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General STEM News
General News From STEM
- DEC 10
You can also send a check payable to "STEM" to: STEM Int'l, 107 Lena Ann Dr, St Cloud FL 34771 (postmarked no later than Dec 31st for a current-year 2014 tax receipt).
May the Lord bless you for your financial support of STEM!
- AUG 13
- AUG 2
Rev. Roger P. Peterson, Founder/President of the 28-year old Minneapolis-based Christian mission organization STEM Int’l has accepted a full-time position as “Director of International Ministries Partnerships” with the International Ministries division of Converge Worldwide. Converge Worldwide assists their 1,200 U.S-based churches to “connect God’s people around God’s purposes, by igniting multiplying movements, by transforming lives and communities with Christ’s love and truth.”
IM Executive Director Ivan Veldhuizen highlights Roger’s extensive, enduring experience with churches engaging themselves in Christian mission, noting his “unique experience and skills that fill some very important gaps in our IM Leadership Team. He has authored numerous publications, led seminars and workshops on church-led missions, has an exhaustive résumé on missiologically wise short-term missions, and has gained high respect all across the nation for his mission contributions. Roger is a level-five leader who is eager to become a part of our Converge Worldwide Leadership Team.”
While in his new role at IM, Roger will be simultaneously seconded back to STEM Int’l on a part-time basis — creating an informal, yet strategic partnership between the two nonprofit Christian mission organizations — with a special focus on the STEMPress publications division. STEMPress “exists to extend God’s glory by publishing and distributing mission materials and resources that equip, support, and improve short-term and longer-term mission efforts.”
Roger began as Director of IM Partnerships on August 1st working remotely from Minneapolis.
STEM and Roger’s family will re-locate to Orlando sometime during this fall 2013.
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If we contact you by email and ask you to participate, please prayerfully consider doing so! Thank you!
- JUL 30
- MAR 29
Things look very different today than they did when Roger Peterson led the first STEM team of 18 people to Haiti on March 16, 1985.
Now, 25 years and hundreds of mission teams later, STEM is sending a series of relief teams to Haiti in response to one of the worst natural disasters the world has ever seen.
Two of these teams are from Bethany College of Missions. One went over spring break and has now returned; the other will leave in May. STEM Ministries is now a part of Bethany International with a whole range of new partnering opportunities that will take STEM to the next level of excellence in short-term missions.
Bethany International recently designated a page on their website to celebrate this major anniversary with STEM. Copy and paste: http://www.bethanyim.org/stem-25th-anniversary into your web browser to see more!
- JAN 16
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- SEP 22
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- AUG 14
STEM Ministries, a nationally-recognized leader in Christian short-term missions, and Bethany International, a mission training and sending agency for career missionaries, are joining their respective short-term mission and career mission competencies beginning September 1, 2008 to expand the mobilization of short-term and career missionaries. STEM brings 24 years of recruiting, training, and sending thousands of short-term missionaries into more than two dozen locations around the world to the partnership. Bethany brings 63 years of training, sending, and supporting more than 700 cross-cultural missionaries into 40 different countries. Its Bethany College of Missions and Bethany International Ministries focus on mobilizing a new generation of missionaries.
STEM Founder and President Roger Peterson notes, “Our partnership with Bethany will allow STEM short-term mission teams to penetrate places we never dreamed possible. Bethany will help ramp up our administration of these multiplied short-term mission efforts, and also provide opportunities for training and career placement to those short-termers in whom God places a longer-term vision during their STEM short-term outreach.”
Bethany CEO Dan Brokke notes, “STEM has pioneered church based short-term missions and has laid a foundation, both in relationship with church and with field mission leadership, to provide high impact mission service opportunities. We look forward to mobilizing together with STEM a whole new generation of short and long-term missionaries.”
Rev. Roger Peterson
Founder & President, STEM Int’l
CEO & President, Bethany International
- NOV 21
Hurricane Noel devastated the Dominican Republic in early November. The entire country is currently in a state of emergency.
- Over 16,000 homes have been destroyed
- More than 78,000 people are displaced
- At least 87 are confirmed dead
- 48 people are still missing
- Floods and mudslides have affected 80 percent of the country
- 95 percent of the plantain, banana, and tomato plantations have been damaged
- 40 percent of the water-supply distribution has suffered severe damage
- 60 percent of the 122 aqueducts have suffered severe damage
- At least 100 communities are still inaccessible because of damage to roads and bridges
- Cases of Malaria and Dengue Fever are rising rapidly in impacted areas
- Rats have infested many communities, spreading sickness and disease, even causing several deaths
MEET THE NEED
Harvest Holistic Ministries in partnership with STEM Ministries
HOW TO HELP
1. Give a financial donation to ministry in the Dominican through Harvest Ministries. The greatest need in the DR is money for simple resources such as food, drinking water, and medications. Our partner churches are unable to meet many of these simple needs of their people because of lack of funds. They are in desperate need of resources to minister to the people of the DR. Any donations of financial support would be greatly appreciated. If you feel led to support financially, please send donations to:
P.O. Box 386001
Minneapolis, MN 55438
You must specify that the funds are for the “Dominican Republic: Disaster Relief.”
2. Form a team to go to the Dominican Republic
- Because of the severity of the situation in the Dominican, no STEM teams will be sent there until spring 2008. However, if you’re interested in being one of the first teams to help, now is a great time to start the process.
- Teams that go during this rebuilding process will need to be very flexible with the schedule and projects. Be ready to serve, sacrifice, and share God’s love to many people who are in a broken time in their lives.
- The first tasks for STEM teams to the DR are disaster relief and recovery, motivated to be a blessing and to demonstrate love and care — with no strings attached — thereby earning the privilege of sharing the gospel.
Read more about STEM outreaches in the Dominican Republic at http://www.stemintl.org/trips/opportunities/teams/locations/dr
- SEP 28
In his plenary address, Roger provided general but highly relevant 2006 and 2007 overview information on the U.S. short-term mission movement, thanks in part to David Armstrong of ShortTermMissions.com, who provided Roger with data from 80,000 basic searches (Jan-Apr 2007) performed on the ShortTermMissions.com website.
Professor Robert Priest of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago IL, provided the opening EMS (Evangelical Missiological Society) workshop, and was also responsible for helping organize other academic presenters in the area of short-term missions. EMS membership is composed primarily of educators and professors of mission from the various evangelical academic institutions located in North America.
- AUG 23
On December 31, 2006, STEM’s total assets stood at $235,412 (compared to $135,631 the prior year).
At year-end December 31, 2006, STEM’s total revenue was $1,323,827 with total expenditures of $1,189,849 for a net “excess revenue” of $133,978 (compared to a negative –$29,093 the prior year).
We give the Lord thanks and praise for a stronger financial year in 2006!
- APR 20
This financial blessing comes at a crucial time for STEM; in 2006 STEM was privileged to send 590 short-term volunteers. However, this year in 2007 we are already scheduled to send more than 850 short-term volunteers — that’s an substantial one-year increase of 44%. Using Mary’s generous gift to help accurately and quickly process increased amounts of Team-related information will help STEM speed up administrative operations for increased numbers of people, while maintaining fidelity and integrity within the overall process. Ultimately, it will help send even greater numbers of short-term volunteer workers into many parts of the world that still need to know — through our tender words and selfless deeds — of God’s love, freedom, and salvation available only through the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Glory to God!
- JUL 13
- FEB 16
STEM needs your financial help to rapidly contact, recruit, and send up to 17 one-week "clean-up" teams to Slidell, Louisiana, between April 02 and July 28 in 2006.
- OCT 15
- SEP 15