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Don’t crash and burn! Here’s a brand new, fabulous tool which should be required reading and journaling for every short-termer beginning day one back home from the mission trip.
Retired Naval Officer and pastor Jim Mersereau has authored a pivotal and essential 14-day devotional designed to lead short-term missionaries to prayerfully think through their mission trip experience, gain insight into what God was teaching, and learn how those lessons should make a difference in the practice of faith back home.
“Bringing It Home” functions intentionally as the post-field, back-home follow-up companion guide to Cindy Judge’s popular best-selling pre-field devotional journal, “Before You Pack Your Bags, Prepare Your Heart.”
For maximum impact in your short-term mission program, be sure that every short-termer comes back home to his/her own copy of “Bringing It Home.” 68-page paperback.
Author CINDY JUDGE: “Comparing your mountain-top experience "there" with being back "here" can be hard to navigate without some help. This devotional guide will help you re-enter your life at home by guiding you through the rough spots and many of the things that you wonder about after getting home.”
Author ROGER PETERSON: “To maximize continued spiritual health for both the short-term missionary and his/her sending church, every mission leader must provide … post-field follow-up. … Your short-term experience can easily crash and burn unless you’ve worked your way through the bountiful feast contained in each of these 14 life-infusing devotionals.”
Author BRIAN HEERWAGEN: “This is a LOT of GREAT packed into a SMALL package! Excellent for any age … the scriptures and questions help you navigate the life-change that can be realized as God continues His great work in your life!”
STEM Press exists to extend God’s glory by publishing and distributing mission materials and resources that equip, support, and improve U.S. churches’ short-term mission trip efforts.
“I just ordered resources from STEM for the first time … I was delighted with your selection of resources and your prompt order fulfillment service. I order many things via the internet and have never had better service.”
Thanks for getting [my 40 books] out so fast!
Rev. Roger Peterson
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STEM Int’l incorporated December 1984 as a Minnesota 501(c)(3) nonprofit Christian missions ministry. STEM relocated to Florida in 2013.
STEM Int’l was organized into three program divisions:
1. STEM Ministries (including STEM Share) — the short-term missions trip and outreach sending divisions. Between 1985 and 2013, STEM Ministries trained and sent out more than 8,000 short-term missionaries into more than a dozen nations in the Caribbean, Central & South America, and the 10/40 Window. We estimate that 15,000 people became Christ-followers as a result! In 2009 the Lord spoke clearly to us, saying “That’s it!” — so our STEM Ministries/STEM Share programs wound down during the next 4 years; we ceased sending short-term mission trips in 2013.
(an interactive listing of all STEM-sent teams from 1985-2013 is available on the original archived STEM website)
2. STEM Training — training churches and other sending entities to achieve maximum impact in their short-term mission programs through industry-leading training events and consulting and speaking services from the mid-1990s to about 2010 — with CEO Roger Peterson periodically available on a public speaking basis.
3. STEM Press — the missions publishing division of STEM Int’l. STEM Press began somewhat “accidentally” in 1991, when STEM Founder/CEO Roger Peterson co-authored and published a solid, empirical 40-page research study on the post-field outcomes of 366 previous STEM short-term missionaries. This study (still in print) has sold several thousand copies. Is Short-Term Mission Really Worth the Time and Money? reported statistically significant changes in prayer, financial giving, commitment to world mission, mission-related activities and education, and in feelings about returning to the mission field.
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