Upcoming Events

2020 MK Caregivers Summit (MKCS)

This gathering is for those who are involved in MK care 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.

November 16 – 19, 2020

Mt. Lebanon Retreat & Conference Center
Cedar Hill, TX

Conference Content:

Plenary Speaker

Gary Roe – www.garyroe.com
Gary is an award-winning author, speaker, and grief specialist with eight books and over 500 articles in print. He has served both as a missionary to Japan and a pastor, and he currently serves as a hospice chaplain and grief counselor in central Texas. Over the past 35 years, he has spoken in person more than 4,000 times in various professional capacities on a wide range of topics.

Gary will be joining us to walk through how to assist MKs as they journey through loss and grief. Because he firmly believes that it is hard to give away what you don’t have, he will help us process the loss and grief in our own lives so we can more effectively use the tools with MKs and missionary families. “Gary is truly authentic. He speaks from the depths of his heart, and will engage yours in the process.”  -David Wills, President, National Christian Foundation

Collaboration Work Group Sessions

We will have significant time built-in this year for intentional networking and collaborating in smaller groups focused on common challenges known to MK and TCK Caregivers. Challenges/Topics will be chosen ahead of time through a group polling process.

NEW MKCS Resource Library Tool Launch

During MCKS 2020 we will be launching a new MKCS Online Resource Library Tool. It will be a great platform to share resources together. Come ready with your laptop/tablet (and your favorite resources!) as we navigate the tool together.

Traveling Info:

Mt. Lebanon Retreat & Conference Center is located south of Dallas, TX and is about 40 minutes from both Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.  During registration you can sign up to the Ride Sharing group.

Costs and Deadlines:

Regular Registration (Between Feb. 14th-Oct 16th, 2020)
Double Occupancy: $425
Single Occupancy: $500
Commuter: $300

Late Registration (After Oct 16th, 2020)
Double Occupancy: $450
Single Occupancy: $525
Commuter: $325

**No meals/snacks: $75 discount


Sign up here

2020 Planning Committee:

Bret Taylor | Interaction International – Director of Operations
Tammy Sharp | MuKappa – MuKappa Director
Pete Ammerman | Ethnos360 – MK Care
Lynn Shingledecker-Wheeler | SIL – TCK Care & Education
Tarrah Teigland | Mission Training International – Teen MK Care
Matt Thiessen | One Challenge – Transition Coordinator & MK Care

Send questions to contactmkcs@gmail.com.