When he gave his disciples the Great Commission, Jesus sent them to the corners of the world to spread the gospel. Churches since then have made plans and sent members on mission trips. "Obeying the Great Commission: Preparation for Short-Term Mission Trips" lays out the guidance contained in the Bible, so that Christians today can serve Jesus faithfully when they make mission trips.
Drawing upon his experience as founder and director of A Brighter Day Ministries, author Terry W. Essex provides the solid grounding in the Bible that trip planners and takers need to plan a trip, focus their devotional lives, prepare to witness and perhaps to suffer, and to rely fully upon the power of the Holy Spirit.
"Obeying the Great Commission" offers practical tips for planning a short-term mission trips and surveys the Bible's wisdom for missionaries. Narratives of mission trips to Haiti illustrate how to carry out the Great Commission. A strong foundation in the Bible helps planners learn from their experiences by critiquing them in light of God's wisdom.
If you and your church feel a call to take a mission trip, "Obeying the Great Commission" will give you the direction you need to bring glory to God by keeping your service obedient to Jesus's command to make disciples among every people and in every land.