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.
MEMBER CARE CENTERS IN ASIA:
Single Vision International offers annual retreats in Europe and Asia with an emphasis on the specific issues and needs of single missionaries.
Located in Hong Kong, Bethany is a retreat center offering rest, encouragement, and restoration to Christian cross-cultural workers, with a professional counselor on staff for anyone who wants to talk through an issue.
The Well International is a Christian counseling center in Thailand serving cross-cultural workers through counseling, soul care, debriefing, trainings, and events.
With locations in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Dolphin Bay, Thailand, the aim of The Juniper Tree is "to provide a home away from home for Christian workers on a low budget to come and enjoy the peaceful environment."
Olive Tree Counselng Center in Turkey is dedicated to serving cross-cultural workers through counseling, trauma debriefing, workshops, and seminars.
Life Journey Centre is a Christian counseling center in Malaysia providing therapy, life coaching, debriefing, and mental health assessments for cross-cultural workers.
CCG Asia, located in Taiwan, offers counseling, debriefing, assessments, pastoral care, conflict resolution, and team building for Christian workers serving in Asia.
Located in Penang, Malaysia, Field Life provides coaching and care for cross-cultural workers in the form of retreats, personal getaways, and coaching workshops, which are offered online and in person.
Located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Living Well offers clinical and pastoral counselling, spiritual direction, member care, and seminars on transition, self care and leaving well for missionaries and expats in Cambodia.
Life Impact Ministries offers centers around the world for retreat and renewal for missionaries and ministers. Their centers, which offer optional coaching services, are in Italy, Greece, Germany, Slovakia, the Middle East, Costa Rica, Wisconsin, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, 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."