M-DAT News

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.

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.

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.