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Earlier this week Christianity Today presented a series of essays by three short-term missions experts: Brian M. Howell, David Livermore, and Robert J. Priest. Titled "Should Churches Abandon Travel-Intensive Short-Term Missions in Favor of Local Projects?" This special feature presents various points of view on this contentious topic I've addressed in a recent Compass article in the Anchorage Daily News, and a previous blog post.
This is not an artificial issue I've concocted to anger local church people. I believe it requires serious study to ensure we balance local needs with often unproductive and damaging mission trips to far flung outposts in this world.
To read this article online click here ---> Should Churches Abandon Travel-Intensive Short-Term Missions in Favor of Local Projects?