Mack & Leeann's Guide to Short-Term Missions

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InterVarsity Press, Aug 10, 2000 - Religion - 186 pages
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Today the world is as close as an airplane flight. Thousands take advantage of this, going for short visits to other countries to be more involved in God's worldwide mission. How can you prepare for such a trip? What are the hazards to avoid and the opportunities to embrace? Here is field-tested advice you should not leave home without! Mack and Leeann Stiles are veteran leaders of more than a dozen two-month mission trips that have taken them around the globe. Their practical advice, hard-won lessons and hilarious stories will help you know what to expect as you get ready to see God in action in new ways. This book offers you the keys to
  • establishing partnerships with sending churches
  • learning from your hosts in the countries you visit
  • becoming a culturally sensitive person
  • overcoming the shortcomings of short-term missions
  • growing a servant spirit
  • learning to trust God, your hosts and yourself
  • facing injustice with realism and compassion
  • speaking about Jesus in a way that makes sense in a new culture
  • dealing with reentry culture shock when you get back home
Short mission trips can put feet on your knowledge of God and give you a God-sized picture of the world. In the process of going you will grow, and even though you may feel inadequate or scared, you will also give much to those you go to.
  

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If you are taking a short term missions trip overseas, this is a good book to prepare you for the trip. It examines attitudes you may not think you have and provides things for you to think about before you get into situations that may cause you stress. Read full review

Contents

Contents Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
11
The Risky Adventure
13
From Head to Heart
21
A Missions Mindset
27
Models for Modern Short Terms
37
Short Terms with a LongTerm View
45
ExlraWouldBe Missionary Becomes Headhunter
53
Redlining
97
Scars
107
Headlines from Mombasa
117
Back Home OnSite
127
Pith Helmets 8c Modern Missionaries
133
Unnecessary Risk?
141
Families on Short Terms
151
Home Sweet Home? Reentry
157

A God for all the Potatoes
59
Kenyan HouseHelp
69
Questions of Trust
77
Culture Shock
89
Short Terms AZ
165
Notes
185
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Mack Stiles is CEO of Gulf Digital Solutions and general secretary for the Fellowship of Christian UAE Students (FOCUS) in the United Arab Emirates. He has worked for many years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the United States. He is the author of Speaking of Jesus and coauthor with his wife of Mack and Leeann's Guide to Short-Term Missions.

Stiles is a pharmacist based in Lexington, Kentucky. With her husband, Mack, she has codirected more than a dozen short-term mission trips in Kenya, the Middle East and Central America.

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