4th GMCN

October 28-November 1, 2024

Global Member Care Network Conference 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Where: Maanzoni Lodge, Mombasa Road, Athi River, Kenya

When: October 28-November 1, 2024, (Monday to Friday)

Theme: “Caring for the Harvest Force”


  • Suffering and Self-Care
  • Spiritual and Rational responses to Mental Health, Trauma & Healing
  • Individual, Organisational, Church and Community based Forms of Care.

Registration Link:  https://doo.net/event/152977/order

Conference Fees:

  • The Fees until August  10, 2024 have been set to:
    • Commute rate: 205 USD
    • Shared per Person: 440 USD
    • Married Couples: 880 USD
    • Single room: 540 USD
    • (There is no online participation possible.)

Booking and Payment

  • All reservations must be made through our online booking system  https://doo.net/event/152977/order
    1. select your room of choice
    2. enter your personal details
    3. you see your payment selection page, where you can choose between  ‘PayPal / Credit Card / direct debit’ and ‘Bank transfer’.  (this payment process takes place in a separate window). 

IMPORTANT for Payment Options

  • ‘PayPal / Credit Card / direct debit’
    • When selecting PayPal and you do not have a PayPal account, you can enter your email address and continue to pay as a guest, using a debit or credit card.

Terms and Conditions


Translation: Spanish, French, Portuguese. Please indicate your need for translation in the application form. Main conference language will be English.

Sponsored by:

  • The Global Member Care Network (GMCN)
  • MANI Member Care Network – The Movement for African National Initiatives (MANI)

Speakers & workshops:

  • Plenary sessions and panels will be held by multiple speakers representing different nationalities and perspectives on particular Member Care topics.
  • Confirmed names and topics will be posted here in due course.


  • Bring Global Member Care practitioners together and learn from one another.
  • Learn about content and context of Member Care in Africa
  • Help develop Member Care in and from Africa.
  • Encourage the development of contextualized resources by Global South authors.
  • and more…


  • Member Care practitioners from Africa & any other nation
  • Sending agencies 
  • Sending churches
  • Mission agencies & Member Care departments
  • Missionaries & cross-cultural workers
  • anyone interested in Member Care


On behalf of  the  GMCN team

Harry Hoffmann (GMCN coordinator)

Conference Info Video

CAPRO Nigeria

MC from Zambia to Brazil

Care for African TCKs / MKs

Ethiopia for East Africa Member Care

Conference site Maanzoni Lodge

Frequently Asked Questions

For any extra days, we encourage participants to stay at the airport or find accommodation  in Nairobi city. We can not help you much with this. 

The conference site Maanzoni is about 45 minutes outside of Nairobi city. Once there it will be difficult and expensive to travel around.

If you want to stay at Maanzoni, we can help you on a case by case basis and ask the hotel on your behalf.

In general my suggestion would be, you book your flight, and then we look at the best options for you.

Please get in touch with us at gmcn2024@globalmembercare.com

There is no childcare available.

A few families have applied to join us with their young children. One of the parents will join the GMCN conference while the other parent will do homeschooling or will enjoy the pool with the children. 

Please get in touch with us at gmcn2024@globalmembercare.com

We are looking for alternative  payment options through  partners in Africa and Latin America who can securely receive and forward your payments. 

Please find someone who has a credit card to pay on your behalf. -Let us know the name of the credit card owner to identify you.
If you can’t find anyone, then please get in touch with us  at gmcn2024@globalmembercare.com

Payment in installments are  generally not possible, but we can make a few exceptions in some cases. Please contact us at gmcn2024@globalmembercare.com

Yes, Paybill is available for you to use in KES.

Please contact us for details at gmcn2024@globalmembercare.com

Please check out Terms & Conditions Policy and Cancellation Policy here:  https://globalmembercare.com/terms-conditions/


Registration starts at 3 PM on  Monday October 28, 2024, followed by dinner and opening session at 7 PM. 

The conference ends with lunch on Friday November 1, 2024.

Yes, find your Scholarship application Form with Guidelines here:


or download in MS Word to fill out


Any questions please email   gmcn2024@globalmembercare.com

Yes, we are working on providing a ‘certificate of participation’  for participants of the GMCN conference including it’s covered topics.

We are looking at providing Spanish, French and Portuguese translations to be available at the conference.

Availability will be based on requests.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Airport Code NBO

Yes, there will be transport from the airport (and possibly to the city center) on Monday October 28th. There will also be transport arrangements on Friday November 1 to the airport (and possibly to the city center). We will send out Emails to you end of August for your flight details, transport arrangements and fees involved.

Yellow fever requirements 

All travelers arriving in Kenya from countries where yellow fever is endemic should present a valid yellow fever certificate. 

COVID-19 Requirements

All travelers arriving into the country through any point of entry shall no longer be required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination; or a pre-departure COVID-19 test.

Find more detailed information here: https://health.go.ke/travelers-information

Starting from January 2024, the Kenya eVisa has been replaced by something new – the Kenya Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). This means that every foreign visitor to Kenya must apply for an ETA unless you’re a national of an East African Community member state.

The eTA fee is USD 32.50 per person.
The office government application website is:  https://www.etakenya.go.ke/en/
Application process requires  3 days. 


We will post more instruction about this as we get closer to the conference date. Any questions please send and Email to  gmcn2024@globalmembercare.com