Clark, L. Blair. "Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Evaluating Short-Term
This article says that churches need to think a little before jumping on the bandwagon of short-term overseas missions.
"The following attitude towards missions, articulated by a mission leader, is far too prevalent in the world of short-term missions. 'Enthusiastic involvement on the part of as many as possible is the best way to go, even at the price of some inefficiency and duplication (Hesselgrave 1988:45).'" -p.63
5 Questions to ask before going:
2) Are the Goals Realistic?
3) How Will you Communicate?
4) What Will it Really Cost?
5) Who Will Benefit?