The Power of a Checklist

My mother was infamous for making lists. We had pads of paper everywhere with all kinds of lists on them. It got comical, but she was very organized and knew how to take a complex project and break it down into bite sized tasks to get things done. Mission Trips are a lot like that.[…]

Team Talk

Everybody knows the importance of good communication, healthy personal relationships and respect for one another when it comes to excelling in team sports.  Knowing your teammates well is a key component of being able to trust them and work efficiently together as a team. The same is true on a short-term mission team.  That’s why[…]

Have it your way!

We’ve been listening to you and you’ve got some great ideas!  One feature that we’ve added is ability to create a CSS, or custom style sheet.  This let’s us adjust the look and feel of each of your trip pages so that they reflect your organization’s main website.  If you’d like us to custom design[…]

The Real Deal

I’ve attended many conferences over the years, but none quite like the National African American Missions Conference.  The NAAMC emerged from the partnership of the Great Commission Global Ministries (GCGM) and SIM USA born out of a burden to see African Americans understand and respond to God’s call into cross-cultural missions. They say that people make all the difference[…]

New Financial Tools

We all know that tracking finances for a short-term mission trip can become a challenge, especially as a team grows in size. The MissionMakr team continues to expand its helpful tools to communicate the right information to the right people through every phase of your short-term trip. We’ve just added several new tools and views[…]

One Place

Organize, Equip, Communicate and Administrate all of your Short-term Mission Trips from One Integrated Place Next week (September 21-26) we will be in Orlando, FL at the 2015 Missio Nexus Conference.  This is a large gathering of mission leaders, churches and organizations.  We gather together to sharpen one another and to grow in our understanding of what God[…]

What’s in your FAQ

Not all FAQs are created equal. While there is nothing like a personal invitation, a well written FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions page) can be a key factor in someone deciding to join a short-term mission trip. However, it is important to keep in mind several things when you are putting one together for your next trip.[…]

Don’t Cry S.O.S.

Have you ever wanted to cry SOS on a short-term mission trip?  The plans changed. People got sick. Someone backed out of the trip and left you holding a non-refundable ticket.  One of your team members offended your host by the way he or she dressed.  You wondered if the office you painted had just been[…]