Short Term Missions

 Short-Term Missions Trips are an essential part of serving our world and providing potential missionaries with an experience where they can get their feet on the ground and serve in a practical way before becoming full-time missionaries.   If you are leading a Short-Term Trip, please reach out and let us know. We encourage you to use our Short-Term Missions Trip Field Guide for your team.  Doing Short-Term Missions Trips well is a priority, and most of our teams have used the Field Guide.  It will walk you through Cultural Intelligence, Preparing for Another Culture, Proper Motives, Going With a Servant Attitude, and Spirit-Empowered Ministry. Click the link for a digital version that you can print for your team.  Included on this page is a short leaders guide to help you plan your trip and use the Field Guide.  

Field Guide for Short-Term Teams

In collaboration with FMI (Foursquare Missions International) We have a Field Guide designed specifically for a short-term trip.  You will find encouraging stories along with discussion points geared towards team growth and answering questions regarding your upcoming trip.  Included is also a devotional journal section for your time on the field.  It concludes with a debrief section. This guide and it's earlier version have been used for over 20 years with most of our short-term trips originating out of Canada.

CLICK HERE - To download the CFM Missions Trip Field Guide
When Helping Hurts
We strongly encourage this book/course

Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.

But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself.

'When Helping Hurts' can be taken as a course with your team as you prepare for your trip.  It can also be read on your own as you are preparing to deploy for Short-term missions.  

You can find the course on Right Now Media if you have an account. 

The video offering with the book are strongly reccomended. 

Order the Course
Partner with DRIME at Power To Change to effectively equip your team to share the Gospel

Language barriers can make a short-term trip challenging for your team.  Many of our teams have partnered with this ministry and become very effective on the field. Their resources are excellent and they will even bring a trainer to you for a small fee.  Your team can alternatively take one of their workshops if the timing works out.

DRIME Resource

Fundraising Ideas For Your Trip

Soup & Bake Sale 

Garage Sale (think GIANT multi-family at your church)

Krispy Creme (depending on your area)

Coffee - Custom name your fresh roasted coffee through Global Coffee at; globalcoffeefundraising

Car Wash - during your Sunday church service or in your community if you can find a location to host you.

More ideas to come!

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