MRI's Approach

MRI's counseling approach is agape care, which is an agape relationship between two or more persons in which the counselor seeks to use all the human and divine resources available to him to bring renewal, healing, wholeness, and maturity to the counselee(s).

The MRI Team uses a tailored counseling and consultation philosophy with the following characteristics:

  • MRI provides services in three basic stages: a) orientation/evaluation, b) implementation of a tailored strategy, and c) a progress evaluation to determine on-going work or termination.

  • MRI uses a holistic model that includes physical, emotional, relational and spiritual needs.

  • MRI combines both pastoral and clinical resources with a greater emphasis on the pastoral, with significant reliance on spiritual resources like prayer, the Word and the Holy Spirit. 

  • MRI networks with a number of medical and professional services and deliberately monitors its own limitations.

  • MRI practices intentional follow-up when a person transitions back into ministry with on-going communication and mentoring possibilities.

  • MRI, by helping to prevent premature attrition, makes a very significant impact of savings in finances and in time, both to the missionary and to the sending organization.

  • MRI uses all available resources (human and divine) to assist in the process of healing, renewal, wholeness and growth.

  • MRI Team consists of self-supporting career missionaries, experienced pastors and professional specialists who provide day to day hands-on ministry. Professionals are available and provide consultation and/or counseling in personal, relational, educational and financial matters. Non-professional volunteers make up a prayer team and provide support in a variety of areas.

  • MRI does not assess fees for ministry provided. However, contributions are encouraged. Ministry is never withheld for financial reasons.