Elizabeth Spencer writes, “It is easy to get burnt out while living overseas. I know that, you know that, but are we doing enough to make sure we don’t get burnt out? The answer for me is almost always ‘no.'” Here, she offers wise advice to create longevity and health in your global work–reminding us all that there are many things, but only one is important (Luke 10:41-42).
“…and more people who aspire to the office of elder,” asserts 9 Marks’ Dayton Hartman. Writing more specifically to pastors, Hartman’s words about his own path to pastorship has wise words for those of us thinking about going overseas, as overseers (see what I did there?). If you think you’re ready for a leadership role, make sure to check this one out.
He explains, “I thought the biblical qualifications for elders were easily met the moment I experienced a subjective calling from God.
“I was wrong.” Check out more of his thoughts here. And you might consider our free self-assessments for global work readiness, especially part III.