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Trends in Short-term Mission

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

More Interest in Longer Mission Trips?

We recently made a study of search and inquiry patterns related to mission trip information on the ShortTermMissions.com website. It suggests a greater interest in longer mission trips than we have previously seen. As in the past, most searchers seem to be looking for mission trips that are a few weeks long. During a recent 18-month period, however, we saw the number of those searching for trips at least three months long has doubled to 24 percent.

Longer mission trips offer more cross-cultural experience. They often include a stronger focus on mentoring and discipling participants and preparing them for long-term service. In the last four years we have observed a number of short-term sending agencies refocusing their efforts to provide more opportunities of this type.

Please pray with us (and the mission organizations sponsoring trips). Pray that these longer trips will continue to attract interest and accomplish much in the lives of those who go as well as those among whom they serve.

» Read ShortTermMissions.com Search Summary Reports.

Help Others Discover Their Place to Serve

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

ShortTermMissions.comDo you know someone thinking about a mission trip? January is the peak month for locating mission trips at ShortTermMissions.com. Help spread the word!

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