M-DAT News

Mission Issues: 21 Classic Articles

April 2017—We're happy to share with you these 21 articles, the "best of" a larger collection originally commissioned or assembled in the 1980s. They address questions aspiring missionaries continue to ask about agencies, church, debt, parents, and much more.

Travel agencies, insurance providers, and background check services


March 2017—Need a travel agent, or have a question about insurance or screening for your mission team? A recent survey of ministries listing their mission trips with ShortTermMissions.com asked about their use of travel agencies, insurance providers, and background check services. Fifty-one ministries responded to the survey.

See full results with links or read on for key findings.

Has interest in longer mission trips doubled?

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September 2016—A recent study of search and inquiry patterns related to mission trip information on the ShortTermMissions.com website suggests a greater interest in longer mission trips than we have previously seen.

Partnering for excellence in short-term mission

July 2016—So often in ministry and in business, everyone works on their own in a separate "silo" without the benefits of partnering and cross-pollination. We are delighted to share with you that M-DAT has entered into a unique partnering relationship with three other short-term mission entities.

First Quarter Traffic Reports


April 2016—As we look back on the first quarter of 2016 we rejoice to see how God has used M-DAT services to connect people seeking how God might use them in missions, short term or long term.