Consider These 5 Things Before Your Church Plans a Short-Term Mission Trip

by John Kimbell (original post on

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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