According to John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minnesota, the answer is not a simple one.
“They can be,” he says.
As summer beckons and church and youth groups prepare to engage in short-term trips both domestically and internationally, one might wonder if all the fuss is worth the time and energy such endeavors require.
Listen to Piper discuss short-term mission trips and explain how they have been done poorly in the past, but can be accomplished well in the future.
What do you think?