Mission Data International

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Unique Ministry
Legal Name: Mission Data International
Established: 2000
Alias/Other Name(s): PreparingToGo.com
ShortTermMissions.com
AskaMissionary.com

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Helping people take their next step in missions involvement, whether short term or long term.

Denomination(s): Interdenominational
Member Organization(s): MissioNexus
Mission Finder
ShortTermMissions.com
Standards of Excellence
Other

Doctrinal Statement:

The organization's doctrinal statement must be in agreement with M-DAT's doctrinal statement: We believe the Bible to be the Divinely inspired authoritative Word of God and entirely trustworthy. We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, and His bodily resurrection. We believe that man is saved through repentance and faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. We believe in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration. We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory.

Core Values:

1. God's ownership of the ministry

2. Completing the Great Commission

3. Excellence, quality

4. Partnering

5. Building solid relationships through open honest communication

6. Growing and developing our people

7. Informed decision-making as a team

8. Family

Additional Information:

ShortTermMissions.com offers easily searchable information about 1800 mission trips offered by 110+ mission agencies and outreach ministries. Find opportunities that fit you or your group. AskaMissionary.com offers answers from experienced missionaries to the hundreds of most frequently asked missions questions. PreparingToGo.com offers video clips of experienced missionaries and young people in the process of going longer term.

Unique Services & Resources

Provided Services & Resources:

Networking
Resources

Networking:

Description:

Through our branch ministry, ShortTermMissions.com, we offer a searchable database of short term missions opportunities. The public can utilize this site to find opportunities with various organizations for free. Sending agencies can post trips on our site to find participants.

Resource Availability: Church Members
Church Staff
Churches
Individuals
Missionaries
Missions-Sending Organizations
Students
Location(s): Online
Cost for Resources/Services: Yes
Open to expanding to new locations: N/A
Open to helping duplicate ideas in new locations: N/A

Costs of Service or Resource:

Searching the database for trips is free for the general public. For organizations, see http://www.shorttermmissions.com/signup for details.

Resources:

Description:

Our websites, PreparingToGo.com and AskaMissionary.com are both resources available to the general public to provide information about missions. AskaMissionary.com provides answers to FAQ's by experienced missionaries. PreparingToGo.com provides advice and connections for your next step in missions.

Resource Availability: Church Members
Church Staff
Churches
Individuals
Missionaries
Other
Location(s): Online
Cost for Resources/Services: No
Open to expanding to new locations: N/A
Open to helping duplicate ideas in new locations: N/A