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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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Leading a team?


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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  • 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
  • The STM Network really helps in your missions preparations by making you think of things that wouldn't even occur to you.  This enables you to look at situations in different ways and from different points of views. 
    Kristen Chan, Global Volunteer to Myanmar
  • 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
  • Going to another culture is difficult, frustrating, and has plenty of opportunity for harm. STM Network helps make you conscious of your mistakes, so that you hopefully don't repeat them.
    Jonah Clifford, Global Volunteer to Thailand
  • Initially I was hesitant hiring the services of STM Network to help me plan my international missions trip. At the time, I was already working for 5 years as a full time youth worker and felt pressure that I was supposed to know how to lead a team of teenagers on a missions trip. Using the Best Prep Kit was a LIFESAVER! It not only shaved off dozens of hours off of prep work, but I felt my team was more prepared and ready to rock than when I created the materials myself. I especially enjoyed the fact that it just wasn’t more paper curriculum, but instead Mark and I Skyped every week which helped me feel support and better understand the material. I’d recommend this to any church leader who is planning on taking a team to an international missions destination!
    Ken McIntyre, Youth Pastor at Beddington Church, Calgary, AB
  • Thanks again for the great Skype debrief meeting. Always so insightful to hear from others' experiences and the 'professionals'. I wanted to give each of you a HUMONGOUS thank you! I so, so appreciate all of your time, energy, answers to many questions, extra effort, patience, and more patience that you gave to make this possible. Our training really taught me a lot and I'm so grateful for all of you and everything you do. You guys are amazing...God bless you!
    Breanne Pierce, Global Volunteer to El Salvador and Honduras
  • Thank you for training our team heading to work with the orphans of Zimbabwe. What a blessing you were to our team members both in a practical and inspirational way.
    Barry Murie - STM Team Leader for Mission Zimbabwe
  • My greatest concern about hiring the STM Network was regarding the practical side of leading STM teams.  Theory is important but would they address and understand the practical side of things?  As leaders we all have different strengths and needs and the STM Network has set up this course to address us as individual leaders.  They found out and understood who I really am, and then equipped and encouraged my leadership growth.  I highly recommend the STM Network to be part of any STM team preparation.
    Mike Kozak, Vice President of Carrington Lighting - Calgary, AB
  • The training I've gotten for my upcoming year overseas has been very thought provoking and enlightening. I feel better equipped to handle the adventure awaiting me. Thank you STM Network!
    Tracey Wood, Global Volunteer to Malawi
  • Matt, people not only had fun, but learned a lot too about themselves and short-term missions.  Always love your training style and how you keep it from being monotonous or boring...so thanks for coming.
    Jeremy Albrecht, Student Ministries Pastor, Woodvale Church - Ottawa, ON

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