How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission, for Volunteers, Churches, Independent STM Teams and Mission Organisations: The by Mathew BackholerHow to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission, for Volunteers, Churches, Independent STM Teams and Mission Organisations: The by Mathew Backholer

How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission, for Volunteers, Churches…

byMathew Backholer

Paperback | March 10, 2010

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Updated in 2017. How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission (STM) will guide you through all you need to know about your STM and includes more than 140 real-life STM testimonies! The author has been on more than thirty mission trips and has experience: as a team member, a leader and as a host. He has participated in the most incredible mission adventures, sharing the Word in Sudan, preaching in villages in India, supplying Bibles in North Africa, assisting the persecuted Church in Asia, and maintaining mission centres in Europe. The book Includes:

 

  • What to buy, take with you and leave behind.
  • Who to go with, where to go and when to depart.
  • To join a mission organisation or plan your own STM.
  • The duration, destination and timing of your mission trip.
  • Types of STMs – evangelistic, preaching or humanitarian.
  • Medical issues, your passport, visa and travelling with money.
  • Emotional and spiritual work before, during and on your return.
  • Understanding culture, language and giving your testimony.
  • How to get the money to go and setting a realistic budget.
  • Food, drink, accommodation and working with the locals.
  • Team dynamics, etiquette, leadership and the team.
  • Security, wisdom and safety – being streetwise.
  • Having a safe and successful STM.

 

In the last few years, millions of Christians both young and old have embarked upon an expedition  of  a  lifetime  into  the  unknown – to serve, witness and experience  another world.  Now it’s your turn to take the challenge and put your faith into action, as you prepare for your short-term mission (STM) as part of the Great Commission.

 

Mathew Backholer is the co-founder of ByFaith Media (www.ByFaith.org) and films and presents the reality mission series ByFaith TV which airs globally on numerous Christian networks. He has traveled to forty nations of the world and is the author of many books, including: Short-Term Missions: A Christian Guide, Extreme Faith – On Fire Christianity, Revival Fires and Awakenings and Global Revival – Worldwide Outpourings.

Mathew Backholer is a revival historian, seasoned traveller, broadcaster, writer, author, researcher, editor and co-founder of ByFaith Media, who was born in the 1970s. In the late 1990s, Mathew studied at a Bible College in the UK, where he later worked as a staff member, carrying out various duties, including, teaching English (TEFL)...
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Title:How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission, for Volunteers, Churches…Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 inPublished:March 10, 2010Publisher:ByFaith MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1907066055

ISBN - 13:9781907066054

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Table of Contents

-Preface; 1-The Importance of the Great Commission; 2-Why Should I GO on Short-Term Missions (STMs); 3-Should I Go on a Mission Trip?; 4-My Call or God's Call?; 5-Are Short-term Missions a Waste of Finances?; 6-My Motives for Going on a Short-Term Mission; 7-Types of Mission Work - Preaching and Humanitarian; 8-Duration, Destination and Timing; 9-Mission Organisation, Church or Independent STM-er?; 10-The Will of the Lord / God's Guidance; 11-The Short-Term Mission Team; 12-Picking a Mission Team; 13-Dangers and Concerns; 14-Financing your Short-Term Mission; 15-Finances - Trusting God; 16-How much Money will I need?; 17-The Independent STM-er Budget; 18-Spend Wisely; 19-Stretching Your Budget; 20-How to Travel with Money; 21-Preparation Before You Depart; 22-Items to Buy and What may be Practical; 23-Gadgets and Bling - Do I pack it?; 24-Go Pack your Bag; 25-I've Arrived - Settling In; 26-Duty and Character; 27-Being Streetwise; 28-Security, Wisdom and Safety; 29-The Law of the Land; 30-Look After Yourself - The Human Body; 31-Looking After Each Other; 32-The Culture of Another; 33-Christian Culture; 34-Being Culturally Sensitive; 35-Understanding the Locals; 36-Inequality, Oppression and Slave Labour; 37-The Isolation of the Tribe; 38-Food and Drink; 39-Team Dynamics - Leadership and the Team; 40-Testimonies, Translation and Preaching; 41-Working with the Locals; 42-Remunerations and Wages for the Locals; 43-Requests for Assistance; 44-The Love of Christ in Action; 45-Giving to the Poor and Needy; 46-What you Hope to Achieve; 47-Getting Ready to Return Home; 48-Back at Home; 49-Appendices A-G;