Increasing the Effectiveness of Short-Term Missions

In 1965 there were 540 individuals from North America involved in short-term missions in various locations around the world, according to one estimate. Today, by conservative estimates, upwards of one and a half a million Americans are involved in international short-term mission outreaches each year at the cost of billions of dollars annually. Churches find themselves asking questions like, “Is it worth it?” “How can we get better in the execution of short-term missions?” “What should we be measuring?”