Episode 3: Short-Term Mission Trips

The Upstream Podcast was created to share our rich conversations about sending churches with the world. For anyone passionate about the overlap between God’s church & God’s mission, this podcast will be great food for thought.

In this episode, Upstream co-founder Larry McCrary and Sojourn Community Church pastor of global missions Nathan Garth chat with Upstream director of content Zach Bradley on the polarizing topic of short-term mission trips. Beginning with some of the legitimate criticisms of short-term missions, the guys talk through a better, more strategic way forward in churches and missionaries leveraging short-term teams for long-term impact.