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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How to Pray for your Upcoming Missions Trip?

How to Pray for your Upcoming Missions Trip?

You are well on your way to taking part in your upcoming Short-Term Missions trip.

One of the next things you need to focus on is preparing yourself spiritually for your time away. You can begin, now, to build habits that no one will see but which could have a huge impact on you when you arrive on location.

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What’s the STM Funnel or Progression?

What’s the STM Funnel or Progression?

You’ve done a couple of STM trips already and the question “What should I do next?” is never far from your mind.  You have a continued interest in missions but are not yet sure that it’s going to be a lifetime thing and despite people telling you that – beyond all doubt – you’d make a great missionary you’re just not ready to say “OK, sign me up for life!” 

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STM can be FRUSTRATING!

STM can be FRUSTRATING!

Today I’m going to give you a side of Short-Term Missions that you won’t find in the newsletters or in the promotional materials from your sending organization. If, however, you spend any length of time on the mission field (long enough for the “honeymoon stage” to wear off), you will experience.

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