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Too valuable to lose : exploring the causes and cures of missionary attrition / edited by William D. Taylor.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 0878082778
  • ISBN: 9780878082773
  • Description: xviii, 380 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : William Carey Library, c1997.

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Gordon College Stack Level 1 BV 2063 .T66 1997 (Text to phone) Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Preface / David Tai-Woong Lee -- Prologue / William D. Taylor -- Part 1. The foundational papers -- Introduction: examining the iceberg called attrition / William D. Taylor -- Missionary attrition: defining the problem / Paul McKaughan -- An integrated model of missions / Rodolfo "Rudy" Girón -- Reflections on attrition in career missionaries: a generational perspective into the future / Kath Donovan and Ruth Myors -- Part 2. The research analysis -- Designing the ReMAP research project / Jonathan Lewis -- Missionary attrition: the ReMAP research project / Peter W. Brierly -- Further findings in the research data / Delef Blöcher and Jonathan Lewis --
Part 3. National case studies -- Missionary attrition in Korea: opinions of agency executives / Steve Sang-Cheol Moon -- Brazilian missionaries: how long are they staying? / Ted Limpic -- Attrition in the United Kingdom / Stanley Davies -- Attrition in Ghana / Seth Anyomi -- Attrition in the USA and Canada / Phillip Elkins -- Part 4. Thematic chapters -- The selection process -- The selection process and the issues of attrition: perspectives of the new sending countries / Bertil Ekström -- A call to partnership in the missionary selection process: perspective of the old sending countries / Daryl Platt -- Formal and non-formal pre-field training -- Formal and non-formal pre-field training: perspectives of the new sending countries / Margaretha Adwiwardana -- Formal and non-formal pre-field training: perspective of the old sending countries / Bruce Dipple --
Mission agency screening and orientation -- Mission agency screening and orientation and effect of attrition factors: perspective of the new sending countries / Seth Anyomi -- Mission agency screening and orientation: a person journey: perspectives of the old sending countries / Brent Lindquist -- On-field training and supervision -- Missionary attrition issues, supervision: perspectives of the new sending countries / Sung-Sam Kang -- On-field training and supervision: perspectives of the old sending countries / Myron S. Harrison -- Pastoral care of the missionary -- Some reflections on pastoral care: perspectives of the new sending countries / Belinda Ng -- Member care on the field, taking the longer road: perspectives of the old sending countries / Kelly O'Donnell -- What about missionary kids and attrition? / David Pollock -- Interview of six church pastors from five nations: attrition issues / William D. Taylor -- An international guide for member care resources / Kelly O'Donnell --
Part 5. Final observations and outcomes -- Challenging the missions stakeholders: conclusions and implications; further research / William D. Taylor -- Part 6. Additional resources -- Survey instrument -- Attrition tracking guidelines for mission agencies / Phillip Elkins and Jonathan Lewis.
Subject: Missions > Theory.
Christian leadership.
Twenty-first century.
Taylor, William David. (Added Author). World Evangelical Fellowship. (Added Author).

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