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Anderson, Duane "Chip."  "The Role of Short Term Mission Trips in the Discipleship of a Congregation in
World Missions."  MA project,Columbia Biblical Seminary, 1992.

Summary: The author uses a survey and 3 case studies to examine how STMs could be used to increase churchgoers' mission interest and involvement.  He concluded that although there is a danger of creating "STM junkies" more interested in visiting another part of the world than in becoming truly invested in missions, STMs; benefits far outweigh this danger. 

Methodology:  The author sent surveys to 160 US churches that donated money to or had a relationship with the Latin America Mission, then picked 3 churches out of the 80 that responded to the survey and did case studies with them.  The 80 churches that returned surveys represent about 5% of all LAM-related churches.

Survey Findings: