Caring for our Missionaries: Prayer, Partnership and Prevention of Burnout and Attrition
Hosted By: Forget-Me-Not Ministries
Led By: Tanie and Jacqueline Guy
When: Thursday, September 26, 9am - 3pm
Where: Ridgecrest (Room TBA)
Description: Burnout and attrition are growing threats targeting our missionary forces in all parts of the world. Stress on the mission field has been compared to levels experienced by soldiers in combat—2-3 times greater than the stress of “normal” life in the U.S. In addition, studies investigating missionary burnout reveal an alarming rate of at least 5,000 missionaries leaving the field each year unnecessarily due to excessive stress-related issues. This Mission Critical Pre-conference is designed to:
provide a candid presentation of personal, family, social and ministry-related issues that afflict missionaries,
inform you of progress that has been made and challenges that still remain to sufficiently assess, anticipate and respond to debilitating risks in missionary service,
equip you to help missionaries you know prevent and/or overcome systemic burnout and attrition, and,
give your parish helpful and practical ways to pray for, partner with and stay connected to the missionaries you support!
Register by emailing Jacqueline Guy (Please indicate “Missionary Care Pre-conference” in the subject line.)
Wednesday Night Dinner at Ridgecrest: Our group will eat together on Wednesday night in the dining hall from 5:30-6:30 to get to know one another.
Note: Since this pre-conference starts Thursday morning, it will be necessary to add an extra night’s housing and meals to your Ridgecrest reservation.