MST resource handbook

Thank you for serving on an MST! Your spiritual, relational, and financial care for the missionary you serve is an important part of a successful mission endeavor!

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If you have questions that are not answered in this manual, feel free to contact EMM's MST coach for long-term workers, or the MST coach for short-term workers.

Section 1: Team building

1. Biblical foundations for MSTs

2. Cord of three

3. Forming an MST

4. MST member covenant

Section 2: Member roles

1. Team leader

Team leader resources

2. Prayer facilitator

Prayer facilitator resources

3. Pastoral care provider

Pastoral care provider resources

4. Finance coordinator

Raising financial support resources

5. Church communicator

Church communicator resources

6. Newsletter manager

Newsletter manager resources

7. Children’s advocate

Children’s advocate resources

Section 3: Before departure

1. Help prepare for departure

2. Sensitivity guidelines

3. Understanding worker budgets

4. Budget lines explained

5. Sample ministry agreement

Section 4: Raising financial support

General resources

1. Biblical foundations of raising financial support

2. Missionary-MST partnership in raising financial support

3. Timeline for raising financial support

4. Why 100 percent

5. Goals and game plan for raising financial support

6. Do Say, Don't Say

7. Honoring and keeping ministry partners

8. Receipting guidelines for congregations

Tools for raising financial support

1. Overview of tools

2. Prayer and study

3. Face-to-face invitations to give support

4. Tips for connecting with large donors

5. Benefit auction guidelines

6. Mailings


Section 5: Welcome back

1. Reappointment or re-entry

2. The MST and home leave

3. Sample letter to donors before re-entry

4. Re-entry guide for MSTs

5. Welcome back