Essential Guide to the Short Term Mission Trip

Essential Guide to the Short Term Mission Trip

by Forward
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Moody Publishers


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Essential Guide to the Short Term Mission Trip

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802425263
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: SPIRAL
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

DAVID C. 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 and orphanage. He has also led teams to the Dominican Republic and Lebanon. Today he serves as president of the International Children's Aid Foundation.

David has written five books including Tales from the Trenches, Sales SuperStars, and The Essential Guide to Short-Term Mission Trips. He is the senior contributing editor for Airways magazine and publishes two to three magazine articles each month in international journals.

In addition to his writing, David is a pilot. He lives in southern New Jersey with his wife and son.

Table of Contents

1. What Are Missions? (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

Appendix A: Sample Trip Forms

Appendix B: Sample Trip Checklists

Appendix C: Sample Trip Itinerary

Appendix D: Sample "Minimum Language Knowledge" Sheet

Appendix E: Sample Song Sheet

Appendix F: Useful Telephone Numbers

Appendix G: Guide to Selected Short-Term Mission


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Without doubt, this is the most practical book I've ever read on short-term missions. I believe every team member should be given a copy. It prepares them spiritually, emotionally, and culturally for their mission trip.