Short-Term Trips

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Is it good to take children on short-term trips?

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Yes, missions are the mandate for the entire church. However, the ages and maturity of the children are important factors when considering taking them on a short-term trip. Talk with your trip leader and get counsel from the or missionary that you are partnering with to find out if your particular trip is suitable for … Learn More »

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Does taking a short-term trip prepare me to be a full-time missionary on the field?

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Taking a short-term trip is an excellent way to explore your calling and if you have a passion for missions. It will give you a “look see” into the nation, the work that is to be done, living conditions, climate, other existing ministries that are already there and what they are doing. What it doesn’t … Learn More »

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Couldn’t short-term missions trips replace the full-time, cross-cultural missionary?

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No, we need both to effectively reach the nations. Just as a child needs a father and a mother to grow strong into adulthood, new mission works need full-time missionaries to nurture and grow the new believers, churches and works into maturity until they are able to raise up others themselves.

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How do I prepare people for a short-term mission trip?

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Preparing for a short-term trip includes: praying for your own heart to be prepared, for your team, the nationals you will be ministering to and the ministry to be done. You will be working with the or missionary to plan your ministry in the nation, and learning about the local . There will also be … Learn More »

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How many people should be on a short-term team?

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While there is no perfect number, depending on the locale, 4-10 people work best. For larger projects, the work may require 15-20 individuals.

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Should I give gifts or money to the natives?

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Unless you are the lead pastor of your church working directly with the field missionary or the leader of the national work, all funding for national work should go through the trip leader to be left with the field missionary or the missionary’s organization. To you, $10 may not be very much, but it could … Learn More »

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What should be the main purpose for short-term trips?

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The main purpose is to spread the Gospel, while giving the body of Christ the opportunity to experience missions ministry and to give much needed support to full-time missionaries. Short-term trips are like a turbo booster in missions ministry. Through the team, there is a concentrated group of people, giftings, energy, resources, anointing and excitement … Learn More »