How We Can Help
We offer pre-departure orientation to prepare our tentmakers as well as year-round field support so they can be fruitful in both work and ministry.
Daily life and work in China
Realistic expectations regarding adjustment in cross-cultural living and work
History of Christianity in China and implications for the Gospel today
China’s religious policies and need for sensitivity
Year-Round Field Support
Two retreats for spiritual renewal, continuing education, fellowship, rest and recreation
Two pastoral visits in spring and fall
Regular contact with our care team by email, phone or Skype
Professional counseling and coaching
Peer support and monthly prayer fellowship in the same city
Year-Round Home Support
GLS intercessors pray for tentmakers from daily prayer emails written by our care team
Monthly prayer meetings give updates on tentmakers and their ministries
GLS channels your support and provide tax deduction receipts to donors.
Career Guidance, Professional Networks & Referrals
Career development impacts a tentmaker's sustainability and effectiveness on the field.
GLS Partners, who are seasoned professionals on the field, are available to offer work-related counsel, networking and assistance.
Returning home after a season of service overseas may happen as planned or unexpectedly.
The challenges of relocation and reverse culture shock are often underestimated.
We help returning tentmakers process their journey and prepare for the next stage of life and ministry.