Barnabas International “We are committed to providing encouragement to God’s global servants through.

– Going: We travel to the fields of service to provide an “on sight” ministry of presence.
– Listening: We ask questions, taking time to listen to the servant’s story.
– Speaking: We minister the Word of God through preaching and teaching as pastoral care providers.
– Giving: We believe that encouragement is fundamentally a gift of grace.
See especially their Encouragement Online Magazine for relevant and timely articles

CARES (Canada)
Caring for Others
catalyst intl
Christian Encounter Ministry
Church Initiative
Core Member Care
Cross cultural “Having completed a career in teaching psychology at Asbury College, Dr. Ron Koteskey and his wife Bonnie are volunteering their time to provide mental health resources for cross-cultural workers around the world. As part of this service they have developed a series of brochures / articles, and written five e-books: “Coming Home”: The Re-entry Transition, We’re Going Home: Reentry for Elementary School Children (with a guide for parents), What Cross-Cultural Workers Ought to Know, one for parents titled Understanding Adolescence, and one for TCKs titled Third Culture Kids and Adolescence, Cultural Creations.”
Emmaus Road International
ESA Member Care    Facebook group here
International Teams
International Training Partners
LinkCare Center


Member Care Associates   (Member care resources in Spanish)
Mission to the World
Mission Training International
Missionary Care

Missionary Care Database
Web Links

MK Connection
Task Force for Member Care (MemCa) tons of articles and links


   A Guide to Understanding and Coping with Compassion Fatigue

Evaluating Your Missionaries: When, Why And How
Missionary Care Through Care Teams
Missionary Care Through Short-Term Teams
Preparing for Re-entry by Dr Debbie Hawker 06/05

At .Missionary see below or download the entire series (as well as the stewardship of self series) “The e-book is free and may be distributed to others as well.”

   Topics Covered:

Adolescence & Youth
Aging Parents
Books on Missionary Care
Books For and About TCKs
Children’s Adjustment
Comparison & Envy
Coping with Change
Culture Stress
Each Other
Healing of Memories
Loneliness New!
Maintaining Mental and Physical Health
Maintaining Sexual Purity
Managing Money
Member Care
Ministry Separation
Psychological Testing
Saying Goodbye
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Stress
Suffering New!
Suicide New!


At database you can download their Missionary Care Database “This database may be searched online or downloaded for personal use. Following is a description of the database as well as information about its development, advantages, limitations, duplications and making suggestions.” (EXCELLENT)


At Global Member Care Network  (WEA)





burn out





crisis/trauma response

cross-cultural adjustment



domestic violence





member care

mental health



Pre-Field Training




sexual abuse


spiritual formation





At Missions Resource Network  (TONS of resources)

At SENDu   (Great site for tons of resources)

Dealing with the Busyness and Stress of Ministry

also See section on burnout on the Emotional Wellness page.


At Cross cultural (FREE E-Books)

What Cross-Cultural Workers Ought to Know
“Coming Home:” The Reentry Transition
We’re Going Home: Reentry for Elementary Children
I Don’t Want to Go Home: Parent’s Guide for Reentry for Elementary Children
Understanding Adolescence
Third Culture Kids and Adolescence: Cultural Creations

At SENDu   (Great site for tons of resources)

Austin, C. N. (1986). Cross-Cultural Reentry: A Book of Readings. Abilene Christian University Press.
Austin, Clyde N. 1986. Cross-Cultural Reentry: An Annotated Bibliography. Third Printing. Abilene, TX: ACU Press.
Bell, Linda G. 1997. Hidden Immigrants: Legacies of Growing Up Abroad. The West and Wider Series. Vol. XI. Notre Dame, IN: Cross Cultural Publications.
Bridges, W. (1980). Transitions. Making Sense of Life’s Changes. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
Bryson, Debra R. & Charise Hoge (2005). A Portable Identity: A Woman’s Guide to Maintaining a Sense of Self While Moving Overseas.(revised edition) Transition Press International.
Eidse, Faith & Nina Sichel (2004). Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global. Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
Foyle, Marjory F. Honourably Wounded: Stress Among Christian Workers 1987 – 162 pages –
Gordon, Alma Daugherty (1993). Don’t Pig Out on Junk Food: The MKs guide to survival in the U.S. Evangelical Missions Information Services.
Greenbury, L. R. (1992). Portable Careers: Surviving Your Partner”s Relocation. Kogan Page Limited.
Greenwald, Dorothy (1987). Coping with Moving.Rosen Pub Group.
Hess, Melissa Brayer (2002). Expert Expatriate: Your Guide to Successful Relocation Abroad – Moving, Living, Thriving.Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
Iyer, P. (2000). The Global Soul. Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home. Vintage Books.
Jehle-Caitcheon, Ngaire (2003). Parenting Abroad. Aletheia Publications.
Jordan, Peter (1992). Re-Entry: Making The Transition From Missions To Life At Home. YWAM Publishing.
Malewski, Margaret (2005). GenXpat: The Young Professional’s Guide To Making A Successful Life Abroad. Intercultural Press.
Marx, Elisabeth (1999) Breaking Through Culture Shock: What You Need to Succeed in International Business, Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
Melton, William R. (2005). The New American Expat: Thriving and Surviving Overseas in the Post-9/11 World. Intercultural Press.
Meltzer, G., & Grandjean, E. (1993). The Moving Experience: A Practical Guide to Psychological Matters. Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Miller, Susan (1998). After the Boxes Are Unpacked: Moving On After Moving In. Focus on the Family Publishing
Miller, Susan (2004). But Mom, I Don’t Want To Move!: Easing the Impact of Moving on Your Children . Focus on the Family Publishing
Nell, Marion. Burn Up Or Splash Down: Surviving The Culture Shock Of Re-Entry
O’donnell, Kelly. Doing Member Care Well
Pascoe, Robin (1992). Surviving Overseas: The Wife’s Guide to Successfully Living Abroad. Times Books International.
Pascoe, Robin (1994). Culture Shock! Successful Living Abroad – A Parent’s Guide. Time Books International.
Pascoe, Robin (2000). Homeward Bound. A Spouse’s Guide to Repatriation. Expatriate Press, Ltd.
Pascoe, Robin (2003). A Moveable Marriage: Relocate Your Relationship without Breaking It.Expatriate Press Limited.
Pascoe, Robin (2006). Raising Global Nomads: Parenting Abroad in an On-Demand WorldExpatriate Press Limited.
Jordan, Peter Re-Entry Publisher: YWAM Publishing
Piet-Pelon, N. J., & Hornby, B. (1992). Women’s Guide to Overseas Living. (2nd ed). Intercultural Press.
Pirolo, Neal (2000). The Reentry Team: Caring for Your Returning Missionaries. San Diego, California: Emmaus Road International.
Pirolo, Neal Serving As Senders (E-Book Version)
Pollock, D., & Van Reken, R. (1999). Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds. Intercultural Press.
Rabe, Monica (1997). Culture Shock! Successful Living Abroad: Living and Working Abroad. Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company.
Roman, Beverly D. (2008) Relocation 101: Making the Most of Your Move. (rev. ed.) BR Anchor Publishing.
Roman, Beverly D. (2008). Home Away From Home: Turning Your International Relocation Into A Lifetime Enhancement(rev. ed.). BR Anchor Publishing.
Schubeck, Carol M., (1998). Let’s Move Together. SuitCase Press.
Seelye, H. N., & Wasilewski, J. H. (1996). Between Cultures. Developing Self-Identity in a World of Diversity. NTC Publishing Group.
Shepard, Steven (1997). Managing Cross Cultural Transition: A Handbook for Corporations, Employees and Their Families.Aletheia Publications.
Smith, C. D. (Ed.). (1996). Strangers at Home: Essays on the Effects of Living Overseas and Coming ‘Home’ To a Strange Land. Aletheia Publications.
Storti, C. (1990). The Art of Crossing Cultures. Intercultural Press.
Storti, C. (1997). The Art of Coming Home. Intercultural Press.
Taber, S. M. (1997). Of Many Lands. Journal of a Traveling Childhood. U.S. Foreign Service Youth Foundation.
Taylor, William. Too Valuable to Lose: Exploring the Causes and Cures of Missionary Attrition. Pasadena, California: William Carey Library, 1997. link to Too Valuable to lose book download)
Van Reken, R. (1988). Letters Never Sent. Cook Publishing Co.
Verwer, George Ten Reasons Missionaries Leave The Field And Don’t Return
Viorst, Judith (1998). Necessary Losses. Free Press
Walters, D. L. (1991). An Assessment of Reentry Issues of the Children of Missionaries. Vantage Press.
Werkman, Sidney L. (1977). Bringing Up Children Overseas: A Guide for Families. Basic Books.
Yehieli, Michele & Mark Grey (2006). Health Matters: A Pocket Guide for Working with Diverse Cultures and Underserved Populations. Intercultural Press.


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