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Church Resources

Our church culture department regularly provides resources to inform, engage, and inspire you for maximum mission impact. Check this resource page regularly for new articles, webcasts, and training offered.

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Additional Training

The specific training sessions below are designed either to enable seamless implementation of the essential strategies presented in the Activate Training or to assist mission leaders in determining how better to lead mission efforts in your church.

Short-term mission trips in a virtual world

Read these articles to explore ideas related to planning and hosting a virtual short-term mission trip.

What do short-term mission trips look like during a global pandemic?

Disrupting missions

Virtual short-term mission trips may be a valuable experience for church members who are unable to travel during COVID-19 restrictions. 

Virtual short-term missions

Tools for your virtual short-term mission trip:

Inductive method of culture learning

Observation questions for cultural learning

Video tips

Virtual prayer walk

Mission Leader Cohort

TMS Global's Mission Leader Cohort is a one-year cohort community for mission leaders in deeply engaged churches. Join this shared learning experience that engages real and complex mission issues. Our next cohort begins this fall. If you are interested, please email rdahlin@tms-global.org for more information. 

Foundational Partnerships

Foundational Partnerships is designed to help churches, TMS Global staff, and cross-cultural workers set the stage for working together effectively. Attendees will learn how to launch well and set up structures that will support and sustain workers throughout their time of service, leading to long-term success and health. For more information, and to learn about upcoming dates, please email sparham@tms-global.org.

Webcasts & Articles

Read articles by staff and watch MissioCast videos with church leaders to help your church be equipped for greater mission outreach.

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Short-term missions in a virtual world
Virtual short-term mission trips may be a valuable experience for church members who are unable to travel during COVID-19 restrictions.
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Disrupting missions
What do short-term mission trips look like during a global pandemic?
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May Activate Post: Practical ways to join Jesus during a global pandemic
During COVID-19, there is a special opportunity to show the world the love of Christ in small yet profound ways.
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April Activate Post: Doing our part on the team
Here are seven ways to care for the missionaries you support.
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March Activate Post: Missions with or without the trip
Can we show the world a different way to live during the coronavirus outbreak?
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February Activate Post: A global view of mobilization
Steve Wilson recounts stories of mobilization from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
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January Activate Post: New year, new resolve
What is God calling your church to commit to in this new year?
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December Activate Post: 10 ways to bless cross-cultural workers this Christmas
As a congregation, how are you blessing and encouraging your cross-cultural workers this Christmas?
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November Activate Post: How [not] to make a fresh start in January
Google “how to make a fresh start in January,” and you will see plenty of articles suggesting how to start the new year off right.
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October Activate Post: What the early Church can teach our congregations
When a deadly plague broke out in the Roman Empire in 250 AD, Christians were noticed for their unlikely response.
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