Crossword Puzzle 9: Global Evangelism

Based on material concerning short-term volunteers in chapter 9, Discovering Missions by Gailey and Culbertson

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Challenge: Can you solve this puzzle even if you do not have the book? If not, then use this online PDF of Discovering Missions to find the answers!

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1 An attitude that can cause short-term mission volunteers to do things that harm the cause of world evangelism
3 The portion of the 1.5 million North Americans going each year on short-term mission trips headed south to Mexico
6 One key component of thorough follow-up in the seven standards of excellence in short-term mission
8 The kind of mission that occurs when participants who have gone on mission trips wind up on the receiving end of ministry
2 A hybrid form of longer-term mission volunteers who fund their cross-cultural ministry by taking a secular job at their ministry location
4 A significant pool of longer-term mission volunteers
5 One of the things related to missions that research indicates is generally doubled after a person participates in a short-term mission trip
7 In an ecclesiological sense, the short-term mission movement demonstrates that the Church is globally the Body of Christ by putting these to use

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    -- Howard Culbertson,

I have never been a big crossword puzzle fan, but I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I think I might have found a new pastime that I like where I can actually study and learn things." -- Nick B., Nazarene Bible College student

Based on material in the book Discovering Missions by Charles Gailey and Howard Culbertson, published by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City (now known as The Foundry)


The short-term missions movement serves as a dynamic complement to broader world evangelism efforts by providing opportunities for individuals to engage directly in cross-cultural outreach for shorter durations, typically ranging from a few weeks to a few months. This movement harnesses the energy, passion, and resources of volunteers who may not be able to commit to long-term missionary service but still desire to make a meaningful impact. Short-term missions offer valuable support to local churches and organizations in areas of need, facilitating evangelism, humanitarian aid, and community development initiatives. These missions not only provide practical assistance but also foster cultural exchange, mutual understanding, and personal growth among participants and the communities they serve. By supplementing ongoing ministry activities with short-term missions, the global church can mobilize a diverse array of individuals to spread the message of hope and love to every corner of the world.

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