Sanctuary Inn has a staff that includes cross-cultural workers, counselors, MK’s and TCK’s. We do not offer “professional” counseling on site at Sanctuary Inn. We have chosen to have professional counseling happen off site.
We are, however, able to provide excellent referrals to competent Christian counselors, pastors, educators, physicians, etc., who have a heart for God’s Kingdom workers. It is our hope to assist each individual who comes to Sanctuary Inn for a season to heal, learn, and grow so that he/she can be better equipped for Kingdom purposes.
On site we can provide cross-cultural debriefing, pastoral counseling, personal coaching, healing prayer, therapeutic conversations, and restorative manual labor. We believe in the model set out by the ministry of L’Abri: engaging the head, hands and heart. Additionally we have associates who can provide language and culture assessments.
We also have a simple intake process in which we will establish with you a care plan with specific goals to accomplish during your stay at Sanctuary Inn. As part of Sanctuary Inn, you will be expected to have monthly (or if needed, weekly) check-in sessions with our Care Coordinator so as to make sure you are progressing on your goals and getting the care you need. These check-in sessions will be 45-50 minutes in length for adults and, as needed, 30 minutes in length for children or teens.
We want to help you learn the habits of healthy self care: personal Sabbath, balancing family and ministry, learning to care for yourself emotionally, and learning healthy family habits.
At Sanctuary Inn we believe that caring for missionaries is a holy calling. We also believe that we serve the God who heals. We don’t make great claims for ourselves, but we do make great boasts about our God.