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Global Member Care Network
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January, 2010
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Welcome to the third edition of our Global Member Care Network Newsletter. We send out this newsletter 12 times a year, around the 15th of each month. Due to a death in my family, we are a bit delay in January. This edition is very full with lot's of resources. Hope you enjoy. Harry Hoffmann

Editorial

There was a missionary retreat of 51 Chinese personnel and 750 at the conference. The response was great. When the altar call was given almost all the participants came followed to do one of the suggested commitments including willingness to give sons and daughters to be missionaries. Some of them are elderly - great grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers, daughters, daughters-in-law and even grandchildren! This is a big issue of releasing sons and daughters. I also saw how far behind is the understanding of how to care for those who were sent out. After one of my workshops I spent an hour with a sister who was so much wounded and hurt over and over. More... ... How my heart went out to those who are hurting and this further affirms the need to share with Asian churches on member care.

Why do I post this?
The Global Member Care Network aims to identity new developments in Member Care, new needs, new gaps. The Missions world is changing, and there is a need for member care to identity, develop, produce and publish new materials in order to meet the needs. As we network with 2000 member care providers around the world, it is one of this newsletters priviledge to hear, identity and highlight those gaps and new developments.

Two month ago I posted the Masters Degree Program in Member Care of Columbia University in the US. A cutting edge development and a big step on our way to professionalising member care


And today I want to highlight the member care needs of the Asian churches, in releasing their sons and daughters, in caring for them, and in caring for those left behind.

See alsp below a new categorie on Member Care foundations.

This months topics:
- Editorial
- Reports/News/Requests
- Global Map
- Resources
- Global Member Care Events




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Reports/News/Requests

Report Member Care meeting in Colombia, Nov 14, 2009
- This is a note/report from the Member Care meeting that took place in the Ethne to Ethne meeting in Colombia, Nov 14, 2009. here


interested in doing scientific research

- I am a missionary psychologist working at InTransit (www.intransit.nl) and interested in doing scientific research in my field. I would like to get in contact with someone who is coordinating research among missionaries, and would like to join some current project. Please contact me if you have suggestions. Corry Nap, nap@intransit.nl

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GLOBAL MAP
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2. ASIA

Eastern Asia
- Bethany Ministries is a member care organisation for Christians and their families serving the Lord. We are committed to providing rest, encouragement and restoration through appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual and counselling care. www.bethanyministries.com

- Resources in Shanghai China, For foreigner who want to find resources for Christian counseling, marriage counseling and member care in Shanghai. here

- Counselling resources in India Counselling resources in India, also for Missionaries http://www.marriagemasala.com

- Korea: MKNest: MK and TCK resources and services in Korean http://www.mknest.org/

Southern Asia
- Counselling resources in India,
Counselling resources in India, also for Missionaries http://www.marriagemasala.com


Western Asia / Middle East
- Mediterranean places to get away http://www.globalmembercare.org/uploads/tx_wecdiscussion/LA_DOLCE_VITA_HOSPITALITY_NETWORK_copy.pdf


5. NORTH AMERCIA

- ELIM Retreat Ministries offers low cost 6 day renewal retreats for pastors and missionaries. The emphasis is on reentry and spiritual life debriefing; preventative pastoral care and spiritual formation. Low key schedule affording time to rest and re-create. Held at various locations in the States. Adults only. More information, pictures and registration at . www.elimretreats.org


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RESOURCES
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1. LANGUAGES


Korean
- MKNest: MK and TCK resources and services in Korean http://www.mknest.org/


2. TOPICS

Member Care Foundations
- 9 areas of Member Care involvement
9 areas/roles, organizations and churches could play in caring for their workers: * Recruitment * Pre-Field Preparation * On-Field * Home Assignment / Furlough * Re-Entry * Prayer * Conflict Management * Partnerships * Crisis and Contingency Management here

Member Care Foundations
- A Comprehensive Member Care Plan
by Dick and Larrie Gardner, Dr. David Tai Woong Lee, presented in Nov 2009, to train korean mission leaders in missionary care. Lot's of powerpoints for your to download. here

Member Care Foundations
- You find even more on MC Foundations here http://www.globalmembercare.org/index.php?id=163

Member Care job description
- a job description for a director of Member Care to download http://www.globalmembercare.org/uploads/tx_wecdiscussion/Job_Description_for_Director_of_Member_Care.doc

Person Description for Director of Member Care
- a Person Description for Director of Member Care http://www.globalmembercare.org/uploads/tx_wecdiscussion/Person_Description_for_Director_of_Member_Care.doc

Coaching
- Introduction into Coaching booklet , Great little Introduction into Coaching booklet. http://www.creativeresultsmanagement.com/pdf/stadacoaching.pdf

Coaching
- The Startup Guide to Coaching Leaders,Guide to Coaching Leaders. A great resource to learn more what coaching is. http://www.movements.net/wp-content/Coaching_Leaders_Startup_Guide_Steve_Addison.pdf

cross-cultural adjustment
- Exploring Intercultural Competence Good article of intercultural competence. Definitions and dimensions. Download the doc word file here. http://www.globalmembercare.org/uploads/tx_wecdiscussion/Fantini.doc Click herefor more infos

International Children's Education (iCHED)
- International Children's Education (iCHED) provides information and materials for families and teachers of students who are studying outside their home country.www.iched.org

mkPLANET
- mkPLANET is a growing community designed and run by current missionary kids (MKs) and adult missionary kids (AMKs) as an active community providing information, interaction, and support.http://www.mkplanet.com/

Top 10+ Best Resources on Third Culture Kids
- date and text http://www.tckid.com/group/top-10-best-resources-on-third-culture-kids/

MK-TCK Resource Center
- http://mkplanet-resources.blogspot.com/

International Society of Missionary Kids
- http://www.ismk.org/
- good linkshttp://www.ismk.org/links.htm
-click here for more info here

MK Weblinks
- http://www.mislinks.org/practical/mk.htm

Member Care Radio - Re-launched
- SWITZERLAND and AUSTRIA / 16 December 2009 — TWR’s (Trans World Radio) ministry Member Care Radio has launched a user-friendly and updated website at www.membercareradio.com. This represents a strong continuation of a 10-year-old ministry of encouragement of those serving cross-culturally, but particularly those serving in difficult or dangerous places in the world.www.Membercareradio.com - Read more infos here

mknest. Korea
- MK and TCK resources and services in Korean http://www.mknest.org/

Mental Health in a Changing World: The Impact of Culture and Diversity
- http://www.wfmh.org/PDF/Englishversion2007.pdf


3. BOOKS


28 devotionals for first time mission workers
- Steps on the Missionary Road www.oscar.org.uk/steps.htm


4. NEWSLETTERS

AFRICA MEMBER CARE NETWORK (AMCN) January 2010 - No. 35 See attached file for more info
- http://www.globalmembercare.org/index.php?id=15&tx_wecdiscussion[single]=103

Member Care Europe Monday, 4 January 2010
- http://www.globalmembercare.org/index.php?id=15&tx_wecdiscussion[single]=106

Chiang Mai Member Care Network Newsletter
- http://www.globalmembercare.org/index.php?id=15&tx_wecdiscussion[single]=108


5. LINKS

Crisis Consulting International (C.C.I.)
- Crisis Consulting International (C.C.I.) has been serving the Christian community since 1983 with the purpose of: http://www.cricon.org/about.htm

Member Care Resources
- A global portal for good practice Member Care Associates http://www.membercareassociates.org/

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.
- The mission of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide. http://www.icisf.org/



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GLOBAL MEMBER CARE EVENTS
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1. AFRICA

- see africa newsletter


2. ASIA

- The Well Member Care Center Chiangmai Thailand, Lot's of events here
- Cerny-Smith Assessment Coach Certification Training , Thailand here
- see newsletters



5. LATIN AMERICA

- Event Celebrates Corrientes Launch in Quito http://www.globalmembercare.org/index.php?id=15&tx_wecdiscussion[single]=104



7. NORTH AMERICA

- Pastor to Missionaries Conferences, US , the annual PTM Pastors to Missionarys conference to be held 28 September - 1 October, 2010 in Estes Park, CO, USA Information will be found at www.barnabas.org later in 2010. www.barnabas.org

- MK Transition seminar USA here or barnabas.org/reentry/signup.php



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