Equipped for Adventure
A Practical Guide to Short-Term Mission Trips
By: Scott Kirby
Category: Literature, Missions

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Where will you go?

Short-term missions is the most exciting development in recent missions history. Missions is no longer just a faraway concept, but a very real and personal commitment. God's people are rising up like never before to go to the ends of the earth. Where will you go? For anyone involved in a short-term mission trip or ongoing partnership, Equipped for Adventure will guide you through the experience. Starting with an insightful look at the philosophy of short-term missions, leaders and participants will discover the importance and strategic nature of their work. Mission trip veteran, author Scott Kirby provides indispensable practical help for making projects most effective. Tips and information include:

  • Preparing a checklist and timeline
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Raising funds and prayer support
  • Structuring group meetings, cultural training, and team-building exercises
  • Preparing for the spiritual, emotional, and physical challenges
  • Logistics for arranging travel details
  • Appendixes providing useful contacts, sample forms, and more

About the Author
Scott Kirby has pastored for 14 years, leading his church to be a model missions-friendly church. In 1991, he founded Global Partnership Ministries, an organization that partners US churches with overseas churches. As a result of this partnership, he has led over 3,000 Americans on 130 mission teams. Kirby holds a doctorate of ministry and serves on the advisory board of Orphan Concern International, an organization he helped found that sponsors AIDS orphans in Kenya. He is the author of Dating: Guidelines from the Bible, published in the late 1970s and still in print. Kirby has two grown children and currently makes his home in Anchorage, Alaska.