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Short-Term Missions Workbook From Mission Tourists to Global Citizens

ISBN-10: 0830832335
ISBN-13: 9780830832330
Edition: 2003 (Workbook)
Authors: Tim Dearborn
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Description: Going on a short-term missions trip can be a life- and faith-transforming experience. It can enrich the way you view the world. It will cause you to rely on God more fully. It is an opportunity to develop deep relationships with your team and the  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 126
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Going on a short-term missions trip can be a life- and faith-transforming experience. It can enrich the way you view the world. It will cause you to rely on God more fully. It is an opportunity to develop deep relationships with your team and the people you serve.A short-term missions experience can also involve weeks of physical and spiritual distress. An unprepared team can wreak havoc on each other and the people they intend to serve.To get the most out of such a missions trip, you need to go prepared. Whether you are going on your own or with a team, the keys to preparation are here in Tim Dearborn's workbook. It includes- Concise summary of crosscultural principles- Help in facing spiritual warfare- Tips on avoiding a tourist mentality- Spiritual preparation through individual or group Bible study- 8-week course for teams to do togetherYou'll get a biblical perspective on the world, gain crosscultural understanding and even prepare for reentry when you return.If you are planning to go on a short-term missions trip, don't leave home without working through this book!

Dearborn is associate director for faith and development at World Vision International. Until July 2003, he was dean of the chapel and associate professor of theology at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He is also senior associate at the Institute for Global Engagement in Philadelphia and chair of the board for International Fellowship of Evangelical Mission Theologians. He earned the Ph.D. in systematic theology at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland, the Th.M. in missiology at Fuller Seminary, and the M.T.S. in history of religions at Harvard University Divinity School. He has written Beyond Duty: A Passion for Christ, a Heart for Mission (Monrovia, 1997) and The Local Church in a Global Future (Eerdmans, 2000).

Introduction
The God of Mission
Learning to Delight in Differences
Embracing Change
Maximizing Personal Growth
Working Together as a Team
Communicating Clearly
Staying Spiritually Fresh
Preparing to Return Home
Leader's Guide for Each Chapter
Recommended Reading, Additional Resources and Websites
Language Acquisition Phrases and Culture/Area Research Questions
Bookmark and Journal Insert

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