Short-Term Missions Leader

This specific guide is designed to help you provide orientation and
basic training to someone leading a short-term missions team.

Available for download – $14.95 from & Christianity Today International.

View and order here.

This Training Pack contains all of the following; or you may view the Individual Handouts below:

Qualified Leadership

The qualifications a short-term missions leader should possess.
by the U.S. Standards of Excellence in Short-Term’s Seven Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Missions

Advice From an Experienced Leader

Strong leadership skills are a must for any short-term mission trip.

Prepared Pilgrims

Use this plan to keep your team prepared and ready for unexpected changes.
by Kevin D. Miller

Trip procedures for team leaders

Here is a list of trip procedures, needed information, and common deadlines that short-term missions leaders encounter. Feel free to customize this.

Short-Term Learning Experiences

How a leader can help team members approach a trip that blesses those they encounter.
by Andy Crouch

Prayer List

Prayer is an important part of the motivation and practice of leading a short-term missions team. Use this list to help you focus your individual and team prayer time.

Four Key Relationships

Successful short-term missions leaders recognize—and pursue—these connections.
by Anne-Geri´ Fann and Greg Taylor

Important Traits of the Short-Term Missions Leader

Qualities to look for in the people leading teams in the name of Christ to other cultures
by A. Scott Moreau, Gary R. Corwin, and Gary B. McGee

Creating Uncommon-Unity

Jesus built community to create effective evangelists. Here’s how.
by Stephen Macchia

Commandments for Short-Term Missions

Two experts provide guidance for your leadership and your team.
by Howard Culbertson and Paul Cult

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