In a world where short term missions team are sent on a routine basis, the nagging question remains about what lasting impact is notices upon returning to the U.S. As a veteran short-term leader, I can say that it is difficult to keep a right perspective after coming home. Life happens. Back to school. Back to work. Back to routine. How do allow the growth to settle in us to a point where the “massing changes” take root and become our new normalcy.
Leadership Network posted a ‘Field Report’ of one such church trying to do just that. of the article for you to peruse.
Per Leadership Network:
Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, OH, reports significant life impact in people who are involved in short-term mission trips, as measured by an increase in serving and giving. Download this free report to read about the “Five Windows of Spiritual Growth” and three factors of short-term missions that have positively impacted participants.
If you are in anyway involved in short term work or discipleship you should read this thoroughly.