Doing Member Care Well

Perspectives and Practices From Around the World
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This book explores how member care is being practiced around the world to equip sending organizations as they intentionally support their mission/aid personnel. The information provided includes personal accounts, guidelines, case studies, worksheets, and practical advice from all over the globe. “This book delivers what it promises! Here are 50 chapters from the widest selection of writers in the member care field to date.” –Brent Lindquist, President, Link Care Center

 

This book was published in partnership with the World Evangelical Alliance.

  • ISBN: 9780878084463
  • Pages: 566
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2002
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction: To the Ends of the Earth, To the End of the Age


PART 1: THE MEMBER CARE CONTEXT

  • 1. Going Global: A Member Care Model for Best Practice by Kelly O'Donnell
  • 2. Developing a Flow of Care and Caregivers by David Pollock
  • 3. Christianity at 2000: Changes Today, Challenges Tomorrow by Todd M. Johnson
  • 4. Humanitarianism with a Point by John L. Amstutz
  • 5. Commemorating the Witnesses to the Faith by John Paul II

PART 2: REGIONAL ISSUES AND INSIGHTS

  • SECTION ONE: ASIA
  • 6. Challenges and Care for Asian Missionaries by Gracia Wiarda
  • 7. MK Education and Care: Lessons from Asia by Polly Chan

 

  • SECTION TWO: SOUTH ASIA
  • 8. Indian Missionary Care: Dark Obstacles and Divine Opportunities by K. K. Rajendran
  • 9. Field Care for Asian Missionaries in South Asia by Ah Kie Lim
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  • SECTION THREE: AFRICA
  • 10. Member Care for African Mission Personnel by Naomi Famonure
  • 11. Member Care in North Africa: Finding Life in the Desert by Anke Tissingh
  • 12. Mobile Member Care Team-West Africa: Our Journey and Direction by Darlene Jerome
  • 13. Member Care Development in South Africa by Marina Prins and Braam Willemse
  • 14. Tumaini Counselling Centre: Ten Years in/from East Africa by Roger K. Brown and Shirley M. Brown

 

  • SECTION FOUR: LATIN AMERICA
  • 15. Awakening Pastoral Care in Latin American Missions by Christopher Shaw
  • 16. Pastoral Care from Latin America: Some Suggestions for Sending Churches by Pablo Carrillo Luna
  • 17. Preparing to Persevere in Brazilian Missions by Márcia Tostes
  • 18. Holding on to the Good: A Short Experience for Emotional Debriefing by Esly Carvalho
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  • SECTION FIVE: ARABIC WORLD
  • 19. Ministering Wisely in the Middle East: Christian Service Under Pressure by Naji Abi-Hashem and Anneke Companjen
  • 20. Doing Member Care in Red Zones: Examples from the Middle East by Raymond Hicks

PART 3-PROVIDING AND DEVELOPING MEMBER CARE

  • SECTION ONE: MASTER CARE
  • 21. Jesus Christ: The Heart of Member Care by David Huggett and Joyce Huggett
  • 22. Joy and Sacrifice in the Lord by Ajith Fernando
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  • SECTION TWO: SELF AND MUTUAL CARE
  • 23. Giants, Foxes, Wolves, and Flies: Helping Ourselves and Others by Kelly O'Donnell and Michèle Lewis O'Donnell
  • 24. Sexual Purity in Missions by Ken Williams
  • 25. Surviving War as a Caregiver: A Personal Account by Paula O'Keefe

 

  • SECTION THREE: SENDER CARE
  • 26. Best Practice Guidelines
  •             Code of Best Practice in Short-Term Mission-Global Connections,UK
  •             Code of Best Practice in Member Care-Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
  • 27. Care and Support of Local Staff in Christian Humanitarian Ministry by John Fawcett, with case study by Viola Mukasa
  • 28. Administrative Guidelines for Remaining or Returning by Laura Mae Gardner
  • 29. Reinventing Missionary Commitment by Kath Donovan and Ruth Myors
  • 30. Running Well and Resting Well: Twelve Tools for Missionary Life by Kelly O'Donnell and Michèle Lewis O'Donnell
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  • SECTION FOUR: SPECIALIST CARE
  • 31. A Guest in Their World by Karen Carr

           

  • *Pastoral/Spiritual Care
  • 32. Pastoral Encouragement: Seven Letters to Christian Workers by Lareau Lindquist
  • 33. Reviewing Personal Spirituality: Reflections on Work with Overseas Personnel by Annie Hargrave
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  • *Physical/Medical Care
  • 34. Helping Missionaries Start Healthy and Stay Healthy by Michael E. Jones and Kenneth Gamble
  • 35. Health and Safety Guidelines for Preventing Accidents by InterHealth and People in Aid
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  • *Training/Career Care
  • 36. Career Development for Mission Personnel by Gordon Jones and Rosemary Jones
  • 37. Training Asian Counselors for Missionary Care by Ron Noll and Barbara Rohnert-Noll
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  • *Team Building/Interpersonal
  • 38. Building Resilent Teams: The CACTUS Kit by Kelly O'Donnell
  • 39. The Potential and Pitfalls of Multicultural Mission Teams by David Greenlee, Yong Joon Cho, and Abraham Thulare
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  • *Family/MKs
  • 40. Caring for Missionary Families: Applications from the Military by Hans V. Ritschard
  • 41. Supporting Expatriate Women in Difficult Settings by Annemie Grosshauser
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  • *Financial/Logistical
  • 42. A Mindset and Department for Member Care by Bruce Swanson
  • 43. The Perils of Pioneering: Responsible Logistics for Hostile Places by Steve Holloway and Kitty Holloway

 

  • *Crisis/Contingency
  • 44. Guidelines for Crisis and Routine Debriefing by Debbie Lovell
  • 45. Human Rights Advocacy in Missions by Wilfred Wong
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  • *Counseling/Psychological
  • 46. Field Counseling: Sifting the Wheat from the Chaff by Leonard J. Cerny II and Dave S. Smith
  • 47. The Cross of Christ in Debriefing and Ethnic Reconciliation by Erik Spruyt, Rhiannon Lloyd, and Renée Schudel

                       

  • SECTION 5: NETWORK CARE           
  • 48. Developing Member Care Affiliations by Kelly O'Donnell
  • 49.  Global Member Care Resource List by Harry Hoffmann and Kelly O'Donnell
  • 50. Touring the Terrain: An International Sampler of Member Care Books by Kelly O'Donnell
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  • Index

Customer Reviews

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Rafiki

Every sending agency worthy of the name should have this sets of tools on their shelf and use as primary guidance for taking better care of the pioneer people they send to the front lines of spiritual warfare.

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