Articles

The following articles address issues related to missions, especially short-term missions.  Check back regularly for updates.

Things No One Tells You About Going on Short-Term Mission Trips
By Michelle Acker-Perez
http://www.relevantmagazine.com/reject-apathy/things-no-one-tells-you-about-going-short-term-mission-trips
Missionary Tourism
By Libby Anne
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2014/07/missionary-tourism.html
Why Most Mission Trips Are a Waste of Time (And How To Make Sure Yours Isn’t)
By Noel Becchetti
https://www.csm.org/articlewhymost.php
Why You Should Consider Canceling Your Short-Term Mission Trips
By Darren Carlson
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/why-you-should-consider-cancelling-your-short-term-mission-trips
Short Term Missions: Are They Worth the Cost?
https://calvin.edu/dotAsset/ecc67a93-1659-47cb-b5bb-5f413e5d2865.pdf
Why I Hate Short-Term Missions Trips
By Jennifer Miller
http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/15-03/short-term-missions-trips.html
Rethinking the $3,000 Missions Trip
By Doug Bannister
http://www.christianitytoday.com/thisisourcity/7thcity/rethinking-3000-missions-trip.html
Short Term Missions: Missionary Work or Religious Tourism?
https://ohnimus.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/short-term-missions-missionary-work-or-religious-tourism/