Re-igniting Short Term Mission – Global Engagement Webinar
Re-Igniting Short-term Mission: An opportunity to reform our short-term mission practices in a post-covid world.
There are new opportunities and challenges for short-term mission as global travel resumes. One thing we’ve leaned during the pandemic is that we *can* do things differently! So, let’s not just go back to the ways we did short term mission before! Let’s implement some of the things we’ve learned in this forced pause. If you missed participating in the webinar, check out the recording and pick up some helpful insights for re-igniting short-term mission at your church.
This Zoom workshop will feature a keynote presentation by Tory Roark, Short Term mission coach with the Standards of Excellence (www.soe.org) and a panel of mission leaders sharing ideas and challenges.
Host: Rev. Dr. Jen Haddox, Director of Global Engagement, ECO
Tory Ruark, M.Div.
Chief Operations Officer and STM Coach
Tory went on his first STM trip as a freshman in college and it turned his world upside down. God put lots of great people around him to process the experience and disciple him and, thus, he developed a passion to disciple others through the life-changing experience of going on a mission trip.
Tory began working as an STM Coach with DELTA Ministries in 2004 and became COO of Standards of Excellence (SOE) in 2016. He’s served in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Haiti, Zimbabwe, and Italy and mobilized teams to many other countries. Tory’s Master of Divinity from Western Seminary mixed with practical experience in the STM world as a team leader, mobilizer, trainer, and pastor allows him to bring insight that’s both biblical and practical. Over the years, he has worked with churches from all over the United States, spearheaded organizational partnerships, and coordinated DELTA’s response to the earthquake in Haiti that mobilized hundreds of short-term workers over three years.
Tory is married to Judy and they have five children: Lucas, Hannah, Malayna, Tyson, and Lucy.