MENU

Short-Term Missions: Exploring Biblical Roots (AUDIO)

In the coming weeks, we'll be releasing the audio from MTW West Coast's spring 2019 Equip missions training which focused on short-term missions. These will be posted on our blog and distributed through MTW Online, our bi-weekly email newsletter. A new seminar will be posted every two weeks. We think you'll find these seminars informative, encouraging, and challenging.

***

One of the most controversial topics in modern missions is the value of short-term mission trips. Done properly, a short-term mission trip can accomplish much. Done poorly, short-term missions can do an equal amount of harm.

In this five-session Equip missions training, we explore the biblical roots of short-term missions, learn how to use short-term missions to assist and serve the long-term ministry, cover how to practically prepare for short-term missions, and look at even what to do once you return from your missions trip. 

Listen as MTW West Coast Hub Director Mike Pettengill introduces the Spring 2019 Equip Missions Training and explains the vision, mission, and values of MTW and how these principles, founded in Scripture, form the foundation for how we do missions. Mike lays the groundwork for the five-session training that will explore further how short-term mission trips can be God-glorifying and kingdom advancing when done properly.

This seminar was recorded live at the spring 2019 Equip missions training in Fullerton, California. Equip is a quarterly training event sponsored by MTW West Coast designed to deepen your understanding of missions and help you see how God's global plan intersects with your life. Additional seminars are available on Soundcloud.


Mike Pettengill, Audio Apr 16, 2019
Please login to continue
Forgot your password?
Recover it here.
Don't have an account?
Create an Account
Sign Up for Free
Name
Email
Choose Password
Confirm Password

GET INVOLVED

The Mobilized Church | Oct 28–29
Foundations of Church Missions Health–Online Cohort | July 5–August 2
Chaplain and Medical Ministry in Rural South Asia
Longer

The Stakes Are High for Ukrainians Praying for Peace

These are our brothers and sisters in Christ. We must stand with them. They are looking at the prospect of losing their freedom to worship.

SEE MORE

Light Shines in the Darkness in Ukraine

Churches and believers in Ukraine and in neighboring countries have been able to show extraordinary hospitality amid the darkness of war.

SEE MORE

Fleeing Ukraine in Photos

MTW Ukraine missionary Bob Burnham snapped photos during his exodus from Odesa at the outbreak of the war, documenting his journey.

SEE MORE

Pray against rape, murder, and capture of men, women, and children in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. Pray for protection for the vulnerable.

Give thanks for and pray for the Krakow crisis team, the distribution of aid, and the shelter ministry as the team cares for displaced Ukrainians.

Pray for families in the Lviv, Ukraine, and Krakow, Poland shelters and for those caring for the displaced.

Pray that God would use MTW vision trips to confirm people's call to missions. Pray particularly that He would call pastors to go.

Pray for the children and families impacted by the war in Ukraine. Pray that they would experience God in the midst of their sufferings.

Pray for courage for Christ’s followers in and around Ukraine. mtw.org/ukraine-crisis

Pray for God to raise up a pastor to lead a Hexham, England, church plant, and for the unity and maturity of the congretation there.

Pray for families who have evacuated, leaving behind the only place they have ever known. Pray for transition and provision. 

Pray for MTW's global translation efforts, helping prepare and publish Scripture and Reformed materials in minority languages.

Pray that God would raise up a team who can minister in the midst of this extreme poverty, and for the people they will serve. 

SUBSCRIBE TO MTW ONLINE

Stories from the field straight to your inbox.