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Faculty: Kurt Ver Beek

Short term missions resources

Publications by Kurt Ver Beek

  • Ver Beek, Kurt. 2008. Lessons from the sapling: Review of quantitative research on short-term missions. In Effective Engagement in Short-Term Missions: Doing it Right!(edited by Robert Priest, William Carey Library), pp. 469-496. Lessons from the Sapling :
  • Are Short-Term Missions Good Stewardship? (Christianity Today's on-line discussion about Short-Term Missions between Kurt Ver Beek and Robert Priest, associate professor of mission and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. June 2005).

   1. Appendix 1 - Full Survey and Response Rate
   2. Appendix 2 - Individual Giving
   3. Appendix 3 - Church Giving

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Media Mentions

  • 360° Vision (mp4 format) Television program episode about the real effects of Short-Term Missions using the research of Kurt Ver Beek as one of the sources of information.

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Resources

Bibliography of short term missions

This bibliography is part of a continuing research project on short-term missions by Kurt Ver Beek. If you have suggestions, questions, or other materials you believe should be added to the bibliography, you can contact him at kverbeek@calvin.edu.

Research
Surveys, case studies, and other academic papers concerning STMs and related topics.

Reflections
Articles in missions-focused publications.

Popular Press
Articles from both Christian and secular popular press about STMs and volunteer vacations.

Guidebooks
How-to books.

Web Resources
Everything from "good STM" standards to orientation exercises to STM-sending organizations.

This bibliography was created with the research assistance of Abram Huyser-Honig and a Deur Grant from Calvin College.