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Caring for Others

304603_10150982343277647_495806639_nwww.caringforothers.org

Caring for Others is a member care ministry whose purpose is to increase the effectiveness of missionaries and reduce their attrition rate. It cares for the relational, emotional, and spiritual needs of workers so they can spread the gospel as effectively as possible, to as many as possible, for as long as possible.

Visit their web site to see the 8 services they provide.

Headington Institute

logo_49033headington-institute.org

The mission of the Headington Institute is to provide psychological and spiritual support to humanitarian aid and disaster relief personnel worldwide.

Member Care Media

400399_10151158936196649_985731468_nwww.membercareradio.com.

The website (formerly MemCare By Radio) was launched in 2005 and averages 80-100 hits a day. It is packed with content, including the daily produced, 15-minute programs and a large archive dealing with the subjects from recruitment to retirement: encouragement, health, crisis, TCKs (Third Culture Kids), culture shock, singles, moving, debriefing, depression, stress, leadership, education, etc.

Isolation due to culture, language or religion can discourage otherwise healthy Christian expatriate workers. Missionaries and Christians on foreign business assignments all need encouragement to keep the ‘salty’ kingdom outlook on life that Jesus encouraged us to pursue.

Member Care Radio is a media ministry of TWR specially prepared for cross-cultural workers whose obedience to the Great Commission has taken them to difficult regions. As tentmakers and technology spreads around the world, Member Care Radio is also spreading its reach to encourage those whom the Lord has called to serve around the world, no matter where they live.

Mobile Member Care Team

mmct.org

Mobile Member Care Team (MMCT) is a cooperative, inter-agency service that provides training, consultation, counseling, crisis response, and referral for cross-cultural workers.

OSCAR

www.oscar.org.uk

OSCAR is a UK based online service designed to inform, advise and equip anyone involved in mission… so the website is a useful tool for all those who are responsible for, or helping, mission workers.

Specific sections that profile Member Care issues and services are: www.oscar.org.uk/service/pastoralwww.oscar.org.uk/oscaractive/articles and http://oscaractive.ning.com/groups. There are other sections on Health, Children, Finance, etc. which would also prove useful to member care providers.

Syzygy Missions Support Network – UK

Syzygywww.syzygy.org.uk

Providing Practical and Pastoral Support for Christian Missions

One of the primary reasons for discouraged and burnt-out mission partners leaving their place of service for avoidable reasons is lack of adequate support.  The aim of Syzygy Missions Support Network is to help improve the support that mission partners receive by forging strategic alliances within the missions sector and providing key services that can prevent a critical failure of support.  Syzygy exists to support mission partners.  Our mission is to maximise the effectiveness of mission partners and prevent their premature departure from their place of service.  We do this by providing strategic leadership to the mission sector, training and debriefing, pastoral support and practical resources.

 

The Journal of Missional Practice

http://themissionalnetwork.com/index.php/tmn-journal

The Missional Network this month is launching a new resource bringing disciplined academic thinking to the world of missional practice.  This online journal is intended to be interactive, allowing the missions community to comment and feed back on the articles, or to submit their own for publication.  Contributors include Babatunde Adedibu, Graham Cray, Dominic Erdozain, Craig Van Gelder, Juan Martinez, Stefan Paas, Martin Robinson and Alan Roxburgh.

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