Churches and Overseas Mission

Caring for church mission partners and teams

In recent years with the growth in number of independent and community churches, many churches are taking responsibility for the health and wellbeing of their overseas mission partners rather than this being done through a Mission Agency. We recognise that this can be daunting.

Additionally there is a growing desire for church groups to engage in short term overseas mission projects, establishing relationships with communities in developing countries, learning from other people and their cultures and giving of themselves to those in less wealthy societies.

Cultural transition is one of the most serious psychological stressors and mission personnel and church groups frequently locate to countries with high risks to both health and security. Many of the projects they join lie in countries suffering from widespread communicable diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.

Individuals may also be working in environments where they are likely to be exposed to challenging sights of injustice, human suffering and deprivation.

We understand these concerns. Embracing our ethos of ‘whole person care for global workers’ we offer a comprehensive range of medical, psychological and travel health services for mission personnel. Our pre-assignment services include a range of individual services including candidate assessment, medical examination and travel health care. For those mid-assignment or on final return home we offer several services including personal review, medical examination . In some instances Trauma debrief may be appropriate.

Personnel may range from individuals on short term projects to families undertaking medium to long term mission posts overseas.

For church teams on short term projects

Pre-travel health care for groups or consider a group debrief on return.



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