And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17)
Short-Term Missions Partnerships: Lessons from Paul and the Philippians challenges us to see short-term missions as an expression of our heavenly citizenship on earth.
10 Steps for Doing Short-Term Missions Trips Well relates the down-to-earth experience and perspective of an unorthodox missionary blogger.
Are Short Term Mission Trips Valuable? concludes that the eternal dividends of short-term missions far outweigh the short-term costs.
Missions: The Biblical Motive and Aim compiles John M. L. Young’s 1964 pamphlet series on the theology of missions.
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and ministry to those in need.
Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Leaders Guide includes practical examples, suggested resources, and a participants guide, for designing STMs in light of the principles of When Helping Hurts.
Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Participants Guide is an ideal resource for preparing people to serve in a short term capacity without hurting the poor they are trying to serve.
STM Toolbox can walk you through the entire process of planning a short term mission trip – from the “idea stage” to debriefing your team.
The Next Mile provides practical tools and training for short-term mission experiences with emphasis on post-ministry follow-through.
Prayer Guide for Short-Term Missions offers a list of suggested prayer requests for short-term missionaries and the churches that send them.
Short Term Team Insurance explains why International Travel Medical Insurance is critical to protecting the health and safety of your team.
US-CERT cautions you to consider the wireless network you are using when traveling.
OPC Short-Term Missions:
The Role of STMs in OPC Missions is David Nakhla’s PowerPoint presentation, made available for use in preparing your short-term missions team for service.
Karamoja Handbook is a carefully detailed visitors guide that is must-reading for anyone considering short-term service in Uganda.
What is English Camp describes the background and mission of the English Camp that Bayview OPC (Chula Vista, CA) leads in the Czech Republic.
Disaster Response Resources:
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