Week 5 - Growing Closer to Others
This week is all about drawing back into your life back home and connecting with those around you, without forgetting what you were taught on your STM trip. The articles will help you use the tools and new knowledge you gained on your STM Trip back home in your own local church and community, as well as sharing them with those who couldn't go on the trip.
Drawing Others into Your Journey
Perhaps one of the loneliest feelings I have ever felt was upon coming home from a short-term mission trip! Sure, there are friends and family who welcome you home, but you are suddenly aware of how little they understand about your trip...
Commitment to the Church
The first impact on returning from a Short Term Mission trip is the contrast between home and the field. This contrast can impact you two ways; you can withdraw and live in the past or you can engage and be a catalyst for what Jesus wants to do in your life...
Rethinking What it Means to be a Disciple
Do you know what the word disciple actually means? We use the term all the time in our religious settings, but what does it actually mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? This question is HUGE when you consider that Jesus tells us, in the Great Commission, to go out and make disciples! So, let’s rethink the idea of being a disciple!..
Life is Better with a Friend/Mentor
Wouldn’t it be great to have just such a friend to walk with you for a little while during your short-term mission journey? I would call that friend a mentor, and I think every short-termer, no matter how young or old, needs one!..