This page lists a number of links
for written member care materials.
The materials are divided into two categories:
Member Care Articles and Member Care Books.

New–click here: 100+ Books for Member Care (update March 2014)

Be sure to also see the comprehensive listing of books and articles at

1. Member Care Articles
See also the Recent MCA Publications section

• The Missional Heart of Member Care
International Bulletin of Mission Research, April 2015.(Kelly O’Donnell)

Celebrating Global Member Care History (chapter 4,  Member Care in India: From Ministry Call to Home Call, 2012)

Wise as Doves and Innocent as Serpents (12 languages)

Giants, Foxes, Wolves, and Flies (5 languages)

Global Treasures for a Global Field (future directions/resources for member care–2012 update). Global Treasures for a Global Field–MC Future Directions O’Donnell for India MC book Feb 2012 version

International Journal of Frontier Missions, Special issue on Member Care (October 1995, 10 articles on a wide range of topics)

Missionary Care
(see “Database”—Includes many articles and reviews/overviews)

Ethne-Member Care
(see “Core Documents/Articles”—List is below)

**General articles on Ethne-Member Care web site
• Going Global: A Member Care Model for Best Practice
• Stephanas: A New Testament Example of Frontier Member Care
• Supporting Mission Workers: The Key Role of the Sending Church
• Neal Pirolo: Sending Church Profile, Raising the Standard, Focus on Member Care

**Historical Perspectives articles on Ethne-Member Care web site
• Some Historical Perspectives – Introductory Comments
• An Agenda for Member Care in Frontier Missions (1992)
• For Everything There is a Season…And a Summons (1996)
• To the Ends of the Earth, To the End of the Age (2002)
• Future Directions for Member Care: 12 Treasures (2006)

2. Member Care Books
100+ Books for a Member Care Library
If you were going to live in another setting, and only had room for 100 or so books related to member care (not necessarily devotional or self-help books) , which ones would you take?
Have a look at this list, which also includes web sites in mission/humanitarian assistance.  100+ Books for Member Care (update March 2014)

• Global Member Care (vol 2): Crossing Sectors for Serving Humanity (2013)
For an overview of the book, endorsements, etc.:

• Global Member Care (vol 1): The Pearls and Perils of Good Practice (2011)
For an overview of the book, endorsements, etc.:

Doing Member Care Well: Perspectives and Practices from Around the World (2002). All or parts of this book (50 chapters and over 60 authors in the original version) are available in these languages.

**English  (available online, 2002)

**Korean (book, all chapters, 2004)

**Spanish (book, several chapters, 2006)

**Portuguese (book, several chapters, 2006)

**Chinese (online, several chapters, 2006)

**Arabic (online, several chapters, 2008)

Missionary Care: Counting the Cost (1992)
All 25 chapters are available to read/download.

Helping Missionaries Grow: Readings in Mental Health and Missions (1988)
A  50 chapters are available to read and download.

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