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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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September Activate Post: The church’s role in developing cross-cultural workers
Here are some tangible steps to take if you know someone who feels called to cross-cultural ministry.
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August Activate Post: On your mark, get set…pause!
Although counter to our cultural ways, pausing can have a positive impact on our life and ministries. Read this article from our church culture team to learn more...
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July Activate Post: Who is your neighbor?
Do you ever drive around town and see church signs that you can’t read?
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June Activate Post: Planning for the school year
Want to make an impact in your community? Start with the local schools.
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May Activate Post: The surprising work of mobilization
What is the purpose of mobilization when it comes to local churches?
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April Activate Post: You have to get out of the boat
Last month I was in Florida for an event, and the accommodations were located along the beach...
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March Activate Post: Are we in danger of hoarding?
If 76 percent of US Christians are not sharing he Great Commission, are we holding on to something that is supposed to be passed on?
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Pennsylvania church expands its mission ministries, impacts its community
TMS Global’s church training program equips congregations to reach out to their neighbors and other cultures with the love of Christ.
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January Activate Post: Best practices in preparing for high-impact events at your church
During my years as a local church pastor in Nova Scotia, Canada, I led churches in hosting many types of high-impact events.
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