Webinar: Short-Term Missions

Many churches do mission trips, often in the summer. These trips – for youth, adults, or both – can be powerful experiences of formation, learning, Christian generosity, and more.

This free webinar offers tips and ideas for making mission trips deeper and long-lasting.  We'll learn about issues such as:

  • Planning
  • Team building
  • Forming relationships with mission communities
  • Deconstructing the "us helping them"
  • Spiritual growth
  • Fundraising
  • Dealing with teens and technology
  • Big picture thinking about the importance of mission experiences

 

Your Expert Panelists

Jann Treadwell
Jann Treadwell is a retired certified Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church (USA). After graduating in 1988 from Perkins School of Theology with a Master of Religious Education, she served two Presbyterian Churches in Dallas, TX over a 22 year period. Youth mission trips have been her passion. Having organizing 29 of them, she wrote "Unbound: The Transformative Power of Youth Mission Trips" to offer resources, check lists, stories, and inspiration for those who want to organize such trips. The book and more information are available at www.unboundmissiontrips.com.

Michael Cunningham
Who I am: Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. Don't get attached to the results.
What I do: I am an Episcopal Priest, Rector of St. Mary's in Lompoc, CA, and now in my 19th year of Red Shirt Project
My favorite bumper sticker is: Lord, let me be the person my dog thinks I am.

Matthew Kozlowski (Your host)
Matthew Kozlowski is co-editor of Building Faith, and a staff member at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary.

 

Video Recording

 

Presentation Slides

The slides for this webinar are through Google presentations. Use this link bit.ly/webinar-missions

 

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