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Send a group or team on a short term missions trip for a life changing experience!

How to Lead a Group on Short Term Missions Trips.

1. Live honestly and demonstrate complete dependency upon God.

2. Be close to people in order to know people.

3. Be a shepherd. Guide, protect and confront.

4. Guard the group from predators or attitudes that will destroy unity.

5. Remember that it is an emotionally draining thankless job to be a leader, but great is your reward in heaven.

Europe Christian Missions Trip: Experience the Adventure!

Do you have what it takes to be part of a high-energy team, reaching out to the people of Europe with the Gospel? You can be a part of a the Transit Challenge team where you will Continue reading

Work to Build Your Group for Short Term Missions Trips

As you pray about putting together a group to serve on a short term missions trip, the following practical tips can help.

1.  Select the right people. They need to be solid followers of Christ, flexible, adaptable and teachable.

2.  Meet on a regular basis. Prior to the trip, you should meet monthly to pray, inform, and innovate.

3.  Train the team members.  Provide seminars by experienced missionaries, assign one or two books to read, and studies on spiritual preparation.

4.  Delegate responsibilities. Preparing for short term missions trips is a lot of work. Allow others to help you. Provide opportunities for them to grow and be stretched even before you reach the mission field.

5.  Conduct team building exercises. Look online for ideas on simple activities that you can do to build team unity. Try this link:  Team building games or this one, Free Team Building Games

6.  Communicate often before, during and after the trip. People don’t like to be left in the dark. No surprises. The more you communicate, the more they will follow!

7.  Get feedback. Evaluate the team’s health regularly. Ask for input, ideas, suggestions and constructive criticism.

If you have more tips on how to put together groups for missions trips, leave a comment!

Hope for Gypsy Roma Children in Eastern Europe

In the spring of 2010, Arli Gypsy Roma children in Eastern Europe received “My First Bible” – one of the first books in their own language! The Arli Roma reside in Hungary and former Yugoslavia.

For more information, or to learn how you can be a part of this exciting opportunity to help the Roma people of Eastern Europe, contact: Eurasia Support Team (OM East)

Spreading the Gospel in Hungary

Romania

Kosovo

Slovakia

And other countries in Europe

For a list of short term missions trips to Eastern Europe, partner with a Christian mission organization that has a lot of experience in the region. Operation Mobilization has been working in Eastern Europe for many years. Here is a list of their short term missions trips. The have missions trips for individuals, groups, couples and families.

There is also a database of short term missions trips at the web site:

www.missions-trip.com

Tips on how to be the best leader possible.

If you are going to be leading a team in the future, here are 5 tips on how to be a good leader. After all, you want to be the best leader possible!

1.    See and shape the future. Cast vision and pursue it will all diligence until it is realized.
2.    Engage and develop others. Recruit and train talented people so you can accomplish your goals.
3.    Realize the need to reinvent continuously.
4.    Value results (measureable) and relationships (long-lasting).
5.    Embody the values – a core set of values that guides behaviors. Know, share and live your values on both a personal and corporate level.

Whether you’re leading a team in business, community, church, family or on a short term missions trip, these tips will help inspire those whom you lead and enable you to accomplish your goals.

Impact the Mediterranean through Missions Trips with “Transform”

“There’s a big mobilization plan for the whole Mediterranean area. Pray about getting involved- these are some of the most unreached nations in the world!”

– George Verwer    Founder, Operation Mobilization

450 Million people live in the 21 modern countries around the Mediterranean Sea.
Christianity’s roots lie in the Mediterranean region, yet many do not know the story of Jesus Christ or who He is.

Imagine hundreds of people from all over the world coming together by the Mediterranean Sea for a week of worship, training, and teaching. Imagine these same people going out together in teams to reach the Mediterranean nations with the Gospel.

Conference – July 19-24, 2010
Transform 2010 will host thousands of people joining together in Rome, Italy for 5 days of teaching, worship, prayer, and training.

Outreach – 2 weeks or 6 weeks or “GAP” 1 year
Everyone will split up into teams and spread out into the countries surrounding the Mediterranean. Types of ministry teams will include sports, arts, immigrants, traveling teams, 24/7 prayer teams, and teams working alongside long-term missionaries.

For more information, click here.

Use Your Skills on Missions Trips!

Are you interested in any of the following types of ministries? Click and research!

Go short term or long term.

Audio video and Multimedia

Business as mission

Children’s Ministry

Church Planting

Church Mobilization

Communications

Community Development

Computers

Construction/Technical

Creative Arts

Discipleship

Education

Evangelism

Finance

HIV/AIDS Ministry

Humanitarian Aid & Relief

Indigenous Worship Development

Literature Production & Distribution

Marine

Medical Ministries

Micro-business

Muslim Ministry

National Believers Leadership Training

Prison Ministry

Publishing

Radio Programming

Sports Outreach

Teaching

Vocational Training

Women’s Ministry

Click here for a good resource for mission trips all over the world.

Albania, Angola, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Yemen, and countries in the Arabian Peninsula.

Get involved in:

1. Cross cultural evangelism

2. Discipleship training

3. Church planting

4. Mercy ministries

5. Literature distribution

6. Missions mobilization

7. Creative ministries