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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.

Webcasts & Articles

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 for more information. Click the image below to view a brochure with more details about the cohort. Click the "Apply now" button to apply.

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

Webcasts & Articles

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

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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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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