Field Life Debriefing
Regular debriefing is a healthy part of long-term service on the field helping you recognize your disappointments and losses and giving Jesus permission to take the weight of those from you.
Debriefing is a safe, structured time to share and process the impact of experiences on the mission field.
Loss and grief can exist from a singular large event or an accumulation of many small events that become burdensome. Debriefing allows workers the space to tell their story, identify how their experience may have impacted them, and look at how they are responding to the situation. It results in greater clarity of perspective, increased closure, and enhanced resilience so that missionaries can flourish in the environment where they serve.
Your program is built around your needs.
This process is usually a 4-day in-person experience at either our retreat center in Arkansas, onsite at your field location, or in a neutral location depending on our capacity and the needs and circumstances of the missionary, family, or team.
Hear what global workers are saying:
I believe it to be God’s Mercy that you came at the time you did. Thank you for listening to my story and helping me see it through the lens of the cross. I will always be grateful for the time we’ve spent together!
A.M. serving in Panama
I was approaching burnout after a long season of hardship and disappointments. Debriefing the last four years on the field, it turns out, was just what my soul was thirsty for. The exchange at the cross debrief allowed me to “un-pack” and give to God the weightiness I was carrying. I feel so much lighter now and ready to return to ministry with a refreshed soul.
E.C. serving in Southeast Asia