The most important aspect of a short-term mission experience is preparation. The long-term impact of your investment will be determined by the quality of your preparation today!
- CALMS Go! Book (2016 Edition, PDF) (team building, bible studies, CALMS distinctives, etc.)
- When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself is the most accessible first look at the topic of avoiding dependency. A video-based curriculum is available at Rightnowmedia.
- Short-Term Missions Workbook: From Mission Tourists to Global Citizens (2018) by Tim Dearborn is the CALMS ‘book of the year’ for 2020.
- Recommended Reading (Google Doc, extensive!)