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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2. MEMBER CARE WHILE MANAGING CRISES (MCMC)
Lweza Training & Conference Centre
September 29 – October 5, 2010
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 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.
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
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:
We look forward to this time of learning together and encourage you to share this information with anyone else you think may be interested!
Mobile Member Care Team
PO Box 63486
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:
MET Retreat for Single Missionaries
Pilgrim Hall, Uckfield, East Sussex, UK
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!
The theme of this retreat is: "Living Letters".
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.
Registration form Mintie Nel at the MET Office: OfficeMET@aol.com
September 15-22: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
CRISIS RESPONSE TRAINING
Contact person: Sherri Schneidermann - MMCT
September 28 - October 1: Estes Park, CO USA
Contact person: Scott E Shaum
September 29-October 5: Lweza Training & Conference Centre. Kampala, Uganda
MEMBER CARE WHILE MANAGING CRISES
Contact Person: Tim Caroll
October 3-8: Johannesburg, South Africa
SHARPENING YOUR INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Contact person: Jennifer de Cerff
Cell: +27 83 677 3800
Hall, Uckfield, East Sussex, UK
MET RETREAT FOR SINGLE MISSIONARIES
person: Mintie Nel
Jan. 10-14, 2011: Hume Lake Christian Camps (65 Mi. E of
BUILDING SKILLS FOR MEMBER CARE WITH EXCELLENCE (Sponsored by: Link Care Center; 1734 W. Shaw Ave; Fresno, CA 93711)
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