This group provides a place to network information and to seek to support one another in our various ministries. Every year we gather at MK Caregivers Summit to encourage, network, and share resources. Every 3rd year we combine conferences with the MK Education Summit (MKES). Interaction International is proud to host MKCS.
Missionary Kid Caregivers is a network for people who are involved in MK care at some level. It is our desire that this group will provide a place to network information and to seek to support one another in our various ministries.
Every year we gather at MK Caregivers Summit to encourage, network, and share resources. Every 3rd year we combine conferences with the MK Education Summit (MKES).
In 1993, Richard Edlin (SIM missionary & Assist. Dir. for MK Education with ACSI) gathered mission personnel with MK Education responsibilities. The first meeting was held at SIL offices in Dallas. At that meeting, there was a vote to redirect the focus of those gathering for broader issues of MK care and missionary family issues. The group separated into two consultations, one called MK Caregivers Consultation (MKCC) discussing broader MK and family issues, and one called Intermission MK Education Consultation (IMKEC) focusing mainly on the educational needs of missionary families.
MKCC continued meeting annually, organized and run by various different mission agencies. In 2012, an MOU was signed with Barnabas International giving MKCC a more stable financial home to exist under. In 2015, MKCC and IMKEC agreed it would be mutually beneficially to combine conferences every three years and joined together at Avant Training Center in March of that year for a shared conference. In 2016, the name MK Caregivers Consultation (MKCC) was changed to MK Caregivers Summit (MKCS) to reflect a change in times and dynamics of the gatherings.
January of 2019 MKCS transitioned their MOU to Interaction International, asking them to help sponsor and promote the conference and its desire to make a global impact on MK work.
330 different individuals have attended at least once.
107 different agencies/churches have been represented at least once