Come join us at Intermissionary Montana | Sept 16-22.⠀
Gather with a group of other returning global workers, step outside your tent and gaze at the stars again (Montana is great for that).⠀
Remember, the end of a chapter, isn't necessarily the end of the story. Come tease out a new vision, maybe listen for the whispers of a new call.⠀
It's like you've spent five years working in the first century church, where all the believers were together and had everything in common, but then you got off a plane and wound up in the 21st century church, where you see people once a week, exchange a few words (“busy” is usually one of them) and then go eat lunch by yourself.
No wonder that hurts!
A friend of mine, a former Mercy Ships crewmember, popped into my feed today, cheering us on for the work we’re doing at Intermissionary.
Like us, he knows that global aid workers often need as much support leaving the field as they did entering it. The problem is, for many, that's just one more thing they have to hustle the cash for.
Most missionaries are so emotionally and physically spent at the end of their service, they can't muster the energy to ask you for the money.
So, a lot of them go it alone. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
At Intermissionary Retreats, we know a successful reentry involves patience, planning and people.
Taking a week out to rest your mind, body and heart before entering the whirlwind of building a new life in an old place, is just plain smart. So is preparing for reverse culture shock. Your nation, your friends and your family have changed since you’ve been gone. So have you. Expecting things to be easy and familiar is a common mistake.
At Intermissionary Retreats, we listen to you talk about your experience abroad and we normalize it. Then we help you build some context around it, so you can use it for something cool going forward.
Tips for missionaries and other global workers who are transitioning out of the field and back into their passport countries.
Incredibly, the Intermissionary Scholarship Fund has already received enough cash to fund a space at Chamonix. The amazing part is, the donations were made by Intermissionary Alumni who themselves were sponsored by others.
See how God works?
All the details of how a sponsored space works can be found here but in short, the IM Scholarship Fund will pay up to 2/3 of the cost of the retreat. For Chamonix that's $600. The recipient must cover the remaining 1/3 ($300) and their travel expenses to the retreat location.
We are now accepting applications for the first funded space for Chamonix 2018.