How we prepare

Extend Global believes that it is extremely important to send out teams that are fully prepared for all aspects of their mission journey. We offer a Mission Training Seminar to aid in properly preparing participants for the short-term mission field. The following are the eight sessions that we lead in all of our training seminars:

  • Session 1: God's Heart for the Nations and Your Purpose
  • Session 2: Building Teams and Developing Partners
  • Session 3: The "Nuts & Bolts" of Short-Term Missions (Part 1) 
  • Session 4: The "Nuts & Bolts" of Short-Term Missions (Part 2) 
  • Session 5: It All Rises or Falls with Leadership
  • Session 6: Training Your Teams for Success (Part 1) 
  • Session 7: Training Your Teams for Success (Part 2) 
  • Session 8: Following Through in the Mundane of Life


If you would like to schedule a short-term mission training for your church or organization please contact us. This 8-session seminar can be conducted over a weekend or over several weeks (locally). 

"And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with god and men." 

Luke 2:52


John, along with Erin and their two energetic children (Ethan and Sadie) make their home in Springfield, Missouri. John is President and founder of Extend Global. His God-given passion for Extend Global is to mobilize God’s people to use their gifts and talents to expand the Kingdom through short-term missions. John has been actively involved in short-term missions for 18+ years, led and participated in numerous outreaches, and most importantly has seen God transform thousands of lives (including his own) through short-term mission. His greatest joy has been seeing people gain a heart for the nations as they respond to the Great Commission. John previously lived and ministered in North Africa as a student pastor, and served as the Director of Missions at a Christian University. John is an ordained minister and graduated from Wheaton College with an M.A. in Intercultural Studies. Contact Extend Global to inquire about speaking or preaching opportunities. Extend Global kindly asks that your organization cover travel expenses if you are more than 45 miles from Springfield, Missouri. Honorariums/love offerings are at the host organization's discretion.