Failed Missionary is creating the Failed Missionary Podcast and Blog
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Failed Missionary is a podcast and (soon to be) blog of sorts that explores topics and narratives related to the modern approach of Western Christian missions and questions the odd, and often troubling ways we've interpreted the "Great Commission" from the vantage point of former (and sometimes current) missionaries, thought-leaders, pastors and clergy alike.

Since launching the show in early 2018, over 35,000 people have been accessing the show from 151 countries around the globe. Side note: 51 of those countries are in the 10/40 window. That means we only have 18 countries to go! And we have only just begun!

With the amount of time and effort that goes into making the program happen AND for where we are going, we need the help of a village to make this happen. But really, we do. So, we are launching a Patreon account to create a sustainable community. By joining our support team of missions partners - you are joining like-minded individuals in creating community driven content that will help those who are still in missions or are already out of missions, but are trying to find their way forward.

For every $25 raised, thats another White Savior we can bring back home! But for real, our goals are listed on the left side (or at the bottom of this page if on mobile) where you can see our progress and where the money is going. Our budget is probably more transparent than the missions organization you left or have previously given to. Failed Missionary is deeply ecumenical and wildly affirming of all races, sexual and gender orientations, beliefs, etc. By joining our community, you are helping create content for those who have been cast out of the Missionary/Church world. Which is, mostly those who aren't what is hoped for in one of the demographics just mentioned. 

Nations reached by Failed Missionary to date: 151
People Reached to date: 35,000ish
White Saviors Returned Home: Maybe 17?
(Source: Our Google Analytics)

Tiers
The Obligated Missions Partner
$1 or more per month
You’re not sure where this is going or if God is going to fulfill promises, but you’re onboard with whatever happens and want to be faithful to support a missionary.


  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the next episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
The Curious Missions Partner
$3 or more per month
You need a little more information on what your missionary is up to. You’ve requested access to see the honest behind the scenes in real time.


  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the next episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram - Get (hopefully) daily updates of whats going on on The Field - just for Patrons.
The “Old-Fashioned” Missions Partner
$5 or more per month
You’re the old fashioned supporter who prefers to hear from your missionary via snail mail. If you have time - you'll figure the internet out and go deeper. 


  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the next episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram
  • Postcards From The Field 1x a Month
  • Slack Community (Patrons only)
The Honest, Maybe Very Worst Missions Pastor
$7 or more per month
You’re the honest, maybe very worst missions pastor. You want to get heavily invested in the missionary you sent and from time to time you accidentally, or purposefully include the wrong stories in the church handouts that goes out to the masses.
 
  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the next episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram
  • Postcards From The Field 1x a Month
  • Slack Community
  • Monthly Google Hangout
  • Curate “Stories That Didn’t Make The Newsletter”, a new podcast where Jamie Wright, Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior and others read, listen, react and talk about your stories that never made the newsletter.
The Controlling Missions Pastor
$10 or more per month
You’re the missions pastor that needs to know everything that has been said and know about everything that your missionary is up to, even the private details.

 

  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the next episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram
  • Postcards From The Field 1x a Month
  • Slack Community
  • Monthly Google Hangout
  • Curate “Stories That Didn’t Make The Newsletter”
  • Unedited Conversations: Get access to all of our interviews, unedited. (The conversations are wild. Some things were suppose to stay quiet for a reason.)


The (overly) Caring Missions Pastor
$15 or more per month
You are fully invested into your missionary’s life. You’re making sure they stay on the path to fulfill their calling. You’re also not afraid to step in and help direct it.

 

  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the every episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram
  • Postcards From The Field 1x a Month
  • Slack Community
  • Monthly Google Hangout
  • Curate “Stories That Didn’t Make The Newsletter”
  • Unedited Conversations
  • Executive Producer: Help us shape the show, get your name in the credits on the show and choose future topics from the requests that have came in OR you submit yours to the front of the line. 
The Senior Pastor
$50 or more per month
You are fully invested and determined to make sure your missionary is doing everything they need to be doing to fulfill their calling and to stay healthy. You also want to chat with them at least once a month.

 

  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of every episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram
  • Postcards From The Field 1x a Month
  • Slack Community
  • Monthly Google Hangout
  • Curate "Stories That Didn't Make The Newsletter"
  • Unedited Conversations
  • Producer
  • Connect - Talk one on one with me for at least 1x a month for an hour
Goals
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Our services are covered to keep the show running. (The cost of the website, distribution, etc.)
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Failed Missionary is a podcast and (soon to be) blog of sorts that explores topics and narratives related to the modern approach of Western Christian missions and questions the odd, and often troubling ways we've interpreted the "Great Commission" from the vantage point of former (and sometimes current) missionaries, thought-leaders, pastors and clergy alike.

Since launching the show in early 2018, over 35,000 people have been accessing the show from 151 countries around the globe. Side note: 51 of those countries are in the 10/40 window. That means we only have 18 countries to go! And we have only just begun!

With the amount of time and effort that goes into making the program happen AND for where we are going, we need the help of a village to make this happen. But really, we do. So, we are launching a Patreon account to create a sustainable community. By joining our support team of missions partners - you are joining like-minded individuals in creating community driven content that will help those who are still in missions or are already out of missions, but are trying to find their way forward.

For every $25 raised, thats another White Savior we can bring back home! But for real, our goals are listed on the left side (or at the bottom of this page if on mobile) where you can see our progress and where the money is going. Our budget is probably more transparent than the missions organization you left or have previously given to. Failed Missionary is deeply ecumenical and wildly affirming of all races, sexual and gender orientations, beliefs, etc. By joining our community, you are helping create content for those who have been cast out of the Missionary/Church world. Which is, mostly those who aren't what is hoped for in one of the demographics just mentioned. 

Nations reached by Failed Missionary to date: 151
People Reached to date: 35,000ish
White Saviors Returned Home: Maybe 17?
(Source: Our Google Analytics)

Recent posts by Failed Missionary

Tiers
The Obligated Missions Partner
$1 or more per month
You’re not sure where this is going or if God is going to fulfill promises, but you’re onboard with whatever happens and want to be faithful to support a missionary.


  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the next episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
The Curious Missions Partner
$3 or more per month
You need a little more information on what your missionary is up to. You’ve requested access to see the honest behind the scenes in real time.


  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the next episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram - Get (hopefully) daily updates of whats going on on The Field - just for Patrons.
The “Old-Fashioned” Missions Partner
$5 or more per month
You’re the old fashioned supporter who prefers to hear from your missionary via snail mail. If you have time - you'll figure the internet out and go deeper. 


  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the next episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram
  • Postcards From The Field 1x a Month
  • Slack Community (Patrons only)
The Honest, Maybe Very Worst Missions Pastor
$7 or more per month
You’re the honest, maybe very worst missions pastor. You want to get heavily invested in the missionary you sent and from time to time you accidentally, or purposefully include the wrong stories in the church handouts that goes out to the masses.
 
  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the next episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram
  • Postcards From The Field 1x a Month
  • Slack Community
  • Monthly Google Hangout
  • Curate “Stories That Didn’t Make The Newsletter”, a new podcast where Jamie Wright, Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior and others read, listen, react and talk about your stories that never made the newsletter.
The Controlling Missions Pastor
$10 or more per month
You’re the missions pastor that needs to know everything that has been said and know about everything that your missionary is up to, even the private details.

 

  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the next episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram
  • Postcards From The Field 1x a Month
  • Slack Community
  • Monthly Google Hangout
  • Curate “Stories That Didn’t Make The Newsletter”
  • Unedited Conversations: Get access to all of our interviews, unedited. (The conversations are wild. Some things were suppose to stay quiet for a reason.)


The (overly) Caring Missions Pastor
$15 or more per month
You are fully invested into your missionary’s life. You’re making sure they stay on the path to fulfill their calling. You’re also not afraid to step in and help direct it.

 

  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of the every episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram
  • Postcards From The Field 1x a Month
  • Slack Community
  • Monthly Google Hangout
  • Curate “Stories That Didn’t Make The Newsletter”
  • Unedited Conversations
  • Executive Producer: Help us shape the show, get your name in the credits on the show and choose future topics from the requests that have came in OR you submit yours to the front of the line. 
The Senior Pastor
$50 or more per month
You are fully invested and determined to make sure your missionary is doing everything they need to be doing to fulfill their calling and to stay healthy. You also want to chat with them at least once a month.

 

  • Patreon Discussion Forum and Community
  • Special Patreon-Only Newsletter Update
  • Shout Out in the Credits of every episode!
  • Patron Only PDF Transcript of our episodes
  • Private Instagram
  • Postcards From The Field 1x a Month
  • Slack Community
  • Monthly Google Hangout
  • Curate "Stories That Didn't Make The Newsletter"
  • Unedited Conversations
  • Producer
  • Connect - Talk one on one with me for at least 1x a month for an hour