There are many great resources to seek out as you prepare for your mission trip. Ask your Trip Leader if there are any resources recommended for your particular trip and destination country. Here are some tools that we offer:
Go Guide Resources:
Online Missions Resources:
- More than Winning
Learn how to share and understand the Gospel message with this resource.
- Training In Sport
Training In Sport equips people around the world to be better leaders in their sport.
- Operation World
Operation World is a comprehensive definitive online prayer guide to every nation. It has clear, concise, accurate information on people, languages, religions, denominations, spiritual trends and prayer needs – for every country in the world, from the largest to the smallest.
- Foreign to Familiar, by Sarah Lanier
Foreign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well researched work on cultures. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better serve them.
- Insanity of Obedience, by Nik Ripken
This book is a bold challenge to global discipleship. Nik Ripken exposes the danger of safe Christianity and calls readers to something greater. The Insanity of Obedience challenges Christians in the same, provocative way that Jesus did. This book dares you—and prepares you—to cross the street and the oceans with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
- Let the Nations be Glad!, by John Piper
This book draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. John Piper offers a biblical defense of God's supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching all nations. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work.
- When Helping Hurts, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation and ministry to those in need. Emphasizing the poverty of both heart and society, this book exposes the need that every person has and how it can be filled. The book catalyzes the idea that sustainable change for people living in poverty comes not from the outside-in, but from the inside-out.