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Missionary Retention

Going the Distance: Missionary retention among cross-cultural workers is a marathon not a sprint. Missionary Retention "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news" Romans 10:15 Why emphasize going the distance? How far? Wide variations in retention based on agencies •94.1% of cross-cultural field staff retained annually by agencies in Western countries. •96.9% of cross-cultural field staff retained annually by agencies in the majority world.? • Field Effectiveness – period of 8-17 years of service is most fruitful.' • Unity in Community -turnover challenges team cohesiveness. • Stewardship of sending investment. U.S. agencies, 10 year retention rate high-retention (> 1/3 of all agencies) 78% low-retention 38% How to Go the Distance Selection Stretching Effective, Continuous Training • More selection steps leads to higher retention rate (health screening, character references, ministry experience, church endorsement, etc.). •4 or fewer selection procedures = 10% agency annual attrition. •5 or more selection procedures = 5% agency annual attrition.* • The amount and quality of training correlates positively with retention according to both agency leaders$ and field staff.“ • Pre-field orientation has less connection with retention than either on-field orientation or continuing training and development opportunities." finishing the Race Support & Care Success Factors • Pray for wisdom for agency leaders in preparing workers for the long race. • Pray for stamina of cross-cultural workers. • Supportive home church • Sense of financial provision • Investment in member careo • Scaled services supporting 50 or more cross-cultural staff" Sources: Brought to you by our MISSIONARY To find more infographics good neighbor insurance from GMI visit co-sponsors: All the info you need to keep your family safe, and keep your work affordable. Because insurance doesn't have to be gmi complicated, it just has to be good.

Missionary Retention

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The paradigms around sending a cross-cultural missionary for the long haul are changing dramatically. Now more than ever it is important to understand how to retain those who are being sent cross-cult...


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