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White, Rodney.  (dissertationEvaluating the Effects on Participants of Summer Mission

Teams Sent Out by Southeastern CollegeDeerfield, Ill.: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1996.

Summary:

Surveys sent to 113 participants (77 responded) in 14 STMs run by Southeastern College (Assemblies of God; Lakeland, FL) from 1990-95.  From survey results, author concludes that, to some extent, STMs increased participant openness to missions, missions giving.  Also concludes that more pre-trip training is necessary, and needs to be more focused on specific skills participants will be using.