2018 MK Caregivers Summit

March 13-16th, 2018
JAARS – Waxhaw, NC


The MK Caregivers Summit is an annual gathering of those who are involved in Care for MKs at some level in their ministries or roles.  The goal of the event is to foster networking, encourage each other, share resources, process the latest research, and brainstorm strategies together.

The Summit is regularly represented by 20+ missional organizations with shared mindsets, roles, and passions.

2018 Conference Topics:

Whole family discipleship, working with families, current MK/TCK research,  grief & loss, resource sharing platform, self-care, focus groups, and workshops.

MKCS ’18 – Conference Schedule

MKCS ’18 – JAARS Campus Map


MK Caregivers Summit Event: (Full)
Double Occupancy: $295
Single Occupancy: $375
Commuter: $210 – meals included

*Shuttle Fee: $10/person
(each way from Charlotte airport)
*The conference ends on Friday afternoon (lunch included), we recommend that you do not make plans to leave until 1:00pm on Friday.
(3 pm flight if flying out of Charlotte Airport)

*Early Arrival (no meals provided)
Double Occupancy ($25)
Single Occupancy ($50)

MKCS Pre-Conference Event:
March 12 (dinner) to March 13 (lunch)
Flat rate – $90 (includes room and board)
This optional program is helpful for new conference attendees to get a basic orientation and some practical resources for working with MKs. The Pre-Conference will also give background to MKCS and what to expect.

*Pre-Conference begins on March 12 with dinner and concludes at lunch on March 13




Shuttle Request Form
($10/person each way from Charlotte airport)


Special Activities:

Sign Up

Want to go on a helicopter ride? Go off-roading? Or be a part of the Jesus Film? Please note, some activities have additional costs and availability.



MKCS ’18 – JAARS Campus Map

· Pre-Conference-
March 12, 2:30-5pm: Penn Lodge (7809 Crystal Lake Dr, Waxhaw, NC 28173)
· MK Caregivers Summit-
March 13, 2:30-5pm: Penn Lodge (7809 Crystal Lake Dr, Waxhaw, NC 28173)
· Late arrivals
Meet at the Townsend Building (7405 Jaars Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173)


MK Caregivers Summit Attire

MKCS is friendly and warm gathering. Some come in business casual, but casual is acceptable as well. Whatever makes you comfortable.

Dress for weather and walking.  Two of our sessions will be outside. Also, for those staying in JAARS housing, there is a 5 minute walk between the housing units to where the meetings/meals will take place. Occasionally a van or shuttle will be available, but that may not always be the case. Comfortable shoes, a jacket and umbrella is recommended.


Important Contact:

Flight delays or general help at MKCS

Email: contactmkcs@gmail.com
Phone: Tammy Sharp – 610.662.8746;  Bret Taylor – 704.840.4774


2018 Planning Committee:

Bret Taylor – JAARS – Director of Youth & Family Ministry
Tammy Sharp – Barnabas – TCK Consultant
Margaret Rineer – Africa Inland Mission International – MK Shepherd
Valerie Williams – TEAM – Global TCK Coordinator
Pete Ammerman  – Ethnos360 – MK Care
Lynn Shingledecker-Wheeler SIL, TCK Care & Education

Send questions to contactmkcs@gmail.com.