Online Resources

Barnabas International
A worldwide ministry of encouragement and enrichment to missionaries, missionary families, and MKs.

Compass Ministries

Based out of St. Petersburg, Florida, Compass Ministries provides housing for college-age MKs who need a place to land. They can study locally or work while they take a gap year or a semester off. Compass Ministries also works with Mu Kappa to provide a retreat for the SE region of the U.S. in January each year. They also sponsor Spring Break Florida at Camp Gilead in Polk City, Florida, as an affordable getaway for MKs for spring break.

Gatehouse Ministries
Providing a home away from home, a place where college-age MKs can receive support and encouragement as they transition into life in North America, reduce college expenses by not having to pay room and board, enjoy being part of a family who knows and understands them, benefit from an established local Christian network in the areas of job finding and career options, find godly, loving counsel and guidance in making life-steering decisions and become aware of their uniqueness as an MK and how their unique gifts can best serve God’s Kingdom.

GodSquad was specifically designed to resource and equip students and volunteers to launch and lead new ministries of evangelism and discipleship. Our dream is that every student on every campus will have a chance to say “yes” to the love and forgiveness that Christ offers.

Interaction International
Interaction, Inc. is building a global service and support network for individuals involved in third culture issues, studies, and research. It is our desire to provide a site which will be a source for connecting third culture kids with the resources they need and to help researchers, institutions, and parents to network and exchange information.

Intercultural Press
Intercultural Press is the premier publisher of books and materials in the field of intercultural relations.

International Family Transitions
International Family Transitions (IFT) is a comprehensive service that specializes in helping students who have been living outside their passport countries (Third Culture Kids) successfully manage their transition to college or university, whether they are returning to their home country or going on to another host country. IFT also provides resources to those who support TCKs and other international students on the receiving end.

Missionary Family Counseling Services
The purpose of MFCS is to provide pastoral counseling and support to the children of missionaries in our nation’s colleges, universities and seminaries; to adult children who have been struggling alone to reintegrate their personalities and find a place in American society; and to other members of missionary families who are on furlough, or who have returned permanently, to make their transition more positive.

MK Connection
Watering hole for MKs.

MK Reentry Transition Seminars
The MK Reentry Transition Seminar at Cedarville University is sponsored by Barnabas International. The seminar at Biola University is sponsored by the Narramore Christian Foundation.

MK2MK Ministry
Recognizing the urgency of the Great Commission, MK2MK exists to serve the global missions community by addressing the needs of missionary kids (MKs) and partnering with parents to maximize the benefits and minimize the challenges of the MK lifestyle.

MKSTAY provides a caring home environment and practical resources for young adult MKs whose parents serve overseas.

Paradise Mountain Ministries
Paradise Mountain Ministries provides a comfortable and caring home away from home for college-age young people whose parents are located outside the United States. Paradise strives to bridge the gap between third world cultures and the American way of life, all in a stress-free environment where young people can be guided in making vital decisions, live while attending college and working to pay for their education, be reunited with lifetime friends and spend special times together, and express hurts and be understood. By providing a place to live while students are acclimating to the USA and seeking educational and vocational direction for their future, Paradise Mountain Ministries strives to provide a much needed “home base” during this crucial time in their lives.

A newsletter for adult SIM MKs from the past, through the present and for the future.

TCK World
TCK World is dedicated to the support and understanding of Third Culture Kids, Military Brats, Preacher’s Kids, Missionary Kids, Foreign Service, Corporate Kids, anyone who has spent their developmental years in a foreign culture.

A relational outreach youth ministry, providing youth programs in a cross-cultural setting for Third Culture Kids.