Do you ever feel swamped by the amount of things you have to do, let alone have time for reflecting on your life and ministry?

At Global Trellis we know you are the kind of person (or family) who loves Jesus and wants to help fulfill the Great Commission. You’ve followed God’s lead, made a life, and invested in people, culture, and opportunities. You’re not a saint, so you’re also frustrated with people, annoyed by situations you can’t control, and wondering if you’re making any difference. Does this sound familiar?

There is a richer, though less traveled path in cross-cultural service, in which you do not have to choose either a “successful” cross-cultural life or a healthy and balanced one. Here’s how . . . 

Why debrief?

The goal of this debriefing is three-fold. It will:


Give you space to reflect on the six different types of “laundry” that make up life.


Allow you to begin to process hard parts so that seeds of bitterness don’t take root AND celebrate the good parts too.


Create a record of what you have experienced the last twelve months.

The Annual Debrief course is a comprehensive self-debriefing course for cross-cultural workers to be able to debrief anywhere, any time, for a reasonable cost. With a time commitment of two hours a day for 7 days or an intensive weekend, you can debrief the past 12 months and prepare for the next 12 months.

Human nature tends to remember either the good or the hard. But healthy people create space to accurately see and honor all parts of their year. Why is this important? It allows you to enter the next 12 months with less baggage and unintended consequences because you respected both the good and the hard.

How “Annual Debrief” works

This course is designed for you to invest two hours a day for seven days. But it is flexible enough that you could set aside two full days and have a “debriefing retreat.”

1. Download the Annual Debrief journal.

2. Watch the videos as instructed in the Annual Debrief journal.

How “Annual Family Debrief” works

1. Mom and Dad do the Annual Debrief.

2. Download the Annual Family Debrief journal with suggestions you can adapt to the ages of your children (ages 3-18).

3. Watch the introductory video.

John Dewey said, “We do not learn from experience . . . we learn from reflecting on experience.”

Imagine yourself . . .

Entering the next 12 months with a clean load of life’s laundry, ready for what God has for you.


A prayer for the Beginning of an Annual Debrief

Day 1: An Overview of the Year

Day 2: Sheets and Towels (Unique)

Day 3: Darks and Colors (Joy)

Day 4: Could Bleed (Sorrow)

Day 5: Delicates (Be gentle)

Day 6: Underwear (Private)

Day 7: Old Favorites (Just Because!)

What I Want to Remember to Remember From This Year

Get started on the

Annual Debrief Course

9 Debriefing Videos
{ value $47 }

The “Rethinking Debriefing” workshop
{ free bonus }

Join a zoom group debriefing
{ free bonus on June 23rd and/or July 14th, 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. MST }

Annual Debriefing Packet
{ value $100 }

Annual Family Debriefing Video & Packet
{ value $97 }

TCK Emotions Chart
{ free bonus }

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