4 Reasons Why Short Term Missions is Worth the Cost

In the next few months, we'll likely see another summer surge of short term mission trips. I think that's a good thing. I've even got some money where my mouth is. So, why would I, or should you give your hard earned money to a short term mission trip? 4 Reasons Why I Support Short Term Missions 1. It positively impacts the short term missionary. I can't say for certain, but one of the … [Read more...]

Money and Missions | Does Money Help or Hinder?

In 2004, I wrote a 28 page term paper on the topic of missions and money. Don’t worry, I’ll spare you all the dry details. Today I’m just going to raise this issue, and in the future we may spend time addressing some of the possible solutions. + Quoting from my own words: In the fulfillment of the Great Commission, there is an unalterable relationship between missionary work and … [Read more...]

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...]