Short-Term Missions: Fundraising & People-Raising

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Welcome to day 5 of my 30Days-30Pics: Defining Short-Term Missions.

You can’t talk about short-term missions involvement without talking about fundraising… the two go hand in hand – like PB & J*. The harshest critics of STM look negatively on it because of what they consider to be a poor return on investment. Others consider the experience and impact worth every penny.

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What’s the Purpose of STM?

What’s the Purpose of STM?

Someone recently asked me what the goal or purpose was of short-term missions in general.

If you were to check the website of a dozen sending organizations, you’d likely see a variety of uniquely worded statements, but the goal of STM is essentially three-fold. Organizations will focus on one or more of these three aspects, to various extents or in various combinations.

  1. STM assists missions’ staff and overseas churches to spread the Gospel.
  2. STM provides participants with excellent training & personal growth opportunities.
  3. STM constitutes a recruitment funnel for sending organizations.

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