Member Care Resources

Member Care Resources

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Debriefing

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Debriefing

CANADA

Located in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, they provide professional counseling at affordable rates.
Discipleship/Lay counseling in the areas of burnout, pornography, marriage struggles and sexual abuse.

Wellspring Christian Counseling

Laurel Hildebrandt MTSC, Certified Clinical Counselor, in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Phone: 1-604- 217-0558
Archway Counselling Association provides a broad range of counselling services founded on God’s truths to help people move toward wholeness.

UNITED STATES

An association of individuals who are certified in the Le Rucher model of missionary debriefing.
Located in California, Link Care has a professional team of counselors who will help you navigate life's hurts.
Regular Debriefing and Renewal (DAR) week-long group sessions as well as other quality training and support.
Personal one-week debriefing based on the Le Rucher principle in Lakeside, Montana, USA.
A nine day debrief and wellness retreat designed for singles, couples and families, usually held in the USA.

GLOBAL

Based in Cessy, France, they provide comprehensive debriefing in the form of individual, family, or group settings, team debriefs and crisis intervention.
The Well International serves cross-cultural workers in Asia and around the world through Clinical Counselling, Soul Care, Training and Events.
Debriefing retreats offered in Europe and the USA by Barnabas Zentrum.
Life Journey Centre's goal is to provide services for the emotional well-being of individuals, couples and families serving cross-culturally.
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re-entry

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re-entry

WEBSITES

Missions and mental health resources.
The comprehensive guide for people moving to or across Canada.
Providing a safe place for Canadian missionary kids to debrief and transition.

BOOKS

Re-Entry: Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home
By Peter Jordan
Burn-up or Splash Down: Surviving the Culture Shock of Re-entry
By Marion Knell
The Reentry Team – Caring for Your Returning Missionaries
By Neal Pirolo
The Art of Coming Home
By Craig Storti
Returning Well: Your Guide to Thriving Back “Home” After Serving Cross-Culturally - By Melissa Chaplin
Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service
By Amy Young
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retreat centres

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retreat centres

CANADA

Rivendell welcomes small groups and individuals who are seeking spiritual renewal, respite, and growth. Special needs accessible.
Located near Vernon, British Columbia, Christian leaders can be encouraged, supported, and restored physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Serving people who want to listen to God, receive refreshment from Him, and live out their unique purpose in the world. 
Retreat and renewal centre for individuals and groups.
Their two locations, Derbyshire Downs in Westport, Ontario and Ellel Western Canada in Calgary, Alberta, offer opportunities for training as well as personal prayer ministry.
Barnabas Family Ministries, on Keats Island, BC, is dedicated to strengthening, educating and encouraging families through Christian retreats.
A haven for singles and couples to learn, reflect, and be renewed. During your week in Priddis, Alberta, you will receive personalized care and group instruction to help rekindle your marriage or vocational commitments.
Cultivating a passion for God by seeking after the heart of God through retreat. Located in Sorrento, BC.

UNITED STATES

Barnabas organizes and sponsors conferences related to Member Care all over the world. Their base of operations is in Rockford, Illinois.
Christian retreat centre offering professional counselling and shared community, designed to specifically help leaders emerge from burnout or breakdown.
A nine day debrief and wellness retreat designed for singles, couples and families, usually held in the USA.
Located in beautiful Welches, Oregon, USA, they are an intentional Christian community for equipping, refreshing, and restoring global workers for Kingdom purposes.
Located near Sumas, Washington.

INTERNATIONAL

Rest and relaxation. Their services include counselling, retreats, team building seminars, and Bible study.
Vast information on retreat centres, conferences and resources based in the UK and Europe.
Serving cross-cultural workers in Asia and around the world through clinical counselling, pastoral care, training and events.
Single Vision is a renewal retreat that focuses on ministering to the Protestant multi-national missions community. 

CORPORATE RETREATS

A five day retreat for small groups sponsored at Camp Hope, near Hope, BC. The spiritual, psychological, mental, physical and leadership needs of those in professional Christian ministry are understood and addressed.
A secluded Colorado lodge where scores of Christians have found a new day dawning in their hearts and spirits. This peaceful refuge in the Rockies is set aside for solace, healing and gentle restoration.
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grief + loss

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grief + loss

WEBSITES

Encouraging, equipping and educating widows, strengthening those who have experienced loss and reaching out to widows internationally.
A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.
Free, evidence-based resources to understand and navigate mental health challenges.
Remembering those who gave their lives in service to the Lord through YWAM. 

BOOKS

Where is God When It Hurts
By Philip Yancey
Disappointment With God
By Phillip Yancey
Inside Grief
By Kathy O’Brien
The Path of Loneliness
By Elisabeth Elliott
90 Minutes In Heaven
By Don Piper
To Live Again
By Catherine Marshall
Heaven
By Randy Alcorn
A Grace Disguised
By Jerry Sittser
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third-culture kids

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third-culture kids

WEBSITES

A non-profit community dedicated to giving third-culture kids and adults a sense of belonging.
A non-profit community dedicated to giving third-culture kids and adults a sense of belonging.
Missionary Kid Caregivers is a network for people who are involved in missionary care. This group provides a place to network information and to seek to support one another in our various ministries.  They gather at MK Caregivers Summit to encourage, network, and share resources.
Re-entry/Transition program for Canadian mission kids aged 17-20.

BOOKS

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds (Third Edition)
By David Pollock, Ruth E. Van Reken, and Michael V. Pollock.
Home Keeps Moving
By Heidi Sand-Hart
Don’t Pig Out on Junk Food: The MK’s Guide to Survival in the U.S.
By Alma Daugherty Gordon
Worlds Apart: A Third Culture Kid’s Journey
By Marilyn R. Gardner
The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transitions
By Tina Quick
Off We Go: An Activity Book for Children (Age 3-8) Going Overseas
By Hwai-Bing Pwee & Polly Ho
Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging
By Marilyn R. Gardner
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general resources

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general resources

WEBSITES

BOOKS

Doing Member Care Well: Perspectives and Practises from around the World By Kelly O’Donnell
Too Valuable to Lose – Exploring the Causes and Cures of Missionary Attrition By William D. Taylor
Building Strong Workplaces
By Barry Austin
Honourably Wounded – Stress Among Christian Workers
By Marjory F. Foyle
On Being a Missionary
By Thomas Hale, Jr.
Strategic Pastoral Counselling
By David Benner
Global Member Care: The Pearls and Perils of Good Practice
By Kelly O’Donnell
Mind the Gaps: Engaging the Church in Missionary Care
By David J. Wilson
Missionary Care: Counting the Cost for World Evangelisation
By Kelly O’Donnell
Enhancing Missionary Vitality
By John R. Powell and Joyce M. Bowers
Resources for Small Groups & Team Building
By Barry Austin & Stephe Mayer
The Reentry Team – Caring for Your Returning Missionaries
By Neal Pirolo
Leadership Coaching
By Tony Stoltzfus
Families in Ministry – How To Thrive, Not Just Survive
By Andreas and Angela Fresz
Serving As Senders Today – How to Care for your Missionaries
By Neal Pirolo
Healthy, Resilient and Effective in Cross-Cultural Ministry
By Laura Mae Gardner