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Missionary Reentry Resources

Coming Home Again- Reentry (Book 1)

By Howard & Bonnie Lisech
Coming Home (Book 1) contains 14 short, but powerful, devotional Bible studies that are specifically designed to match elements of the reentry stress curve. Many long-term and short-term organizations use Coming Home to help returnees. Reentry stress is a real issue and needs effective tools to minimize its effects. Lisa Espineli Chinn, a noted reentry specialist, says Coming Home is a "must have" devotional guide for anyone coming home from short-term or long-term mission service as they encounter the issues of reentry stress. It is especially helpful for those who do either the Walk as He Walked, Abide in the Vine, or Ripe for Harvest studies while on mission trips or assignments.

Coming Home Again-Reentry (Book 2)

By Howard & Bonnie Lisech
Thousands have used the Coming Home Bible Reentry studies with great results. Coming Home Again is another 14-day reentry devotional Bible study designed especially for those who have already used Coming Home/Fishers of Men reentry devotional. Coming Home Again also provides devotional Bible studies that are carefully designed to match elements of the reentry stress curve. This is an excellent resource for people as they face their home culture for the second or third time as they return from overseas assignments. Reentry stress is a real issue and needs effective tools to minimize its effects.

Crossing Cultures: How to Manage the Stress of Re-Entry
By Margaret Burth and Peter Farthing

Emmaus Road International
You can get The Reentry Team: Caring For Your Returning Missionaries on ERI website. ERI is also offering a seminar entitled "What's the Big Deal? They're Just Coming Home!" This is a 3-hour seminar discussing the Biblical foundation for reentry care, the 5-step process of reentry, the human dilemma factors, and more.

Fishers of Men (Coming Home) 14 Devotional Bible Studies with reentry and debrief questions
By Howard and Bonnie Lisech
This 14-day Devotional Bible Study journal is for those "coming home" from short-term mission service. It has special reentry and debrief questions that help the STM participant integrate their experience with life at home. 14-day Overseas Reentry Edition (FHOM/OS). 14-day Stateside Service Reentry Edition

Re Entry
By Peter Jordan
The classic book on re-entry. Going on a STM outreach can be like going into outer space. You leave home fast, and you come back down hard! The in-between is a totally foreign and completely exhilarating experience. But what happens when you come home? Here's the book that gives you the "A to Z" of the re-entry process. 156 pages. (REN-B). Video Series (2-1/2 hours, four sessions)

Reentry Guide for Short-Term Mission Leaders
By Lisa Espneli Chinn
This book brings together Lisa's learning and teaching on reentry since she "stumbled on the concept" in 1982. Nine important chapters, plus four exercises in the Appendix, make this a gold mine. The chapters themselves are filled with practical tips, questions and exercises to use with your team. 75 pages. Spiral paperback.

RE-ENTRY: Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home
By Peter Jordan
Essential teaching for every short- and long-term outreach participant & every church and mission agency that sends them. Peter Jordan's vital, insightful teaching on the challenges and opportunities that await returning missionaries makes this essential reading for everyone involved in missions. A missions "must-read"!

Re-Entry Resources at Deeper Roots Publications website
Deeper Roots Publications has many available books on re-entry.

Reentry: What I Learned on My Mission Trip (Package of 5)
Reentry is a guide for teens helping them remember their missions experience, debrief feeling and thoughts, and return as changed people. The booklet guides young people to create lasting positive changes to make missions-like service a part of everyday life. Questions for reflection and space to write personal contemplation enables missions participants to process new and sometimes intense events. The 32 page booklet concludes by challenging readers to live missionally every day challenging them to live "John Wesley's Rule" daily. Reentry is ideal for the last day of the missions trip, the long trip home, and a few weekly meetings afterward to meet as a small group. It also can be used individually, as a devotional, and as a short term post-trip study.

Serving As Senders
By Neal Pirolo
As a child of God, you are interested in His world and what he is doing today. Yet you do not sense his call to go to the ends of the earth. You may ask, "how can I get involved in the great commission of world evangelism?" You can join a growing force of believers who are serving as senders-today! Paul, the apostle, called his support team in Phillipi, "partners in the gospel"! Every missionary today needs an as-enthusiastic-as-he-is team of people who see themselves as his partners in the Gospel.

The Missionary Team: Extending God's Kingdom Together
The Missionary Team: Extending God's Kingdom Together covers re-entry among many other practical aspects of missionary work.

The Reentry Team: Caring for Your Missionaries
By Neal Pirolo
A "must-read" for church leaders and laymen alike. Full of practical wisdom and touching true-to-life stories that will assist the church in receiving back the ones they have sent out. This will result in healthy returnees making enormous contributions to body life at home. The church will be blessed, and world missions will go forward. Paperback. 319 Pages.

Vacations With a Purpose: A Planning Handbook for Your Short-Term Missions Team
By Christ Eaton

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