On May 7th, catch Elim Retreat’s Member Care In-service at Cross Roads Bible Church, Grand Rapids, MI. Steve Richardson, Exec. Dir. of Pioneers, will be the keynote speaker, but their list of workshops looks really great. Learn more at…
A conference focused solely on the subject of missionary care, Care Connexion is a catalyst for mutual encouragement and sharing of best practice resources in member care. It is an excellent opportunity to network with lay leaders, counselors, agencies and educators, all who are committed to missionary care. The guest speaker for this conference will be Dr. James Raymo. In addition, they’re offering, for those new to missionary care, a one-day intensive “Developing a Missionary Care Strategy.” For more information, visit
God is building a place for missionaries to rest and regroup for future outreach. It goes by the name of EdenRidge and it’s currently gearing up for a great year welcoming missionaries from around the world. Their two cabins (Joy and Peace) will be booked most of the year so if you would like to book a stay, better do so early on their website. Their two new smaller cottages (Love and Faithfulness), ideal for smaller parties of one or two, will open in April and September respectively. All of their guest facilities feature full kitchens and laundry facilities. To view pictures, learn more, and make a reservation please visit
The discounted missionary rate for cabins is $38/night and the rate for cottages is $30/night. Please be sure to use the code ‘mission’ to apply the discount.
Whether serving at home or in another culture, missionaries may find themselves serving under difficult leaders. Here are some examples of those who have been in that situation and some suggestions about how to cope with it. While at the website take time to look and the other 100 topics available.
Dave, President of Life Impact Ministries,
a care services org for missionaries and pastors, is blogging “The Case for Missionary Care” over the next few months at
He invites readers to “sharpen his thinking” with comments in an attempt to develop the case for missionary care.
Minnesota Renewal Center, Barnabas International and Transform Minnesota are hosting the 7th annual Midwest Conference on Missionary Care (MC2), to be held in the Twin Cities area (New Life Church in Woodbury, MN) on February 22-22, 2013. The event is designed with missionary supporters in the local church in mind, though attendees include church laity, pastors, missionaries and missionary care professionals. The aim of the conference is to inform, inspire and educate church leaders and laity, the foundation of missionary care, in providing effective care to their overseas missionaries. Speakers and workshop leaders include local church leaders, international mission leaders and missionary care professionals. The theme for this year’s conference is “21st Century Care: Engaging Change and Challenge.” For more information, see the MC2 website at:
To view a promotional trailer about the event, click the link below: