M-DAT News

Launch of ShortTermMissions.com e-Newsletter

October 2013 – M-DAT is praising God for the successful launch of the ShortTermMissions.com e-Newsletter. About 3,500 people are signed up for the newsletter. The first issue highlighted upcoming mission trips and challenged readers to get to know their global neighbors.

All Signs Point to Success for ShortTermMissions.com Redesign

February 2013 – M-DAT is pleased to report a major redesign of its most popular website, ShortTermMissions.com. In its first week, the redesigned site set a new record for the number of users who connected with an opportunity by filling out an inquiry form. In fact, the inquiry rate almost doubled.

Series of Articles Goes the Next Mile with Mission Trip Participants

March 2012 – A new resource M-DAT partnered on is helping mission trip participants live life on mission after the trip ends.

M-DAT recently collaborated with The Next Mile partnership to help launch The Next Mile E-Zine, a collection of articles carefully crafted for recently returned mission trip participants. It covers topics like reentry and debriefing, growing closer to God, developing a biblical and missional worldview, staying the course, and exploring career missions.

Embark Launches

April 2011 – M-DAT recently launched a series of emails that coordinates with ShortTermMissions.com. Embark: A Better Mission Trip and More is a five-part email series intended to help people planning to go on a mission trip prepare and debrief. Each installment of the eSeries is designed for a specific period of time, in relation to one's trip.

M-DAT Cited in Christianity Today, WSJ

June 2010 – Christianity Today recently interviewed M-DAT Co-Founder and Director of Operations David Armstrong for an article about a trend toward domestic short-term mission trips.