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Ministers, churches seek end to 'mission tourism'

from Baptist News Global

Baptist leaders say the historic, western style of short-term mission trips were more about self-fulfiment rather than transforming the lives of impoverished people. They are calling for more thoughtful, missional approaches where the goal is to participate in God’s transformative action around the world. "Short-term missions often do more harm than good, especially when the primary purpose of the trip is the fulfillment of the trip itself," says Chris Ellis, minister of mission and outreach at Second Baptist Church in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. more

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