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Looking for adventure and ready to make a difference?  If you have 2-24 months available, our Global Volunteer program is designed with you in mind. Incredible world-wide destinations, working with amazing hosts.

This is NOT one size fits all, our process will fit you.

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Experienced team leaders are always looking for ways to improve. We coach new and veteran leaders, to prepare their teams for effective mission.

Interactive, engaging and practical, we provide team leaders with the tools to develop great teams.

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  • I had a very experienced guide walking me through an otherwise foreign journey! If anyone were to travel into an unknown country where the road signs look different, the language sounds strange, and there are few landmarks that you can recognize on your own, they would immediately look for someone who has had experience in that country to help guide them to where they need to go. That is the same result that I experienced in my time with Mark. An experienced guide took me through unfamiliar territory.  It was nothing prepackaged or generic – Mark took the material, which he had written, and formed it around our specific context. The practical help, guidance, and money saving advice that was provided through the Best Prep Kit and my sessions with Mark makes it well worth the investment!
    Corey Parish, Associate Pastor - New Sudbury, ON
  • Mark, we often speak with fondness of you and the work you did with and for us.  Very special memories indeed.
    Dave & Ann Brace, Global Volunteers to Zambia
  • Do we really need to go through all of this training?!? I found out we really do, thanks very much!
    Giangrosso Family - Global Volunteers to El Salvador
  • This training made my trip for me. Learning and being challenged to open up my world view has changed me forever, for the better. I'd love to just go through it every year with or without an upcoming trip!
    Natalie Latham, Global Volunteer to Uganda
  • The STM network training revealed many of our short comings in team prep for the field, as well as what we've been doing right. It's been a valuable resource for our next missions trip. Mark has a great way of not just helping people "do" missions better....he helps them "understand" missions more fully too! I would definitely recommend this program to other leaders!
    Tania Thorne, STM Team Leader - Medicine Hat, AB
  • The Vanguard College School of World Discipleship has been served with excellence by the STM Network providing missions internships for students.
    Allan Waine - School of World Discipleship Director, Vanguard College - Edmonton, AB
  • Because I was already living in Thailand for two years before starting the global volunteer training program, I was curious to see if it would still be helpful to me, or more like just "going through the motions." It turns out it was an invaluable process, forcing me to articulate thoughts, feelings and reactions to my experiences, and also to identify areas I can still improve on...and it was a lot of fun!
    Jessica Pellowe, Global Volunteer to Thailand
  • Matt is hilarious and incredibly knowledgeable about missions work, and our training sessions always went for much longer than planned. His support while in the field was also awesome, talking me through the highs and the lows of the global volunteer experience.
    Meaghan McNeil, Global Volunteer to Thailand
  • The truth of the matter is, if it wasn't for Matt who helped me talk through a lot of the issues I was experiencing, I don't think I would've made it...not with my sanity at least.
    Kelvin Chan, Global Volunteer to Thailand
  • The Best Prep Kit is an amazing training program that will help you grow in your ability to lead a team on a mission trip. You will grow in knowledge, confidence, and ability as you learn from a pile of resources and personal experiences that the STM Network has. If you are serious about maximizing the influence that a mission trip can have on your team - as well as on you - then the Best Prep Kit is something you need to invest in today!
    Pastor Matthew Erickson, New Life Assembly, Killarney MB

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