Why Short-Term

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Short-term missions change lives! By giving people a hands-on experience, participants exercise their faith, spiritual gifts and leadership skills.

Short-term missions create an outward focus and expands each participant's world view resulting in greater prayer, greater giving and greater commitment to reaching others.

Short-term missions enable your church to establish an ongoing partnership with a mission field. A well trained missions team can be a huge investment for your church and the missionaries you support.

Short-term missions provide strategic experiences for believers to hear the Lord's call to join the HarvestThese experiences are often starting-gates for long-term involvement in ministry both locally and globally.  

Here are additional reasons for a church to send a short-term team.

  • Develops a contagious missions mindset in your congregation.

  • The participant's life is positively effected for eternity.

  • The sending church receives back a changed, excited, and more committed believer who is now more in love with Jesus.
  • Move missions out of the committee and into the lives of people.
  • The participants become fervent and loyal prayer warriors on behalf of the host missionary and the host ministry.Browncroft-Medical-Team
  • Establish a strategic, on-going partnership with a mission field.
  • Often the host ministry receives a gracious increase in financial support.
  • Often the participant returns to the field for further short-term work.
  • In some cases, the participant joins the host ministry or some other ministry as a career worker.

Will you plan a short-term experience with long-term impact?

Since 1979, DELTA Ministries International has sent thousands of short-termers on hundreds of teams.  Each STM Coach has been in leadership at a local church or pastorate and has led multiple short-term teams.

Whether your church is actively sending short-term teams now or preparing to do so, DELTA can help.

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To mobilize means to put into movement. DELTA puts individuals, churches, schools and partners into movement to accomplish The Great Commission. This movement is from a home, pew, or seat to a field location around the world. Since 1979, DELTA has put 10,000 individuals and over 1,000 churches, schools and ministries into 100 countries and 30 US states.

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A coach is one who instructs or trains. DELTA provides churches, partner ministries, schools, team leaders, and host missionaries a personal coach that comes alongside to train and guide them on both general missions and short-term mission endeavors. A DELTA coach will meet face-to-face, by phone, video or email to equip for excellence.

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A resource is a source of supply or support. DELTA provides resources such as curriculum, webinars, tools, digital downloads, articles, blogs, referrals and more. All of these resources have been developed by experienced and skilled short-term and general mission practitioners.

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