missionary reentry

Big Changes Coming for Intermissionary - Part One

Big Changes Coming for Intermissionary - Part One

First, the most consistent pain we observe among the people we work with, is the crushing loneliness and loss they experience after leaving the field. “I miss my community” is the most frequent comment we hear.

The second thing is, when people have to choose between rent and a debriefing retreat, they choose rent. Financial pressure is a thing. We get it.

So we’re changing our model…

Intermissionary Lessons Part II - Leaving Summer Camp

Intermissionary Lessons Part II - Leaving Summer Camp

It's not unusual to feel like a better, freer version of yourself here; skipping down the street with a local friend, who has invited you to eat with her family, hopping over puddles because you have two more miles to walk and you don't want to get your shoes wet. 

There is easy togetherness that occurs in cultures that place high value on human relationships. We respond to that because humans were designed to be together, but in the US, it's like we've found ways to make that as inorganic and difficult as possible. 

No wonder people fear going "home"

Intermissionary at Red Rocks

Intermissionary at Red Rocks

As a company, Girl Catch Fire believes that the freedom and power of the resurrected Christ is alive on the inside of us and you; so we behave accordingly, doing awesome and unexpected things everywhere we go. 

That now includes live music at Red Rocks in September with Intermissionary Retreats.

How to Help Your Missionary Come "Home"

How to Help Your Missionary Come "Home"

You might not understand why a trip to Walmart makes your missionary a little sick. You probably won't understand why they are crying so much, especially since they are FINALLY reunited with their family and friends. It might confuse you when they stop mid-sentence and quit trying to explain something. 

Hang in there with them. Help them by curiously and gently asking things like:

What's upsetting about that for you? 

How did that make you feel?

That seems super important to you. Can you help me understand why?

What was that like?