Missionaries returning home often experience reverse culture shock — when an individual or missionary returns home after spending an extended period of time in a different culture and has difficulty readjusting psychologically, emotionally, physically, and culturally. Reverse culture shock is something all churches should be aware of in order to best serve their missionaries who return home.
Category: Reach Out
Pastor Sam Choi shares his ministry journey and explains how expectations often differ from reality. His story is one of a transition from idolizing ministry and wanting to prove himself to integrating his family into his ministry and achieving a healthy balance, which he feels has empowered their church plant in the community. He now sees that evolution as part of God’s plan to help us grow in our ministry.
Pastor Bob Fabey, author of NotMyJesus, expounds on how it takes actual work to portray Jesus as the Bible does. He explains how we need to have love at the forefront of our minds and not get caught up in the “debate of the day.” What flows out of our love is cultural engagement to further the gospel.