Equipped For Adventure
Equipped for Adventure is a guide for churches wanting to establish a shortterm missions ministry. This book is unique in that it goes beyond simply equipping the individual for shortterm missions, helping the church develop a shortterm missions ministry. After...
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Equipped for Adventure is a guide for churches wanting to establish a shortterm missions ministry. This book is unique in that it goes beyond simply equipping the individual for shortterm missions, helping the church develop a shortterm missions ministry. After briefly discussing philosophies and considerations for developing a missional ministry, the author provides detailed steps for planning, participating, and following up on mission trips. Since there are more details to international travel, the author primarily focuses on international mission trips.
Short-term missions is the most exciting development in recent missions history. Missions is no longer just a faraway concept, but a very real and personal commitment. God's people are rising up like never before to go to the ends of the earth. Where will you go? For anyone involved in a short-term mission trip or ongoing partnership, Equipped for Adventure will guide you through the experience. Starting with an insightful look at the philosophy of short-term missions, leaders and participants will discover the importance and strategic nature of their work. Mission trip veteran, author Scott Kirby provides indispensable practical help for making projects most effective. Tips and information include: Preparing a checklist and timeline, Recruiting volunteers, Raising funds and prayer support, Structuring group meetings, cultural training, and team-building exercises, Preparing for the spiritual, emotional, and physical challenges, Logistics for arranging travel details, Appendixes providing useful contacts, sample forms, and more. Book jacket.
Scott Kirby has pastored for 14 years, leading his church to be a model missions-friendly church. In 1991, in response to the collapse of the Iron Curtain, he founded Global Partnership Ministries, an organization that partners US churches with overseas churches. An essential element of partnerships is volunteer short-term teams. As a result, Kirby has led over 3,000 Americans on 130 mission teams in Romania, Moldova, Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Alaska. Kirby holds a doctorate in ministry and serves on the advisory board of Orphan Concern International, an organization he helped found that sponsors AIDS orphans in Kenya. He is the author of Dating: Guidelines from the Bible, published in the late 1970s and still in print. Kirby has two grown children and currently makes his home in Anchorage, Alaska.