Course Overview

Your Instructor

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Abby Provencher

My name is Abby Provencher and I am a staff member at Touch the World. When I’m not working on devotional journals or resources for our short-term mission teams, I am likely to be found reading books and studying history—specifically, church history one of my favorite subjects. I’m passionate about stories, both our stories and the story of God’s mission throughout the world. My experiences as a short-term missions participant, team leader, intern, and now staff member at Touch the World have provided me with numerous lessons that now I get to share with you. So let’s get to it!

Why should I take this course?

If you plan to participate in a short-term mission trip in any capacity—as a go-er, sender or receiver—it is essential to know the history of STMs. How did we go from the traditional view of long-term missionaries who packed their coffins to live overseas to considering a 7-day trip "missions"? How can we ensure we are doing STM well?