Missional Living

Short-Term Missions

In thinking through how to do missions in your church, there are several great resources and articles available.  It is important to have an overall strategy to mobilize the church in daily life, locally, in-state, nationally, and internationally.  Think long-term, strategic, and discipleship.  Disciple new believers, but also invest in your mission volunteers to become disciple-makers… Continue reading Short-Term Missions

Ministry, Missional Living

Travel and Safety Training is Crucial for Christians Traveling Abroad!

Pastors, team leaders, and volunteers going on mission need to be concerned about the increasing trend of crisis situations when traveling overseas.  Obviously, Mexico and the border have been a recent concern for us here in Texas, and then the team detained in Haiti has been a strong reminder that despite our benevolent intentions, things can… Continue reading Travel and Safety Training is Crucial for Christians Traveling Abroad!

Books, Culture, Leading, Ministry, Missional Living

Can Short-Term Mission Teams Cause More Harm than Good?

It is true that there has been case after case where a short-term volunteer or mission team inadvertently caused more harm than good while on mission.  In order to maximize one's efforts and minimize the negative fall-out, one should be familiar with some of the most common cross-cultural pitfalls.  One of the best resources to get… Continue reading Can Short-Term Mission Teams Cause More Harm than Good?