OPC Short-Term Missions
and Disaster Response
- Help churches and mission fields find individuals and teams to assist them with short-term ministry projects.
- Find opportunities that meet the gifts and expectations of those who wish to serve on a short-term basis.
- Mobilize the church to respond to disasters.
- Encourage the church to grow in service.
When someone asks you to consider a short-term mission trip, you may immediately think of the reasons not to go. “I don’t have anything to offer,” you may respond. Or perhaps, “There are others much more qualified to go.” Maybe you have limited vacation time, or maybe you just don’t think you’re the adventurous type. Perhaps you’re not sure that a short-term mission trip would be the best use of your funds.
The many reasons not to participate come readily to our minds. And they certainly may be legitimate. However, if you have never actually participated in a short-term mission trip, you may not be aware of the reasons why you should go. In an attempt to allow you to weigh both sides of such a decision, read more about Short-Term Missions and Disaster Response Coordinator in the OPC.