As of January 2013, the links/overviews for MCA Resource Updates
are available at the Member Care Associates web site:
September 2012: Mental Health as Mission.
This expanded issue of the Update consists of excerpts from Global Letters for a Global Community. The first part overviews some foundational perspectives that have positively affected the development of global member care (GMC). The second part identifies some current issues that have negatively affected the progress of GMC. Both parts emphasize the healing commitment to “truth and peace” in our relationships (Zech 8:19). This special issue, taken from eight of the latest CORE Member Care postings, launches us into the fourth year of the Updates. It is also sent as a special encouragement to the hundreds of participants that are meeting at the Member Care Conference in Bangalore, India (18-20 April) and at the Global Member Care Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand (23-27 April).
March 2012: Work-Life Balance
Our relationships with each other in mission/aid at all levels (from individuals to partnerships) require intentional, ongoing attention in order remain healthy and effective. This month we thus offer two more sets of resources to support our relationships, emphasizing growing together and partnering together.
February 2011: Upgrading Staff Care
December 2010: Security Management
November 2010: Doing Teams Well
October 2010: Case Studies
September 2010: Readings Galore!
August 2010: Assessment Tools for Self Care
July 2010: Third Culture Kids and Cross-Cultural Kids
June 2010: Safety and Protection
May 2010: Human Resource Systems
April 2010: Global Mental Health
March 2010: Pornography and Addictions
February 2010: Dealing with Disasters
January 2010: International Issues and Resources
December 2009: Resiliency
November 2009: Member Care Resources—Indonesia and Africa
October 2009: Personality Disorders, Power Point on Connecting/Contributing to Member Care
September 2009: Missionary Care (book) and Human Resource Management (books)
August 2009: Member Caravan (website) and Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me (book)
July 2009: People in Aid and WHO Mental Health
June 2009: Healthy Leadership
May 2009: TCKs (radio interview) and Good Practice in Member Care (video lectures)