Serving with Eyes Wide Open
Doing Short-term Missions with Cultural Intelligence
Examination of short-term missions and plan for improving their cross-cultural effectiveness
SERVING WITH EYES WIDE OPEN Doing short term missions with cultural intelligence
Each year, 4-5 million Americans participate in religious short-term mission experiences to respond to tsunamis, poverty, AIDS, orphans, and to carry out the work of Christian service and mission.
$2.25 billion dollars is spent on North American short-term missions trips annually.
What’s the impact upon those who go and the local communities who receive the volunteers? The research in this book begins to provide insight.
In three parts, Serving with Eyes Wide Open examines:
An overview of the 21st Century world and ChurchThe conflicting perspectives between Americans and the global church about short-term missions;