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Independent Mission Workers

A support group for mission workers who are not attached to a sending agency, a place for us to pool wisdom and resources and encourage one another

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2018

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Debriefing - who do you turn to? 1 Reply

Debriefing is recognised in member care circles as a critical part of reviewing one's assignment, and is often carried out while on home assignment. But if you're not part of an agency, who do you…Continue

Started by Tim Herbert. Last reply by Rob Watson Jul 8, 2014.

Accountability 14 Replies

If you're an independent mission worker, who are you accountable to?I'd be interested to know what people think about this, but also what they have actually done, if anything, to make themselves…Continue

Started by Mike Frith. Last reply by Daniel De Herrera Dec 3, 2013.

a vehicle for independent professionals 2 Replies

I am building a private foundation which may be used as a vehicle to chanalize independent tentmakers, hopefully where financial professionals as I am could join in a team work, to search for work…Continue

Started by Daniel De Herrera. Last reply by Daniel De Herrera Apr 13, 2012.

Local support base? 2 Replies

If you're working overseas on your own, who's there to help you when things go belly-up?  Who pays your bail or gets you out of prison?  Who arranges emergency medical treatment when you're in a…Continue

Started by Tim Herbert. Last reply by Tim Herbert Dec 16, 2011.

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Comment by Claudia Smith on January 13, 2012 at 11:20

If you're an independant mission worker you may like to know that I offer low cost online counselling.  So wherever you are in the world, help is just a click away :-)  Please do contact me claudia@missionfieldcounselling.co.uk if I can assist you.

Comment by Tim Herbert on January 10, 2012 at 10:20

I know exactly what you mean, Janene, I feel that too sometimes, particularly as people are tempted to think that I'm not a 'proper' missionary, whatever that is!  Are you going to the Global Member Care Forum in Chiang Mai in April?  I am, we could meet up for a chat.

Comment by Chris Maynard on October 18, 2011 at 9:17
I recently had to respond to this question on a form: "Name of organization (church, training centre/school, agency, mission movement or network) that you serve with".  The simple answer was: “I am independent of any one organisation but I am fully
‘inter-dependent’ with the body of Christ.”  I won't bore you with the longer version.
Comment by Tim Herbert on October 7, 2011 at 7:16

Hi Nims,

I'm hoping this will be a place where we can together provide each other with the sort of advice and support that a sending agency would give us if we had one.  In my experience a lot of us struggle because we don't get that sort of input.  Through this group we can ask each other for help when we need it!

Comment by Wairimu Kamau on October 6, 2011 at 16:58

Hi Tim Herbert,

You have started a group that I had been hoping to be part of as an independent missionary. What do you have in mind?

Nims

 

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