BLOGS & WEBSITES
a life overseas: the missions conversation: Honest Conversations from Around the World.
Barnabas International: Barnabas International exists to edify, encourage, enrich, and strengthen servants in ministry through care, resources, training and events.
Brigda: Resources, trends, and motivation to fulfill the Great Commission
Care and Counsel International: CCI--working on the basis of the Cape Town Declaration on care and counsel as mission (2010)—focuses on the assembling, developing and mobilizing of a global contingent of Christ-following people helpers, including (but not limited to) those who work in counseling, psychology, psychiatry, social work, spiritual direction, pastoral care, marriage and family therapy, coaching, crisis intervention and the treatment of trauma and post-traumatic stress.
China Member Care: Resources for Chinese workers—in Chinese and English.
Crosswired: Born out of Khalibre, a full service BAM IT organization, Crosswired was founded in 2010. We combine our deep experience with global technology solutions and content within mission communities to deliver solutions to the common and major challenges they face. Crosswired brings together many years of experience from around the world to enable mission workers and their supporters to flourish at the epicenter of new missional communities.
Global Member Care Network: (GMCN) exists to resource, equip and connect internationally all Christian practitioners of member care at any level. It is a professional community in which mutual learning, training and sharing can take place. It is committed to developing the member care profession by setting high standards, advancing the kingdom of God and glorifying His name.
Global Connections, UK: A website primarily for Christian organisations, this contains many papers relevant to overseas aid work, including a Code of best practice in short-term mission.
Headington Institute: Very useful papers on aspects connected to stress and trauma among aid/mission workers. This includes online training modules which can be downloaded at no cost. These cover a range of subjects including traumatic stress; travel and re-entry stress; supporting national staff, and vicarious trauma.
Interaction International. “Today’s voice for third culture kids and internationally mobile families.” This organization, founded by Dr. David Pollock, “the father of TCKs” publishes Among Worlds, a quarterly magazine focused on the lives of Adult Third Culture Kids.
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation: The mission of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide.
Member Care Associates - Web Site: A portal for those who wish to sharpen their skills in member care. Visit them on Facebook:
Member Care Media: A ministry of Trans World Radio. Utilizing media to encourage and enhance cross-cultural Christian workers, to better enable them to fulfill the Great Commission.
Mental Health Resources for Cross Cultural Workers (Ron and Bonnie Koteskey) Includes free e-books on cross-cultural issues.
Missionary Personal Blogs: personal blogs by missionaries who are speaking to care issues such as stress, illness, crisis, ,etc.
Missionary Care: Missions and mental health resources
Missionary Resources Connection of North Carolina: We are a non-profit ministry based out of Raleigh, NC working to enhance the total health and ministry effectiveness for missionaries serving world-wide. One of the services we provide is vehicles, but our ministry is broader than that.
Mu Kappa - MK Caregivers: Mu Kappa exists to encourage missionary kids, multi-cultural, and international students in their cross-cultural transitions to foster meaningful relationships with God, family, and others. Recommended by MTW's Dir. of NEXT, Eric Larsen.
Mobile Member Care Team: Includes handouts on trauma and, under ‘Communiqué’, resources on crisis care, transition, cross-cultural workers, TCKs couples, conflict resolution, and other topics. Primarily for Christian cross-cultural workers but also relevant for others.
One Another Ministries: For over 30 years One Another Ministries has provided services to hundreds of organizations, churches, and sending agencies and thousands of international Christian workers of over 70 nationalities serving in more than 100 countries around the world – often during the most difficult times of their lives. Based in central England.