Member Care

Caring for missionaries by providing prayer, resources, and a friend to talk to.
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what is member care?

Member care is the ongoing investment of resources for the nurture and development of mission/aid personnel. We focus on every person who is involved in mission or aid, including children and home office staff. Member care reflects our commitment to truth, peace, and to love one another.

what is member care?

Member care is the ongoing investment of resources for the nurture and development of mission/aid personnel. We focus on every person who is involved in mission or aid, including children and home office staff. Member care reflects our commitment to truth, peace, and to love one another.
Girls Praying Together.
Girls Praying Together.

we are here for you.

Do you want to talk to us? We want to talk to you. We can meet in person in a socially-distanced setting or chat over a video call. If there is a topic you would like more information on or that has not been covered on the website, let us know and we will do our best to get the information to you. Whatever your need, we are available to talk through any issues you are facing.
Girls Praying Together.

we are here for you.

Do you want to talk to us? We want to talk to you. We can meet in person in a socially-distanced setting or chat over a video call. If there is a topic you would like more information on or that has not been covered on the website, let us know and we will do our best to get the information to you. Whatever your need, we are available to talk through any issues you are facing.

Meet the team.

YWAM Vancouver Member Care Team.

CHUCK + BOBBIE

We love Jesus and we love people!
We joined YWAM in the Philippines in 1988 and have been with Vancouver since 2008. Our main focuses are leadership development, mobilization, and member care.  
YWAM Vancouver Member Care Team.

NADINE

I have been with YWAM since 1999, and have worked in Australia, Malaysia, Scotland, and Canada. As a trained Life Coach and Spiritual Director, I have the privilege of supporting missionaries in their relationship with God so they can thrive while in missions. 
YWAM Vancouver Member Care Team.

CINDY

I love being a resource to our missionaries to help them be effective and resilient in their ministries. I haven't been called to do what they have, but I can help them fulfil the calling that Jesus has given them through body, soul, and spirit care. 

more resources.

We've put together a collection of our favourite resources to help you stay healthy as a missionary and to equip you to help your team. If you have more questions or are looking for more specific topics send us an email from the contact form below!
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Debriefing

Travelling back and forth between host country and home country, family issues, cultural differences, trauma, amazing miracles - all of this can leave us with a need to be debriefed.
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re-entry

When moving to another country culture shock is expected, but when we are returning to our home country we find we experience a kind of "reverse culture shock" when we get home.
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retreat centres

Who doesn't love a bit of R&R? Sometimes a retreat to a quiet place is needed, to pause, reflect, be refreshed and renewed. It's ok for you to take a break and let others serve you.
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grief + loss

Christians in ministry are not immune to grief and loss - be it loss of family members, ministry, vision or material things.

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third-culture kids

Kids growing up overseas have rich experiences, but sometimes struggle with loneliness, fitting in, identity, and self-esteem.

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general resources

Feel free to explore our library of books, podcasts and additional websites to provide you with the knowledge and support you need.

more resources.

We've put together a collection of our favourite resources to help you stay healthy as a missionary and to equip you to help your team. If you have more questions or are looking for more specific topics send us an email from the contact form below!
Coffee Cup Icon.

Debriefing

Travelling back and forth between host country and home country, family issues, cultural differences, trauma, amazing miracles - all of this can leave us with a need to be debriefed.
Plane Icon.

re-entry

When moving to another country culture shock is expected, but when we are returning to our home country we find we experience a kind of  "reverse culture shock" when we get home.
Prayer Icon.

grief + loss

Christians in ministry are not immune to grief and loss - be it loss of family members, ministry, vision or material things.
Tree Icon.

retreat centres

Who doesn't love a bit of R&R? Sometimes a retreat to a quiet place is needed, to pause, reflect, be refreshed and renewed. It's ok for you to take a break and let others serve you.
Suitcase Icon.

third-culture kids

Kids growing up overseas have rich experiences, but sometimes struggle with loneliness, fitting in, identity, and self-esteem.
Light Bulb Icon.

general resources

Feel free to explore our library of books, podcasts and additional websites to provide you with the knowledge and support you need.

Member care TRAINING

DEBRIEFING SEMINAR

There is now a North American Member Care Training team and they are working on virtual training on member care topics. There will be teaching by people experienced in debriefing as well as breakout sessions.
The first one they are offering is a seminar on Debriefing on December 10th and 11th from 10:00 to noon CST.  

Member care Course

Member care TRAINING

global event

DEBRIEFING SEMINAR

There is now a North American Member Care Training team and they are working on virtual training on member care topics. There will be teaching by people experienced in debriefing as well as breakout sessions.
The first one they are offering is a seminar on Debriefing on December 10th and 11th from 10:00 to noon CST. 

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