This section has information on those who provide member care services or advice to mission workers.

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Every day I see beautiful, passionate, world changers torn to bits by the machine that is missions, limping home disillusioned, cynical, and shipwrecked from their faith. It makes me wonder if this churning beast we’ve created has gone awry and our youth are just collateral damage, expendable because there’s always...
Team Dynamics (How can we move forward together?) Most of us have been part of a team at some point in our lives. Teams come together around a common purpose. We understand that teams can achieve more than an individual can. When teams are running well the energy is high, capacity...
Cowering by the radiator in my mother’s home, wrapped in my large pink fluffy dressing gown, was my first experience of reverse culture shock. In my early twenties I had spent time living and working in a South East Asian Orphanage for children with disabilities. Being immersed daily into poverty,...
Practice of taking a Sabbath? In my life prior to being a full -time missionary I had not ever considered the principle of taking a Sabbath , but quickly became aware of what it can be like to be a full -time Christian worker. The demands are great, we set our...
Disputes and conflicts between individuals and groups, in organisations or in private, Christian as well as secular, are all too frequent. Left to take their course, minor differences can become acrimonious, and may lead to painful partings of the ways for those involved. The cost of not dealing properly with...
  I’m so tired and I cannot sleep, As my fears all surface and drag me in deep. The darkness and anguish hit me between the eyes. All those memories I desperately try to deny. The dark shadows follow me around every day. Those thoughts of despair I can’t shake away. (One verse from a poem the...
Building resilience is the ability to bounce back after difficult events. How do we increase our ability to remain resilient when facing adversity. Mission workers are often under great pressure, there is little time to switch off, and maintaining healthy boundaries can become challenging. The nature of working within mission...
If we are any kind of leader someone is going to be unhappy with something we have or haven’t done, something we’ve said or a decision we’ve made. It can leave us feeling discouraged and angry. How do we handle it? WHAT TO DO The first thing to do is consider whether...
"I was a week into my placement when the Accounts Officer quit, the Country Director was on leave, my Programme Manager was swamped with taking on the CD's tasks, and I was asked to complete a household nutritional survey with over 100 respondents by the end of the week, with...

Book Reviews

"If you consider yourself a member carer, or if you want to explore any issues related to missionary wellbeing, then this is a great book to have at your fingertip". A review of this member care guide book by Laura Mae Gardner. Reviewed by Mike Frith.
Reviewed by Mike Frith
"Be warned - this book is dynamite, blowing excuses and ignorance to smithereens". A review of this book by Marina Prins and Braam Willemse. Reviewed by Joy Piper.
Reviewed by Joy Piper
"The book covers so much ground and provides so many practical tips that even if your church has a well-developed strategy for missionary care, there's probably something here that you can use". A review of this book by David J Wilson. Reviewed by Marti Wade.
Reviewed by Marti Wade
  • Daybreak Academy Mauritius

    Daybreak serves as a tool (organisation) for the Love & Unity within the Global Body of Christ by developing Member care & Communication and by facilitating partnerships among Christians, churches and organisations.
    Tel: +230 59467517
    Location: Beau-Bassin, Mauritius
  • Ellel Ministries South Africa

    Ellel Africa is based at Shere House in Pretoria, South Africa. We hold a variety of events, both at the centre and at churches around South Africa. We are also the base for mission visits to other parts of Africa. Ellel KwaZulu-Natal was established in 2012 and is based near Durban, South Africa. We run training courses and healing services in the area.
    Tel: +27 12 809 0031
    Location: South Africa
  • Ellel Ministries, UK & Ireland

    Ellel Ministries is a non-denominational Christian ministry that began in England in 1986 and is now established in over 20 countries around the world. We look to serve the Body of Christ in two main ways - by offering personal prayer ministry to those in need and by training and equipping people so that they can help others more effectively. We offer a wide range of events and training from our 5 centres in the UK & Ireland.
    Tel: 01524 751651
  • Family Joy, Sweden

    I would love to meet you, your family or your group to help you find new ways to bring more joy into your lives and into your relationships. During conversations and group joy guidance , you can see how I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. I can meet you both where I am, where you are, or on skype. During seminars , you can read about knowledge and experiences I am happy to share with you, and theme days and retreats that I lead.
    Location: Sweden
  • Heilbronn MemberCare Center

    In our interdisciplinary center we combine the following eight areas:

    Intercultural competence
    Psychological therapy
    Membercare experience
    Mediation and skills of conflict management
    Counseling and supervision abilities
    Spiritual and theological resources
    Organizational development consulting
    Coaching of CEOs, leaders and teams
    Tel: ++49 177 3644 150
    Location: Germany
  • See Beyond Counselling & Coaching services

    See Beyond has been serving English-speaking expatriates for over 5 years. Through counselling, coaching, consulting, and training, we come alongside individuals, couples, and organizations to help them thrive in cross-cultural environments throughout North Africa. We collaborate with others to provide business coaching, education consulting, and more
    Location: Oxford, OH, United States