I want to give you an idea of what to expect when your STM trip participant comes home. There is typically a four-stage process.
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Prayer Missions International grew out of the ministry of a pastor who was passionate about prayer and about missions. As you read this article from another pastor who participated in a recent trip, I hope you will be encouraged to check out www.prayermissions.org and consider participating in an upcoming trip.
During 2009, I personally interviewed fifty leaders of large churches that were effectively engaged in global missions. These are eight trends that I believe will shape the future of missions.
As we begin to think of the heart and scope of the Gospel and embracing a missional understanding of the church, the ramifications for the local church will be subtle but significant.
Andy Crouch, executive producer for the Global Conversation video series, sat down with two men whose churches have nurtured twenty years of partnership in mission, Chapel Hill Bible Church in the United States and the Nairobi Chapel church network in Kenya.
This paper comes out of personal experience and observation of missionaries of many nationalities working with West Africans who are Muslim Background Believers, in several Sahelian, francophone, predominantly Muslim countries (Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Guinea.)
Here is a summary of an in depth research paper written by Roland Hoksbergen about how North-South NGO partnerships contribute to development.
Cross cultural experiences open our eyes to areas where our own culture needs transformation. Assessing resources in both organizations is more than just financial, it also includes intellectual, spiritual, emotional and the like.