Vision & Purpose

VISION STATEMENT:

The vision of the SOE is to see all STM endeavors committed to God-honoring standards and Christ-like practices for greater kingdom impact among the nations.

PURPOSE STATEMENT:

The purpose of the SOE is to glorify God by helping STM sending entities achieve excellence and provide effective kingdom service in partnership with the body of Christ.

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES:

Our mission is to train, equip, coach and accredit agencies, schools and churches that send, receive and assist those who engage in short-term mission endeavors. We do so to promote excellence and authentic ministry in all aspects of their STM programs. Our specific strategic initiatives include:

  1. Establishing and maintaining best practice guidelines by way of the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission
  2. Sponsoring high quality training conferences
  3. Peer mentoring
  4. Offering a pathway to accreditation via a rigorous peer review process
  5. Networking with like-minded individuals and organizations
  6. Highlighting quality resource providers that can supply member organizations with needed materials
  7. Continuous quality improvement of our program, methods and process