How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete your Short-Term Mission

By Mathew Backholer


How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete your Short-Term Mission


for Volunteers, Churches, Independent STM Teams and Mission Organisations.

How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission (STM) will guide you through all you need to know about your STM. 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
• Types of STMs – evangelistic, preaching or humanitarian
• Medical issues, your passport, visa and travelling with money
• Emotional, 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

Additional information

Dimensions 21.6 × 14 cm
Book Details

ISBN 978-1-907066-05-4 (paperback)
5.5 x 8.5 inches
48 chapters
280 pages

eBook Details

ISBN 978-1-907066-23-8 (eBook)
eBook available on multiple eReaders
Kindle, Kobo, Apple iBook, Nook, etc.

Audiobook Details

Duration: 10h 15m
Available on Google Play Books app for Android and iPad / iPhone.
Listen on your smartphone, tablet, smart speaker or on your computer.