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Join us in Nashville for The 2019 Intermissionary Gathering

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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.


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.


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

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Two Reentry Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them.

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!

How to Support Your Returning Missionary

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.

What is Intermissionary For?

What is Intermissionary For?

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.