Going on a short-term mission trip used to be an unquestioned “good thing to do” with your summer vacation, but we are now realizing that some kinds of short-term mission trips do more harm than good.
So do short-term mission trips make sense any more? Is there a different theological framework we can use to think about and practice short-term missions that can bring wholeness to all involved?
This is what we talk about today with Dr. Rob Haynes, who recently wrote Consuming Mission: Toward a Theology of Short-term Mission and Pilgrimage.
Rob serves as the Director of Education and Leadership at World Methodist Evangelism. He is an author, speaker, teacher, pastor, theologian, and missiologist,
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