New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Transforming Ventures

A Spiritual Guide for Volunteers in Mission

Jane Ives • February 2000

BUY Print $14.99

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $9.99

Trends reveal that more and more people are using vacation time to experience new things or to help others. This book will help you consider how you can use your free time toward discipleship. Whether you go with a construction team, a traveling choir, or as an individual volunteer missionary abroad, you'll end up receiving more from the experience than you give.

Short-term mission projects can change an individual's life and the ministry of any church. Transforming Ventures approaches these mission opportunities with the spiritual journey at its core.

Ives weaves scripture, personal witness statements, and spiritual practices into a resource that will affect your life and the larger ministry of the church. As you gain a clearer understanding of God's call in your life, you'll recognize the ways God is already at work in the lives of those you seek to serve.

Ives's book is also an engaging study for small groups, leaders of youth missioners, and individuals who long to wander.

Categories: Missions
A native of New England, Jane Ives lives now in Charleston, West Virginia. Jane is an active participant in Volunteers in Mission programs.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-0910-8

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1750-9

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1751-6

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: February 2000

Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 8.5 in (h) x 0.3671 in (d)

Page Count: 172

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Missions

BISAC1: REL045000

BISAC2: REL030000

BISAC3: REL023000