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Updated 3/8

Returnee Issues

One of the most attractive aspects of diaspora missions is the ability to reach a people group in a foreign setting where there may be greater access and openness and then see them return as trained and motivated missionaries to their cultural homelands and societies.

But unfortunately the majority of these returnees disappear from view soon after they arrive home.

The NextMove Returnees Team seeks to discover if there are socio-cultural factors that are at play in the returnee drama and to find fruitful practices that substantially increase the percentage of returnees who remain in the faith. The processes for discipleship in both the foreign setting and within the homeland need to be carefully examined to determine the obstacle and solutions for returnee success.

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