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