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

By Mathew Backholer

Description

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

48 chapters
280 pages
ISBN 978-1-907066-05-4 (paperback)

eBook Details

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

About The Author

The author, Mathew Backholer has been on more than thirty STMs and has experienced the best and worst of STMs, both as a leader and as a participant. He has travelled the length of Africa, had a mishap with a motorcycle in Cambodia, been attacked by thieves in Europe and has slept in hostels, mud huts and under the stars! He has participated in the most incredible mission adventures sharing the word in Sudan, preaching in India, supplying Bibles in Africa and maintaining mission centres in Europe. From his many adventures in over thirty nations, Mathew reveals how to plan well, avoid the pitfalls and successfully complete your STM!