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5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead

5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead

by Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram

50 Women Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Heroines of the Faith

50 Women Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Heroines of the Faith

by Michelle DeRusha

A Passion for the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter

A Passion for the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter

by Miriam Huffman Rockness

A Story of Pregnancy and Faith: In Hope of What We Cannot See

A Story of Pregnancy and Faith: In Hope of What We Cannot See

by Dorette Skinner

A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders

A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders

by Reggie McNeal

Adrenaline and Stress

Adrenaline and Stress

by Dr. Archibald D. Hart

All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment

All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment

by Hannah Anderson

All the News That’s Fit to Tell and How to Tell It: How to Write Christian Newsletters

All the News That’s Fit to Tell and How to Tell It: How to Write Christian Newsletters

by Amy Young

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

by Barbara Brown Taylor

Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way

Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way

by Gary Chapman

As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God

As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God

by Eugene H. Peterson

As Soon as I Fell: A Memoir

As Soon as I Fell: A Memoir

by Kay Bruner

Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

by Marilyn Gardner

Boundaries

Boundaries

by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Building a Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

Building a Story Brand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

by Donald Miller

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

by Richard J. Foster

Changes That Heal: Four Practical Steps to a Happier, Healthier You

Changes That Heal: Four Practical Steps to a Happier, Healthier You

by Dr. Henry Cloud

Conflict Management for Faith Leaders

Conflict Management for Faith Leaders

by Houston E. Thompson

Consider the Birds: A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible

Consider the Birds: A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible

by Debbie Blue

Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

by Duane Elmer

Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations

by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan , and Al Switzler

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

by Brené Brown

Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly

by Brené Brown

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

by Cal Newport

Developing Female Leaders: Navigate the Minefields and Release the Potential of Women in Your Church

Developing Female Leaders: Navigate the Minefields and Release the Potential of Women in Your Church

by Kadi Cole

Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone

Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone

by Tara Owens

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

by Peter Scazzero

Ending Well: Advice for Successful Re-Entry After Living Abroad

Ending Well: Advice for Successful Re-Entry After Living Abroad

by Ellen Rosenberger

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

by Greg McKeown

Expectations And Burnout: Women Surviving the Great Commission

Expectations And Burnout: Women Surviving the Great Commission

by Sue Eenigenburg and Robynn Bliss

Facing Danger: A Guide Through Risk

Facing Danger: A Guide Through Risk

by Anna E. Hampton

Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home

Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home

by Traci Smith

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

by Richard Rohr

Families Where Grace Is in Place

Families Where Grace Is in Place

by Jeff VanVonderen

Forgiving and Reconciling: Bridges to Wholeness and Hope

Forgiving and Reconciling: Bridges to Wholeness and Hope

by Everett L. Worthington Jr.

Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament

Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament

by Ellen Davis

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

by Adam Grant

Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God

by Dallas Willard

How Successful People Lead: Taking Your Influence to the Next Level

How Successful People Lead: Taking Your Influence to the Next Level

by John C. Maxwell

How to Have That Difficult Conversation

How to Have That Difficult Conversation

by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul

Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul

by Hannah Anderson

In the Beginning, GOD: Creation, Culture, and the Spiritual Life

In the Beginning, GOD: Creation, Culture, and the Spiritual Life

by Marva J. Dawn

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

by Paul David Tripp

Invitation to Solitude and Silence

Invitation to Solitude and Silence

by Ruth Haley Barton

Invitations from God: Accepting God’s Offer to Rest, Weep, Forgive, Wait, Remember and More

Invitations from God: Accepting God’s Offer to Rest, Weep, Forgive, Wait, Remember and More

by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting

Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting

by L.R. Knost

Keep Walking: 40 Days to Hope and Freedom After Betrayal

Keep Walking: 40 Days to Hope and Freedom After Betrayal

by Lynn Marie Cherry

Leading with a Limp: Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness

Leading with a Limp: Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness

by Dan B. Allender

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

by Parker J. Palmer

Letters Never Sent, a Global Nomad’s Journey from Hurt to Healing

Letters Never Sent, a Global Nomad’s Journey from Hurt to Healing

by Ruth E. Van Reken

Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23

Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23

by Dallas Willard

Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life

Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life

by Tish Harrison Warren

Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us

Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us

by Christine D. Pohl

Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service

Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service

by Amy Young

Love, Amy: An Accidental Memoir Told in Newsletters from China

Love, Amy: An Accidental Memoir Told in Newsletters from China

by Amy Young

Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram

Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram

by Alice Fryling

Missionaries Are Real People

Missionaries Are Real People

by Ellen Rosenberger

Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century

Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century

by Tanya Crossman

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

by Liz Wiseman

Necessary Endings

Necessary Endings

by Henry Cloud

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

by Marshall B. Rosenberg PhD

Not Marked

Not Marked

by Mary DeMuth

Returning Well: Your Guide to Thriving Back “Home” After Serving Cross-Culturally

Returning Well: Your Guide to Thriving Back “Home” After Serving Cross-Culturally

by Melissa Chaplin

Rising Strong

Rising Strong

by Brené Brown

Sacred Rhythms: Finding a Peaceful Pace in a Hectic World

Sacred Rhythms: Finding a Peaceful Pace in a Hectic World

by Christine Sine, M.D.

Safe People

Safe People

by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Serving Well: Help for the Wannabe, Newbie, or Weary Cross-cultural Christian Worker

Serving Well: Help for the Wannabe, Newbie, or Weary Cross-cultural Christian Worker

by Elizabeth and Jonathan Trotter

Sojourner’s Workbook: A Guide to Thriving Cross-Culturally

Sojourner’s Workbook: A Guide to Thriving Cross-Culturally

by Connie Befus

Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You

Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You

by John Ortberg

Sticking Points

Sticking Points

by Haydn Shaw

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry

by Ruth Haley Barton

Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

by Frederick Buechner

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

by Gary Chapman and Paul White

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

by Gary Chapman

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

by Patrick Lencioni

The Art of Crossing Cultures, 2nd Edition

The Art of Crossing Cultures, 2nd Edition

by Craig Storti

The Bible Jesus Read

The Bible Jesus Read

by Philip Yancey

The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance

The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance

by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World

The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World

by Peter Scazzero

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

by Peter F. Drucker

The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions

by Emily P. Freeman

The Pastor: A Memoir

The Pastor: A Memoir

by Eugene H. Peterson

The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships

The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships

by Suzanne Stabile

The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict

The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict

by Ken Sande

The Power of Healthy Tension: Overcome Chronic Issues and Conflicting Values

The Power of Healthy Tension: Overcome Chronic Issues and Conflicting Values

by Tim Arnold

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

by Henri J. M. Nouwen

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth

by Christopher L. Heuertz

The Seven Deadly Friendships

The Seven Deadly Friendships

by Mary DeMuth

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

by John M. Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver

The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves

The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves

by Curt Thompson

The Whole-Brain Child

The Whole-Brain Child

by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Third Culture Kids 3rd Edition: Growing up among worlds

Third Culture Kids 3rd Edition: Growing up among worlds

by Ruth E. Van Reken, Michael V. Pollock, and David C. Pollock

Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness

Under the Unpredictable Plant: An Exploration in Vocational Holiness

by Eugene H. Peterson

Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God

Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God

by Lauren F. Winner

What Was Lost: A Christian Journey Through Miscarriage

What Was Lost: A Christian Journey Through Miscarriage

by Elise Erikson Barrett

Who’s Pushing Your Buttons?: Handling the Difficult People in Your Life

Who’s Pushing Your Buttons?: Handling the Difficult People in Your Life

by Dr. John Townsend

With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God

With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God

by Skye Jethani

Working With You is Killing Me

Working With You is Killing Me

by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster

Services

A Life Overseas

The blog collective ‘A Life Overseas’ provides that place of online connection for Christ-following cross-cultural workers and humanitarian aid workers living in foreign countries– from the past, present, or future.

Abide (by TRAIN International)

This one-week renewal for those transitioning back into American culture debriefs the cross-cultural experience, explores reverse culture shock, and equips for healthy reentry into the home culture.

Advance Global Coaching

Encouragement through an honest conversational process that provides accountability for growth and change.

Alongside

offers a three-week renewal and growth retreat led by licensed counselors, with a focus on those recovering from trauma or burnout.

Aquire (by TRAIN International)

This two-week intensive training empowers cross-cultural workers with the best known current strategies and tools in language acquisition.

Azmera

for Christians working outside of their home country (open to anyone, including diplomatic and business expats).

Breathe

10-day retreat intentionally created for the renewal and encouragement of singles, couples, and families who are in need of a break from global work.

CMI

provides affordable professional coaching to Overseas Workers.

COMPASS (part of MTI)

adult and child tracks available.

Cornerstone Counseling

Providing counseling to Christian workers throughout Asia

Debriefing and Renewal (part of MTI)

gives people the chance to reflect on their journey and engage with the Father about their story. Adult and child tracks available.

Emmaus Encounter

provides a safe place for men and women of the Christian faith to process events of the past, so that they may grow emotionally, mentally and spiritually, and move forward in health.

Encompass Life Coaching

I come alongside and help you maximize the opportunities for growth while living and working cross-culturally.

Eve Austin Counseling

My life and work overseas provide me with understanding & empathy to journey with clients from diverse backgrounds through the challenges of transition, relocation & cultural adjustment.

Godspeed Resources

providing a variety of restorative and preventative care services to enable global workers to thrive.

MCI

serves spiritual leaders in their personal and professional life.

MCS

provides Christian counseling and consulting with sending agencies to serve the global worker community locally and internationally. (Littleton, Colorado, USA)

Minnesota Renewal Center

offers services in the areas of preparation, problem resolution, reconciliation, renewal, consultation and training. We serve cross-cultural workers, their families, and their churches, organizations and denominations. (Minnesota, USA)

Oaks Counseling

provides emotional support and counseling at little or no cost both on the field and during re-entry

Orient (Part of Train)

his two-week pre-departure training equips prospective cross-cultural workers with a solid foundation for cross-cultural life.

Paracletos

helping global workers thrive on the field and in transitions

Single Vision

for singles on the field.

Taking Route

helps expats “take root” through blog posts and podcast interviews

The Well International

serves cross-cultural workers in Asia and around the world through Clinical Counseling, Soul Care, Training and Events.

Thrive

In person retreats around the globe for North Americans.

Traction

a 6-day experience designed for global men

Tumaini Counselling Centre

Karen, Nairobi. Our mission is
 to provide preventative and restorative
 mental health services and pastoral care in
 order to enhance cross-cultural resilience and
 fruitfulness.

Velvet Ashes

providing community through blog posts, a book club, Connection Groups, and an annual online retreat

Walking in Their Shoes Counseling

provides confidential supportive care as a service to international Christian workers wherever you are in the world.

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