In response to the stresses and challenges faced by many Philippine pastors and cross cultural missionaries and other Christian ministry workers, we provide care, hospitality and coaching to those in need.
Many cross cultural missionaries have special needs that arise from serving in a cross-cultural situation. They struggle with cultural adaptation, isolation and loneliness. Some deal with conflict with other missionaries and staff. They interact with people who not only speak a foreign language, but think and process differently. Missionaries are suffering from “Burn out” at alarming rates, with 1 out of 14 (6,100) leaving the field every year.
The rate of attrition is also high for pastors. Pastors are sometimes overwhelmed by the demands of their ministry. The focus of member care is to help restore them to physical, mental and spiritual wholeness so they can continue to be effective in ministry.
What we provide:
- Facilitate planning and implementation of ministry goals
- Conflict resolution
- Conduct debriefings for re-entry, trauma, loss and grief
Our member care home, Tirahan ng Gracia, opened in August, 2022. We hope to provide a peaceful place where missionaries and pastors can be refreshed and equipped to be more effective in the work the Lord has called them to do. We can host group retreats where missions agencies or churches can bring their staff together to share, pray, worship and have recreation.