In the book of Acts there are many obstacles (topes) that must be overcome for the Gospel to spread. Fear, language, prejudice, funding, geography, opposition… and the list goes on. One can easily make the case that these same obstacles still challenge mission today. But as we learn from Acts, there are no barriers to the movement of God’s Spirit! God’s work, God’s will, will be accomplished.
Embarking on a short-term mission trip for two weeks, three months or a year without adequate emotional, spiritual and physical tools and preparation will create big “Oops & Ouch” that can have negative impact on the ministry you intend to serve. The Short-Term Mission team can help equip your hands and heart to serve God alongside global servants and/or IM partners in cross-cultural settings.
Nora and Pieter are regional missionaries serving as coordinators of short-term mission (STM) with the European Baptist Federation. They facilitate life-changing mission experiences by matching the interests of volunteers with the needs of the 50+ Baptist conventions in Europe and the Middle East.
Sarah McCloy learned some unexpected lessons earlier this summer, as she traveled to areas Jesus walked, prayed, taught. Leaning on a trusted community can help us navigate through some scary paths.
A short-term discovery trip to Costa Rica in October 2019 will be led by Rev. John Grisham. Interested to know more?