With the completion of summer, 2013, churches and fields are beginning to plan ahead to 2014, with the hopes of getting ahead on the planning process for either sending a team or receiving a team. Contemplating the concept of sending or receiving a team can be a daunting thing if it hasn't been done before. Recently, one of our fields sent me a set of questions in this regard. It is my hope that our interaction might help other churches and fields who are contemplating utilizing short-term missions as a component of their labors in 2014. The questions:
Q: Tell me how the team programs, Team Haiti and Team Praha, got started?
Q: How are these teams organized?
Q: Is there a team leader?
Q: What are the responsibilities of the team leader?
Q: How are they prepared before the trip?
Click here for the responses.
A short-term missions effort does require an investment, but many churches and presbyteries have found it to be well-worth the investment. Please let me know if I can help you get started.