Mission Trips

Unity: A Mission Trip’s Super Power – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By Doug Franklin May 4, 2020 Mission trips unify a youth group in a way unlike any other. The power of the trip is fully realized in the fall during kick off when you find that the mission trip has developed a committed group of students who love Jesus and each other. This produces an environment where students feel they belong, will be heard and are accepted by others. Youth ministry tends to flourish and grow when students feel this…

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When a Global Pandemic Interrupts your Mission Trip Pre-Trip Training – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By Dan Colwin April 14, 2020 I’ve spent a lot of time on the phone the last few weeks talking with youth pastors about mission trips this summer. As we continue to pray and plan for trips to take place, many youth pastors are asking me simple questions like: how do I fundraise? How do I talk to parents about the trip? And how do I train students for the mission trip? While I’ve written about fundraising and parents, I…

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Parent Ministry and Mission Trips – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By Dan Colwin April 1, 2020 The past few weeks have presented us with a lot of unknowns as we look to the future. We are all wondering about what the days and weeks ahead will look like. This question is especially pressing as we look at our summer calendars, particularly summer mission trips. I’m sure you’ve already fielded plenty of calls from parents wondering what “the plan” is for the summer and the mission trip, and even beyond. Everyone…

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Social Distance Fundraising | LeaderTreks Youth Ministry Blog – Youth Ministry Christian Article

By Dan Colwin March 26, 2020 If you’re like a lot of youth pastors in America, you likely have a mission trip scheduled for this upcoming summer. But in the midst of everything going on right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is it wise to keep planning your mission trip? Can your trip even run this summer? Aside from any long-lasting travel bans or CDC guidance against large gatherings that go into the summer, I’d argue that your mission…

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Mission Trip Packing List | LeaderTreks Youth Ministry Blog – Youth Ministry Christian Article

The Youth Worker’s “Don’t Forget” List By Doug Franklin June 18, 2019 A Mission Trip Packing List is a must-have. At LeaderTreks we LOVE mission trips. We’ve been leading LeaderTreks Trips since 1994, and we’ve learned a couple of things along the way. We’ve learned to avoid these mission trip mistakes. We’ve learned the value of Pre-Trip Training. And we’ve learned that when packing for a mission trip there are certain things we’d rather not forget. So in hopes that…

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