GO: Short Term – Step 2: Prepare

The next step as you GO is to PREPARE and plan. Although there’s not as much preparation involved in short term missions as there is for longer terms, it’s still important to be intentional about what you’re doing. Involve others in the preparation process. If you are going through one of our teams (ie. TeamWorkers, eTeams, or MSC Teams), stay connected and ensure that you are complying with the preparation process specific to your mission. If you are going by yourself or with a few others more independently, we can provide information on how to prepare and you can contact us for that. If it is required for your particular short term mission, you can let MSC help you to develop connections with the believers at your destination, sort out international travel and customs, and make sure that as your church sends you the finances are handled in keeping with government regulations for charitable organizations.

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Suggested Reading

Good books to work through as you think about sending mission workers.
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Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural IntelligenceDavid A. LivermoreLink
Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- And Cold-Climate CulturesSarah A. LanierLink
Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural WorldDavid A. Livermore & Chap ClarkLink
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor And YourselfSteve Corbett & Brian FikkertLink
Father of Faith Missions: The Life and Times of Anthony Norris GrovesRobert Bernard DanntLink
Essentials Of Missionary ServiceKenneth FlemingLink