Short-Term Missions Workbook (Revised and Expanded)

Reviewed by: Connor Salter, a Professional Writing student at Taylor University in Upland, IN.



Title: Short-Term Missions Workbook (Revised and Expanded)

Author: Tim Dearborn

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Publication Date: 2018 (first edition published in 2003)

Length: 126 pages

Format: Paperback


Many people want to go on short-term missions trips, but they often don’t know what it really takes to prepare for those trips. Tim Dearborn outlines the key ideas everyone needs to know before starting their trip. Each workbook section addresses a particular principle with explanations, reflection questions, and small group activities.

Throughout this book, Dearborn chooses honesty over sales talk. He addresses the big problems that have caused so much conflict for short-term missions organizations in the past, such as culture shock. At the same time, he describes those problems in a graceful way and suggests new ways of thinking. The result is a convicting but also encouraging and compelling book that anyone looking into short-term missions work should read.



Rating (1 to 5 stars)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

People planning to lead short-term missions trips, people planning to take part in short-term missions trips.

Christian Impact

This book provides excellent tools for creating positive change during a short-term missions trips and for thriving both before and after the trip.

bv Other Notes

Many sections refer to Dearborn’s previous book Beyond Duty: A Passion for Christ, A Heart for Mission, including several reading exercises. Readers who want to get the most out of this guide should buy Beyond Duty as well.



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