Who is it for?
This forum brings together a wide variety of people - member care providers, sending agencies, sending and receiving churches and mental health professionals. The forum provides access to resources and usually meets twice annually. It also arranges occasional 24-hour residential conferences, retreats, and informal support groups. (The Forum has close links to Member Care Europe.)
What is its focus and what issues have we covered recently?
The forum's main focus is to help senders improve the care and development of their mission partners around the world. Topics explored have included Member Care and Mindfulness, Ageing and Retirement, and Member Care from a Distance.
Who is on the planning team?
The Chair of the planning team is Debbie Hawker (Arrest). Other members include Sarah Hay (European Christian Mission International), Tim Herbert (Syzygy), Claudio Muzzi (Stopsley Baptist Church), Ian Orton (Tearfund), Maryann Richard, Sandy Morgan (Global Connections), and is administered by Nicoleta Mezei (Global Connections).