Re-entry is one of the topics that is covered in the workshop for sending churches. The aim is to assist the missionaries and their sending churches to understand the re-entry process and to give guidelines concerning re-entry care.
When missionaries return from the field, they experience reverse culture shock. The missionary as a person, their friends and family and the country have changed during their time on the field. Just as they had to adjust to the culture on the field, so they have to adjust again to the home culture. What the missionaries experience is very much the same as a process of grief. Too often the missionaries are not seen as the church or organisation's responsibility during re-entry.
Member Care Southern Africa gives individual or small group re-entry guidance and offers weekend camps for returning missionaries.
Member Care Southern Africa also offers a retreat once a year for missionaries during their time of home visit in South Africa.