benchmarks

11) What Makes a Great Short-term Trip? High Standards.

There’s no doubt: If you’re sloppy in setting up your short-term trip, you’ll invite sloppy results. Check out the standards at…

 

soe.org/7-standards/

 

Some of the best practices they chronicle include God-Centeredness, empowering partnerships, mutual design, comprehensive administration, qualified leadership, appropriate training, and thorough follow-through. Certainly, if we all covered those 7 major points effectively, not only would churches be full of more missions-minded people, but we also believe the mission field would be more full of focused souls reaching the unengaged and the unreached. Also see a handful of case studies offered when we posed the question to Brigada audience …

 

www.brigada.org/2019/05/26_26346

 

14) The Last Bit: What Makes a GREAT Short-term Missions Trip?

After several decades of rise in the whole short-term missions trip industry, it seems like some have begun to search for higher, deeper, and nobler purposes. And although some predicted short-term missions trip interest would wane, we’re still waiting for that to happen. Even now — there seems to be no end in sight. For you and your church or mission org, what makes for a fantastic short-term trip experience? One of our best Brigada partners (Thanks Dave — in Savannah) told us some time back that his church likes “LEAP” trips, where L = Learn, E = Encourage, A = Advocate (for the people, location, and workers, once you return) and P = Pray (both onsite and afterward). We are also a fan of the short-term trip standards of excellence — benchmarks that make it easier to measure success. (Learn more at…

 

soe.org/

 

Groups like RighNow Media (and many others) feature a list of success indicators as well.

 

www.rightnowmedia.org/Training/Post/Preview/63334

 

But how do YOU decide what makes a great short-term missions trip experience? What are YOUR standards for success? Please click comment after the web version of this item. Thanks in advance for your help!

 

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