I think we all agree that for us as missionaries, attention to our spiritual lives is key. Unless we are thriving spiritually, we will not be able to persevere in our ministry or bear fruit that lasts. As you may noticed, the Women's Ministry Team has been offering Soul Care retreats in various parts of the world, and have also been promoting a number of other resources for our women to help them thrive in their spiritual lives. But SEND has not taken the same initiative to provide such resources for our men. Should SEND U focus more attention on “soul care for men?” This is a question that the SEND U Leadership Team has been discussing and to which, we would like more feedback.
We want to recognize that SEND men have been finding help for their spiritual lives, albeit not always from SEND-sponsored events. Below are two testimonials of resources that others have found helpful. Andy Spradley talks about going to Traction, an annual 6-day spiritual retreat/conference for men serving cross-culturally. A number of SEND men have found Traction to be very helpful to help them thrive spiritually. In addition, we have highlighted several resources on the wiki that are helpful for both men and women in their spiritual formation.
So what do you think? Do SEND men need additional help to thrive spiritually? Should SEND seek to develop additional resources or plan events for this purpose? Men, be looking out in the coming days for an email with a link to the survey.