reentry

1) Reentry After Short-Term Missionary Service: Free Download

Many books are available for people returning to their passport country after serving in other cultures for several years.  Although many more people return after short-term service after short term service of a few weeks or months, few books are available for them even though the issues are often very different.  Written for people returning to their passport country after a few weeks or months of missionary service, this book helps them not only reenter but also consider how they have changed and what that implies for their future. Using Jonah and Paul as examples, it also helps them process the good and bad events that occurred. This 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…

 

www.missionarycare.com/reentry-after-short-term-missionary-service.html

 

(We’re so grateful to those who prepare materials like this for cross-cultural servants! Hats off to Ron and all those who help him make this happen.)

 

4) Process Your Cross-Cultural Experience Effectively

Take time to process and unpack your cross-cultural experience in a relaxed and refreshing environment. TRAIN International has re-entry debriefings this summer and fall, July 14-19 and October 20-25. Their ABIDE debriefing in Joplin, MO, offers time and space to process in group and one-on-one debriefing times, and is for your whole family, as TRAIN provides age-appropriate TCK debriefing for ages 0-17. Gain perspective, get equipped to navigate the challenges of re-entry and move forward in renewal toward your next season of ministry!

Check out their website to learn more at:

 

traininternational.org/

 

7) ELIM Retreats are 6-Day Experiences for Global Workers

Would you or your family benefit from attending one? You get spiritual “soul-care” in every way – mind, body, heart, and soul. Their June 2nd retreat in Green Lake, Wisconsin has already filled up, but you could still get into their September retreat in Eagle (Wisconsin) if you act fast. Learn more at…

 

www.barnabas.org/member-care/events/elim

 

(Thanks for bubbling this up to us, Jenny!)

 

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?).

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