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AFRICA MEMBER CARE NETWORK (AMCN)
July  2010
No. 38
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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. Missionary Care Foundation Course, Malawi
2. MET Retreat for Single Missionaries
3. Member Care While Managing Crises
4. Coming Events
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1. MISSIONARY CARE FOUNDATION COURSE, MALAWI

 

Dates: 5 September to 25 September 2010
Place: YWAM Lilongwe, Malawi


Description: In the course we explore the support systems that God intends for our missionaries and teams so that they remain healthy and resilient. We also help develop specific skills that leaders or member care workers can use to more effectively care for their staff. For example, they will be learning to do regular debriefing, exit interviews, debriefing of couples, coaching others in handling conflict, assessing stress, and coaching others in handling cross cultural stress. As a final outcome, we help attendees develop a specific plan for caring for the staff in their sphere of responsibility. This course is ideal for leaders of any level who want to strengthen the care of their missionaries, for those who are a part of a member care team, or for those who want to form a member care team for their location.

The course is registered for 3 credits as “Missionary Care Seminar” under the U of N (CHC526).
Details: For more information, please contact Jane Rhoades at janerhoades@juno.com

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2. MEMBER CARE WHILE MANAGING CRISES (MCMC)

 

Lweza Training & Conference Centre

September 29 – October 5, 2010

Kampala, Uganda

 

Introduction

Member Care while Managing Crises (MCMC) is a five-day workshop that will gather together interested mission leaders, personnel officers and member care providers in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa to share and learn about the strategic role they play in member care while managing crisis situations. The workshop will be facilitated by the Mobile Member Care Team together with member care providers from East Africa.

 

Topics

Topics will include: normal response to crises; stages of grief following loss or trauma; theology of risk and suffering; helpful policies, procedures and protocols; confidentiality and communication; assessment of vulnerable members; post-trauma complications; crisis management; leadership style in crisis; the when, why’s and how's of crisis debriefings.

 

Methodology

The workshop is designed around principles of interactive adult learning and depends very much on the full participation of each member of the group. There is a fair amount of reading in preparation for each day's sessions as well as personal reflection, sharing in pairs, table groups and the whole group.  Participants are asked to please plan on leaving other work behind and to remain in residence for the duration of the workshop.

 

What Participants Have Said…

“In the 30 years we’ve been in Africa, my wife and I have been involved in helping a number of missionary personnel following traumatic events. The afternoon we did the peer debriefing was so down to earth and helpful for us, taking on the role of doing member care (instead of administration!).  We came away convinced that more mission organizations need this kind of training. We need to equip and empower more of our personnel to be trained member care providers “right next door”, not if, but when their colleagues experience trauma.

 

Another real highlight was the session on developing our own theology of risk and suffering.  Increasingly, the culture of the west is focused on prosperity, while Africa seems to specialize in suffering.  We need to re-tune our hearts to God’s theology of risk and suffering if we are to remain relevant to the world around us and to building His Kingdom.

 

I encourage you as a decision maker and person of influence in your organization, to attend this practical and important workshop…it is a significant new dimension in member care.”

Loren and Donna Fast, AIM International Crisis Consultant and Africa Based Orientation Coordinator

 

Registration

Size for this workshop is limited to a maximum of 24 participants.  With limited space, please register as soon as possible.

 

DATE:  September 29 – October 5, 2010

 

Special Note: Please arrive by Wednesday, September 29 mid-afternoon.  There will be some reading assignments in preparation for Thursday as well as a brief introductory session on Wednesday evening.  The workshop will finish by 5 pm Tuesday, October 5.

 

LOCATION: Lweza Training & Conference Centre, Church of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda. The conference centre is 11 kilometers from Kampala on the Kampala-Entebbe Road.  For additional venue information please visit www.lweza.org.

 

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEE: The workshop registration fee has been set at $200 for singles and $350 for couples. This fee covers workshop costs and also contributes to a scholarship fund that enables us to give partial scholarships to a limited number of individuals who otherwise could not participate.

 

ACCOMMODATION:The costs for room and meals at Lweza Training & Conference Centre are in addition to the workshop registration fee and will range from $160 - $225 per person full board depending on current exchange rates and room configuration (single, double, self-contained, not self-contained). This is a residential workshop.  Participants are asked to please remain in residence for the week.

 

PAYMENT:  Payment is preferred in US dollars cash or UG shillings cash.  Payment can also be made by USD$ cheque.  Please make all USD$ cheques payable to “AIM International”.

** Please let us know if you anticipate needing scholarship help for this workshop.**

 

For additional information or to register by phone or e-mail please contact:

Tim Carroll

tim.carroll@aimint.net

+254-(0)733-616967 (Kenya)

 

We look forward to this time of learning together and encourage you to share this information with anyone else you think may be interested!

 

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. MET RETREAT FOR SINGLE MISSIONARIES

 

Registered Charity (UK) 1063403

Our website  www.MET-UK.ik.com

 

Mission Encouragement Trust is offering yet another wonderful opportunity of retreat for single missionaries who need spiritual refreshment and a break from the field:

 

LOCATION:

MET Retreat for Single Missionaries

Pilgrim Hall, Uckfield, East Sussex, UK

 

DATES:  

14 - 21 October 2010

We are hosting a retreat for single missionaries at Pilgrim Hall which is a Christian Conference Centre set on a hill in heart of beautiful E Sussex countryside. It is a quiet and secluded setting. It has 12 acres of beautiful private grounds - an ideal place to refresh and be renewed in the Lord!

 

THEME

The theme of this retreat is: "Living Letters".

 

COST

Each missionary pays a deposit of £50 (USA $ or Euro equivalent), plus their own travel costs (international and local) to and from the retreat centre.

 

MET raises an additional sponsorship of £315 for each missionary  which pays for the retreat itself, full board. This is our gift to you. To encourage active partnership between local church and mission agencies we raise this financial sponsorship through our own MET partners, and by writing to your home congregation, and where possible approaching your mission agency - encouraging your church and mission to participate together in your care. 

 

Please note you are required to attend the whole week. Partial attendance is not accepted.

 

CONTACT US:

Registration form Mintie Nel at the MET Office: OfficeMET@aol.com

Mission Encouragement Trust
PO BOX 3016
WORTHING
WEST SUSSEX BN12 6RL
UK
Tel / Fax +44 1903 500464
Email: OfficeMET@aol.com
Website: www.MET-UK.ik.com

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4. COMING EVENTS 
 

September 5-25, YWAM Lilongwe, Malawi

MISSIONARY CARE FOUNDATION COURSE, MALAWI
Contact person: Jane Rhoades

 

September 15-22: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
CRISIS RESPONSE TRAINING
Contact person: Sherri Schneidermann - MMCT
Email: sherrired@juno.com

 

September 28 - October 1: Estes Park, CO USA
PTM CONFERENCE
Contact person: Scott E Shaum

Email: sshaum@barnabas.org
Website: www.barnabas.org

 

September 29-October 5: Lweza Training & Conference Centre. Kampala, Uganda

MEMBER CARE WHILE MANAGING CRISES

Contact Person: Tim Caroll

Email: tim.carroll@aimint.net

Tel: +254-(0)733-616967

Website: www.mmct.org

 

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

Email: jenna@tiscali.co.za

Cell: +27 83 677 3800

 

October 14-21: Pilgrim Hall, Uckfield, East Sussex, UK
MET RETREAT FOR SINGLE MISSIONARIES

Contact person: Mintie Nel
Email: OfficeMET@aol.com
Website:  www.MET-UK.ik.com

 

Jan. 10-14, 2011: Hume Lake Christian Camps (65 Mi. E of Fresno)
BUILDING SKILLS FOR MEMBER CARE WITH EXCELLENCE (Sponsored by:  Link Care Center; 1734 W. Shaw Ave; Fresno, CA 93711)
Email KenRoyer@aol.com  or kenroyer@linkcare.org


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