Member Care comes alongside our missionary family to promote emotional, mental, and spiritually healthy souls.
When missionaries suffer or struggle, it is often behind the scenes.
Living in a different culture. Raising kids. Staying healthy. Doing ministry. They all can be challenging under normal circumstances. Now add in stress, crisis, and isolation and it’s no wonder missionaries need member care.
We know that the success of a missionary’s ministry is not just dependent on skill and preparation alone. When their entire family is supported, it allows them to focus more clearly on the ministry God has called them to do.
Our Member Care team comes alongside our missionary family to promote spiritually healthy souls and flourishing, effective ministries.
Care on Every Front
Becoming a missionary does not start when you get to the field, and neither does the care. At ABWE, it begins with the first contact.
Our Mobilization team walks with you through the application process.
Training and finance teams work with you as you prepare to go and by providing continuous support while on the field.
Our regional leaders provide immediate pastoral soul care for missionaries both on and off the field.
What Does Member Care Do?
At ABWE, we equip our missionaries and their families to accomplish the goal of multiplying leaders, churches, and missions movements among every people through:
Prayer and Pastoral Care
Supporting you and your family with prayer and spiritual support in life and ministry.
MK and Family Resources
Providing consultations, resources, and guidance for families & MKs, including our adult MKs.
Coaching and Debriefing
Certified care team members provide coaching and debriefing for our missionaries and MKs.
Training and Conference Resources
Drawing on years of missionary and pastoral experience, team members offer a wide variety of workshops and resources.
Providing encouragement and support to our missionary family who are no longer serving on the mission field.
Physical and mental well-being are essential to having healthy missionaries and healthy ministries.
Parents of Missionaries Ministry
Providing support, resources, and events for Parents of Missionaries to help them thrive and stay connected when their children and grandchildren serve cross-culturally.