Member care is the ongoing investment of resources for the nurture and development of misssion/aid personnel. It focuses on every person who is involved in mission/aid, including children and home office staff. Member care reflects our practical commitment to love truth and peace, and to really love one another.
If there is a topic you would like more information on, or that has not been covered in the website, or if you need help in obtaining some of the resources, please feel free to contact us. We are also available to talk through issues you are facing.
We also recognize that it is not always easy to obtain books or other resources overseas. If you see something you would like but are having difficulty in getting it, please let us know and we will do our best to get the resource to you.
Biblical Peacemaking Seminar
The YWAM North American Member Care Core Team is hosting a training with Peacemaker Ministries, July 14-18, 2013 at YWAM Salem, Oregon.
Several years ago the YWAM Global Leadership Team adopted the Peacemaker Model for resolving conflict within our mission.
"In YWAM's foundational values, number 13 states that, as an organization, we are to be relationship-oriented, YWAM is dedicated to being relationship-oriented in our living and working together. We desire to be united through lives of holiness, mutual support, transparency, humility, and open communication, rather than a dependence on structures or rules. With this in mind, the international global leadership team felt the previous document used by YWAM for justice and appeals in conflict to be insufficiently based on this value of relationship. We all agree that harmony in relationships is an important value to be kept as our highest priority. The Peacemaker Model for resolving conflict brings us to focus on Jesus in all we do and how we can continue to honor God in our relationships."
Ah Kie Lim , GLT member and YWAM International Member Care Coordinator
At the YWAM International Consultation on Member Care in Singapore, 2012 we were personally introduced to several days of training with Peacemaker Ministries. One thing that impressed us was how Biblical, practical, and adaptable the principles are. Not only were we taught principles in personal conflict resolution, but also principles for multi-cultural team conflict and mediation. These skills are invaluable for all of us as we continue to work within our mission.
The presenters of “Biblical Peacemaking” are Jerry and Cathie Gates from Gig Harbor, Washington State. They have experience teaching and assisting peacemaking for several international mission organizations including Youth With a Mission and Children of the Nations. They work cross culturally and with non English speaking mission teams. The presenters are trained in the application of Biblical principals by Peacemaker Ministries (Peacemaker.net) including conflict coaching and conflict mediation. Their teaching is usually short-term in nature and has taken them to South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, West Africa, the Philippines and Dominican Republic. They have seen and experienced the power of God’s plan and movement of the Holy Spirit in helping mission organizations by equipping them
to handle conflict in a way that brings glory to God, enhances relationships, and furthers ministries.
Topics covered in this seminar will be:
* Personal Peacemaking
* Cultural Values
Knowing that relationship issues with co-workers are among one of the highest reasons workers leave missions, we would like to encourage you to please send some of your staff for this vital and important training.
YWAM Salem is located at:
7085 Battle Creek Rd. SE
Salem, OR 97317
Phone: Bill & Carolyn Allen at: 719.494.7236 if you have questions
Cost: $125.00USD cash or check; $135.00USD debit or credit card
(includes housing and meals)
Deposit fee: $25.00 per person by
July 1, 2013 registration deadline
Make checks payable to: YWAM
Mail registration form to:
Attn. Bill & Carolyn Allen
P.O. Box 62099
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill & Carolyn Allen
YWAM North American Member Care
ReBOOT: ReVIEW, ReFRESH, ReNEW - July 21-26, 2013 - Emmanuel College, Kitchener, ON Canada
ReBOOT: vb [riːˈbuːt] to restart (a computer) by loading the operating system; boot again.
As a Missionary Kid (MK), your life has been full of incredible opportunities, cross-cultural experiences and multiple transitions. Perhaps one of the biggest transitions you’ll face is coming back to Canada to study in University or start working. We’d like to invite you to join us at ReBoot, a re-entry retreat sponsored by the Canadian MK Network, designed to help MKs make a smoother transition to life in North America.
At ReBOOT, you’ll find a safe place to share what’s on your heart, build relationships with other Canadian MKs, discuss common challenges, and be equipped to thrive in your transition. We’ll take time to help you and celebrate your past experiences as an MK, through worship, fun activities, and meaningful interaction, and empower you to and transition to Canadian life and culture with understanding and confidence.
Some of the topics we’ll discuss are:
• The MK Identity Puzzle
• Developing Healthy Relationships
• Canada 101
• Expanding Your Faith on Campus
• Safety and Security
ReBOOT is open to MKs who have completed their high school education overseas and are transitioning to life in Canada.
The cost for is $475 CAD, which covers room, board, activities and materials. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $100 that must be paid when registering. The remaining balance of $375 is due by June 15, 2013. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from ReBoot.
To register for ReBOOT, please click on the following link: www.canadianmk.net/ReBootRegistration This will direct you to our registration page where you will need to provide your email address and a password to process your application.
Space is limited to 30 participants, so register now!
Transportation & Schedule
The nearest airport is the Region of Waterloo International Airport. If it is significantly cheaper to fly into Toronto Pearson International Airport (1 hour+ away), we will arrange shuttle service at set times to and from the airport for an extra fee.
ReBOOT will begin at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 21st and ends at 3:00 pm on Friday, July 26th. Please take travel time to/from the airport into consideration when making your travel plans.
If you have any questions or need any more information, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com