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Do’s and Don’ts for Missions

Gerrard Fess wrote a great post called: Top 10 DOs and DON’Ts for a mission trip. His lists are great, and you should check them out. Having led more than my share of youth missions trips throughout my time in ministry both as a receiving missionary and as a...

Why Can’t you do Missions at Home?

I was over at the Youth Ministry Exchange forum, and I saw a question that maybe has crept up in the minds of some people I know. The question is, “Why can’t you just minister at home instead of doing missions overseas?” Of course, the context of the...

Don’t Be an Ugly American

My friends Tim and Annette Gulick have written a cool little pamphlet (PDF) about minimizing culture shock when you go out of the country. They have been missionaries for decades (or at least one), and they have some very good insight into how to avoid being that ugly...

Preparing for a Mission Trip – Logistics

Written by Tony Sheng. Taking a missions trip is usually a pretty big project. Each trip includes tracking loads of details, lots of dependencies and getting certain deliverables from other people for goods and services. In other words, it’s a big job. What may...