reentry

1) Reentry Books For Children And Parents: Free Download

Elementary-age children may find reentry difficult and their parents may not know what to do to help. “We’re Going Home” (108 pages) is for children ages 6-12 who are returning to their passport countries. Written at a third grade level, “We’re Going Home” includes the story of a family returning to its passport culture. Each chapter also has activities such as scrambled words, crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, and codes. “I Don’t Want to Go Home” (54 pages) is a companion volume for parents. Each chapter in the parent’s book has information about TCKs in the Bible, children’s TCK issues today, and suggestions to help children reenter well.  The books are available to download free of charge as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files for your computer and as .mobi or .epub files for your Kindle or Nook. You can’t beat the price. Find them at…

 

www.missionarycare.com/reentry-for-elementary-children.html

 

(Can we just say — these Missionary Care people… they assemble all these resources and they never charge the missionary community to use them. I just hope and pray that God will bless them because — they really have a cool spirit about them. Seriously.)

1) Don’t Forget Emmaus Encounter

We mentioned last week that Emmaus Encounter is a debriefing ministry located in Montana (near Glacier National Park) for those in Christian ministry including missionaries, pastors and lay-people. It is a 5-day program offering listening space, time, and exercises that help you see Jesus in your journey, in the midst of pain, loss, injustice, confusion, disappointments, transition and weariness. This is a private, personal and sacred time together with only you (couple/single) and the debriefers. Don’t forget to contact them soon regarding upcoming debriefings that you might be able to attend.

https://EmmausEncounter.org

9) Emmaus Encounter: Missionary Individual/Couple Debriefing

Emmaus Encounter is a debriefing ministry located in Montana (near Glacier National Park) for those in Christian ministry including missionaries, pastors and lay-people. It is a 5-day program offering listening space, time, and exercises that help you see Jesus in your journey, in the midst of pain, loss, injustice, confusion, disappointments, transition and weariness. This is a private, personal and sacred time together with only you (couple/single) and the debriefers.

 

EmmausEncounter.org 

4) Debrief and Prepare for Re-entry with TRAIN International

Take time to process and unpack your cross-cultural experience in a relaxed and refreshing environment. TRAIN International has two debriefings coming up, March 3-8 in Johnson City, TN, and March 31-April 5 in Joplin, MO, and spaces remain for both. Their ABIDE debriefing offers time and space Sunday through Friday for you to sort out your service in group and one-on-one debriefing. The Johnson City debriefing is for adults only, but for the Joplin debriefing, bring your whole family, as TRAIN offers both adult and TCK debriefing for ages 0-17. Gain perspective and get equipped to navigate the challenges of re-entry and to move forward in renewal toward your next season of ministry. Check out their website to learn more at:

 

traininternational.org/

4) Do You Know Someone Who Might Benefit from Re-entry Assistance?

April 8-13, TRAIN International is offering their next ABIDE re-entry debriefing for global workers. ABIDE provides 5 days for participants to process their cross-cultural experiences in both group and individual debriefing. Whole families are welcome as TRAIN offers both adult and TCK programs for all ages. Get equipped to navigate re-entry and to move forward with perspective and renewal toward the next season of ministry. You can visit their website to learn more or by watching a participant’s testimonial below.

http://traininternational.org/Abide.html

1) Are you Returning to Your Home Culture for a Year or More?

RW_white_backgroundDo you want to return well? You can. Returning Well is a customizable resource designed with the transitioning servant in mind. It creatively leads you through the process of a debriefing that leads to renewal so that you may be fully released to uniquely and wholeheartedly love and serve your Creator in the season of life following re-entry. Find out more (including individual and bulk purchasing options) at

http://www.ReturningWell.com

I just used this book this past week to plan reentry and debriefing for personnel returning from Bosnia. Good stuff.

6) Need Debriefing? International Care announces 2016 dates

Are you returning from a season of serving cross-culturally? Does someone you know need to get a full debriefing scheduled? International Care has just announced the dates for 2016 for their all-inclusive one-week long Debriefing & Revival events. Read more about it at

http://www.international-care.com/debriefing

The dates are: February 7-13, April 10-16, June 5-11 and October 23-29. Whether single, married, or a family with children, this is a personalized program in which you will be revived, recharged and ready for a successful transition.

6) For Those Coming Home from the Field

651CH Coming Home 2014 coverinddDon’t forget our 3 tried-and-true 14 day devotional Bible studies with focused reentry questions (with Lisa Espinelli Chinns’ input). They’re great help for personal help in the reentry process. Some organizations have done “custom” editions with their logo and comments on the first page. They then provide these to their returnees.

http://deeperroots.com/shop/mission-resources/coming-home-book-1/

1) Are You in Re-entry or Is It in Your Near Future?

returning.wellCheck out “Returning Well: Your Guide to Thriving Back ‘Home’ After Serving Cross-Culturally.” “Returning Well” invites you into a guided
conversation with your Creator that will reveal and apply invaluable insights as you reflect on your recent season. By using “Returning Well,” you will discover how this season influenced you, how to re-integrate well, and what moving forward in faith means for you. Find out more (including individual and bulk purchasing options) at

http://www.ReturningWell.com

(And thanks to Melissa for her determination on this project, her sensitive spirit to those reentering, and for believing in Brigada!)

6) Looking for a Good Debriefing and Reentry Experience in the Midwest?

We hear good things about the experience provided by TRAIN International. Their experience, “ABIDE,” is taken from the meaning of abide, “To continue without fading or being lost.” Their next ABIDE re-entry retreat and debriefing is October 11-16. They equip cross-cultural workers to process their experiences, navigate the challenges of re-entry and reverse culture shock and tell their story well. So now you can ensure that you or those serving with your agency “continue without fading or being lost.” For more info you can call TRAIN at 417.625.1400, or learn more online and register at:

http://traininternational.org/Abide.html

10) Coaching and Debriefing during Re-entry

Helen provides understanding and accompaniment to those who have lived overseas and returned to their home country. She works with people who are trying to make sense of their overseas experience, their change in identity, the chaos of their transition and where they’re going next. She helps them bring closure to their time away, to take control of their life during their readjustment, and to move forward with a new sense of confidence in who they have become and what they offer to the world. To learn more, visit…

http://www.wattsyourpathway.co.uk

11) Missionary Training International Offers Help On the Return too

MTIBy now you have no doubt heard of the great pre-field orientation that MTI can offer you, but did you know they train your workers for the trip back home, too? Check out the Debriefing and Reentry (DAR) training at…

https://www.mti.org/programs/DAR

In fact, at CODAR, they’ll unselfishly even prepare YOU to lead the same training in your church or mission org.

https://www.mti.org/programs/CODAR

In our org, we require virtually ALL our workers to do pre-field training at MTI, and we often recommend DAR in all the cases in which there are reentry issues (when AREN’T there, anyway?).

11) Can You Help Sarah Do Reentry Well?

books“Sarah” wrote this past week (name changed as a courtesy) asking for help with reentry. She wrote, “Will you kindly post reentry links and resources? It isn’t easy to do.” Gulp. My heart goes out to her. So let’s put our thinking caps on. What are the best books on Reentry? Are Clyde Austin’s landmark works still among the best? What books would you recommend? Which websites? What conferences should she attend? Is MTI’s “DAR” the best? Please share your best resources, for Sarah and everybody like her who didn’t write but is feeling the confusion. Just click “Comment” after the web version of this item. Thank you.

1) Resources for Those Returning Home from Service

Thanks to Brigada participant, Jack, for writing this past week to ask if we had ever archived any resources “on how to help returning missionaries in transition; Maybe the do’s and don’ts.” The first thing I did was go to

http://www.brigada.org

and, in the search box at the top of the page, I just typed in “reentry” and hit enter. No small amount of resources popped up instantly, including…

http://www.brigada.org/tag/reentryairplane

Among them were several items which had spawned multiple comments with still other resources. In fact, among those items was a full-length electronic book, for free, entitled, “Before You Get ‘Home’: Preparing for Reentry.” We hope this was helpful to Jack, but now I’m wondering, do you know of still other resources on this topic? Anything brand new? If so, thanks for your help!

2) Coming “Home” The Reentry Transition: Free Download

Returning to your passport country can be difficult. You can use this book as a part of debriefingComing Home in a group, as an aid when being debriefed by another person, or alone as a part of a self-debriefing. The book is available to download free of charge as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files for your computer and as .mobi or .epub files for your Kindle or Nook. You can’t beat the price. Find it at…

http://www.missionarycare.com/ebook.htm#reentry

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