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EMCC 2022

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Le Rucher Debriefing Model Retreat

At A Lodging Place Cyprus 
A five day Le Rucher debriefing model retreat will be held in Cyprus. This retreat will be led by Sarah Lanier, (author of Foreign to Familiar, a Guide to Hot and Cold Climate cultures).
Each team member is certified by Le Rucher, France. The team members work in Member Care with various organizations. The Le Rucher debriefing model provides a way for cross cultural workers to process and ‘unpack’ their time on the field, either between assignments, or transitioning off the field. Much ‘baggage’ is often gathered through the stresses of cross cultural and team dynamics. With individual debriefers, each person has in the context of other cross-cultural workers, a way to bring closure to various seasons of ministry so they are more fully ready for the next.
When: October 13-18, 2019
Where: Kalavasos, Cyprus (30 minutes from the Larnaca International Airport)
Cost: 400 Euros per person (A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the full cost)
For more information and an application:

Individually Guided Retreats in the Netherlands in 2020

Would you like to enjoy some time of rest and prayer, time to simply enjoy “being” in God’s presence? Then this might be just what you are looking for!

Annieke van Dijk is offering several possibilities for individually guided retreats in the Netherlands. Here are the dates:

– 28 January till 2 February

– 21-26 april

– 21-26 July

– 25-30 August

– 6-11 October

– 8-13 December

See the flyer for more information and to apply complete the application application form and email it to Annieke.

The Art of Transition

A creative approach to navigating the “in-between seasons” using art & movement, this is a ‘virtual’ workshop of 5 Fridays for people in major life transition utilizing art and movement.

To find out more, click here.



Mission workers are no strangers to change, stress and trauma – and Treasure in Jars of Clay – building resilience in the midst of turmoil seeks to answer the questions:

i) how do we prepare mission workers to be resilient in the midst of turmoil?

ii) how do we help wounded mission workers bounce back effectively?

Our plenary speakers will be Frauke Schaefer (co-editor of Trauma & Resilience – Effectively Supporting Those, Who Serve God), Annemie Grosshauser and Scott Shaum, and our devotions will once again be led by popular Christian speaker and prolific author Tony Horsfall.

In addition to the 3-night consultation, there will be a package of other associated events including:

  • a three day security training workshop with experienced security adviser Phil Harper
  • a special pre-conference for people new to member care

EMCC 2018 will take place 12-15 March 2018 in Málaga, Spain at the Casa Diocesana (the Roman Catholic diocesan retreat centre).

We regret that bookings are now closed.  We are sorry that you will not be able to join us this time and hope you will book for EMCC in 2020.

EMCC 10 – Going and Growing

Membercare EuropeThe tenth European Member Care Consultation was a runaway success with many people telling us how much they appreciated the teaching, networking and devotions.  You can read more about it on the EMCC10 page!

If you didn’t manage to join us, don’t miss out next time.  We’ll be meeting in Torremolinos, Spain from 11th – 15th March 2018.

Refresh International

Based in Llandudno, North Wales, UK, the Refresh International team has been offering 5 day residential debriefing programs since 2004.  Our service is mostly used by aid workers, missionaries and people in ministry during times of transition.  See our website for details and watch our short video about our ministry.