Member Care Update--October 2017
During 2017 we are syncing our CORE MC entries with our monthly MC Updates. Essentially, we'll add a monthly weblog entry that contains brief excerpts from the MC Update for that month. By linking their two strap lines together, the purpose and potential for connecting these two MCA tools becomes clear: "expanding the global impact of member care...reflections, research, and resources for good practice." May these materials encourage and equip you as you endeavor to practice member care well, with character, competence, and compassion.
A New Season for Relevance and Resilience
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We are in the process of adjusting the various Updates that we send out. A new season is here for relevance and resilience—in light of global issues, responsibilities, and opportunities! Here are some of the ideas we are considering for a new type of Update to further support you and your work:
1) sending Updates periodically rather than monthly;
2) featuring guest consultants-contributors;
3) focusing on a combination of global issues, mental health, integrity, and member care;
4) continuing our emphasis on truth and peace (Zechariah 8:19) in the church-mission community;
5) and complementing the Updates with interactive webinars and roundtable consultations related to practical applications of the Missio Dei model of global member care.
Note that the September 2017 Member Care Update is an especially valuable resource as it contains a summary of all of our Updates over the years (100 issues). This summary Update also includes a final section (Personal Reflections) with our thoughts about the crucial relevance of “global integration” for member care and mission. So…we encourage you to save it and use it!
Also note that the latest Global Integration Update (August 2017) is on the theme of “Everyday Global Heroes: Moral Lives Matter” and the previous issue is on “Doomsday: Next Stop, Global Dis-Integration?” (June 2017). Have a look!
All of our Updates (member care, global integration) are archived on our MCA website (http://membercareassociates.org/).
We welcome your ideas! Contact us at MCAresources@gmail.com
Warm greetings from Geneva,
Kelly and Michele
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