Missionary Debrief Options

With everything missionaries experience, taking time to debrief with a knowledgeable and caring ministry is so valuable. This is a list of debrief options in various locations, for varying lengths of time and at varying costs. If you or a missionary you know could benefit from a time of debriefing, hopefully one of these ministries will be a suitable option. 

*Highly recommended by missionaries

*Barnabas International
barnabas.org
Elkhorn, WI
815-395-1335
Interlude Debriefing Retreat – 5 days
https://www.barnabas.org/member-care/events/interlude-debriefing-retreat
2022 locations include Jackonsville, FL; Tulsa, OK; and Plymouth, IN 
Singles and couples only
Includes lodging and food
$925 for single with a shared room ($185/day)
$1130 for single with a private room ($226/day)
$1700 for couple ($340/day)

Blue Rock BnB (Healing Care Counseling and Training) 
http://bluerockbnb.com/healing/debriefing.htm
Millersville, PA
717-872-1192
edward.hersh@verizon.net 
5 days 
Includes lodging and breakfast
$650 for single ($130/day)
$750 for couple ($150/day)
Family $995 ($199/day)

Excelling Leaders 
www.excellingleaders.org
Paw Paw, MI 
info@excellingleaders.org
Radiant Life Retreat
9 days debriefing retreat
Families welcome
Group format
Includes lodging and food
$1200 for single ($133/day)
$2300 for couple ($255/day)
Additional $100 per child ages 0-6, $250 for ages 7-12, $300 for ages 13-18.
Currently offered in August and October of 2022.

*Heartstream
www.heartstreamresources.org
Winston-Salem, NC
717-444-2374
info@heartstreamresources.org
1 week debriefing
Group format
Includes lodging and food
$1250 for single, with a $250 deposit ($178/day)
$2350 for couple, with a $500 deposit ($335/day)

Depending on the situation, there is some flexibility with accommodating families. Parents can bring children 10-12 years and older, who can participate in the program. Heartstream does not have ability to care for younger children.  

They also offer a two-week option called Intensive Care, which includes the first week of debriefing and the second week with counseling, worship, fellowship etc. Cost for that is $2500 for a single and $4700 for a couple ($178/day, $335/day).

*Mission Training International
www.mti.org/dar/
Palmer Lake, CO 
800-896-3710
719-487-0111
5 days 
Require families to attend together
Includes lodging and food
$998 per adult ($199/day)
From $244-$620 per child (based on age)
$150 deposit per adult

*Paracletos
paracletos.org
Aurora, IN
812-926-2580
Recalibrate Debriefing
paracletos.org/recalibrate-debriefing/
5 days
Includes lodging and food
$700 for single ($140/day)
$1400 for couple ($280/day)

Safe Place Ministry 
safeplaceministry.org
516-581-5183

www.safeplaceministry.org/whatwedo

3 days in PA or FL
Includes lodging and food.
$1850 for single ($616/day)
$2100 for couple ($700/day)
$3250 for family ($1083/day)
(Online debrief option – 3-hour session for $300, or 3-hour session plus 6 follow-up sessions of 50 minutes for $600.)

Train International
traininternational.org
Joplin, MO
417-625-1400

www.traininternational.org/debriefing

Debriefing – 5 days
No lodging provided
Includes breakfast, snack, and lunch
$595 per adult ($119/day)
Additional $350 per child 0-3 years.
Additional $475 per child 4-17 years.
(Online debriefing option includes 4 hours in the mornings for 5 days.)

Valeo
www.valeo.global/services
Columbia, SC
803-744-0841
2 days
No lodging or food provided.
$900 per unit (whether single, couple or family) ($450/day)
Not a group format; each unit has their own staff person to debrief them.

Additional Counseling Ministries – 

*Alongside 
www.alongsidecares.net
Doesn’t specifically offer debrief, just retreats. 

*Link Care 
linkcare.org
Doesn’t offer debriefing specifically, but does have a program for pastors and missionaries in need of help. 

Marble retreat 
marbleretreat.org
Marble, CO 
970-963-2499
8 days counseling retreat
No cost listed; call for details.