Resources for Short-Term Mission

List of Recommended Reading 
Book: Profiles of African American Missionaries by Robert J. Stevens & Brian Johnson
Book: Third Culture Kids by David Pollock
Book: When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbert & Brian Fikkert
Video: When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbert & Brian Fikkert
Video: Cross-Cultural Communication TED Talk
Video: Helping Parents Connect with the Mission Trip Experience
Video: A Helpful Reminder: Sending Churches

Vamos Con Dios  (Going with God Leader’s Guide in Spanish)

Short-Term Mission Team Essentials – Together On The Journey: A leader’s guide that can be adapted to any size of team, context and duration of short-term mission trip.

A unique podcast offering voices from around the world,  Bridges For Mission (B4M)

A special video informing all readers about the Short-Term Mission desk is available here, Around The World



Handbook: Volunteer Missionary Handbook

Devotionals: Karen’s Stories for God’s Glory

Multilingual devotional: Are YOU Listening?

Devotional for and by youth and young adults: Ask Your Questions!

List: Travel Checklist
List: Health, Safety, and Security Overseas
Website: Prepare for Ministry



Book: Getting Sent: A Relational Approach to Support Raising
Document: Support Raising Ideas (Southern Nazarene University)
Document; God Provides Funding – Encouragement Letter



After the completion of an initial inquiry form, discussion with STM Staff and payment of the application fee, you may log into your portal to obtain, complete and submit the necessary forms. These forms are also linked below for your convenience.

Application – Groups
Application – Individuals traveling alone
Legal Waiver Form (English)
Legal Waiver Form (Spanish)
Volunteer Medical Release/Emergency Contact Form (Construction work only)
Volunteer Medical Release/Emergency Contact Form (Non-Construction work only)
Minor Travel authorization form
Volunteer Code of Conduct
Background Check Application (adults 18+ only)
After clicking the link,  click “Proceed”.  You will need your passport handy to complete the process. The secure online application will time out at 40 minutes. If your church has processed a background check on your behalf within the last two years, we will accept those results.
Individual Volunteer Reference Form
Volunteers traveling alone must submit 3 references. These must be completed by individuals who know you well and can attest to your character; ministry experiences but are not family members. One reference must come from your pastor or regional executive minister

Amity SEP Application



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