Short Term Mission Trips: Worth The Cost?

Most churches are currently rallying the troops and recruiting for upcoming summer mission trips.  As a full time missionary, a person who went on a few short term mission trips, one who has hosted short term mission trips, and one who just released a book on short term missions (Short Term Missions Handbook), I want to address an important question associated with short term mission trips – … [Read more...]

Short Term Missions Handbook

Over the last few months my wife and I have spent our evenings huddled around our laptops. Earlier this year we were talking about some of our short term missions experiences.  Somehow by the end the conversation we decided we would co-authoring a book written specifically for short term missionaries. The book walks you through all of the important stages of mission trip planning – pre-trip … [Read more...]

Impact of the Declining Dollar on Missionaries

Last week I introduced 5 ways to respond to a weak dollar.  In that post I mentioned that you need to identify your exposure to the risk of the declining dollar.  For many people, shifts in the value of the dollar make little difference in their day to day living. One group of people who are especially susceptible to to a declining US dollar are missionaries who are supported by churches or … [Read more...]