Short-Term Mission: An Ethnography of Christian Travel
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Part One: Introducing Narratives
1. "It Changed my Life": Short-Term Mission and Christian Narratives of Travel
2. "Are You for Them or Against Them"? Defining Short-Term Mission
Part Two: The History of a Narrative
3. "That's No Missionary!": Redefining Mission and the Missionary Establishment
4. "Youth Try the Impossible!": Youth Movements and Short Term Mission
5. "It Will Change Your Life": Short-Term Mission and Central Wheaton Church
Part Three: Traveling Narratives
6. "Remember, These Are Real Missions": Embodying a Missionary Narrative at Central Wheaton Church
7. "Pour Out Your Soul": Living the Narrative of Short-Term Mission
8. "Of Course You Always Grow Close to God on a Mission Trip": (Re)narrating a Short-Term Mission Trip
Part Four: The Future of a Narrative
9. "Just Bring Greetings": Creating a New Narrative for Short-Term Mission
10. "And What Does the Lord Require of You?": Suggestions and an Encouraging Postscript
Notes on Transcription
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