Missionary Care Foundations Course

Providing training and resources for those helping YWAM members

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Training and resources for YWAMers to help YWAMers

Are you looking to grow as a member care provider? Do you have a heart to care for your staff? We would love to have you join us for three weeks in our next school! 

Numerous topics will be presented, along with many practical tools, in each of the 7 Areas of Care, using various teaching methods. Mini-lectures, case studies, demonstrations, practice sessions, and various applications all contribute to a strong learning environment. Working together, learning from one another, worship and intercession, sharing our hearts, and growing relationships all create a sense of community.

Member Care

North America

7 Areas of Care

Our course is based on defining member care as: “The formal and informal efforts to develop, preserve, and restore kingdom workers for effective service.” It is built around seven areas that provide support and care for missionaries:

– Savior care
– Self-care
– Staff care (mutual care)
– Shepherd care
– Structure care
– Sender/Supporter care
– Specialist care

Missionary Care Foundations Course

Next seminar will be announced here – Late 2024 or early 2025

This highly interactive and practical course is designed for leaders, member care workers, and people interested in member care. It will empower you to help others throughout their missionary journey.
Our next course is coming up.

Ask questions and begin the process of applying with the form below.


Support missionary members in your location to thrive and grow in their personal lives and in their ministry?

Enable members to start well, move safely through difficult
transitions, and finish strong?

Help members who face challenges, stress, or crisis?
Avoid seeing staff leave prematurely?

See your members and teams be all God wants them to be?


  • Seven care support systems for missionaries
  • The missionary life cycle – entry, transitions, reentry, and closure
  • Scope of stress and cross cultural stress
  • Peacemaking and conflict resolution
  • Active listening skills
  • Debriefing
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression and suicide Trauma triage
  • Caring for families, third culture kids, and singles in missions
  • Team dynamics and healthy teams
  • Risk and contingency planning
  • Generations in missions

Cost: includes food, accommodation and all seminar costs. Additional fee for round-trip airport pick-up.

This course is currently not available online. Spouses both desiring to attend MUST each fill out the form below one at a time.  Separate emails and forms will be sent to you directly.  DO NOT complete forms in emails sent to others.