by John Kimbell (original post on imb.org)
Short-term mission trips are a strategic way to involve church members directly in making disciples of all nations. Trips have great potential to help churches cultivate meaningful partnerships with career missionaries and expand opportunities for every member of a church to participate in the Great Commission.
In order to help your church accomplish these goals through short-term missions, here are five things to consider before you plan a trip.
Incorporate Short-Term Missions into a Long-Term Relationship
Recognize the Value of Caring for Career Missionaries and Their Families
Ask a Missionary to Help You Plan Your Activities
Leverage Church Partnerships for Training and Opportunities
Invite Church-Wide Involvement
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