Resources & Publications

Suggested Readings

ESL Resource for Teaching in Another Culture, by Peggy Groves.  Click here to download.

Corbett, Steve and Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself. Moody: Chicago. 2009.

Corbett, Steve and Brian Fikkert. Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions. Moody: Chicago.2014

Dean, Judith M., Julie Schaffner, and Stephen L.S. Smith. Attacking Poverty in the Developing World. Authentic: Waynesboro, GA. 2005.

Dearborn, Tim. Short-Term Missions Workbook from Mission Tourists to Global Citizens. InterVarsitiy Press: Madison, WI. 2003

Dharmaraj, Glory E. Concepts of Mission. New York: The Women’s Division, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church, 1999.

Dharmaraj, Glory. Mutuality in Mission. General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church: New York City. 2001

Elmer, Duane. Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry. InterVarsity Press: Downers Grove, IL. 1993.

Entwistle, Dan. Adam Hamilton, Series Editor Recruiting Volunteers. Abingdon Press: Nashville. 2007.

General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. A Mission Journey: A Handbook for Volunteers. Discipleship Resources: Nashville. 2013

Ives, Jane. Transforming Ventures: A Spiritual Guide for Volunteers in Mission. Upper Room Books: Nashville. 2000.

Kohls, L. Robert. Survival Kit for Overseas Living. Intercultural Press: Yarmouth, ME. 1996.

Lanier, Sarah A. Foreign to Familiar. McDougal: Hagerstown, MD. 2000

Livermore, David A. Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence. Baker Books: Grand Rapids. 2006.

McLaren, Brian D. More Ready Than You Realize: The Power of everyday Conversations. Zondervan: Grand Rapids. 2006

Nouwen, Henri J.M. The Spirituality of Fund-Raising. Henri Nouwen Society: Ontario. 2004.

Nuessle, John Edward. Faithful Witness: United Methodist Theology of Mission. General Board of Global Ministries: New York. 2008.

Richter, Don C. Mission Trips That Matter: Embodied Faith for the Sake of the World. Upper Room Books: Nashville. 2008.

Rinehart, Stacy T. Upside Down: The Paradox of Servant Leadership. Navpress: Colorado Springs. 1998.

Roembke, Lianne. Building Credible Multicultural Teams. William Carey Library: Pasadena. 2000.

Schnase, Robert. Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations – Risk-taking Mission and Service. Abingdon Press: Nashville. 2008.

Taylor-Ide, Daniel and Carl E. Taylor. Just and Lasting Change: When Communities Own Their Futures. John Hopkins: Baltimore. 2002.

Thangaraj, M. Thomas. The Common Task: A Theology of Christian Mission. Abingdon Press: Nashville. 1999.

Werner, David. Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook. Hesperian Foundation (Box 1692, Palo Alto, CA 93402).

Yamamori, Tetsunao, Bryant L. Myers, and Kenneth L. Luscombe, ed. Serving with the Urban Poor. MARC: Monrovia, CA. 1998.

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