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EMCC 2020 is being planned!

Relationships in a world of conflict

Loving God, your neighbour, yourself, your enemy

 

The world seems to be increasingly polarised, with relationships characterised by animosity and divisiveness even in the church and mission.

How do we embrace and foster authentically loving and sacrificial relationships in our teams and communities?

Our Bible studies in Romans 12 will inform our thinking on crucial relationships such as team, church, family, agency, spouse, nationals, persecutors, leaders and God as we see to share the gospel with others not only in what we do and say, but in who we are and how we live.

For more information see the EMCC 2020 page

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.

Further thoughts on why we need Member Care

Following on from Tim Herbert’s helpful December 2014 article “What is Member Care?”, in which he underlines not only the biblical basis for Member Care, but also the fact that people need more psycho-social support the further they move away from their home environment, let’s consider another factor that demonstrates the importance of providing adequate Member Care for those involved in cross-cultural ministry. Back in 1997, the ground-breaking research in Too Valuable to Lose suggested that on a world scale, 5% of missionary personnel leave the field every year, and that 3% (representing 12,000 per year) of the attrition was deemed to be permanent, premature and preventable. That was before the turmoil we have experienced since 9/11, plus the economic crisis in recent years. My guess is that attrition rates have significantly increased since then.

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