M-DAT News

New Website, Mission Experience is a plus!


June 2018- M-DAT launched a new website, this last spring, for those looking to be God’s hands, feet and voice among other peoples around the world. Featuring first person stories and a colorful layout, it shares tips for those who are preparing to be involved!

It deals with practical hands on training and where to get it, language learning, embracing the strange and different, learning to bridge cultures, and communication in society that thinks differently than you. Great tools. Great ideas. Check it out at www.GoServeLove.net.



August 2018-Ten countries in 12 months? Ten different ministries in those ten countries? WOW! That will give a person some good exposure to what God is doing around the world. The program is called the World Race and M-DAT’s two newest staff members have completed the World Race sponsored by Adventures in Missions out of Gainsville, GA. https://www.worldrace.org/

They bring a breadth of experience few receive. It gives them a solid base for interacting with those who come to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. They have served overseas in various parts of the world, both seeing God stretch them and provide in ways they never imagined. They can speak firsthand as to the process of going and serving our world for Jesus. Meet our M-DAT team


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November 2017—During October we saw a 10% increase in the number of mission agencies using ShortTermMissions.com! This results from emails from our new marketing coordinator and a lot of activity from our social media specialist.

Words Heard Round the World

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July 2017—Are you familiar with the phrase 360-degree communication? Essentially it means that what I say where I stand at this moment will be accessible from anywhere in the world tomorrow (or sooner).

New Platform for Standards of Excellence

May 2017—Last summer we announced a formal partnership between several ministries supporting the short-term missions movement. Now we're happy to tell you about a recently completed merger between two of these: Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Missions, which you may know, and Delta Ministries, which carries a similar vision with complementary programs and staffing.

Half a Million Visitors


June 2017—We recently took some time to analyze the metrics that show us how well our services are reaching their audiences. I hope you’ll rejoice with us that traffic to ShortTermMissions.com made a 15 percent increase in 2016.

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.