Each year, as many as half a million North Americans go on short-term missions trips. A 10-day short-term missions experience is more than just the 10 days spent on a mission field. There are important things that go on before the trip occurs and important things that occur after the 10 days are over. As you set up your mission trip calendar, there are a lot more things that go on it in addition to the date of departure and the date of return.
Here are the three phases of every short-term missions trip along with a listing of activities that go on in each phase.
|Preparing||Giving/Receiving||Back to earth|
This material reflects presentations by Roger Peterson at Fall Fellowship of Short-Term Missions Leaders conferences and the followup discussions among participants.
It's been said that the interactions within a group of people on a short-term mission trip go through a progression of:
Jack Hempfling's devotional book for short-term mission participants
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