Short-Term Overseas Mission Trips An Opportunity for Training in Local Outreach

Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Robert Kolb

Scripture References in this Resource

Acts 1:8; Genesis 1:2; Genesis 1:28; Numbers 6:24; Matthew 28:16-20; Genesis 12:2-3; Isaiah 56:7; 1 Kings 8:41-43; Isaiah 49:6; Jeremiah 29:7; Isaiah 2:1-5; Isaiah 14:1-3; Isaiah 19:18-25; Isaiah 45:18-25; Matthew 1:1-11:1; Luke 1:1-9:50; Zechariah 1:78-79; Zechariah 2:8-9; Romans 4:16; Acts 10:34-35; Philippians 3:4-6; Genesis 17:12; Ephesians 3:8; Acts 9:15; Acts 13:16-41; Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter .2:9; Genesis 32:27; Romans 9:6; Deuteronomy 14:6; Deuteronomy 7:7 f.; Deuteronomy 14:2; Mark 13:20


Acts 1:8 says that mission of the church is to be “witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Conventional wisdom would say to start in your Jerusalem – your immediate community – and go out from there. However, many congregations have forgotten how to connect with their own community. In order to learn how to reconnect with their immediate community, a congregation can participate in a short-term overseas mission trip as a catalyst and training for their local outreach efforts.

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