“Our goal is for people and congregations to feel resourced to ‘be on mission’ for Christ.” Tom Cramer, Associate Executive Presbyter Associate Presbytery Pastor.
“Every short-term mission trip may be viewed in three movements: preparation, the trip, and integration of the mission experience once participants have returned home. A balance of thirds. However, oftentimes a disproportionate amount of energy and focus is devoted to the trip itself, perhaps to the neglect of the other two, particularly preparation.” Michael Haney, Cross-cultural training: Preparing teams for short term missions.
From Preparing for Short Term Mission Trips: A Resource Guide.
The guide was prepared by Tom Cramer and Anita Coleman to supplement the Breakout Session (2014 Mission Summit) on Preparing for Short Term Missions with speakers Michael Haney and Paul Muresan. Download the 50-page guide by clicking on this link: Preparing for Short Term Mission Trips pdf