MC² 2017:
Hard Pressed But Not Crushed:
Caring for Missionaries Under Pressure

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Perry Bradford, Barnabas International

Keynote: Hard Pressed But Not Crushed: Caring for Missionaries Under Pressure
Power Point
Intensive with Brent Bounds: Facing & Overcoming Missionary Challenges  
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Breakout: Safe or Unsafe - Which one are you? 
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Closing: Too Soon to Quit - Turning our Trials to Triumphs
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Joann Pittman, ChinaSource

Intensive: Meeting God in Crisis: Testimonies of Grace
(panel hosted by Joann Pittman)

Additional Breakout Sessions:

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Who is Responsible to be the Steward of “Self-Care?” - Paul McAlister, Pioneer Bible Translators
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Helping Churches Care for Their Missionaries Who Are Under Pressure  
- John Pederson, Bethany Gateways & Jay Ludwig, City Hill Fellowship
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Mind The Gaps: Engaging the Church in Missionary Care - Dave Wilson, Avant Ministries
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Ministry to Your Global Women in Tough Places - Elizabeth Givens, SEND International
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Listen Well - One Thing We Can Do to Relieve Missionary Pressure - John Certalic, Caring for Others
Four Areas to Ask Missionaries When it Comes to Repeated Transitions - Amy Young, Velvet Ashes
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How You Can Use Velvet Ashes to Help Your Missionary Women With the Pressures They Face
- Amy Young, Velvet Ashes
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Proactive Care for Missionary Marriages - Sandi Bradford, Barnabas International
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Transformed: Culture Shock and Adjustment
- Steve & Janice Rasmussen, Africa International University, Bethel Christian Fellowship
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Security Stress: What the Missionary Experiences & What They Need from Home
- Dan Germo, Bethany Gateways

MC² 2017:
Hard Pressed But Not Crushed:
Caring for Missionaries Under Pressure

 

Missionary life is characterized by stresses and challenges, and these can build up like steam in a pressure cooker.  Missionaries often:

  • Feel like they live in an ocean of need
  • Feel like they are not up to the demands
  • Feel like they might buckle under the pressure

The call to missions requires faith and faithfulness. Hidden faults that go undetected in “more normal” life become evident under the pressure of cross-cultural ministry. This year at MC2, we want to help missionary caregivers further understand the stresses and strains of ministry pressures. What does it look like when missionaries are suffering under the weight of these pressures? How can we identify the disillusionment and discouragement that comes when it happens?  We want to learn together practical ways that caregivers can provide support, help, healing, hope and restoration to them and their families.