Pre Home-Assignment Workshop
Jan
16
to Feb 9

Pre Home-Assignment Workshop

As time approaches for home assignment, many cross-cultural workers feel the burden of leaving their ministry, to reconnect with their home culture, to get ready for talks, to face the many changes ahead...What if you could take time to think through what home assignment means, how to connect well with your partners, prepare materials you can use and be inspired by the resources available? And if you could do this in a group setting where you learn from others and benefitfrom group discussions on relevant topics?

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Thriving: Art and Spiritual Formation Day Retreats
Jan
26
9:30 AM09:30

Thriving: Art and Spiritual Formation Day Retreats

Art, creativity, and imagination can all be a renewing, restoring, and challenging part of our spiritual formation. Come for a day of quiet, reflection, and creativity. Skilled or not skilled in art - this is for you! The time will be largely structured. Art materials, coffee break, and a simple lunch will be included. 

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Understanding Thai Culture
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Understanding Thai Culture

  • Raintree Library & Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Understanding the dos and don’ts of a culture is a significant part of settling into a new location. However if you don’t understand the roots of the cultural practices, you may feel awkward and confused. Join us to gain insight into Thai heritage and how it affects daily life.

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Staying Healthy in Chiang Mai
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Staying Healthy in Chiang Mai

  • Raintree Library & Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What can you do to protect your family’s health while living in Chiang Mai? Learn about hygiene, food preparation, eating out, vaccinations and more. Juanita will also discuss accessing medical care in Chiang Mai, and cultural patterns which affect delivery of health care. 

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Meditative Art Weekend Retreat
Feb
17
to Feb 18

Meditative Art Weekend Retreat

In Meditative Art we still our hearts and engage in the creative process of writing, painting, making collage etc., all to make space for God to reveal His love and guidance in our lives. It is all about connecting with God, and spending time with Him. This process will also give us deeper knowledge about ourselves. There will be big periods of time spent in silence, including some of the meals, but there will also be time for sharing.  The days will start and end with times of worship, focusing on Psalms 52:8.

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Apr
3
to Apr 7

Journey with God

All of us have a God-given responsibility to influence others toward God’s purpose for them – whether as a leader, evangelist or facilitator of a Bible study group. In this 5-day workshop, we reflect on some deep personal questions such as "What is our motive for serving others?" and "Does our identity depend on what we do or does it rest on God?" We learn about how God develops us over time, so that we serve Him out of a Christ-likeness, from the time we are called, with the gifts He has given, and in our journey with Him.

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Introduction to Narrative Therapy 1 & 2
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Narrative Therapy 1 & 2

Narrative Therapy is an artful and deeply respectful approach to helping individuals, couples and families that allows people to gain distance from and greater agency in their problems. These practical trainings will help professional counsellors and member care workers understand what Narrative Therapy is and how they might begin using it in their work.

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Returning & Resting Retreat: “Ready My Heart”
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Returning & Resting Retreat: “Ready My Heart”

  • Great Commission Equipping Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to a 2 night/2 day retreat designed to lead you into quiet in order to return to the Lord, rest, let your trust deepen and be strengthened and rescued. (Is. 30:15) A few spiritual disciplines will be introduced/practiced: morning, noon, mid afternoon and evening prayers; the examen; breath prayers; imaginative prayer; etc. Some art supplies will be included, but art will not be the primary focus. The theme: Isaiah 30:15 and Advent - preparing for His coming. 

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Women's Retreat
Nov
10
to Nov 13

Women's Retreat

This is always such a time of fun and blessing, bringing together women of all backgrounds and churches and ages, from high school seniors on up. The planning team has planned a varied program for worship, fun, fellowship and learning. You can choose the options that will make it your special time for refreshment, encouragement and new friendships. Don’t let anything keep you away.

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Debriefing Training  for Member Care Providers
Nov
8
8:30 AM08:30

Debriefing Training for Member Care Providers

This Debriefing Training is designed to equip you with tools that will enable you function confidently and effectively as a debriefer.  You will be prepared you to do both Critical Incident and general Peer Care Debriefings for those you serve in your cross-cultural work as a member care provider. During this training we will cover topics like

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Lay Counseling Training การอบรมการให้คำปรึกษาตามแบบอย่างในพระคัมภีร์
Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

Lay Counseling Training การอบรมการให้คำปรึกษาตามแบบอย่างในพระคัมภีร์

Goal: To train Thai Christians who are interested in developing biblical counseling skills
เป้าหมาย: เพื่อฝึกอบรมให้กับผู้นำหรือพี่น้องคริสเตียนไทยที่มีความสนใจที่อยากจะพัฒนาของประทานการให้คำปรึกษาตามแบบอย่างในพระคัมภีร์

Content:   Foundational counseling skills of listening, responding, and asking questions; Adaptation to Thai culture
เนื้อหา/หัวข้อในการเรียน: เรียนรู้ทักษะพื้นฐานการให้คำปรึกษาเกี่ยวกับการฟัง, การตอบสนองและการถามคำถาม; นำการอบรมนี้ไปใช้ให้เข้ากับวัฒนธรรมไทย

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Couples Connect: A spark for your relationship - FULL
Oct
7
10:30 AM10:30

Couples Connect: A spark for your relationship - FULL

SORRY THIS EVENT IS FULL! CHECK BACK LATER FOR DETAILS ABOUT OUR NEXT COUPLES CONNECT. Want to increase intimacy and connection with your spouse but don’t want to sit through a heavy marriage course? Interested in having FUN working on your marriage for once? Couples Connect is not a workshop or a training, it’s a fun day of activities for couples designed to help you learn more about each other, connect and explore new possibilities in your relationship. It’s perfect for new couples, old couples and everybody in between.

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Member Care Luncheon: Supporting Parents to Parent the MK
Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

Member Care Luncheon: Supporting Parents to Parent the MK

As Member Care providers we need to care for the whole family. If one person in the family is not thriving, the whole family is suffering. How can we see if a child or teenagers is not doing well? How do we support the parents in parenting the MK? How can we support the children and teenagers? When should we ask for professional help? When is it time for the family to leave the field? 

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Clinical Applications in Member Care
May
21
to May 26

Clinical Applications in Member Care

  • Thai Baptist Seminary, Bangkok, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a one-week intensive course that is designed to increase awareness of clinical knowledge from the mental health professions for best practices in missionary care. Common clinical disorders in the missions context will be examined to develop skill to identify how disorders impact relational, spiritual, and psychological dynamics. Member Care Specialists will be exposed to how to assist workers and when a referral is necessary. Existing care resources will be explored with instruction on how to make an informed referral. Coaching skills will be taught in class to prepare students to do personal enrichment with cross-cultural workers as different modalities of care play a role in missionary care applications.

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The Connection Group for Men
May
8
to May 31

The Connection Group for Men

Are you struggling with sexual thoughts and actions that you are ashamed of? Would you like to see those areas of your life change? Maybe it is time to take seriously the reality that you need to connect with others to find help to overcome these issues. In conjunction with your own personal counseling, this weekly group meeting focuses on honestly relating with each other to share and reflect on sexual arousal addiction. The Connection group is confidential, fee based, and consistently looks at understanding how to overcome sexual impulses using a proven model emphasizing a Biblical world view.

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 Personal Debriefing for Transition
May
1
to May 4

Personal Debriefing for Transition

Our Debriefing workshop is a structured four day event designed to facilitate understanding and closure in the midst of transition. Individuals process what they have experienced in a myriad of ways. This includes constructing timelines, education, and verbal processing. We have found  taking time to debrief helps enable individuals to move forward. Whether you have just come onto the field, or are preparing for a new adventure, we invite you to join us for four days of Christ focused reflecting, debriefing, and group activities.

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Family Transition Fun
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Family Transition Fun

A great time for families with children ages 4-20 to reflect on the impact transitions have had in their lives!  This is for families who have gone through or will go through transition.  It doesn’t matter if you have just moved to Chiang Mai, if you have been here for a while, or if you are preparing to leave.

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Meditative Art Retreat
Mar
16
9:30 AM09:30

Meditative Art Retreat

As we still our hearts and engage in the creative process, we make space for God to reveal His love and guidance in our lives. The day starts with a Bible passage, prayer and short body relaxation, followed by instructions for the theme of the day. You do not need art experience. It is all about connecting with God, and spending time with Him.

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Current For Women Weekend Away
Mar
3
to Mar 5

Current For Women Weekend Away

Women work really hard at the lives they lead – striving to be the best students, wives, moms, professionals, volunteers, all around good people - they feel they should and could be. However, below the surface activity, there is a current issuing from the deep places of every woman out of which her dreams, longings, fears, passions…flow – seldom addressed, rarely touched. We are even more convinced of the depths of God – His moving on our behalf – always at work, always pursuing, loving, longing for us. Out of this growing awareness has been an equally growing passion in our hearts to provide a safe place, time and experience where women can get away and get quiet for long enough to receive God’s touch and to relax into His Current. The result is a women’s weekend retreat called Cur•rent for Women.

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Member Care Luncheon  for Agency Leaders and  Member Care Providers
Feb
7
11:00 AM11:00

Member Care Luncheon for Agency Leaders and Member Care Providers

The Well International is hosting an extraordinary luncheon for organizational leaders and member care providers this Feb. 7th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  I would be very pleased to have you join me for this special time of all who provide member care to come together for a time of sharing, networking, learning and praying together.

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Understanding People, Mental Illness and Trauma
Feb
7
to Feb 10

Understanding People, Mental Illness and Trauma

A training seminar to equip service providers with an understanding of whole person care and basic mental health/illness. It emphasizes emotional trauma, anxiety, depression and all forms of stress. Special populations such as women, children, homeless, prisoners, combatants and refugees are also covered. Taught by Dr. Lyn Westman and her team.

 

Dr. Lyn has been with Mercy Ships since 1997. As a clinical psychologist and ordained minister she has had 20 years of practice and experience in the developing world. This seminar is a valuable resource for those seeking greater effectiveness in bringing mental and emotional well being to others. Taught from a Christian worldview, it is also applicable for those of other faiths.

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Evening for Adult Third Culture Kids
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Evening for Adult Third Culture Kids

Are you an adult Third Culture Kid (ATCK)?  Do you want to meet with others with a similar experience OF belonging everywhere and nowhere? 

Ulrika Ernvik is inviting you to an ATCK evening, January 12 in the evening. Contact her on ulrika.ernvik@gmail.com  for more information.

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Grief Share Training
Oct
17
to Oct 19

Grief Share Training

No one will outlive death. Eventually we are all confronted with grief as we mourn the loss of someone who is part of our lives.  We can be immobilized and overwhelmed by our own grief.  We feel helpless and don’t know how to respond to others who are grieving.  Whether you are grieving your own loss of a loved one or know someone else who has lost someone dear to them... here is an opportunity to be equipped to understand grief and share in their grief.  Come learn what goes on when a person goes through grief. 

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Special Member Care Luncheon For Leaders
Oct
11
11:00 AM11:00

Special Member Care Luncheon For Leaders

 Of Mission Agencies and Christian Organizations

As we navigate through various countries, we often encounter the sign - "Mind The Gap".  It is a way of warning unsuspecting passengers of a potential danger as they proceed on their journey.  In the years that The Well has been in existence, we have had the privilege of working with many organizations.  (98 just last year).  As we have worked with various organizations, we have noticed that sometimes there is a "gap" or a disconnect between the services that The Well would like to provide to organizations and their personnel, and being able to get that message to leaders in their organizations.

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