Member Care Europe
Friday, 19 March 2010
23 - 27 March 2010
is lots of information on the website - www.membercareeurop
(2) Counselling Retreat - Austria
Barnabas Zentrum is an interdenominational
counselling retreat program designed for Christian workers serving in Eastern
and Western Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Barnabas Zentrum offers
counselling retreats for singles/couples and for families with children. Special
intervention weeks for mission teams with special needs are also offered
(please inquire directly). Seminars concerning marriage issues, conflict
resolution, transitions, etc. are available either in Baden or at your ministry
site. Check www.bzentrum.
April 11 - 23 Two-week Family Retreat, Millstatt, Austria
May 2 - 14 Singles & Couples & Singles Retreat, Baden, Austria
(3) Refresh! - France & Thailand
France, June 13 to 23
Chiang Mai, July 4 to 14.
“A vacation with a purpose”
Refresh! Is a 10-day retreat designed for the
renewal, enrichment and refreshment of singles, couples and families serving in
cross-cultural settings. The programme includes daily spiritual/devotiona
more information www.heartstreamreso
(4) Breathe Conference - Switzerland
Breathe is a 10-day retreat (24 June – 4 July 2010) designed for the renewal and enrichment of singles, couples and families who serve cross-culturally. Breathe is led by Dr. Daniel and Lori Hahn, who directed a retreat for cross-cultural workers for five years in France called Refresh. In 2009 they moved Refresh to Switzerland after outgrowing the facility in France. 2010 marks the launch of Breathe, a conference focused on giving cross-cultural workers space to be with God and time to restore their souls.
more information: www.breatheconferen
(5) Member Care Radio - International
haven’t already, check out the user friendly Member Care Radio website from
Trans World Radio at: www.membercareradio
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.
(6) New Directions Retreats - UK
14-17 June, Tony Horsfall & Debbie Hawker
15-18 October, Mike Frith
These retreats will provide opportunities to ‘unpack’ the transitional process and issues around re-adjustment in a context of reflection and prayer. One-to-one time with the retreat leader will be available if desired. On the final day there will be a practical session dealing with financial concerns such as tax, state pension, personal & company pensions, investments, and general financial awareness. Personal financial advice will also be available if requested.
Cost: £250 full board, £160 non-residential
more information: http://www.penhurst
(7) Venue available for conferences and retreats - Italy
College’s Rome campus is available for Christian conferences and retreats in
January, May, and June each year at competitive rates. We also accept
individuals and families on a limited basis for a minimum 3-night stay. The
Rome Centre offers single and double rooms with hall baths; a kitchen; terrace;
meeting space; wireless internet; and laundry facilities in a walled compound
surrounded by beautiful gardens. Located not far from the historic centre
of the city and the Termini, the Rome Centre is convenient to public
transportation, grocery stores, cafes, and parks. It’s a perfect place to
escape from the hustle and bustle of the city yet still have easy access to all
Rome has to offer. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.geneva.
(8) ELIM Renewal Retreats for Missionaries & Pastors - USA
2010 Dates are: June 6-11, June 17-22, June 25-30, Aug 28-Sept 2, Sept 10-17, Sept 21-26, Nov 7-12, and Nov 14-19
ELIM Retreats, a ministry of Barnabas International, will offer 8 renewal retreats for missionaries and pastors in the States in 2010. These are renewal retreats for missionary and pastoral singles and couples (no children). They are 6 days in length. Participants must attend the entire Retreat.
The retreats are low key but intentional times of spiritual renewal, recovery and revival for international global workers and for full time local church pastors. The focus is deepening in a love relationship with Jesus Christ. Quiet study times are oriented towards Scriptural themes that emphasise spiritual formation and personal debriefing of where we really are in terms of spiritual growth. The Retreats are not meant to provide deep psychological counselling, but preventive pastoral care, and physical, emotional and spiritual renewal. The Retreats should not be construed as a “vacation”, but a quiet and intentional time of hearing again the “still small voice.”
COST: NOW only $80.00 per person registration fee. Scholarships available.
MEMBER CARE EUROPE is an interagency affiliation
of colleagues with member care responsibility and is a network of the European
EMA (EEMA). Our purpose is to help provide and develop member care resources.
This Member Care-Europe Forum is an e-info service dedicated to the information,
networking and discussion on issues related to member care within and from
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