Resources for and about Missionary Kids
If you are new to themes about Missionary Kids (MKs) and "Third Culture Kids" (TCKs), it is suggested that you start with the poem MK Reflections and then read the "MK Traits" section of the Missionary Kids in Ministry article for a more in-depth introduction.
This poem provides a good introduction to the most common missionary kid themes.
These articles list and describe Bible verses that have a special application for missionary kids or third culture kids.
The first contains verses related to general MK/TCK themes. The second describes the lives of various individuals and groups in the Bible who had experiences similar to those of MKs.
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This is an attempt to identify some of the most effective ways in which the combination of knowledge, skills, and dispositions shared by most missionary kids can be used in the service of God's kingdom.
This article describes several distinct ways in which a TCK can form his/her cultural identity from the cultures with which he/she has had contact.
This article provides ideas for how third culture kids can respond, seriously or humorously, to the loaded questions "Where are you from?" and "Where is home (for you)?".
This article speculates about how personality types influence the third culture kid experience.
This article analyzes several movies, highlighting themes that—directly or by analogy—relate to the TCK experience.
This was my first article posted online. I did thorough research to create a (non-exhaustive) list of virtues the Bible tells us to display. For each virtue I tried to find the best verse (or verses).
The article was not written specifically for MKs. However, it does have special relevance for missionary kids, since they become familiar with very diverse value systems and thus are often particularly deliberate in forming their own values.
This poem summarizes various key missions themes and can be sung as a hymn.
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