my friend seth barnes is a great blogger, and the founder and exec director of adventures in missions (an organization for whom i served 5 years on the board). seth is a brilliant thinker, and one of those guys who has more challenging thoughts in one day that most of us do in a month. he’s also extremely humble, self-aware and open — which is what i really appreciate about him. oh, and the guy is truly passionate about conforming his life to christ.
some time ago, seth wrote a blog post called “are short term missions becoming faddish?”
that post has now had over 16,000 visitors! so many people misunderstood what seth was trying to communicate, that he felt it would be helpful to write a subsequent post or two.
these three posts are must reads for youth pastors, missions pastors, and anyone interested in missions (short or not). everyone thinking about planning or going on a short-term missions trip simply must start by reading these three posts.