Our Service

Third Culture Kids

Robert Brown and his sister along with Helen Pearl Scott and Boyd Reese. Their parents moved to the Rhodesias in the mid 1920's.

Culturally, the child of a missionary does not belong to the first culture (of the parents) or the second (of the mission field).  Instead, the child belongs to a unique mixture, the third culture—which can leave the child feeling out of place in the first and the second.  Unrecognized and unresolved issues can affect an entire life-time.  Fortunately, recent research along with abundant experience can assist both parents and children.

Roy (now deceased) and Jaxie Palmer reared eight children on two mission fields.

InterMission members are committed to helping Third Culture Kids in their transitions.  We believe they need tools which will help them throughout life.  They also need to know they are not alone; they need to meet and come to love many other kids just like themselves.  InterMission hosts a camp each summer called Global Reunion specifically for TCKs.  InterMission also has special classes for TCKs at each ReEntry and InterNational InterMission.

 

To see photos of Global Reunion, ReEntry and InterNational InterMissions, click on the link or go to History.

Do you want to attend an InterMission event? Find out if you qualify. Fill out one registration per family unit for ReEntry or InterNational InterMission events; each family member who will attend Global Reunion must register individually.

Please fill out our contact form and tell us where you work and the congregation that supports you.

News and upcoming events

RE-ENTRY INTERMISSION

 

Our next ReEntry InterMission is right around the corner: October 6-7, 2017 at Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, OK. This is a two day event that begins Friday morning. Meals, accommodation, and all materials are provided at no cost to participants.

GLOBAL REUNION

 

Global Reunion 2017 was held July 24-28. There were concurrent camps for adults in transition as well as TCKs in different age groups.

 

We appreciate the generous hospitality of Oklahoma Christian University and Memorial Road Church of Christ for providing venues and support in so many ways to make this an annual event to bless, encourage, equip, and minister to individuals and families in transition.

 

InterNational InterMission

 

Nicaragua hosted InterMission Central America April 3-7, 2017. Couples and families from Central America gathered near Managua.

 

Watch for news of our next InterNational InterMission in 2018!