Recommended Reading

Grandmotherly Kiss

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!

  1. CALMS Go! Book (2016 Edition, PDF) (team building, bible studies, CALMS distinctives, etc.)
  2. 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.
  3. Short-Term Missions Workbook: From Mission Tourists to Global Citizens (2018) by Tim Dearborn is the CALMS ‘book of the year’ for 2020.
  4. Recommended Reading (Google Doc, extensive!)