An invitation to slow down, pause and listen.
An invitation to pay attention and process.
An invitation to enter a place of hearing God speak.

"I found I had less and less to say, until finally, I became silent, and began to listen. I discovered in the silence, the voice of God."

Søren Kierkegaard

Welcome to Intermission

Hello. My name is Kurt and I am a certified de-briefer, spiritual director, and I work in people care with an international mission organization.

I help people like you who faithfully and stubbornly follow God’s calling to thrive and glorify God not only though their ministry, but also in their lives.

My hope is to see you fulfill your calling in a healthy, sustainable and God-honoring way. I know how easy it is to grow tired and weary being a missionary, or pastor, or simply a follower of Christ in diverse circumstances. I know how easily we follow expectations of our churches, teams or supporters, feeling a need to be productive and successful. I know that we can lose our motivation, vision and direction while doing good and valuable things.

That is why we need regular intermissions in our lives.

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in·ter·mis·sion /ˌin(t)ərˈmiSHən/

noun
• a period of time during which an activity stops temporarily before it continues again.
• an invitation and a space to slow down, pause, cease doing the normal to pay attention and listen.
• an invitation and a space for a physical and emotional break so that you can continue with renewed vision, direction, and strength.

There are plenty of noticeable signs indicating your need for an intermission:

You may feel tired and weary, desperately needing rest. You may talk about Jesus and invite people into a relationship with Him while having lost your love for him or feel strangely distant from experiencing His presence in your own life.

You might struggle with your team, your sending or supporting churches, your congregation or even the people you want to serve. You might feel resentment instead of love and experience storms or confusion instead of peace.

You might head towards a burn-out or are ready to pack your bags and move back home. Or anywhere really… Although you are dedicated, committed and giving your all, you might perhaps feel unimportant, unfulfilled, stressed and full of criticism. You have been dealt blows by circumstances and life.

I have been there. It is normal.

It is in those places when we try to keep pretending all is well that we need an intermission – a break and taking a step back from what we are doing so we can pay attention to how we are doing. How we are really doing.

Let me tell you this and I pray you are really hearing this: God did not create you to do work for him, he created you to be with him. He wants to hear from you, not from your work! He cares about you and is waiting to meet you – wherever you are.

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I can help you with your intermission in the following ways:

Spiritual Direction

Support for your journey growing closer to God.

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Debriefing

An opportunity to verbally process your experiences.

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Soul Care

A moment to pause and pay attention to your soul.

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"We are called to be fruitful - not successful, not productive, not accomplished. Success comes from strength, stress, and human effort. Fruitfulness comes from vulnerability and the admission of our own weakness."

Henri Nouwen