International Teams Resources
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Would you love to help plan a short term mission team but don’t know where to start?
International Teams has created a step by step guide to planning a short term team for your church, which we hope will help you explore and dream about getting your church engaged in missions and engaged in helping the poor and oppressed.
The 13-page booklet is full of basic tips in the planning of a short-term mission trip. Themes covered include planning your timeline, trip determining, publicity, team selection, team training, church involvement, mission projects and re-entry and follow through. This booklet is a useful first step in the planning of your STM trip. You can purchase a copies from our International Teams office for $2.00 or you can freely download it from the above link and print it for yourself.
Printing Instructions: Download the booklet using the link above. Open the downloaded file. Go to print and click ‘print on both sides of paper,’ then click ‘flip on short edge.’ Then Print.
We sell Next Mile Materials for Short Term Mission Trips. This curriculum offers practical tools to enable leaders to plan, conduct and follow-through with short-term mission trips for long-term impact.
1. The Next Mile Goer Guide – All-Age Edition – $11.00
The Next Mile Goer Guide All-Age Edition is for use in multi-generation teams. Included in the Goer Guide is a Spiritual Journal with daily Bible readings and space to journal, record thoughts from Scripture, and write prayer requests. This helpful tool begins 14 days before departure and continues for 7 days after the conclusion of a Short-Term trip.
2. The Next Mile Goer Guide – Youth Edition – $8.00
The Next Mile Goer Guide Youth Edition is designed for ages 13-18. Included in the Goer Guide is a Spiritual Journal with daily Bible readings and space to journal, record thoughts from Scripture, and write prayer requests. This helpful tool begins 14 days before departure and continues for 7 days after the conclusion of a Short-Term trip.
3. Spiritual Journal – $11.00
A Spiritual Journal designed for your short-term mission experience. The journal provides key scriptures for 14 day before, on-field and 7 days after your short-term mission. It also shares the value of journaling and effective journaling techniques.
4. Mile Post Devotional – $10.00
The Mile Post Devotional provides 52 self-paced devotionals contributed by multiple mission leaders designed to disciple your Short-termers after their mission experience. This resource contains a wide variety of styles for daily study and a broad range of topics relating to Christian lifestyle and issues faced when returning home. This resource can compliment any existing short-term mission program.
5. The Next Mile Leader Kit – $120.00
This comprehensive tool enables Short-Term team leaders to plan and conduct Short-Term Mission trips for long-term impact. The kit contains all the resources needed for churches and Team Leaders to successfully lead a Short-Term Team.
The Leader Kit includes:
- Leader Guide (with Resource CD and Road Map*);
- Goer Guide Youth Edition (including Mentor Packet);
- Goer Guide All-Age Edition (including Mentor Packet); and
- Mile Post Devotional.
*The Resource CD contains sample forms (customisable), sample meetings, activities, sample bulletin inserts, posters, PowerPoint presentation sample for reporting home, evaluation and assessment tools and much more. Nearly 80 resources for Team Leaders. The Road Map Poster is a colourful “at-a-glance” poster with major bench marks along the journey.
At International Teams we want to ensure our people are well equipped to engage in both short-term and long-term mission.
Funding the Family Business; A handbook for raising personal support by Myles Wilson (2011) ISBN 978-0-9553320-1-2
“Funding the Family Business… is about building teams of givers and receivers, working together for the extension of God’s Kingdom, a true partnership in the gospel. Giving a copy of this book to all their staff will be one of the best investments any mission could make.” – Martin Lee, Executive Director, Global Connections
Stepping Out; A guide to Short-Term Missions by YWAM Publishing (1992) ISBN 0-927545-29-2
“Stepping Out will help you to: examine what God is saying to you about how He wants to use you; search for a mission organisation that can help involve you in a short-term mission experience; think about preparation and training; care for yourself on the field; and integrate this whole process into your life.”
Tentmakers Speak by Don Hamilton (1987) ISBN 0-8307-1321-2
“Today more than 60% of the world cannot be reached by traditional missionary methods. But millions of these same people can be reached with the gospel through the non-traditional ministry of tentmaking. Tentmakers Speak provides you with the invaluable insight of over 400 veteran tentmakers worldwide. Author Don Hamilton’s pioneering research on tentmaking is a “landmark” study.”
Re-entry; Making The Transition From Missions To Life At Home by Peter Jordan (1992) ISBN 0-927545-40-3
“Peter Jordan’s Re-Entry… is must reading for returning missionaries, missions committees and church members, so the often painful transition can be eased for these servants of the Lord.” – Kevin Dyer (Former Chairman, International Teams)
Other Recommended Books
In addition to the books above, International Teams also recommends getting hold of the following books to further equip you and your church in mission. Simply click on the links or images to take you to the appropriate links for ordering.
Becoming Global; Integrating global mission and your local church: A practical approach by Bruce Dipple (2012)
“Building on a biblical theology of mission, this book provides local churches with biblically informed, practical steps for extending their global ministry in ways appropriate to the size and structure of their particular church. Read more about Bruce’s ideas at http://brucedipple.wordpress.com/.”
“… a valuable resource for churches, leaders and pastors who want to see their church becoming more involved and effective in encouraging world mission.” – Johan Linder, Australia National Director, OMF International.
When Helping Hurts; How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting The Poor and Yourself by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert (2012)
“Unleashing and equipping people to effectively help the poor requires repentance and the realisation of our own brokenness. When Helping Hurts articulates a biblically based framework concerning the root causes of poverty and its alleviation. A path forward is found, not through providing resources to the poor, but by walking with them in humble relationships.
Whether you’re involved in short-term missions or the long-term empowerment of the poor, this book helps teach you three key areas: Foundational Concepts; Principles and Strategies.”