Reentry

Join us in Nashville for The 2019 Intermissionary Gathering

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What:

A long-weekend, unplugged campout under the stars in the hills of Nashville, TN - An entire weekend dedicated to the joy of gathering, reconnection, community, worship and practical tools for reentry and transition.

Who:

Men, women, families who have served overseas and are navigating their reentry into their home culture. Missionaries and other global servants missing the field, their friends and their place in the world.

When:

Columbus Day Weekend 2019. October 11 -14, 2019.

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Reentry Making You Anxious?

So you're headed "home" after serving overseas for a few years? Congratulations! I'll bet you're excited, terrified, grieving, thrilled, nauseous, stunned, confused and a little hysterical about that. 

That's because you rarely say hello and excuse me in your own language anymore. You go full-speed from dawn until dusk and someone always needs you for something. You walk everywhere and out your back door is your favorite fruit vendor. The life you have now is relentless, frustrating, meaningful, glorious and heartbreaking, and...it's ending. 

How to Help Your Missionary Come "Home"

Because your missionary trusts God for their work, their salary, their housing, their future - something that seems impossible to you - you may have built them up as someone who is "SOOOO AMAZING." 

As such, many missionaries only show the SOOOO AMAZING parts to their loved ones and supporters because they feel like it's expected of them.  

You will do your returning missionary a huge kindness if you help them off that pedestal and let them be human as they transition. Here are a couple ways to do that: