Together, mission leaders boldly face realities of short-term missions.
It presents wonderful opportunities for people to get involved in mission. Those on the mission-field benefit from other people’s exposure and involvement in the work. Unfortunately for some – both those on the sending teams as well as those receiving teams – such outreaches can become extremely negative experiences with far-reaching negative effect that harm kingdom expansion.
At this conference we
- identified the current trends in short-term mission,
- identified aspects that can bridge the gap between the positive and negative experiences and,
- endeavored to establish guidelines and discussion tools that can support and assist South African based short-term mission initiatives.
Thank you to the panel of speakers as we jointly strived to improve our STMs to impact the goers, senders and receivers. The perspectives from different role players were conducted through panel discussions.
The sending organisation / sending church
- Louise Theron, DRC Helderberg
- Josh Kruger, Operation Mobilisation
- Annelize Meyer, DRC Lynnwood Ridge
The mission team
- Trevor Matthews, Campus Crusade for Christ
- Anne-Marie Cronje, Kerksondermure
- Nick Olivier, Mission4x4
- Veronika Gloeck, Youth with a Mission
The recipient or host (the missionary receiving the team)
- Dr. Arnau van Wyngaard, Shiselweni Home Based Care, Swaziland
- Shawn Duma, Crusade for Christ, Port Shepstone
- Andre Thiart, Quionga, Mozambique (Paper)
- Dr. Marinda van Niekerk, PEN ministries, Pretoria
- Megan Kroeger, Meetse a Bophelo, Pretoria