COUNSELING / DEBRIEFING / RETREATS
In the process of researching a variety of practical missions resources, we came across many websites with member care resources for debriefing, counseling, and encouragement for missionaries. These are being made available on the website, but please note that the majority of these resources have not been extensively screened prior to their inclusion here. Please use your own discernment as you prayerfully seek help from these organizations, and let us know if you find any to be particularly helpful or if you have any concerns about any organization included.
ORGANIZATIONS WITH CENTERS IN BOTH THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD:
Life Impact Ministries offers centers for retreat and renewal around the world for missionaries and ministers. Their centers, which offer optional coaching services, are in South Africa, Italy, Slovakia, Argentina, the Middle East, Costa Rica, Brazil, Idaho and several locations in Oregon. They also ffer coaching services for those who need help in "being able to process challenges in a safe and constructive environment."
Shepherd's Heart Ministry has retreat centers in Colorado, Michigan, France, Israel, Mexico, and Southeast Asia. "Each retreat center is carefully designed to provide an environment of confidentiality, safety, and acceptance to allow Pastors, Ministry Leaders, and Missionaries to find healing and restoration in their personal lives, marriages, and ministries."
Barnabas Zentrum offer retreats in Croatia, Austria (at Schloss Heroldeck), and Grand Junction, Colorado. Their retreats include counseling, consulting, training, and encouragement. They also offer counseling, counsultation and training on the field.