Short-Term Mission Standards Introductory Workshop (SIW) | $175

Part 1 – Wednesday 1:00-9:00pm

SOE_LogoThe Short-Term Mission Standards Introductory Workshop (SIW) is conducted by leaders from the  Board and staff of the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission (SOE). It’s perfect for those seeking to fulfill an SOE Membership requirement,* for those exploring the possibility of joining SOE, or for those who just want to do an excellent job with their short-term missions! With an emphasis on mutual partnerships and long-term effectiveness, it will provide an overview of Maximum Impact Short-Term Mission Theory (MISTM), and will review each of the Seven Standards of STM best practice.

For SOE members, this workshop will also help you understand how to form and manage your own Peer Review Team in order to achieve full SOE Accreditation.

The workshop will be interactive, use case studies, and rely on dynamic small group discussions. Expect a lot of great learning in 24 hours, and also a lot of fun working together toward achieving excellence in all our STM endeavors!

*The Short-Term Mission Standards Introductory Workshop (SIW) is a requirement for key personnel of SOE member organizations (churches, agencies and schools).

Armstrong-200David Armstrong

Executive Director
Mission Data International

David is the Executive Director for Mission Data International which provides the web services and He currently serves as chairman on the SOE Board. He spent 15 years working with pastors and church leaders in Guatemala and Colombia with OC International.


Johnson-DDon Johnson

Assistant US Director
SEND International

Don has been a career missionary for 30 years serving in a variety of leadership and training roles. He’s presented training on various mission topics including short-term missions, missionary moral purity, and others. In short-term missions he’s been a sender, goer-guest, and host-receiver and leader in SEND International’s short-term mission department.


Armstrong-200Kathy Mort

STM Coach and Director of Curriculum and Training
Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission (SOE)

Kathy joined DELTA Ministries’ staff in 2007 after retiring from a career in public education. She became involved in short-term missions after graduating from Columbia International University in 1983. Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ukraine, Romania, Iceland, Haiti, Pakistan and India are among the countries in which Kathy has served as team leader, adviser, or educational consultant. Kathy loves working with churches and organizations to develop and implement their own training programs to equip their short-term teams. She is an adjunct professor at Gordon College in Wenham, MA and an active member of the missions committee in her home church.

When registering for the Mission Leaders Conference add the ticket for Standards Introductory Workshop.