Essential Guide to the Short Term Mission Trip
Many are turning to short-term mission trips as a way to fulfill the Great Commission. In this indispensable handbook, David Forward helps prepare leaders and team members for the mission field. You'll get the whole story on practical subjects like...
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Many are turning to short-term mission trips as a way to fulfill the Great Commission. In this indispensable handbook, David Forward helps prepare leaders and team members for the mission field. You'll get the whole story on practical subjects like cultural sensitivity, raising financial support, and clearing customs. Before you pack your bags, find out what lies ahead with this complete guide.If a short-term mission is in your future-whether you're a church officer, a team leader or a trip participant-this essential, step-by-step guidebook is a must. David Forward, a veteran of short-term missions, covers all the details you will need to avoid likely pitfalls and help ensure a rewarding and memorable missions experience. If you're wondering about the value of short-term missions:You'll appreciate the inspiring, biblically-based perspective that can motivate you to serve others with the love God has given you to share. If you need a comprehensive planning guide to lead a group:You'll learn to rely on the practical, logical plan that includes important points on how to get started, raise funds, build your mission team, make travel arrangement and get the most from the trip itself. A valuable appendix includes sample forms, checklists, and other resources for planning the trip.If you're already preparing to experience another culture for the first time: You'll want to turn right away to the helpful resource tips, including what to take and how best to keep a journal. The lists of important phone numbers for U.S. government and missions agencies, alone, would take hours to research. "This book fills a needed gap in helping to prepare and train teams. It helps keep them productive for the Kingdom while focusing on their mission."-Greg Parsons, Executive Director, US Center for World Mission"This is an outstandingly practical and NEW resource for short-term mission teams. It will motivate and prepare them for the trips that they are about to embark upon. The book is very practical and the anecdotes add so much to make it come alive."-Carolyn Koons, Executive Director, Institute for Outreach Ministries, Azuza Pacific UniversityDavid Forward is an accomplished writer and popular public speaker who regularly consults with and conducts seminars for church leaders on how to successfully organize mission trips. A transplanted Englishman, he has led more than a dozen work teams to Romania, where he helped to build a Christian clinic
"Go into all the world and make disciples." Shortly before He ascended into heaven, Jesus spoke these words to His disciples and followers thereafter. While people vary in their personal application of this command, many people are becoming part of the increasingly growing short-term mission trips. In The Essential Guide to the Short Term Mission Trip, David Forward helps prepare leaders and members on the team for their experience as volunteers for the cause of Christ. He covers all sorts of topics, including cultural sensitivity, raising financial support, choosing a team, pre-trip team meetings, what to bring, clearing, customs, and after-trip debriefing. Fulfilling the Great Commission on a short-term mission trip is both exciting and challenging. Be prepared with this complete guide.
- 1. What Are Mission? (and Why Should We Care?)
- 2. Why Run Short-term Mission Trips?
- 3. Are We Ready For A Mission Trip?
- 4. Getting Started
- 5. All About Money
- 6. Building Your Mission Team
- 7. Making Travel Arrangements
- 8. Preparing For The Trip
- 9. Preparing For A New Culture
- 10. The Day Of Departure
- 11. Finally There
- 12. After Your Return