separate the Great Commission from the Great Commandment
Having completed a career in teaching at Asbury College, Dr. Ron Koteskey is a Member Care Consultant for GO InterNational. Through GO, Ron and
his wife, Bonnie, offer on-field help to independent missionaries, to
missionaries whose agencies have no one designated for missionary care,
and to missionaries who would prefer talking with someone outside their
As part of this
ministry they have developed a series of brochures,
a database, and fifteen
e-books: four on re-entry, including Missionary
Member Care - An Introduction, another titled What
Missionaries Ought to Know (freshly revised and combining the series
of brochures of the same name), several on TCKs, one on adolescence, one
on marriage issues, one on singles issues, two on bribery, and another on Psychology for Missionaries. Follow this link for
more information on the e-books.
Written for missionaries, these brochures contain practical information
about various topics related to missions and mental health. They are
written in a short, simple, question-answer format and are available on
this web site in pdf format so that they may be distributed to others via
email. They are free and may be freely shared.
Fifteen e-books are available for download here, or for reading
online. These books are also free and may be freely shared.
There are e-book copies of the entire "What Missionaries Ought to
Know" series (updated July 2013 and now
has 60 chapters), the Reentry book, Coming Home, Understanding
Adolescence, and Third Culture Kids and Adolescence: Cultural
Missionary Member Care - An
Missionaries and Bribes
Bribery and the Bible
Psychology for Missionaries
Raising Resilient MKs
Missionary Singles Issues
Books are now available in .mobi
and .epub formats for
use on a Kindle or a Nook.
Developed for those involved in member care, this database contains
information about missionary care. Potentially useful for missionaries in
general, this database contains information about more than 800 articles
and books. It can be used to produce lists of publications or annotated
bibliographies with information on more than 100 topics relevant to
Resources by Topic
Resources by Author
When returning to their passport country, many missionaries have
difficulty reentering the culture in which they grew up. They may
find it difficult to close the chapter on their time in the host culture
and begin the new chapter in their “home” culture.
As a result of their experience in facilitating more than thirty
reentry retreats, Ron and Bonnie have prepared a guide which can be
effectively used in a group / retreat setting, or by individuals.
See also the reentry e-books for
elementary children and their parents
Ron developed his thoughts relating to TCKs (Third Culture Kids) in
his e-book titled: Third Culture Kids and Adolescence: Cultural
See also the e-book for children 6-12
years old reentering their passport culture as well as the book for their
"Are you interested in what people want to know about missionary
care? In what questions they are asking? In what topics they click on?
Follow this link to read Ron's paper about activity on this website.
Cross-cultural life and ministry puts unique stresses on marriage and
missionaries are not immune.
Here is a special series of brochures on this important topic:
brochures were recently added on "Missionary Marriage Issues:”
I'm Just a Trailing Spouse
You Spent the Money on WHAT?!
Marriage or Ministry?
FUNdraising Isn't Fun!
In a new series, Ron explores some of the unique issues that face
Some of the topics include:
Celibacy & Chastity
The Ticking Clock
Explore the full series or
download the ebook