Adelante is a holistic assessment, training and coaching experience for workers living and serving cross-culturally, who have been in their current context between 1-5 years.

Adelante 2018 Overview
What is Adelante?

Albergues & Backpacking Essentials

    In the intentional vision of aiding cross-cultural workers to move onward and forward (this is what adelante means in Spanish!) with resiliency, the Adelante event metaphorically acts as a full-service albergue, or “mountain hut,” to ministry leaders. It’s base camp!
    At Adelante, leaders stop in their ministry trek for a longer rest, refreshment, restocking of supplies, learning new skills, perspective, communal learning, table fellowship, time to connect with God in a quiet space and solidarity with fellow trekkers before heading back out on the trail.
    It is a key milestone along the journey for resiliency in ministry. By the end of the week, each participant will be able to identify and articulate his or her own personal “backpacking essential” needs for sustainability and resiliency going forward…

What can I expect?

  • Connection and co-learning with others in a similar season of cross-cultural ministry
  • Adelante is actually a 9 month process! In addition to receiving training at the Adelante event, as part of the Adelante package you will receive professional coaching sessions by the Adelante team before and after the event to help your personal resiliency goals take root! The top most significant topics that take leaders off the field prematurely are covered in the training—including conflict resolution, expectations, theology of suffering, grief and loss, balancing family and ministry, and more…
  • Spiritual refreshment and soul care. Plenty of time is built into the week for creative spiritual rest and recharge!  The Adelante team is also on hand to provide counselling, spiritual direction, coaching and healing prayer.  Start each day in worship together.  Opportunities for exercise and outdoor activity during the week.
  • Geared to the whole family and singles. A high-quality children’s and youth program will be available throughout the week, addressing some of the key resiliency material of the training, but at an age-appropriate level. Families will be encouraged as well to process some of the materials together.
  • Rest and discovery in beautiful Southern Spain.

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Arrival:    Saturday, April 7th 2018

Departure:  Friday, April 13th 2018

Location:  Mijas (Malaga), Spain at Finca Naundrup, a beautiful and tranquil Spanish ranch resort property with pool, sports facilities, restaurant, and only a short walk to Costa del Sol (the beach). A great spot for all ages for this time together!

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Full board and lodging prices

Board/lodging fees are based on double occupancy, include three delicious meals each day prepared for you by the staff at Finca Naundrup. Prices also include all snacks and drinks during the day.

Super early bird rate (pay your deposit by 31st October 2017)

495 euro                     per adult or child (over 10)

395 euro                      per child (aged 3-10)

Early bird rate (pay your deposit by 31st December 2017)

525 euro                     per adult or child (over 10)

425 euro                     per child (aged 3-10)

Normal rate (by 28th February 2018 – full payment needs to be made at this point)

550 euro                     per adult or child (over 10)

450 euro                     per child (aged 3-10)

Conference Fee* (payable with your deposit)

150 euro         single adult

250 euro         per couple or family


1)  *Conference fee is waived for CRM staff.

2) Please do not book flights until your application has been approved and deposit paid. Once you have received receipt of payment for your deposit, you may proceed with booking your flights for the event..

3)  Singles are encouraged to share a room to reduce costs.  However, single rooms are available at 120 euro extra (no matter when you book.)

4)  Babies/toddlers under 3 years old are free of charge whenever you book!

5)  Your final balance will be due for payment by 28th February 2018.  If you are booking in January or February 2018, you need to pay the full balance straightaway.

6)  Sorry, but all payments are non-refundable.

Scholarships are available!

We try to keep the costs of Adelante as low as possible whilst still providing a quality event.  This year, we have reduced costs compared to our 2017 event.  Please do not allow financial concerns to keep you from expressing interest in attending! Information on potential financial assistance scholarships are available upon request. [for non-CRM staff only]

Cerny Smith Assessment

Each adult participant will also need to make one online purchase of the Cerny Smith Assessment (CSA) for 50USD one month before the event, and a second CSA purchase 6 months after the event (total of 100USD).

[Note: CSA assessment fees are already covered for CRM staff]

Go to CSA website

Optional excursions

We offer an optional excursion on one of the afternoons.  This year, we are offering two options:

1)  Mijas – Mijas is divided into two.  We will be staying in the part nearest the coast but up in the hills there is Mijas Pueblo – a scenic pueblo blanco (white town) offering lots of cafes, restaurants, horse-drawn carriage rides, hikes above the town, souvenir shopping etc.    Cost:  5 euros per person or 10 euros per couple/family.

2)  Malaga city – often used just as an arrival point to the Costa del Sol, Malaga actually has a lot to offer.  It has a beautiful old quarter with an impressive cathedral, a Picasso museum (he was born here), a castle and fort offering spectacular views over the Mediterranean, beaches, good shopping and a newly-developed port area, among other things.    Cost:   10 euros per person or 20 euros per couple/family.

These excursions are optional.  On that afternoon, feel free too just to stay in the grounds of Finca Naundrup or have a walk down to the beach.  If you can’t decide now, you can always add this at a later date.

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Travel to/from Adelante

You will be responsible for the cost of getting yourself to/from the event.  The event takes place in Mijas (Costa) about 30 minutes from Malaga airport.

Shuttles are available to/from Malaga airport (AGP) or Maria Zambrano train station in Malaga.  These cost just 10 euros each way for individuals or 20 euros each way for couples or families.

Please select this on your booking if you will be requiring this service.  These shuttles will only be provided on arrival and departure days (April 7th and April 13th).

Please plan to arrive, if possible, by 3pm (Spain time) at the latest at Malaga airport (or train station) on Saturday, April 7th.  If you are travelling by car directly to Finca Naundrup, please plan to arrive around 4pm.

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We are delighted you are ready to apply for Adelante! If you have any problems at any point,  please email and we will do our best to help you.

Application:  Fill out the online application and wait for confirmation of approval by email from the Adelante Team. Applications will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited!

Note: CRM staff, please also consult your supervisor when you fill out the application.



Pay: You may either pay a deposit now and full balance by February 28th 2018 or you can pay in full straightaway.

Once you have received application approval from the Adelante team, complete the online payment for your deposit – 100 Euro per adult or child participant – or pay in full.  You will also need to pay your conference fee, if applicable, at the time of booking.

You can also pay for transfers if required and optional excursions (although you pay also pay for these at a later date.)

The remaining food/lodging fees will be due by February 28th 2018.



Book flights or transportation:  Once your application has been approved, you have registered and received receipt of payment for the event, you may proceed with booking your flights for the event.

Please plan to arrive, if possible, by 3pm (Spain time) at the latest at Malaga airport (or train station) on Saturday, April 7th.  If you are travelling by car directly to Finca Naundrup, please plan to arrive around 4pm.

You may plan your departing flight or train anytime on Friday, April 13th.