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CONTENTS Contributors Introduction Robert J. Priest PART I Connecting with Long-Term Missions 1. Short-Term Missions in the Context of Missions INC A. Scott Moreau 2. Evaluating Short-Term Missions: Missiological Questions From a Long-Term Missionary Alex G. Smith 3. Complementary Aspects of Short-Term Missions and Long-Term Missions: Case Studies for a Win-Win Situation Enoch Wan and Geoffrey Hartt PART II Encountering Social Others 4. Avoiding the Ugly Missionary: Anthropology and Short-Term Missions Steven J. Ybarrola 5. The Myth of the Blank Slate: A Check List for Short-Term Missions Miriam Adeney 6. The Mindful Missioner Richard Slimbach PART III Forging Global Partnerships 7. On the Rhetoric of Short-Term Missions Appeals, With Suggestions for Team Leaders Edwin Zehner 8. Friendship is Forever: Congregation-to-Congregation Relationships C. M. Brown 9. Urban Church Resources for Short-Term Mission Chin T. Wang (John) 10. Women as Resource Brokers: STM Trips, Social and Organizational Ties, and Mutual Resource Benefits Kersten Bayt Priest 11. Short-Term Missions Are Bigger Than You Think: Implications for the Glocal Church Rolando W. Cuellar PART IV Carrying Out Specialized Ministries 12. Short-Term Medical Missions: A Practitioner¿s Perspective on Effective Strategies Daniel W. O¿Neill, MD 13. Children at Risk in Short-Term Missional Engagement Greg W. Burch 14. Missional Business Professionals: The Strategic and Practical Use of Business Professionals as Empowered Partners in Short-Term Missions Mark Russell PART V Considering Legal and Liability Issues in Short-Term Missions 15. Short-Term Missions and the Law: Lessons from Canada Charles A. Cook 16. Short-Term Missions: Avoiding Liability Pitfalls Michelle A. Walker-Adams and Scott Ross PART VI Evaluating and Improving the Impact of STM on Participants 17. Lessons from the Sapling: Review of Quantitative Research on Short-Term Missions Kurt Alan Ver Beek 18. Researching Short-Term Missions and Paternalism Kyeong Sook Park 19. The Impact of Urban Short-Term Projects on the Social Connections of Evangelical College Students Rick Richardson 20. Student Sojourners and Spiritual Formation: Understanding the Intersection of Cross-Cultural Adjustment and Spiritual Disorientation Murray S. Decker 21. From ¿Whatever¿ to Wherever: Enhancing Faith Formation in Young Adults Through Short-Term Missions Fran Blomberg 22. Supervisors for Short-Term Mission Experiences: Thinking About Selection Vicki Gascho
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