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The classic book on re-entry. Going on a STM outreach can be like going into outer space. You leave home fast, and you come back down hard! The in-between is a totally foreign and completely exhilarating experience. But what happens when you come home? Here's the book that gives you the "A to Z" of the re-entry process. $10/copy. 156 pages. (REN-B). Video Series (2-1/2 hours, four sessions) available for $49.
A "must-read" for church leaders and laymen alike. Full of practical wisdom and touching true-to-life stories that will assist the church in receiving back the ones they have sent out. This will result in healthy returnees making enormous contributions to body life at home. The church will be blessed, and world missions will go forward. $10/copy. Paperback. 319 Pages.
This book brings together Lisa's learning and teaching on reentry since she "stumbled on the concept" in 1982. Nine important chapters, plus four exercises in the Appendix, make this a gold mine. The chapters themselves are filled with practical tips, questions and exercises to use with your team. $12 per copy. 75 pages. Spiral paperback.
This 14-day Devotional Bible Study journal is for those "coming home" from short-term mission service. It has special reentry and debrief questions that help the STM participant integrate their experience with life at home. 14-day Overseas Reentry Edition at $6 per copy. (FHOM/OS). 14-day Stateside Service Reentry Edition at $6 per copy.
Vacations with a Purpose
A Planning Hand-book for Your Short-Term Missions Team
By Chris Eaton & Kim Hurst
If you want to develop a short-term missions program, and/or lead a STM trip that is smooth, successful, and meaningful, this is the book for you. A hands-on guide, it provides all the tools and guidelines you'll need for all phases of a successful trip. $10/copy-Team Member's Manual, 120 pages (VWAP-T). $20/copy-Leader's Guide, 220 pages
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The Reentry Team Caring for Your Returning Missionary
by Neal Pirolo
What an exciting, yet demanding challenge it has been to undertake this second in a series of studies on missionary care… It is our prayer that the pages of this book will inspire you to accelerate your involvement in the care of your missionary friends upon their reentry. For His glory!
The book has been divided into three sections.
In Section I, we lay a foundation for understanding the importance of this time in the life of a missionary. We establish the need for a shared responsibility by the church and mission agency. We discover the solution to this entire issue in five simple phrases in God's Word. Yet, we also develop an understanding of the human dilemma which makes it difficult to follow that pattern of the Antioch church.
In Section II, we record seventy stories written by returning missionaries. I was amazed (yet I shouldn't have been) that time and again when I talked with a missionary that I knew had had a particularly difficult reentry, he would express a willingness to write his story. He was glad a study like this was being made to help others to avoid going through what he did. However, when it came time for him to write it down, the memory of the pain was still too great for him to do so. My heart cried as I saw the need for reentry care in so many. Some had been home for years without beginning to resolve their reentry issues. I wanted to give them my time. Yet, my priorities would not allow me to do so. I have to leave it to you, after reading this book, to find those living in your area and help to restore them.
Others were able to report with joy the work of their active reentry team. And give God the glory for a good adjustment to their home culture. Each story is followed by commentary intended to help you understand thoroughly the feelings and thoughts behind the stories--to grapple with the real issues of returning missionaries.
Then, in an attempt to help you relate that understanding to any potential problem of a similar nature your own missionary friend might encounter, we have placed some "for further action" ideas after each story.
Section III refers you to other articles, books and agencies for further help in this vital area of missionary care.
Ralph D. Winter, Founder, U.S. Center for World Mission
"I read THE REENTRY TEAM with tears in my eyes. Tears because every word hit so close to home. But also, tears of joy because of the healing that will come to many missionaries already home. Tears of joy because of the pain many missionaries will not have to endure on their reentry. And tears of joy because many hearts will be touched to become more effectively involved in missionary care."
Tim Feaver, Wycliffe Bible Translators
"The Reentry Team is a "must read" for church leaders and laymen alike. Its practical wisdom and touchingly true-to-life stories will uncondemningly assist the church in receiving back the ones they have sent out. The results? Healthy returnees will make enormous contributions to body life at home, the church will be blessed and built up, and world missions will go forward."
Peter Jordan, YWAM Associates International Author: Re-Entry - Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home
"Serving As Senders, by this same author, is one of the most important mission books of our day. Praise God now for a book that will help us minister to our missionaries when they return. The Reentry Team is a greatly needed, realistic study that needs prayerful reading. It is a tremendous expression of what is actually happening so often on the mission field. It should lead to a lot more and specific prayer for our missionaries around the globe."
George Verwer, Operation Mobilization
Peter Jordan has a good book on the topic: Re-Entry, Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home. It was published by YWAM in 1992. The ISBN is 0-927545-40-3. www.ywam.org
The Salvation Army has published a book called Crossing Cultures: How to Manage the Stress of Re-Entry edited by Margaret Burt and Peter Farthing, 1996 The Salvation Army, Australia Eastern Territory, 140 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000, Australia. ISBN 0 909206 39 2.
The Missionary Training Service has also published a booklet called The Missionary Team: Extending God's Kingdom Together which covers re-entry among many other practical aspects of missionary work. Available from the Missionary Training Service - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cost $6.50 plus $1.50 post and packing surface or US$3.00 airmail. Credit card payments or cheques in any currency to: The Missionary Training Service, 18 Aston Way, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2XY, United Kingdom.