Short-term Ministry

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4 Considerations for Your Short-term Trip

When COVID-19 came, short-term missions was put on hold, along with many other activities.  The pandemic has forced the whole world to consider what is “essential” and what is not. While we have to take this pause it is fitting…

Leverage Your Short-Term Mission Trips for Long-Term Goals

I’ve often wondered how the Apostle Paul would utilize modern technology in missions. Would he eagerly promote the short-term missions (STM) surge to the nations? While I’m confident he’d leverage global travel and communication technology for the gospel’s sake, just…

How We Do Missions Matters

There are so many ways to be involved in missions in the world today. We even had a blog post about that in August of last year. In Jason’s article, he points out some helpful guidelines to shape involvement in…

Report from Chazuta, Peru

It is not every day that my work feels significant. In day-to-day life, the ultimate meaning of my work often gets swallowed up in the details. A few weeks ago, I got to see first-hand how the work of Reaching…

I Want to Be Involved in Missions—Now What?

I recently spoke with a family that was considering devoting their life to missions. Among many questions, one of them asked, “How do we choose where to go, who to go with, and what type of ministry to do when…

Overcoming the Barriers to Healthy Missions: Expense & Distance

In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. This is the third in our series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them. If you have ever traveled, you know that…

Overcoming the Barriers to Healthy Missions: Language

In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. We will spend several weeks sharing a series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them.   LANGUAGE 日本語を理解しますか? ¿Hablas español? Let’s face…

How Should My Church Do Short-term Missions?

This article is part of a series on missions and the local church. We trust that this series will encourage both faithfulness to Christ’s bride and obedience to the bride’s mission. “How should my church do short-term missions?” Pastors, missions pastors, or…

Church Partnerships for the Gospel’s Advance

Reaching & Teaching believes that the local church is God’s designated vehicle for fulfilling the Great Commission, and so we seek to mobilize churches across the United States and beyond to join us in the work of training pastors and…

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