Planning Strategic Short-Term Trips that Lead to Long-Term Vision

Presenter: Jeannie Marie, Strategist, Frontiers; Author of the Book: “Across the Street and Around the World: Following Jesus to the Nations in Your Neighborhood…and Beyond” 

Description: Increased Missional Intelligence (MQ) leads to more strategic short trips designed to expand long-term vision focused on unreached people groups. Jeannie Marie describes pros, cons, and how-to’s of three kinds of trips—Vision Trips, Professional Trips, and Survey Trips—and what kind of people should go on each of them. Get a checklist of goals to decide which trip is most strategic to plan for your organization, a list of debrief questions, as well as inspiration on when, where, and how to do these trips well. Church and mission agency leaders will also be inspired to include senders, mobilizers, prayer-raisers and givers through three Global Challenges done in the home country at the same time as a short overseas trip. 

About the Presenter: Jeannie Marie is a strategist for Frontiers, an international organization that recruits, trains, and sends ordinary people to live in fifty countries around the world. She is also the author of Across the Street and Around the World: Following Jesus to the Nations in Your Neighborhood…and Beyond, published by Thomas Nelson. (The book is a guidebook covering all aspects of mission at a high level. It’s written to inspire ordinary people to cross cultures with confidence, courage, compassion and spiritual intentionality starting right where they live, and then wrestling with questions to go around the world.)

She worked across the street in America with international students, refugees, with community development non-profits, and at a church mobilizing others to go to the nations, before moving with her husband and four children to India, and then back again to Arizona. She has organized, promoted or led over fifty short-term trips to strategic countries.

 Know more about her book here.


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