Optimistic Voices

Certified Ethical!

April 21, 2023 Helping Children Worldwide; Dr. Laura Horvath, Emmanuel M. Nabieu, Yasmine Vaughan, Melody Curtiss Season 2 Episode 7
Optimistic Voices
Certified Ethical!
Show Notes

Certified Ethical!

Mission Excellence and Standards for Global Mission Deployment

Last year we did an episode with Ellie Oswald from Faith to Action focused on the importance of ethical missions in regard to the safety and protection of children. In that episode, we talked broadly about ethical approaches to short-term mission trips, and introduced the 7 standards of excellence in mission. On today’s episode, we will go through in more detail these 7 steps and discuss why they are important for churches, charities, and other organizations to consider when doing volunteer mission work. 

With me today is Tory Ruark from Mission Excellence. Tory is the COO of MissionWorks and Director of MissionExcellence (formerly SOE). He’s been leading mission trips since 2001 and been in his current role since 2016. Tory has served in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Haiti, Zimbabwe, and Italy and mobilized teams to many other countries. Over the years, he has worked with churches from all over the United States, spearheaded organizational partnerships, and served on the pastoral staff of his church. Welcome Tory!

MissionWorks General Website: https://missionworks.global/

MissionExcellence Website: https://missionexcellence.global/

7 Standards: https://missionexcellence.global/7-standards/

Giving Wisely Book: https://amzn.to/3KzLUCT

Culture Link: https://culturelinkinc.org/

Mission Trip Quick Audit Download: https://missionexcellence.global/free-downloads/short-term-mission-quick-audit/

Become a member: https://missionexcellence.global/membership/

Standards Introductory Workshop: https://missionexcellence.global/category/workshops/

Short-Term Mission Connexion: https://missionconnexion.global/short-term-mission/