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2) Interlude Debriefing Retreat: January 6–10, 2020

A four-day debriefing retreat designed especially for global servants engaged in cross-cultural ministry, Interlude provides space to reflect, process, and tell your story to experienced, trained debriefers as well as a small group of your peers. The conference is a ministry of Barnabas International. Here are Interlude Dates and Locations for 2020:

January 6–10 – Jacksonville, FL
June 15–19 – Plymouth, IN
July 27–31 – Tulsa, OK

For more information go to:

www.barnabas.org/interlude

10) What are Your Best Practices for Training/Debriefing Teams?

This could apply for short-term teams or full-time teams either one. We realize it’s a broad question, but — are there off-the-shelf training tools that we can share with others… online courses, for example… that we can immediately put to use? Are there courses that are affordable and easily transferable, which generate communication and teamwork? If so, please click “comment” after the web version of this item. Thanks!

 

7) Coming Back from the Field? What About a Stop in Cyprus : )

If Cyprus sounds wonderful to you this time of year (or any time of year, for that matter), check out A Lodging Place Cyprus. It’s located 30 minutes from the Larnaca International Airport in a village called Kalavasos.  The focus of ministry is to provide a place of rest, spiritual retreats to connect with God, debriefing and counseling. Learn more at…

 

newsongchristiancounseling.com/missionary-care/

 

If you’re coming for rest, retreats, counseling or debriefing, you can stay there for the cost of your donation to the cause. (Thanks for drawing our attention to this resource, Jenny!)

 

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) 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/

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.

2) Curious as to a Debriefing Event for Your Life?

My experience is that most cross-cultural workers think they probably don’t need a debriefing event. I think this is probably because they’ve been conditioned to think they’re supposed to buck up and deal with it, you know? But my experience is that they often wonder if they’re wrong. The trouble is, they aren’t really sure. Well here’s an idea: Why not go to one of these debriefing events under the guise of saying that you’re attending so you’ll know how to debrief those around you? Then you can absorb the stuff for your own critical incidents in life too? If you’re able to square away some time in the eastern USA, this event might work for you. Paracletos will be hosting “Recalibrate!” this coming November for 8 families. Five days of group and personal debriefing, programs for children of all ages, and quality accommodations will make this a first-rate experience for those who wish to share their story with people who care. Details can be found at

http://www.recalibrateevent.com

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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