Category: All STM Resources

A schedule of summer short-term missions facilitates prayer for them from home…

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A quick list of all STM Resources . . .

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How to put together a trip that will be a blessing to the team members as well as the congregation they go to serve…

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STMs create “world Christians,” who come back changed and who will pray for and fund missions the rest of their lives . . .

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Base Camp – where everyone gathers before heading up to summit experiences . . .

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Insight and advice from a pastor with lots of experience leading and receiving STM teams…

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Are there ministries or projects your church could take on if you had volunteers from another church or presbytery to help you . . .

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Practical experience and “how to” tips for individuals, churches, and presbyteries that want to get involved in short-term missions…

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A curriculum specifically designed to help leaders and participants of STMs be more intentional in their preparation and reflection . . .

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A different paradigm of short-term mission that changes our starting position from being givers to first being friends, from doing for others to accompanying them in living like citizens of heaven on earth . . .

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“I would never have seen myself leading short-term mission trips, and yet by His grace God has used me.” The story of how one OPC member in California created an STM team in response to a call for help in Utah…

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A useful resource for training STM teams and individuals, particularly those planning to work in lower-income communities . . .

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What better way to fundraise than to replicate the boardwalk atmosphere and a Chapel service for the congregation . . .

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A seasoned STM organizer offers helpful guidelines for building a short-term missions team in your presbytery…

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A carefully detailed visitors guide that is must-reading for anyone considering short-term service in this part of the world . . .

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Missionary Associate (M.A.) appointments are made by the OPC Committee on Foreign Missions. OPC Short-Term Missions helps to get the word out about M.A. opportunities…

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This classic series on Missions is recommended to those headed out on short-term missions trips . . .

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Here’s a glimpse into how missionaries prepare to receive a short-term missions team . . .

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As a former leader in my home church and a current international missionary I see short-term missions as beneficial to both the home church and also the receiving ministry…

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The value of short-term trips and how OP churches and members can become more involved with the joyful task of making disciples of Christ at home and abroad…

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STMs help keep the church connected to missionaries and missionaries connected to the church…

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Partnering for excellence in short-term missions. Short-term missions for the long haul. Mobilizing, coaching, resourcing. Advancing the gospel through partnerships . . .

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How to pray for short-term missionaries, including Scripture references for each item of prayer . . .

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STM team members are sowers, and fit well with the parable and explanation given in Mark 4:1-20. You have been called to a great work, even though it may last for only a brief period . . .

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We had a 33% response rate to our first-ever STM Survey, which was quite a good rate for our first effort. Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. The comments were particularly encouraging . . .

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How is an STM team formed? Who leads it? How are they prepared for travel and for the work they will do . . .

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David Nakhla’s STM training presentation is available to you on PowerPoint! It covers spiritual and physical preparation, the importance of post-trip reflections and communication, and more…

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Energy and resources we would normally use to serve only ourselves, instead are called to be used in service of others, both those we came to minister to and our fellow team members . . .

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The down-to-earth experience and perspective of an unorthodox missionary blogger . . .

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Travel Medical Insurance … Don’t Leave Home Without It!

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Visit the State Department’s page on International Travel Tips for safety and security while traveling…

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