Is God talking to you about short-term missions?
You may be sixteen or sixty. Perhaps you’re available for 2 weeks, 2 months or 2 years. There a place for you in STM. Trust me, I know… I took my first trip in 1983 and have done numerous trips since then. What’s more… we’re currently on the field.
Short Term Missions Success was written with you in mind.
Participation in short-term missions (STM) opportunities has skyrocketed since the 1990s. Participants leave with great expectations which are shared by supporters and local churches back home.
From correctly discerning God’s will to navigating responsibilities (and fatigue) on the field, there are a few things you can do to increase the chances that your expectations will be met and surpassed.
More than anyone, God wants your STM trip to be a success: out of short-term missions, He wants you to experience long-term growth. That’s what this book is about.
Here’s what you can expect to learn: The W5 of STM (the who, what, when, where & why) My 30+ years of STM experiences
How to discern God’s call to missions
How to approach the application and preparations to go
How to share the visions and get supporters on-board
Common mistakes and how to avoid them
How to avoid common STM-related frustrations
How to deal with reverse culture-shock or re-entry
Hindrances to long-term change after STM
How to ensure that long-term, positive change comes out of your STM experience