Mission Resources

** Represents Recommended Resources
General Missions Education/Mobilization:
  • ** Cat & Dog Theology
    Bob Sjogren, Gerald Robison (2003, Gabriel Publishing)
  • Introducing World Missions
    A. Scott Moreau, Gary R. Corwin, Gary B. McGee (2004, Baker Academic)
  • ** Giving Wisely
    Jonathan Martin, (2007, Last Chapter Publishing)
  • Let the Nations Be Glad
    John Piper (2003, Baker Academic)
  • ** Operation World
    Patrick Johnstone, Jason Mandryk (2001, WEC International)
  • Perspectives on the World Christian Movement- A Reader
    Ralph Winter, Steven Hawthorne (1999, William Carey Library)
  • Through God's Eyes: A Bible Study of God's Motivations for Missions
    Patrick O. Cate (2004, William Carey Library)
  • Voices of the Faithful
    Beth Moore (2005, Thomas Nelson Publishers)
  • Window on the World: When We Pray, God Works
    Daphne Spraggett, Jill Johnstone (2001, WEC International)
  • Operation World for Kids
  • ** Kairos Course
  • ** Mission Maker Magazine
  • Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course
The Church and Missions:
  • Going Glocal
    Gene Wood (2006, ChurchSmart Resources)
  • Loving the Church, Blessing the Nations: Pursuing the Role of Local Church in Global Missions
    George Miley (2003, Authentic Media)
  • Missions Assessment Profile
    (2005, ACMC, www.calebresources.org)
  • Missions in the 21st Century: Getting Your Church in the Game
    Tom Telford (1998, Harold Shaw Publishers)
  • **The Reentry Team Caring for Your Returning Missionaries
    Neal Pirolo (2000, Emmaus Road International)
  • Today's All-Star Missions Churches: Help Your Church Get Into the Game
    Tom Telford (2001, Baker Books)
  • ** Serving as Senders: How to Care for Your Missionaries;
    Neal Pirolo (2000, Authentic Media)
  • Stuff You Need to Know About Doing Missions in Your Church (Vol. 1-4) CD
    David Mays (2005, ACMC, www.calebresources.org)
  • **Becoming Global Conference
  • Design Your Impact Seminar
  • GO Connect
  • The Mission Exchange
Short-Term Mission:
  • Before You Pack Your Bag, Prepare Your Heart:
    Short-Term Mission Preparation Guide

    Cindy Judge (2000, Campfire Resources)
  • Equipped for Adventure
    Scott Kirby (2006, New Hope Publishers)
  • The Essential Guide to the Short-Term Mission Trip
    David Forward (1998, Moody Press)
  • Fishers of Men: Reentry Guide
    Howard & Bonnie Lisech (1997, Deeper Roots Publications)
  • Mack & Leeann's Guide to Short-Term Missions
    J. Mack Stiles, Leeann Stiles (2000, InterVarsity Press)
  • Maximum Impact Short-Term Missions
    Roger Peterson, Gordon Aeschllman, Wayne Sneed (2003, STEM Press)
  • ** The Next Mile: Short-Term Missions for the Long Haul
    Brian Heerwagen (2005, Authentic Media)
  • ** Re-Entry: Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home
    Peter Jordan (1992, YWAM Publishing)
  • Reentry Guide for Short-Term Mission Leaders
    Lisa Espineli Chinn (1998, Deeper Roots Publications)
  • Serving with Eyes Wide Open
    David Livermore (2006, Baker Books)
  • Short-Term Missions Workbook:
    From Mission Tourists to Global Citizens

    Tim Dearborn (2003, InterVarsity Press)
  • Stepping Out: A Guide to Short Term Missions
    Tim Gibson, Steve Hawthorne, Richard Krekel, Kn Moy (1992, YWAM Publishers)
  • CultureGrams
  • The Next Mile
  • Short-Term Missions.com
    US Based STM Opportunities
  • Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission
Culture and Missionary Training & Preparation:
  • The Art of Coming Home
    Craig Storti (2001, InterCutltural Press)
  • The Art of Cross Cultures
    Craig Storti (2007, InterCultural Press)
  • Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationship for Effective Ministry
    Duane Elmer (1993, InterVaristy Press)
  • Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference
    Craig Storti (1994, InterCultural Press)
  • Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility
    Duane Elmer (2006, InterVarsity Press)
  • Culture to Culture: Mission Trip Do's and Dont's
    Nan Leaptrott (2005, AMG Publishers)
  • ** Foreign to Familiar
    Sarah Lanier (2000, McDougal Publishing)
  • On Being a Missionary
    Thomas Hale (1995, William Carey Library)
  • ** Send Me!:Your Journey To The Nations
    Steve Hoke, Bill Taylor (1999, World Evangelical Fellowship)
  • Culture Grams - Concise, reliable and up-to-date reports on more than 200 countries, each U.S. state, and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories.
  • The Mission Exchange
  • Brigada Today
Missionary Support Raising:
Christian Coaching:
  • Coaching for Christian Leaders
    Linda Miller and Chad Hall (2007, Chalice Press)
  • Christian Coaching:  Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality
    Gary Collins (2001, NavPress Publishing Group)
Post-Ministry Top 10

Each short-term mission is unique. Culture, personality, team size, leadership, and length of ministry are just a few factors affecting each experience. Despite the incredible variety, it's surprising how many of the feelings and events of returning home can be alike for every short-termer. Short-termers of all ages have revealed a myriad of issues that have to be processed during re-entry. Through an interactive polling process, it was possible to rank many topics and come up with "The Top 10" with resources about each topic.  Learn more at www.thenextmile.org.


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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