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Answer the Call Missionary Training and Care Center

ATC TCC

Equip.  Coach.  Restore.

About

     ATC TCC is a missionary training and care center designed for helping missionaries and ministries (leaders and staff), answer the call of God on their lives. Missionary scouting or pre-field trips are available to connect you to the mission field your calling.  Includes basic orientation, assessments, matching up with and time spent at ministries, as well as debriefing to clarify what is a good fit.  Our missionary training programs are meant to be preventative.  We aim to provide an individual or ministry with the tools necessary for growth and success.  However, for various reasons, people find them in a place of needing a get away or time of reconciliation and we can help with that as well. 

     The Ready and Go program provides the basic tools necessary to map out vision and mission(s), understand and handle change/transition and cultural adjustment, setting boundaries, conflict resolution, personality types, spiritual gifts, etc. as well as practical skills needed on the mission field (time management, finance, record keeping, running staff meetings, etc.). It also includes debriefing for those in transition or leaving because they will be 'go'-ing into a new direction. 

    The Retreats and Workshops are available for helping ministries better prepare for growth, work with and relate to multi-cultural staff, as well as provide team building experiences.  They cover topics relevant to the missionary on the field. 

    The Rest and Reconciliation includes 4 types:  get-aways which are available for those wishing to get away from ministry to spend time alone or with family on vacation; check-ups which can include assessments, loss and grief, vision mapping, etc.; general or crisis debrieifing; or reconciliation which deals with more counseling to bring people back into right relationship (with God, with their spouse, with their children, with others). 

    We have also offered help to families in the process of adoption (covering information on change/transition, cultural adjustment, and adoption transition for both the child and parents/family). Complete list of trainings and descriptions below.

Programs

R & G

Ready & Go

R & W

Retreats & Workshops

R &R

Rest & Reconciliation

One day prefield program

One month missionary training program

Half day, day, or weekend long sessions to help ministries (leaders and/or staff) or missionaries.

One nIght to week long stays (based on availability at locations listed below)

Note:  Part of the Cultural Adjustment class is tailored towards the values of North American and Latin American culture.

Trainings

One on one meetings, Missionary Training, & Member Care (Missionary Care) Worker Trainings (click on link for descriptions below):

Assessments

     §  Understanding the Marriage You Are In

     §  Personality Type

     §  Motivational Gifts

     §  Love Language

     §  Conflict Style

     §  Strengths Finder

     §  Stress

     §  Burnout & Depression

Building a Strong Support System

Change & Transition

Cultural Adjustment

Foster Care

Growing Your Ministry

Loss & Grief (Betrayal, Break Up, Foster Care, Loved One Miscarriage, Loved One)

Leaving (Exit Strategy, Sending to College)

Parenting on the Mission Field

Processing Expectations (New Missionary, Unmet, Placed Upon You, Marriage, Reentry)

Missionary Orienation (What I Wish I Would Have Known)

Reentry (Furlough & Permanent)

Resolving Conflict

Setting Boundaries

Stress Management & Self Care

Vision Mapping Consultation (Run the Race Seminar)

 

Location

Answer the Call Ministries Training and Care Center is in Santa Lucia, Honduras, Central America.  However, typically, I travel from Santa Lucia, all over Honduras, to meet with missionaries (one on one or conduct workshops).  We have a basement apartment and a couple of other places you can stay where we can meet with you.

Answer the Call Care Center (Santa Lucia)

Cabins at Campamento Converge (outside of Tegucigalpa)

Texas Guesthouse (Santa Lucia)

Contact

Contact us at info@atcministries.org to check on availability/times to meet as well a scheduling for trainings (missionary or member care worker).

Care Center

Cabins

Training Descriptions

Building a Strong Support System

Change & Transition

Good for missionaries that have been here for a year or less, have changed ministries, jobs, or locations, those that help new missionaries, etc.  Locate potential stress level, evaluate changes from a year ago to present, locate what phase of transition you are in (why you react or feel certain ways), and learn how to make a successful transitions.

Cultural Adjustment

Recognizing the different value systems between Latin American (Honduran) culture and North American culture; visualize scenarios through examples, identify the three most important skills for adjusting, define culture shock with its views, causes, related frustrations, results, recognize what we are feeling and where we are on the cultural adjustment curve (stages of culture shock); and know what to do to help ourselves.

Foster Care

Growing Your Ministry

Ministries grow.  Some grow slow and some grow fast.  With growth comes decision making (what do we say yes or no to, when do we start or end, how long and what will it take).  Sometimes we think our ministry needs more money, but sometimes we just need more staff.  However, more staff adds to the growing pains.  Learn the preparation, organization, and prayer needed for ministry growth.

Loss & Grief (Betrayal, Break Up, Foster Care, Loved One Miscarriage, Loved One)

Leaving (Exit Strategy, Sending to College)

Missionary Orientation

Covers an overview of ‘What I Wish I Would Have Known’ in coming to the mission field:  language, priorities, self-care, vision, dealing with the ugly, helping kids adjust, change/transition, culture, short term vs long term, being a learner, the paradigm shift, and the kinds of missionaries. 

Parenting on the Mission Field

Remind yourself of the key points to parenting.  Discover the key points to raising kids on the mission field, caring for their hearts, and the six permissions most missionary kids need.

Processing Expectations (New Missionary, Unmet, Placed Upon You, Marriage, Reentry)

Resolving Conflict

Find out why conflict is such an issue.  Assess your conflict management style. Learn about the five conflict management styles.  Learn how to prevent and resolve conflict.

Reentry (Furlough & Permanent)

Learn how to prepare yourself when going in between your home country and your host country (mission field), how to recognize and handle the transition, and how to debrief after your trip.

Setting Boundaries

Identify 4 areas of your life that need boundaries (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual).  Recognize and classify the condition of your boundaries (healthy, damaged, collapsed, and walled).  Learn how to set healthy boundaries.

Stress Management & Self Care

Assess your level of stress and learn how your personality type reacts to stress and what helps with the HFMM Member Care Team. By understanding stress (categories, stress per personality type, red flags, and symptoms) and understanding the benefits of self-care, you will be able to recognize, deal with, and come up with strategies to manage stress and care for yourself.

Vision Mapping Consultation (Run the Race Seminar)

Vision mapping is discovering who God called you to be and what God called you to do. It takes the emphasis of your identity off what you do (works) and places it in who you are in Christ (character).  It includes analyzing your dreams and aspirations and finding out what stopped those dreams from coming to pass as well as looking for a common thread or theme in them.  Vision mapping removes the limits so that you can see what you really desire to accomplish.  It includes mapping out the different compartments of your life (such as home, church, ministry/job, and your dream) to see what they show you about who you are and what you should do.  We need to write the vision and make it plain so that:

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