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January 16-17, 2017

Standard 5: Qualified Leadership

Team leaders are the key to God-honoring short-term mission trips. They set the tone and are the catalyst for all the team will do. This is no mystery to most, but what is a mystery for many is how to identify and train new team leaders. How do you know if someone might be a good team leader? What do they need to know and be able to do? How can you set them up for success? This webinar will help you identify characteristics to look for in potential team leaders as well as provide practical information for preparing someone to lead a team

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January 1, 2019
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February 14, 2107

Standard 4: Comprehensive Administration

So you want to go on a short-term mission trip but how do you raise the required support? Most times raising support is viewed as a necessary evil to get on with the real ministry. Often times, what most do is simply send out a letter announcing their plans with a request for support. While prayer is a key component of this approach, it’s easy miss the heart of discipleship that God intends for the short-termer and for those who will take part as senders. In this webinar we will explore how to raise funds in a way that honors God and allows the donor to give as an act of worship and not simply out of obligation.

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January 1, 2019
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March 14, 2017

Standard 4: Comprehensive Administration – Appropriate Risk Management

Do you think it’s safe to go to (fill in the blank)? Have you ever gotten that question from a concerned parent or church member? You probably want to answer, “Does it matter?!” Yes, we should be ready to give our lives for Jesus at any time but doesn’t Scripture also suggest we need to act wisely? This webinar will help you find the balance between boldly following Jesus in faith and accounting for risk and planning for safety during your next short-term mission trip. In this webinar, we look at how to assess risk, make decisions on what is an acceptable amount of risk, and consider ways that we can proactively choose safety without sacrificing the mission.

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January 1, 2019
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April 11, 2017

Standard 6: Appropriate Training

This is the first of a three-part series for team leaders and those in charge of training and preparing teams. Many rely on the trip to be the catalyst for shaping the character of participants, but it shouldn’t be this way. The character of short-term missionaries is vital to an excellent short-term mission trip so begin shaping their character before they get to the field. This webinar will focus on what to address and how to build Christlike character in participants.

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January 1, 2019
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May 9, 2017

Standard 6: Appropriate Training

This is part two of our three-part series designed to help team leaders prepare their teams for ministry and will focus on crossing cultures. How do we prepare our teams for entering a new culture? What do they need to know about the culture they are going to? What should they know about their own culture before going? This webinar will help you determine what your team needs to know about crossing cultures, as well as provide you with practical, hands-on strategies for preparing your team in this area.

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January 1, 2019
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June 13, 2017

Standard 6: Appropriate Training

This is part three of our three-part series for team leaders. The way we love each other says a lot about the God we claim to love. Short-term mission trips can be full of stress and pressure and while this produces diamonds in the ground, in human lives it often causes conflict and broken relationships. This webinar will address building a team that can withstand the stress as well as what to do when the cracks show. Team unity—the testimony of your team depends upon it so don’t neglect it!

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January 1, 2019
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August 8, 2017

Standard 7: Thorough Follow Through – Comprehensive debriefing of all participants (pre-field, on-field, post-field)

How do you help your teammates process their experiences? What do you say to a team member who isn’t sure they accomplished anything? How do we make sense of such a unique experience? This webinar will help you identify stages of re-entry in yourself and others as well as equip you with questions that help with reflection and translation into life-change for yourself and others.

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January 1, 2019
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September 12, 2017

Standard 7: Thorough Follow Through – Thoughtful and appropriate follow-through for goer-guests

“The black hole of missions.” How many times have you heard people say, “I’ll never be the same!” But then you see them a year later and pretty much nothing is different. In this webinar, we will discover how to turn your experience into life-long change by incorporating mentors and the concept of triage into follow-through.

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January 1, 2019
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October 8, 2107

Standard 1: God-Centeredness

Thousands of churches and organizations send out millions of short-term missionaries every year but why? Why does your church do it? Or why does your youth group do it? Is it to affect change in the lives of your participants? Because the pastor asked you to? Because it seemed to have a big impact on the church down the street? If “well begun is half done” then we must be participating in short-term missions for the right reason. This webinar will address the proper motivations for doing a short-term mission trip and how to keep God at the center.

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January 1, 2019
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November 7, 2107

Standard 1: Empowering Partnerships

What does it mean to partner with your short-term mission host? What does a healthy partnership look like? Many partnerships between sending churches and host receivers aren’t really partnerships—they’re sponsorships. Money and people go out but what comes back? How do we work with our cross-cultural partners in a way that is generous, meets their needs, and is a two-way street? This webinar will address those questions.

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January 1, 2019
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Mar 13: How Can Travel And Insurance Agents Help You Deal With Crisis?
Chances are you buy your airline tickets through a travel agent and purchase insurance for your teams, but do you know what to do in case of a crisis? Do you know when to contact your agents and how they can help? This webinar will feature agents from both industries and will educate you as to how you can take advantage of the privileges afforded by working with travel and insurance agents.

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March 13, 2018
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Apr 10: Spiritual Warfare: how to prepare for the battle that is to come
A mission trip is not a vacation. There is a real Enemy who wants to ruin the trip, but how do we account for that which is not seen? This webinar will help you prepare for and endure the spiritual warfare that is inevitable on your next short-term mission trip.

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April 10, 2018
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May 8: Sending Supporters: the forgotten partners
We spend a lot of time focusing on goers, but for every trip participant there are literally dozens of people who pray, give, manage the household, or do one of many other things to make it possible or them to go. This webinar will help you strengthen your program by mobilizing these sending supporters to action on behalf of your goers.

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May 8, 2018
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June 12: Supporting Your Host Receiver: how to be a blessing and not a burden
Sometimes good intentions don’t translate into good results. This often happens when we are so careful not to dictate ministry to our host receiver, that we don’t provide enough information at all. What information does your host need to be able to use your team effectively? This webinar will help you know how to be a blessing and not a burden on your host by communicating the right things effectively before and during your trip.

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June 12, 2018
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Aug 14: Following Through With Your Host
We follow-through with our participants upon returning home but do we follow through with our hosts? What might our host be going through when we leave and what might they need to share with us? This webinar will help you leverage your in country time with your host into a deeper relationship by following through with him or her.

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August 14, 2018
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Sept 11: Follow-Through For Senders
Think about someone who makes a donation to one of your team members. What is their experience like? They probably receive a tax-receipt/thank you letter from your organization but what do they get from the participant? Imagine if every sender got to share in the joy of all that God did in and through your mission team? This webinar will help you engage senders for God’s Glory.

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September 11, 2018
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Oct 9: Ask A Missionary!
Do you have a question about how to partner with a field missionary but don’t know how to ask? Or maybe you’re too embarrassed to ask your missionary or host receiver?! This webinar will feature a panel of missionaries and host receivers who will be answering questions on how sending organizations can better partner with field hosts.

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October 9, 2018
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Nov 13: Best Practices In Orphan Care and Short-Term Missions
Do your mission teams partner with children’s homes? We like to “love on kids” but do you know the effect that this temporary affection causes on the children? This webinar will address Best Practices in Orphan Care and Short-Term Missions as established by The Faith to Action Initiative and SOE. Learn about best practices and don’t continue serving in the dark!

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November 13, 2018
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