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Short Term Missions long term results


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Create lasting results with a NEW short term mission’s experience. See short term missions as a discipleship & spiritual formation training platform for the one who goes. This new paradigm is in response to the short comings exposed in the new book; Effective Engagement in short term missions; doing it right by Robert J. Priest

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Short Term Missions long term results

  1. 1. Short Term Missions / long term transformation No Mission worth taking is really “short term”
  2. 2. Seeking long term transformation in a short term world The Long View The NEW short term missions are as much about learning as teaching. They are as much about receiving as giving. They are as much about what happens after we get home as what happens during the time we are there, and as much about transformation occurring in our own hearts, as in those whom we serve. The truth is most churches are trying to develop exactly this kind of short term missions. The trips themselves may be short, but we want their effect to be lasting: producing lasting friendships, lasting benefits to the people whom we serve and lasting transformation in our own lives.
  3. 3. STM Challenge <ul><li>Missions Agencies are not growing at a commensurate rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Money is being diverted from Long Term Missions. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies show little transformation occurring </li></ul><ul><li>Americans tithing decreasing </li></ul><ul><li>Is our helping hurting </li></ul>
  4. 4. Solutions <ul><li>Make Prayer your highest priority </li></ul><ul><li>Re-focus in two areas; </li></ul><ul><li>1.) STM as a Discipleship & Spiritual Formation training platform for the goers </li></ul><ul><li>2.) Glocal Holistic Partnerships. </li></ul><ul><li>Unleash all of God assets through a greater “inward focus” - for a greater “outward reach” </li></ul><ul><li>Create Critical Mass for transforming hearts “out there”, is in direct proportions to your ability to transform hearts “right here” - in the pews of the American church. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits <ul><li>STM becomes the spring board that transforms your church for the nations. </li></ul><ul><li>“Eternal vision” lifestyle becomes dominate. </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer, Worship, Fasting, Sacrifice, Service, and Tithing increases. </li></ul><ul><li>All of God’s assets are unleashed for His Kingdom purposes – Glocally. </li></ul>
  6. 6. History of STM 1949 – Methodist Missions Board 1958 – Wheaton College 1960 – OM & YWAM 1963 – GEM 1966 – Nazarene University 1972 - Taylor University 1980 – Adventures in Missions
  7. 7. Houston - we have a problem! Obedience to the great commission has more consistently been poisoned by affluence than by anything else . - Ralph Winter Percent who tithe Professing Christians: 5% Professing Born Again: 9% Professing Evangelicals: 24% The percent tithed 1933 - tithing 3.3 % 2005 - tithing 2.58 % Currently - 2 % 98% stays here with the American church
  8. 8. 168 Billion Goal <ul><li>64 Billion could eliminate most extreme global poverty for 1 billion people </li></ul><ul><li>6 billion primary ed. </li></ul><ul><li>9 billion clean water to most of the worlds poor </li></ul><ul><li>13 billion basic health & nutrition globally </li></ul><ul><li>705 Billion recreation </li></ul><ul><li>179 Billion teen ager </li></ul><ul><li>65 billion jewelry </li></ul><ul><li>58billion lottery tickets </li></ul><ul><li>31 billion pets </li></ul><ul><li>13 billion cosmetic surgery </li></ul><ul><li>5 billion total oversea </li></ul>
  9. 9. Case study: Honduras 1998 “Mitch” Building Project - CIOD (Christian Int. Dev. Org.) $2 mil. + reconstruction most used for building 1,082 new homes 31 STM teams each spent $30,000 air, lodging, local expenses Each team built one house normal cost $2,000 (if STM not involved) Transformation Change?: Prayer, volunteering, financial giving, interest in poor countries Self appraisal: 16% significant, 45% slight positive, 40% no change Self appraisal: financial giving to CIDO; 60% significantly increase Triangulate: CIDO 3 year records 75% no donations (church same)
  10. 10. STM Mountain Top Experience Success Metric? Counter attack plan? Training priorities?
  11. 11. Overlooked Red Zone Red Zone
  12. 12. Red Zone Strategies <ul><li>Create Community </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for counter attack </li></ul><ul><li>Intentional post training </li></ul><ul><li>Continued service engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Post Life Assessment Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Road map – resource them </li></ul><ul><li>Enlist Families </li></ul>
  13. 13. Go with the end in mind <ul><li>I went, I witnessed, next? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m pleasing God </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort centric </li></ul><ul><li>Savior complex </li></ul><ul><li>Read scripture (doing) </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-trip training </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation is not a destination </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasing to God </li></ul><ul><li>Take up my Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Feet washing </li></ul><ul><li>Live scripture (being) </li></ul><ul><li>Post trip training </li></ul>
  14. 14. STM Relief vs. Development
  15. 15. Relief vs. Development <ul><li>Relief </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary </li></ul><ul><li>Give a fish </li></ul><ul><li>Good Samaritan </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency room </li></ul><ul><li>Infant Child </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term/exit strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Teach fish farming </li></ul><ul><li>Parable of Talents </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Young adult </li></ul>
  16. 16. Holistic Partnerships Don’t rush it We can help the professionals Resource their gifting & long term commitment to the community We work under their authority - impose don’t impart. World Vision Global Resources Network We don’t have to be the NGO We get to focus on discipleship We Insure we, do no harm We build greater capacity Collaboration – Work as the body for the Kingdom
  17. 17. Benefits of Cross Cultural exposure <ul><li>They need me </li></ul><ul><li>I can fix their problem </li></ul><ul><li>Their poor </li></ul><ul><li>I can make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Their helpless </li></ul><ul><li>I need them </li></ul><ul><li>My problems revealed </li></ul><ul><li>My poverty reviled </li></ul><ul><li>They changed me </li></ul><ul><li>Trading places? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Most overlooked Pre-trip items <ul><li>Spiritual Warfare </li></ul><ul><li>Team Covenant </li></ul><ul><li>Cross Cultural exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Life Assessment tool </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s the teacher? </li></ul><ul><li>Create spiritual disequilibrium </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer covering-911 </li></ul><ul><li>How are they deceived </li></ul><ul><li>Commit to post trip community </li></ul><ul><li>Train on, what you’ll train on, in country and when you return </li></ul>
  19. 19. Steve Roa <ul><li>951-662-2776 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>1hr Outreach consultation free – AACWM </li></ul><ul><li>STM Gulu, Uganda W.V. Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Website dev. Wes Kriesel 909-921-4338 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Engagement in STM: Robert Priest </li></ul>