Question about Guidance for missionaries:
"How can I determine if I should sign on to stay another term?"
If they are unable to help you, you might take your concerns to others in the organization, such as other leaders or those responsible for HR/personnel, or what is often called member care.
You should also be in contact with your home church while you are in the process of making this kind of decision. Many people do not let their church back home or their supporters know about a problem or transition until their decision is already made. It's better to bring them into the conversation sooner so they won't be so surprised, will pray for you, and can offer their perspective.
Questions to ask yourself or discuss with others may include:
1. What other opportunities might you pursue if you don't continue for another term?
2. What do you feel God is leading you into, long-term, and how does this fit in?
3. How will leaving vs. staying affect others, e.g., your coworkers or those you are serving?
4. Is there someone else who could take up your responsibilities? If not, are you prepared to see these things come to an end?
5. If you do stay, what things would you like to do differently during your next term? Are there things you can and should do to change your circumstances? (e.g., raise more support, seek a change in your responsibilities, invest more in certain relationships, etc.)
6. If you leave, what does it look like to "finish well"?
May the Lord of the harvest unfold all he has for you and through you!
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