It is recommended that we go to our doctor every year for a physical check-up. This check-up assesses our body's overall physical health and catches potential illnesses. The Wellness Check-Up provides a similar service, designed to assess the emotional, mental and spiritual health of cross-cultural workers.

In cross-cultural living we often encounter unique challenges that affect our personal well-being, ministries and relationships The Wellness Check-Up is a preventative measure, a pause in life to reflect on and evaluate our general well-being and make appropriate adjustments. If a Wellness Check-Up for you and/or your family interests you, you can select it on our intake form here

The CernySmith Assessment for stress is a popular, well-researched instrument to help you unpack the areas of life in which you are doing well and those in which you might be vulnerable to burn out. It provides a useful (but not mandatory) companion to a Wellness Checkup or debriefing. 

The Wellness Check-Up and CSA are services provided by both our Clinical and Soul Care teams.

Wellness Check-Up Example

During a Wellness Check-Up you will have an opportunity to have a conversation with one of our team members about some of the following:

1. Your role within your organization and how well that fits you:

a) How well does your current role match up with what you expected to be doing?

b) What have you learned about yourself and your gifting by being in this role?

2. Your work relationships:

a) Describe any relationship in your work that inspires you to follow that person’s example.

b) What have you seen others do that you want to avoid?

3. Your family dynamics:

a) Who in your immediate family (or work team, if single) is struggling most and how can you help them?

b) How are you being impacted by extended family issues?

4. Cross-cultural living:

a) What aspect of cross-cultural living allows you to shine?

b) What aspect of cross-cultural living is a real stretch for you?

5. Your personal growth and walk with the Lord:

a) How would you describe your current walk with the Lord?

b) How does that compare with where you would like your walk to be, or where it used to be?