PREPARATION AND TRAINING
Whether you're looking to go short- or long-term, and whether you're going or sending a group from your church, you know that preparation and training is vital. Here are some helpful resources to support you as you step out into God's calling to mission.
BOOKS: TOP 5
The Global Gospel: Achieving Missional Impact in Our Multicultural World by Werner Mischke
The honor/shame dynamics common in the Bible and in many societies today can help us contextualize the gospel of Christ so it will be more widely received.
Mission Smart: 15 Critical Questions To Ask Before Launching Overseas by David L. Frazier
This book looks at serious gaps in mission mobilization and offers fresh solutions to lessen missionary attrition.
Reentry Guide for Short-Term Mission Leaders by Lisa Espineli Chinn
Must-have guide for mission trip leaders to better understand and prepare their short-termers for "re-entry" back home.
Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged by John Piper and David Mathis
Being missional at home and employing our resources in the global cause breathes fresh missionary fire into a new generation.
Global Mission Handbook, A Guide for Crosscultural Service by Steve Hoke and Bill Taylor
A practical guide on spiritual preparation, cross-cultural skills, training, placement with a church or agency, key questions, and important issues.