Churches Caring for Missionaries
Although WEC is very intentional about providing member care services for our workers, it’s important for you as a sending church to join us in this endeavor. We believe that “…no cross-cultural worker should leave home without a committed, strong, integrated, educated, knowledgeable, excited-as-he-is, active team of people who have committed themselves to the work of serving as senders.”¹ Together, our goal must be to keep our missionaries both productive on the field and healthy in every area.
We can help SPARE our workers unnecessary stress and hardship by attending to the five dimensions of member care: Spiritual, Physical, Actualization (achievement and professional development), Relational and Emotional/Psychological.² This model focuses on prevention—not only crisis intervention. Healthy missionaries are better prepared to handle crisis.
¹Neal Pirolo, Serving as Senders: How to Care for Your Missionaries While They are Preparing to Go, While They Are on the Field, When They Return Home
²Drs. Larry & Lois Dodds, founders and presidents of Heartstream Resources
You don’t have to be a trained professional to provide member care.
More About Missionary Care
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There are many books and websites on serving and caring for His servants and workers. It is also vital to provide pastoral care to missionaries, missionary kids, global servants and their families.
The Purpose of the WEC USA Missionary Kids (MK) Department is to serve WEC MKs and their families in ways that help the MKs gain strong spiritual roots and wings, lead fruitful lives for Christ, and find their place in God’s Kingdom.