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A Different Paradigm of Short-Term Mission

  • Change your starting position from being a giver to first being a friend, from doing for others to accompanying them in living like citizens of heaven on earth...

Are Short-Term Missions Trips Valuable?

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

Boardwalk Chapel Newsletters

  • Learn more about the Boardwalk Chapel in Wildwood, NJ, a great short-term mission opportunity for groups or individuals...

Curriculum to Help You Plan an STM

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

Facing the Unexpected on Short-Term Mission Trips

  • For short-term teams traveling to underdeveloped countries, even a well-planned trip might not turn out exactly as anticipated...

Good Works Prepared Beforehand

  • The story of how one OPC member in California created an STM team in response to a need in Utah...

How One Youth Group Raised Funds for Their Trip to the Boardwalk Chapel

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

Missionary Associates

  • The objectives, requirements, and duties of missionary associate service in the OPC...

Missions: The Biblical Motive and Aim

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

Preparing for an STM Team

  • Here's a glimpse into how missionaries prepare to receive a short-term mission team...

Send Me Your Short-Term Missionaries

  • 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...

STM Online Resources

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

STM Prayer Guide: How to Pray for Short-Term Missionaries

  • Pray for physical protection, spiritual growth, devotion to prayer, open doors for ministry, boldness in witness...

STM Send-Off Message: The Sower Sows the Word

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

STM Survey Results: 2017

  • Responses from 33% of those to whom the first-ever OPC short-term missions survey was sent. The comments were particularly encouraging...

STM Survey Results: 2018

  • Responses from 38.5% of those to whom the OPC short-term missions survey was sent in 2018 can be of help to those contemplating or preparing for an STM trip...

STM Teams: An Introduction

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

STM Training: PowerPoint Presentation

  • David Nakhla's training presentation covers spiritual and physical preparation; how to conduct oneself on the mission field; the importance of post-trip reflections and communication; and more...

Ten Steps for Doing STM Trips Well

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

Travel Medical Insurance: Don't Leave Home Without It

  • Medical emergencies and other liabilities while traveling abroad can be very inexpensively mitigated through the purchase of travel insurance...

Travel Tips

  • Links to websites with helpful suggestions from the government for safety and security when traveling abroad...

 

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