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Missions Fest 2016 - Participating in Ministry
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Participating in ministry...

Missions Fest Vancouver (MFV) is a tremendous melting pot of cultures, organizations, churches and businesses all focused on spreading the gospel globally. A 3-day annual event for 30+ years, we hear and learn much while building relationships across borders.

With some 160 supporting churches, close to 250 organizations plus hundreds of volunteers of all ages actively participating, MFV is a strong example of unity. 

This past weekend thousands of people came to hear, learn, and participate in 100 seminars, visit 250 exhibits, enjoy the film festival and hear key note speakers.

We were privileged to host six seasoned leaders who spoke on Missionary Care. Living a healthy God focused life; recognizing and dealing with burnout; keeping work and life in balance; what Member Care is; stories from the mission field; and, learning to move from theory to practice in caring for missionaries.

Each speaker then joined our panel responding to audience questions.

The joy of this conference was that we all learned from godly experienced practitioners, sharing of their walk with God, challenging us deeply to take practical next steps in caring for ourselves and our cross cultural workers. 

Thank you for praying with us and for us this past weekend. God was glorified!

Thank you for your ongoing prayers and support as I face hip surgery in 2 weeks, as we lead a rapidly growing network, and as we continue to take faith steps in this beautiful Canada wide ministry of MK and Missionary family care.

May God’s favor and blessing rest upon each one of you!

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Member Care
Calendar of Events

(Debriefing, retreats, training, workshops, conferences)
Inclusion in this list doesn't imply endorsement. This information is presented for your use.

 

2017

JULY

 

Classic ReBoot ON - (July 22-29) Kitchener, Ontario.

Our 5th year of providing Transition retreats for MKs ages 17-20 (slightly younger and older siblings welcome) 

http://canadianmk.net/ReBoot

 

Re-View Retreat (July 23-28) Ontario 

A Debrief and Re-Entry retreat for missionaries in transition. Children 15 years of age and under welcome. 

http://www.missionprep.ca/register/

 


AUGUST

 

Classic ReBoot AB (Aug. 5-12) Calgary, Alberta. 

Our 5th year of providing Transition retreats for MKs ages 17-20 (slightly younger and older siblings welcome) 

http://canadianmk.net/ReBoot

 


OCTOBER

 

Pastor to Missionaries (PTM) Conference, Barnabas International. (Oct. 3-6) 

Hosted at the Ridgecrest Conference Centre, Asheville, NC. 

http://www.barnabas.org/member-care/events/ptm

 

The Emmaus Journey Retreat (Oct. 24-27) Calgary 

A Debrief and Re-Entry retreat for missionaries in transition.

http://www.beracah.ca/the-emmaus-journey/

 

People, Mental Health and Trauma Training (Oct. 30-Nov.3) Vancouver. 

A 5-day training on how to effectively care for those having experienced trauma. For those caring for refugees, immigrants and missionary families. Emphasis on mental health and the principles of caring for those with emotional mental health needs. 

https://www.outreach.ca/upmht_bc2017

 


NOVEMBER

 

People, Mental Health and Trauma Training (Nov.6-10) Ontario.

A 5-day training on how to effectively care for those having experienced trauma. For those caring for refugees, immigrants and missionary families. Emphasis on mental health and the principles of caring for those with emotional mental health needs. 

https://www.outreach.ca/upmht_on2017

 


DECEMBER

 

Re-View Retreat (Dec. 3-8) 

A Debrief and Re-Entry retreat for missionaries in transition. Children 15 years of age and under welcome. 

http://www.missionprep.ca/register/

 


Retreat centres with programs running throughout the year:

 

Kerith Retreats (MB & AB)

Retreats for missionary singles & couples (no children) 

http://www.kerithretreats.ca/

 

OASIS (Abbotsford, Bc)

Retreats, preventative health checks, individual counseling one on one retreats (no children).

http://oasisretreatscanada.com/

 

Liebenzell 

Retreat centre for missionaries, pastors, organizations. 

www.liebenzell.ca

 

Faith Mission (Campbellville, ON) 

http://faithmissioncanada.org/

 

Fairhaven Ministries Canada (Vernon, B.C.) 

http://www.fairhavencanada.com/

 

Selah Retreat Bed & Breakfast  (Sorrento, BC)

Run by Rick & Adelia Bergen. 

http://www.selahretreatbb.com/

 


Global/Regional activities and resources

 

Global Member Care Network has a very active Facebook page with requests from people asking for help and resources.

GMCN Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/globalmembercare

 

ASIA:

The Well International, Chiang Mai, Thailand: http://www.thewellintl.org/events/ Weekend retreats, Debriefing retreats, training, families.

 

EUROPE:

OSCAR: UK information service for World Mission.

Member care resources and missionary support in the UK and Globally http://www.oscar.org.uk/newsevents/events.htm

 

Global Connections: Global Connections is a growing, vibrant network of UK agencies, churches, colleges and support services linked together for resources, learning and representation. http://www.globalconnections.org.uk/events/all

 

AFRICA:

Interhealth Training Program: UK and Africa.

Dates: February through May 2016.

Training Courses on such issues as; (just to name a few). Kidnap avoidance/hostage survival.

Common Travel Health Risks Basic Trauma First Aid

Stress and Personal Resilience for Missionaries Information:

www.interhealthworldwide.org/home/trainingevents/training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

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