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Recent Webinars

Fundraising for Mission

As cross-cultural mission workers, we are often confronted by the overwhelming personal needs of the people around us. Moreover, the organizations and causes we serve require financial support for an ever-growing variety of projects.
In this webinar, we discuss how best to respond to the needs all around us in the mission field.

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Storytelling for Discipleship

At the Institute of World Mission, we have a passion to help Adventist missionaries grow as disciple-makers.
Our hearts go out to the many missionaries who become frustrated when traditional approaches (including proof-text Bible studies) fail them in oral, storytelling cultures.
We have prepared a webinar to help you combat this challenge.

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Facing Conflict of Interest in the Mission Field

In this webinar, the presenters will help Adventist missionaries and employees working cross-culturally take a thorough look at the challenges and dangers of violating best practices in the area of conflict of interest.
Conflict of Interest is often understood as a boring chore of signing a slip twice a year. In reality, it’s a complex ethical and cultural phenomenon. When violated, consequences are long felt and painful. It can make or break a ministry.

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Implications of Reading Scripture Through Our Cultural Lenses

Do we all read the Bible in the same way? Do we all glean the same insights from the Bible? To what extent does our culture impact what we see in the Scripture? What implications does this have to life and service of a missionary?
One of the five key goals for the Institute of World Mission is to help Adventist cross-cultural employees and missionaries think biblically about missions and its needs.

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Serving Effectively in Honor Shame Cultures

The three main points that we have prepared for you in this webinar are:
1. Get a fuller appreciation of what Shame and Honor cultures are.
2. Find out why this single factor plays a major role.
3. Start on a journey of serving effectively among people with Shame and Honor paradigm.

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Featured Theme Pages

Our goal is to help you go even deeper than attending an individual webinar event would allow.

With that, we present to you the IWM Featured Theme Pages.

Each page is a collection of all resources on this website—webinar sessions, blog posts, podcast episodes, courses and series—around a specific topic of interest. 

Below is a quick sample. Slide to the left or to the right to get the idea.

Just keep in mind, you will need to create a free IWM membership account or be logged in to access these Featured Theme Pages.

Witnessing & Discipling
Cross-cultural mission workers share the gospel in some of the most distant and difficult places to minister. Learning how to communicate the good news in an effective way is essential to missional ministry.
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Finances & Missions
Here you’ll find all the material on the IWM website devoted to the best use of financial resources in missions.
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Missionary Health
Cross-cultural mission workers face multiple hazardous environments ranging from high pollution to scarcity in variety of plant-based foods. Here we discuss health issues that are relevant to cross-cultural missions.
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Family & Marriage
Your marriage and family are key for effective cross-cultural ministry. Taking care of them is an essential aspect of your service. In this section, you will find valuable support on these topics.
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Kids' Corner
A collection of games and fun resources for children of missionaries.
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