectarian religions, his integration of evangelism and famine relief during the North China Famine (1876–79), his strategic decision to evangelize Chinese elites, and his complicated relationships with Hudson Taylor and other China missionaries are all explored through the writings and personal letters of Richard and his contemporaries. The resulting portrait represents a significant revision to existing interpretations of this influential China missionary, emphasizing his deep empathy for the people of China and his abiding evangelical identity. Readable and relevant, Encountering China provides a new generation with an introduction to this lost legend of China mission.


Handbook Of Research In International Human Resource Management

Author by : Günter K. Stahl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 75
Total Download : 763
File Size : 40,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Acclaim for the first edition: 'Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management represents a welcome contribution to IHRM literature and will be required readings for both novices and veteran researchers.' – Dana B. Minbaeva, British Journal of Industrial Relations '. . . a rich array of contributors including some of the biggest names in the field.' – Roger Bell, Delta Intercultural Academy The second edition of this Handbook provides up-to-date insight into ground-breaking research on international human resource issues today. These issues are faced by multinational companies which can be as small as one person with a computer and Internet connection or as large as a medium-sized country. Written by the field's most distinguished researchers, the book will stimulate thought for new research and provide a glimpse of where we have been and where we are going. The book explores issues such as the importance of linking IHRM activities to organizational strategy and culture; talent management; staffing; performance management; leadership development; diversity management; international assignment and mobility issues; and the role of IHRM in the management of global teams and cross-border joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions. The Handbook illustrates that IHRM research is both theoretically deep and eclectic. Drawing upon a range of paradigms and perspectives this compendium will prove invaluable for HRM scholars, doctoral students, and others interested in IHRM research.


The Dynamics Of Christian Mission

Author by : Paul Everett Pierson
Languange : en
Publisher by : WCIU Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 91
Total Download : 752
File Size : 53,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In this text, Paul E. Pierson, Dean Emeritus of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, guides the reader through a missiological view of history from Christ to the present. Pierson particularly highlights the contexts by which the biblical faith moved into new and different cultures. Today, the Christian faith, is the most geographically and culturally diverse worldwide movement that exists. Paul E. Pierson's book illuminates how this amazing fact has come about and how the trend will continue. Sign up for the WCIU Press newsletter to be notified about new books from this author and more! http: //eepurl.com/rB15L


Mission To Educate

Author by : William H. Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 26
Total Download : 773
File Size : 55,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This study of 150 years' educational pioneering in Eastern Nigeria re-appraises many of the stereotypes about mission schools in Africa. It suggests that Scottish Presbyterian educationalists were usually less at ease with British colonialism than with preparing for a politically independent Nigeria.


Building Credible Multicultural Teams

Author by : Lianne Roembke
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Carey Library
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 90
Total Download : 427
File Size : 46,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : With 25 years of experience working on multicultural mission teams, Roembke helps the reader to identify and clarify credibility factors as well as problem areas of multicultural teams. She also offers concrete points of action for mission executives, team leaders and missionaries - whether they are seeking training for new missionaries or seeking to make changes to existing teams. Ultimately the aim of this book is to deal with concerns of multicultural mission teams so they can live together in such a way as to attract others to the person of Christ.


A Heart For The City

Author by : John Dr. Fuder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 55
Total Download : 475
File Size : 45,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Jesus is still the answer for urban ministries, for ministries to the downtrodden, poor, and distressed in our cities. A Heart for the City is a rich compendium of valuable information on city ministries written by people who are currently ministering in the city, including pastors, Christian school administrators, and directors of homeless missions. It includes many illustrations and case studies that will prove valuable to any who work in the city or who want to understand how to more effectively help in the city. There are 29 chapters, divided into the following seven parts: - Context and History - Biblical and Philosophical Foundations - Education and Training - Local Church Models - Ethnic Communities - Disenfranchised Subcultures - Children and Youth A Heart For the City is a unique treasure of encouragement for those serving in or those with a heart for the inner city. You will surely be blessed!


Disciples Of The Nations

Author by : Paul Sungro Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 78
Total Download : 700
File Size : 41,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Written by someone who lived and experienced cross-cultural mission proportionally each in America, Africa, and Asia, Disciples of the Nations provides readers both practical and scholarly models of the world mission in the context of global multiplication of discipleship and church planting. Field-tested and validated effective through empirical researches, Professor Paul Lee and the Evangelical Alliance for Preacher Training/Commission team expanded the kingdom of God into fifteen countries of Africa and Asia by producing thousands of disciples and planting over three hundred local churches through the multiplication of Christian leadership training. Lee shares the secret of the exponential growth in this unprecedented volume. This is a must-read for anyone aspiring to be used by God to manifest a kingdom-building lifestyle in cross-cultural contexts.


Mission And Development

Author by : Matthew Clarke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 89
Total Download : 766
File Size : 54,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book considers the implications, consequences, opportunities and constraints faced when mission and development endeavours coincide. This is explored from various perspectives, including that of history, theology and those involved in mission work and missionary organizations. Despite eighty per cent of the world's population professing religious belief, religion has been largely excluded from consideration of those seeking to achieve development in poorer countries. Moreover, the work of missionaries has often involved the provision of basic welfare services that in many parts of the world predate the interventions undertaken by 'professional' secular aid workers. Are missionaries doing development work or is development a critical aspect of mission?


Mission In Today S World

Author by : Dorr, Donal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Orbis Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
Total Download : 463
File Size : 41,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The changing face of the world solidly impacts the nature of mission. Donal Dorr demonstrates why engagement with other religions and cultures demands that missionaries understand the importance of dialogue and also forces issues such as inculturation, the struggle for liberation of the poor and oppressed, and the need for reconciliation in conflict-torn regions.


Christianity Conflict And Renewal In Australia And The Pacific

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 36
Total Download : 243
File Size : 49,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Christianity, Conflict, and Renewal in Australia and the Pacific uncovers critical dilemmas that Christians face when they desire to renegotiate longstanding spiritual practices. It highlights the key role that Christianity plays in the Australia-Pacific region as a motivating force for spiritual, political, and economic renewal.


From Monks To Missionaries

Author by : Nicki Verploegen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 35
Total Download : 628
File Size : 49,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Have you ever wondered what the difference between the Franciscans and Jesuits is? Have you been curious about how a monk's life differs from a missionary's and about the origins of these traditions? This book explores how four distinct types of spirituality evolved in Christianity over the centuries as a response to various needs in different eras. These all became "schools" of spiritual formation. This book introduces monasticism, mendicancy, apostolic ministry, and missionary life as umbrella categories out of which many religious communities formed. It explores thirteen of these different communities, introducing you to the founders and the original fire that moved each of them to create something new. This book provides historical background and explores the rich legacy of the founders of each of these communities. It vibrantly shows how the story of the church as a whole has been enriched and blessed by these feisty, controversial, and saintly sages whose radical choice to follow the Spirit led them into new terrain and resulted in the emergence of a diversity of forms of spiritual lifestyles. From within this treasure house of Christian riches, we can draw support and inspiration to contribute our own stories and pass on this legacy to those who come after.


Faithful Friendships

Author by : Dana L. Robert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 99
Total Download : 523
File Size : 44,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : On the necessity of boundary-crossing friendships for Christian discipleship Friendship isn’t always given a lot of thought—and lately, it doesn’t get a lot of time and effort, either. But in a world of busy and isolated lives, in which friendships can too easily become shallow, tenuous, and homogeneous, Dana Robert insists that good friendships are a vital and transformative part of the Christian life—a mustard seed of the kingdom of God. She believes Christians have the responsibility—and opportunity—to be countercultural by making friends across cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and religious lines that separate people from each other. In this book Robert tells the stories of Christians who, despite or even because of difficult circumstances, experienced friendship with people unlike themselves as “God with us,” as exile, as testimony, and as celebration. Jesus was a friend to his disciples. Through Jesus’s life and the lives of his followers down through the ages, Faithful Friendships shows readers how friendship can become life-changing—and even worldchanging.


Let The Words Be Written

Author by : Philip C. Stine
Languange : en
Publisher by : Society of Biblical Lit
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 73
Total Download : 212
File Size : 54,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Protestant Missionaries Humanitarianism In The Drc

Author by : Jeremy Rich
Languange : en
Publisher by : Boydell & Brewer
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 16
Total Download : 416
File Size : 42,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A significant contribution to the history of humanitarianism, Christianity and the politics of aid in Africa.


Missionary Families

Author by : Emily Manktelow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Manchester University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 37
Total Download : 593
File Size : 43,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Missionary families were an integral component of the missionary enterprise, both as active agents on the global religious stage and as a force within the enterprise that shaped understandings and theories of mission itself. Taking the family as a legitimate unit of historical analysis in its own right for the first time, Missionary families traces changing familial policies and lived realities throughout the nineteenth century and powerfully argues for the importance of an historical understanding of the missionary enterprise informed by the complex interplay between the intimate, the personal and the professional. By looking at marriage, parenting and childhood; professionalism, vocation and domesticity; race, gender and generation, this first in-depth study of missionary families reveals their profound importance to the missionary enterprise, and concludes that mission history can no longer be written without attention to the personal, emotional and intimate aspects of missionary lives.


Intercultural Effectiveness

Author by : Muriel I. Elmer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 66
Total Download : 530
File Size : 50,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :