Wise Short-Term Missions

More than two million Christians travel on international short-term mission trips every year.  Such service travel can cause great harm if not wisely led, and these risks can be especially high when visitors seek to serve vulnerable children.  At the same time, the potential for good offered by short term missions calls for continued refining, correction and improvement. When carried out with due caution and wisdom, short-term missions can benefit children for the long term – especially by building up the families and communities capable of caring for them over time.  

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Wise Short-Term Missions Overview

Listen in to the beginning of an ongoing journey in which all of us, together, work to steadily elevate the quality, the safety and the positive impact of Short-term Missions, especially those that intend to benefit orphaned and vulnerable children. (30-min introductory webinar)

Short-Term Missions

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The 7 Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Missions

Is Our Church Helping or Hurting?

Journeys of Faith, Session 5

Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Leader's Guide

Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Participant's Guide

Child Protection

Ethical Short-Term Missions Training Tool

Protecting and Honoring Vulnerable Children in Media

Due Diligence Guidelines