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Short-Term Mission Resources

You get to tell them the Good News

Through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s short-term team program, volunteers have the opportunity to tell people around the world about God’s love for all people through His Son, Jesus Christ. Interested in organizing or joining a team? The following resources are available to assist you as you learn about, plan for and recruit for your own short-term mission trip.


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 Best Practices

Navigate the unique opportunities and challenges inherent to short-term international international mission work.

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 Know Before You Go

Whether you plan to travel as a congregation, with an organization or as an individual, here are some basic safety principles to keep in mind as you prepare.

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 Bulletin Inserts

LCMS Mercy Medical Teams need volunteers to bring Christ’s mercy and love to the most vulnerable people around the globe. If you have a heart for service, we can provide you with an opportunity.
LCMS short-term volunteers have the opportunity to tell people around the world about God’s love for all people through His Son, Jesus Christ. If you want to serve, we can help.

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Online Resources

English Bible Camp curriculum

This curriculum is designed to teach children the English language while teaching participants about God. This program includes music, games and crafts in addition to English and Bible lessons.

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