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Subject: Africa Member Care Network May 2010

 
AFRICA MEMBER CARE NETWORK (AMCN)
May  2010
No. 37
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The Africa Member Care Network is an interagency affiliation of colleagues with
member care responsibility. Our purpose is to help provide and develop
member care resources. This bi-monthly Email Forum is a service dedicated to glorify God 
through networking, discussion and sharing information on issues related to
Member Care within and from Africa.
Your contributions are very much appreciated at membercaremc@gmail.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
1. Global Member Care Network Report
2. Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills: Kenya
3. Coming Events
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1. GLOBAL MEMBER CARE NETWORK (GMCN) REPORT

 

Working cross-culturally has its joys and its challenges. The recent meeting of the board of World Evangelical Alliance Global Member Care Network thankfully had a lot more joy than challenges.  When people from 8 nationalities get together to wrestle with the big issues of sustaining cross-cultural workers across the globe, it provides for interesting and lively discussion. But more than that, there is unity of vision and purpose and, whilst we acknowledge that there is no ‘One Way’ of serving the missions community, there is also the recognition of common human needs and a faith in a God who cares.

 

We met in Spain prior to the seventh European Member Care Consultation and were also able to share the global perspective during the consultation. Some of the issues we began to address were the need for global member care training at a basic and advanced level. There is a team now following up on putting together a foundations course for MC which would transcend and be adaptable to culture.

 

We were able to explore different models of delivering member care, and focussed on the important and often neglected role of the local church in both sending and receiving workers. There is a wealth of resources available but a desperate need for translation and contextualisation. Another working group is being set up to look at these.

 

Finally we began to make plans for a Global Member Care Conference to take place in Asia which will provide a forum for those involved in this ministry to share, debate, cross-fertilise ideas and open up the vision to a wider audience. Meanwhile, at regional level we will concentrate on drawing in more people and churches and conducting training to grow the workforce.

 

These are exciting times for GMCN. Since the adoption of a structure and identification of strategic representation, we now have a global voice inputting as well as a global output. The launch and growth of the GMCN website is already proving strategic in resourcing the Global Missions Community in its ability to serve both the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.

 

GMCN: www.globalmembercare.com

Coordinator: Harry Hoffmann: harry@globalmembercare.com

To subscribe to the GMCN Newsletter go to: http://www.globalmembercare.org/newsletter/user/subscribe.php

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2. SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: KENYA

 

May 2-7 at Dimesse Sisters, Karen. Participants in this workshop are asked to be in residence for the week. The workshop will begin with supper and an introductory session on Sunday evening, May 2 following supper and conclude after lunch on Friday, May 7.  Spaces are still available!

 

For those of you who may not be familiar with SYIS, the workshop is designed to enhance ministry effectiveness by providing biblical training in key areas needed for developing and maintaining healthy relationships. 

 

It includes topics such as listening skills, managing conflict, helping others in conflict, managing stress, managing grief, maintaining margin, moral purity, building trust, living in community, and encouragement, among others.  Participants are generally from many cultures so we learn from each other how biblical principles may apply in how we live and work together.

 

Please contact Tim Carroll at tim.carroll@aimint.net for additional details.  Registration information will be sent to you on request.  Please share this information with others for whom this would be useful.

 

For additional information on Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills please go to http://www.itpartners.org.

 

 

Tim Carroll

Mobile Member Care Team

tim.carroll@aimint.net

timcarroll2@gmail.com

+254-(0)733-616967

www.mmct.org

 

PO Box 63486

Muthaiga/Nairobi 00619

Kenya

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3. COMING EVENTS 
 

May 2-7: Kenya

SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

Contact: Tim Carroll

Email: tim.carroll@aimint.net

 

May 23-28: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

Contact: Sherri Schneidermann - MMCT

Email:  sherrired@juno.com

 

May 24-28: Yorkshire, England

TRAUMA HEALING TRAINING

Contact: Margaret Hill

Email: margaret_hill@sil.org

 

June 24 - July 4: Wilderswil, Switzerland
10-DAY RETREAT FOR CROSS-CULTURAL WORKERS
Contact Persons: Dr. Daniel & Lori Hahn

 

October 3-8: Johannesburg, South Africa
SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Contact person: Jennifer de Cerff

Email: jenna@tiscali.co.za

Cell: 083 677 3800

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