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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.

Individually Guided Retreats in the Netherlands in 2018

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!

In 2018 Annieke van Dijk is offering several possibilities for individually guided retreats in the Netherlands. Here are the dates:

– 22 January till 2 February 2018

– 16 april till 26 april 2018

– 23 July till 3 August 2018

– 22 October till 2 November 2018

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



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.

Giving Member Care to Families

A 2-3 day seminar offered on request anywhere in Europe.  Ulirke Ernvik is a family therapist, MK and missionary who has been working at The Well International in Chiang Mai with Member Care for Families, and is now sharing her experiences and methods to Member Care providers in Europe.  She has also developed a 3-4 day debriefing retreat, a transition program for high schoolers, and a processing program that can be used at reunions for adult MKs.  For more information email In partnership with The Well International.


ELIM Retreats, a ministry of Barnabas International, will offer 6 renewal retreats for global workers in the States in 2015.  If you are planning a home assignment in the States in 2015, be sure to put this in your schedule first.

WHO IS SERVED? Most of the Retreats are for missionary singles or couples. However, in 2015, we will offer one Retreat for whole families that are returning to the States for home assignment.

WHERE ARE THEY HELD? In Michigan and Wisconsin. Both settings are private and exceptionally beautiful natural settings.

PURPOSE? We offer low-key but intentional times of spiritual renewal, recovery and revival for global workers. Emphasis is on spiritual formation and preventative pastoral care, rather than on formal debriefing or crisis/depth counseling.

HOW “BUSY” IS THIS RETREAT? We provide a balance between  focused opportunities to worship and  interact with the Word in small groups, with plenty of open time to rest, sleep, worship, wander and play.

COST: $80.00 per person for 5 nights, 6 days. Scholarships available.



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