Team Leader Training (for short-term teams)

Classroom Event
  • Approximate Time Commitment: 10 hours
  • Format(s): Classroom Event
  • Length: 2 days
  • Dates: Add your name to the interest list for future dates

SEND has developed a training workshop weekend that will prepare team leaders to lead groups on short-term mission trips.  The workshop is geared to those interested in leading teams as well as church mission committee members.  During the workshop, the team leader will become familiar with the short-term mission training material, will be given tips on how to best use this material for team training, and will experience some of the training that he or she will conduct with the team.

Partner: SEND International


Resource Description

Team Leader Training is a training week­end that will prepare individuals to lead short-term mission teams. The weekend is set up in such a way that a prospective team leader actually ex­periences some of the training he or she will in turn conduct with the team. The leader will become familiar with the short-term mission training material and will be given tips on how to best use this material for team training. The workshop covers choosing the team, team training, leading the team on the field, returning, and follow-up. This weekend makes the training manuals come alive and helps you and your church get the most out of your short-term ministry.

About the Facilitator

Don Johnson served in a leadership role in the Department of Short-Term Ministries at SEND International in Farmington, Michigan, from 2001 to 2011. In 2011 he took on the role of Assistant to the US Director for Special Projects. Don and his wife, Cherilyn, have been with SEND International since 1987, serving in missionary radio in Alaska and short-term ministry in Far East Russia before transferring to Michigan and now South Carolina. Don has traveled for short-term ministries to over a dozen countries. In 1997 he assembled and led his first short-term ministry team to Russia, using the same tools he will share in this workshop. Don is a mentor for other organizations looking to become accredited members of the Standards of Excellence in Short- Term Missions. Don also serves as vice-chairman of the Executive Committee for the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Missions (

Team Leader Training Details

Time: Friday Evening, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fee: Early bird registration ends 3 weeks
before the Workshop date.
$60.00 per person
$75.00 per person*
*after early bird registration

Includes: Team Leader/Member Manual
Workshop Instruction, Interactive Materials
Saturday – Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks

Fee does NOT include:  Housing or other meals


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