The demands of missionary life often place strains on families. Here are some resources to assist in reducing those tensions:
- The EPC has a Missionary Care Ministry led by Jim and Barbie Murphy specifically directed toward assisting missionaries.
- The FamilyLife organization, affiliated with CRU (formerly known as of Campus Crusade for Christ) sponsors Weekend to Remember Conferences. The per person rates vary from $150 – $175 depending on location. The rate is for registration only and does include meals or hotel expenses. Discounts are available for full time pastors and missionaries. Scholarship funds in addition to the discounted rate may be available by calling 1-800-FL-TODAY. FamilyLife also offers Marriage Homebuilder Programs.
- Christian counseling for couples is available through Southwest Counseling Associates in Littleton, Colorado. SCA provides clinically proven, biblically sound counseling for pastors and church staff members. Many of our therapists have pastoral and ministry experience, and can offer empathy, encouragement and insights reflecting both their training and their personal experience. SCA provides a discounted charge for full time missionaries. Contact this organization at 303-730-1717 or send them an email.
- Additional financial assistance and scholarships for such marriage enrichment opportunities may be available by contacting the Milestones Department at Cherry Hills Community Church.