How to Prepare for a CCMP Trip

 What I need to know before I go

Spiritual Preparation


Bible Studies

Explore Corella Ricketson, editor 
God's Heart for the Nations by Jeff Lewis
In and Not of the Word: Life Mission for a World Christian by Felicity Burrow and Laura Savage 
On Mission with God by Henry Blackaby and Avery Willis 
Follow Me: Lessons for Becoming a Prayerwalker by Randy Sprinkle http://www.bcne.net/488005.ihtml 

Culture and Ministry Training: 

Foreign to Familiar by Sarah Lanier 
Ministering Cross Culturally by Sherwood Lingenfelter and Marvin Mayers 
Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally Second Edition by David J. Hesslegrave
A Beginner's Guide to Crossing Cultures by Patty Lane http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=2346

Health, Immunizations and Wellness

Staying healthy in developing countries 
Staying healthy before you go
Staying healthy while overseas
Vaccines and immunization 

Engaging cultures

Living and serving overseas
Crossing cultures effectively
Helpful reading about culture shock: Culture Shock! Series

The great wide world

Religion 

Information on people groups:
People Groups
Joshua Project 

Weather, time zones and maps:

International weather information
Time zones
World maps 

Languages:
Foreign languages for travelers
Free online language learning tool

Traveling overseas

International calling:
International phone codes
Free smartphone apps for international calls 

World electric guide 

Documents
Passports 
Visas 
Immigration and customs
Country specific information 
Registering with the US Embassy

Flying
Airport codes 
World airline information 
TSA prohibited and approved items  

Funding 

Raising support:

If you are raising support for your CCMP, here are two templates for support raising letters that you can use:

Individual Letter
Group Letter