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 EUROPE:
One Another Ministries in Cannock, Staffordshire, England, provides pastoral care, debriefing, counseling, coaching, training, consulting, and resourcing for the development and care of mission organizations and their members at their residential facilities. They are also able to travel or provide services by phone or Skype. One Another has several initiatives to minister to specific groups: Shoulder 2 Shoulder focuses on single mission workers; Claybury International focuses on building leadership skills of those in ministry; First Priority focuses on assisting missionaries as they pursue intimacy with God.
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."