Member care focuses on the wellbeing and effectiveness of staff, teams, and their organizations.

Member care is the ongoing investment of resources by sending groups, service organizations, friends, colleagues, and workers themselves, for nurture, development, and strategic impact.

Member Care

Resources for supporting staff and their organizations in mission and across sectors–humanitarian, development, peace/security, etc


Global Integration

A framework for actively and responsibly engaging in our world–collaborating to address major issues that impact wellbeing for all people and the planet


Global Mental Health

A growing domain of study, research, and practice, promoting equitable, quality mental health and wellbeing for all persons and peoples


Global Integrity

Resources for living consistently in moral wholeness–at the individual, institutional, international levels–and for preventing and confronting corruption


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Featured Resources2022-2023
Updated September 2023

1. Member Care Resources from MCA
Member Care Updates (monthly):

New! Nurturing Our Spiritual Vitality (September 2023)
–Fighting Child Sex Trafficking–God’s Children Are Not for Sale (August 2023)
Member Care Libraries (July 2023)
–Integrity for Mission and Member Care (June 2023)
–Sojourning Well in Mission (May 2023)
Semana Santa-Holy Week: Celebrating Jesus Christ (April 2023)
–Developing Our Character: Being the People Our World Needs (March 2023)
–New and Old Treasures: Our Journey into the Missio Dei Frontiers (February 2023)
–The Chosen: Following Jesus Against the Current (January 2023)
–Member Caravans: Traveling Together for Relvance-Resilience (December 2022)
–Celebrating-Protecting-Nurturing CHILDREN–World Children’s Day (November 2022)
–Upgrading Relational Resiliency (October 2022)
CORE Member Care Weblog:
Current topic: Unreached People Groups and Sustainable Development Goals (UPGs-SDGs)
2. Resources from the Member Care Community
Events–Conferences–Training 2023-2024
7th Asia Member Care Network Conference–Theme:  Stories, Strategies & Struggles:  Asia’s Perspective on MC After the Pandemic–16-20 April 2023, Cititel Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Pre-Conference Spiritual Retreat–Theme: Return to Your Rest My Soul (Ps 116:7)–13-16 April 2023
–Preparing and Caring for Beautiful FeetLearning together how to care for today’s global workers on their journey. Main speakers are Connie Befus and Lauren Wells. 5-6 May 2023 Portland, Oregon USA
Pastors to Missions Conference
3-6 October 2023. North Carolina USA
NCF Counseling and Member Care Seminar
8-20 October 2023. Greece
“This seminar is for member care providers, team leaders, administrators, and counselors –anyone caring for people or personnel on field or hoping to begin or improve a structure of caring. The sessions include a broad range of stimulating topics on theological foundations of member care, counseling, personal growth, and current issues that apply to anyone in a counseling, training, member care, or leadership role.”
International TCK Conference
19-23 October 2023. Suan Bua Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Mental Health And Missions Conference
16-19 November 2023. Texas USA

Global Member Care Consulatation
28 October-1 November 2024. Nairobi, Kenya

Special Issue on Member CareEvangelical Missions Quarterly (April-June 2022)
Featured in the Member Care Update (May 2022)
3. Multi-Sectoral Member Care
–Counselling Staff (interview). UN Today (2 March 2022)
The Well-Being Guide: Reduce Stress, Recharge, and Build Inner Resilience (2022)
“The exercises in this guide are for all humanitarian staff, volunteers and for recipients of mental health and psychosocial support services.” IFRC Psychosocial Centre              

Key Resources

2. Global Integration
Global Integration Overview
 Global Integration Updates
New! Peace and Security–Staying Alive in Our World (September 2023)
–Evil Inc.–Trafficking Children for Sex (August 2023)
–Halfway into the SDGs: Taking Stock–Taking Action (July 2023)
–Parables for Personal Growth–Tales for Your Healing Journey (June 2023)
–Into the Trenches & Towers: Contributions from the Global Psychological-Behavioral-Social Sciences (May 2023)
–Being Interfaith-Based: Doing Better Together (April 2023)
–Developing Character Strengths: Being Leaders Our World Needs (March 2023)
–Uprooting Corruption in Our World and Lives: Plenaries from IACC (February 2023)
–Resisting Despair and Disillusion: Will it Get Worse? (January 2023)
–Hurting Humans-Helping Humans: Humanitarian Sector Updates (December 2022)
–World Children’s Day: Love Them All! (November 2022)
–Perils, Paralysis, and Hope: Sustainable Destruction? (October 2022)
–Arming the World–Promoting Positive Peace (Sept 2022)

3. Global Mental Health
See MCA GMH-Map website
New! Grant Rich and Kelly O’Donnell (2023). Global Mental Health. In Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. Ed. Dana S. Dunn. New York: Oxford University Press. The pre-copyedited version of this article is on the GMH-Map website.
O’Donnell, K., Lewis O’Donnell, M., Eaton, J., & Valle-Trabadelo, C. (February, 2023). Presentations on GMH/global psychology. International Psychology Bulletin 27(1). APA Div 52. 
–GMH Overview & Directions, Kelly O’Donnell, 18 Oct 2022, Fordham  University and Psychology Coalition at the UN (powerpoint HERE; video HERE) Longer powerpoint at Regent University 11 Nov 2022 HERE
WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan, 2013-2030
WHO World Mental Health Report (2022)
GMH: Collaborating for Sustainable Development and Wellbeing. O’Donnell, K., Eaton, J., & Lewis O’Donnell, M. In Behavioral Science in the Global Arena (2022).

4. Global Integrity
See special section on this site
Participate! Global Integrity Day, 9 June 2023. Faith-Based Champions Fighting Corruption–Sharing Our Stories and Strategies
A Psychologist’s Journey into Global Integrity. The first of five interviews for the Lausanne-WEA Global Integrity Movement Conference, “Integrity and Anti-Corruuptin on the Frontlines” (30 April 2022) See also the written summary of Reflections and Resoures for the Interview Kelly O’Donnell
–Living in Global Integrity:  Moral Wholeness for a More Whole World–in Essays on Holistic Biblical Ministries (2022)–Volume 22 of WEA World of Theology. Additional Multi-Sectoral Resources. Kelly and Michele O’Donnell

More Resources

  • Peace-Security-Justice MCA Materials
    “Promote just, peaceful, and inclusive societies.” SDG 16 —Resisting Despair and Disillusion: Will it Get Worse before it Gets Worse?Global Integration Update, January 2023 — Arming the World–Promoting Positive PeaceGlobal Integration Update, September 2022 —Staring War in the FaceGlobal Integration Update, April 2022 –New Year’s Yearnings: Peace on Earth–Sharing our Stories and…

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  • COVID Care Resources
    Covid Care: Promoting and maintaining mental health, resilience, and wellbeing for all persons and peoples (ranging from informal to formal services, guidance, and policies, local through global) during the multi-faceted challenges of COVID-19 and beyond.
  • GMH Training: Publications
    Ten GMH overview articles over the past 10 years. The latest, April 2021: GMH–Collaborating for Sustainable Development and Wellbeing. O’Donnell, Eaton, Lewis O’Donnell.
  • GMH Training: Presentations
    GMH–Global Mental Health in the Missio Dei: Seven Foundations-DirectionsApplications for Global: MH-Psyc-MHPSS (powerpoint) Global Mental Health 1, School of Psychology and Counseling, Regent University (18 February 2023). Watch the video of the first half of the class (50 minutes, password is: +$EH?B1z) moderated by Dr. Emily Hervey (course instructor) in…

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  • MCA Books
    Since the 1980’s, the O’Donnells have contributed their thought leadership in Global Member Care and made them available for easy download and listening. Current work–Volume 3 in the Global Member Care series: All Peoples and All Places–Sharing Our Stories and Strategies. Preview HERE. Global Member Care (Vol 1): The Pearls…

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  • Presentations–Kelly/Michele
    Having fun with friends in France (June 2007) on the 40th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival. “All we are saying… is give peace, probity, and good practice a chance… and prioritize the good news ad majorem Dei gloriam!” MCA Learning Platform Examples of Presentations 2009-2021 Kelly O’Donnell, PsyD and…

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  • GMH Map
    Our Global Mental Health-Map site (GMH-Map) lists key resources for Global Mental Health (GMH) in order to better understand and navigate the GMH domain and find relevant ways for connecting and contributing. It is also very pertinent for member care and for the largely undeveloped area of “mental health as mission.” We…

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  • Living Integrity–Confronting Corruption
    Global Integrity Day is a positive day to reflect, teach, and collaborate on ways to integrate integrity in all we do throughout the entire year. It is also a strategic day…Read more on the website.
  • Multi-Sectoral MC
    Member Care in the Multi-Sectoral Context Examples to Support Your Work in Member Care and Mission What is Multi-Sectoral Member Care (MS-MC)? –MS-MC involves mutual learning-support-resources from connecting and contributing across sectors (e.g. humanitarian sector, health sector, development sector, etc.). How do other sectors promote the wellbeing and effectiveness of…

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