The Syzygy Calendar

 

GOFEST 2018

GOfest has joined together with All Nations to bring you a dynamic, mission-focused event which aims to celebrate what God is doing in his world and inspire our involvement in his mission locally and globally.  More details will be announced over the next couple of months, but book the date in your diary and get an early bird discounted ticket, before they go up to the full price in February 2018.

Dates: 12 May

Location: All Nations Christian College, Hertfordshire

More information: GOfest

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VULNERABLE MISSION – WHAT IS IT AND WHY DO WE NEED IT?

Dates: 31 May – 2 June

Location: All Nations Christian College

More information: All Nations/Alliance for Vulnerable Mission

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RAISING CHILDREN IN RESTRICTED SOCIETIES

TCKs live among many different cultures and societies. For TCKs from the UK and other western families that can mean growing up in a restrictive society. These societies vary hugely from those with conservative values and moderate limitations through to others that are heavily restrictive and segregated.

Dates: 12 June

Location: Birmingham

More information: Global Connections

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BREATHE

If you work cross-culturally, you understand the unique challenges missionaries encounter on the field. Changes in language, social systems, identity, values, climate, geography, political unrest, and work roles contribute to stress. Added pressures come from working with multinational teams, visas, children’s educational needs, health issues, isolation, relationships (single or married), funding and more.  No wonder international workers become discouraged and lose heart.  This 10-day retreat is intentionally created for the renewal and encouragement of singles, couples, and families who are in need of a break from global work.

Dates: 20-30 June

Location: Wilderswil, Switzerland

More information: Catalyst Int’l

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DEBRIEFING WEEK FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

A restful week in which to reconnect with God and unpack your missionary experiences.  Personal debriefing with both male and female debriefers will be available for individuals as well as couple-to-couple debriefing if appropriate.

Dates: 24-27 July

Location: Penhurst, East Sussex

More information: Penhurst Retreat Centre

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REKONNECT CAMPS FOR RETURNING TCKS

rekonnect camps offer children and teenagers five fun-filled and action packed days with others who have lived overseas and now find themselves back in the UK.  There are camps for those aged 6-12 (rekonnect kids) and those who are 13-18 (rekonnect teens).

Dates: 23-27 July (teens); 6-10 August (kids)

Location: The Peak Centre, Edale, S33 7ZA

More information: rekonnect

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GLOBAL MEMBER CARE CONSULTATION

More details to follow!

Dates: 10-14 September

Location: Seminario Sudamericano, Quito, Ecuador

More information: Global Member Care Network

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TRACTION

TRACTION is a 6-day experience designed to encourage global workers who serve in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.  TRACTION is different than any other kind of conference. It isn’t about filling notebooks or honing leadership skills. It is about living as single men, husbands, fathers, leaders, and as guys who deal with tremendous stresses cross-culturally.  This conference is focused on helping men navigate their roles to regain spiritual footing and momentum to move forward.

Dates: 19-25 September

Location: Seminarion Sudamericano, Quito, Ecuador

More information: Catalyst Int’l