Thrive Together

We are all facing challenges in life, be it negotiating a ministry transition, learning a language, increasing our support levels, managing long-distance relationships with family, taking on a new leadership role, or preparing to re-enter our home culture. Having some help to guide us through this challenge and being supported by others going through the same thing can help us not just survive challenges, but to thrive and come out stronger.

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Thrive Together

Thrive Together is freely available to all missionaries. You do not need to be a member of Talent Trust to benefit from this service.

This is a unique opportunity to grow personally or professionally in a confidential and collaborative environment with others on a similar journey.

Each group is facilitated by a skilled coach to maximize the combined experience and wisdom of cross-cultural missionaries.

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The group offers an opportunity to verbalize your goals, aspirations, challenges, and setbacks. Have your thinking expanded by different perspectives from the group members, empowering you to discover a way forward to fully live out your calling.

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If you are serving as a missionary, you are invited to join us as we journey together to thrive in cross-cultural ministry.

“I know I’m not the only one that struggles with this, but hearing others talk through their challenges reminds me that I’m not alone.”

“Listening to others verbally process their goals gave me new insights that I had not considered before.“

“Being among a group of peers, I don’t feel like I am being judged all the time, and that gave me more time to be reflective.”


Kevin Stebbings works as Talent Trust’s Head of Coaching leading Thrive Together. Kevin Stebbings is passionate about helping others transform their lives. He is a graduate of the International Coach Academy in Melbourne and a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. He is the author of the book, “What Do You Really, Really Want?”

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  • Groups of 4-6 missionaries will meet monthly via Zoom for group coaching on their chosen theme.
  • At the beginning of every cohort time, each group member will share the progress they are making on their individual goals.
  • Group members will then be invited to share the outcome that they want from the facilitated conversation.
  • Guided by a skilled coach, group members will explore their goals from multiple perspectives in order to create new awareness and gain insights.
  • At the end of every Thrive Together session, each person will be invited to create action steps that they will take to move them forward with their personal or professional goals.
  • Each week there will be an opportunity for group members to share their progress and offer support and encouragement to one another via WhatsApp group chat.

Thrive Together is Free


Because we believe the challenges of missions life can limit the impact of a global worker’s ministry. We provide missionaries with the resources to stay physically, mentally and financially healthy, so they can thrive as long as needed in their calling.

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Navigating Transitions Well

Feeling lost, confused, and overwhelmed by so many changes. These are common emotions expressed by cross-cultural missionaries.

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Language Learning

Language Learning

Language learning takes intentional time and practice. Missionaries often spend several years trying to learn how to communicate in a new context.

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Effective Support Raising

A 2003 study conducted with 592 mission agencies representing more than 38,700 missionaries reveals that the single greatest reason most missionaries don’t remain on the field is because they aren’t able to sustain their support.

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Long-Distance Family Relationships

Long-Distance Family Relationships

Despite the availability of online tools, maintaining meaningful long-distance family relationships is an ever-present challenge.

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Whether you have pushed to gain a position of leadership or leadership has been thrust upon you, we all can be better leaders. Leadership is both a skill and an art. Working with a coach this leadership group will look at each individual’s situation, and look at how to lead well where you are.

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Re-entry to your Home Culture

Re-Entry to Your Home Culture

Reverse culture shock occurs when you return home after years of service in a different culture. The culture shock of returning home can often be more challenging than the culture shock of moving to an unfamiliar culture.

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Thriving Cross-Culturally

Thriving Cross-Culturally

Trying to navigate life in a new context where nothing is familiar and simple can be mentally exhausting. There are many challenges associated with living in a cross-cultural context. So many new tastes, sounds, and smells can become overwhelming. As an outsider, it can be a struggle to know whom to trust and where you belong, which impacts your ability to develop meaningful friendships.

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If you have any questions about Thrive Together, please contact us at

[email protected]