The “Downside” of Mission Trips
18 August 2016
“The Mission Trip High.” It’s addicting, isn’t it? The mission trip “high” can cause us and our students to seek the same experience every year for the “Jesus feelies.” Meanwhile, there’s a whole lot of space in between now and then that we can seize..
How to Inspire Sacrificial Generosity on Your Mission Trips
09 August 2016
Everyone wants to feel like they’re making a difference. The problem is not everyone wants to actually make a difference. I was reminded of this by the sacrificial generosity I’m seeing this week while in a poverty-stricken culture. I’m currently in Honduras via Group International Mission Trips. One..
Summer Trip Survival Tips
05 July 2016
A huge part of the youth ministry rhythmic year? THE SUMMER TRIP! It’s one of my favorite things about working with students. Taking a trip together has multiple purposes and benefits, the greatest of which is the growth that God fertilizes within each of us..
Three Questions to Re-brand Your Ministry
20 June 2016
Three Questions to Re-brand Your Ministry When was the last time you “re-branded” your youth ministry? Or even just thought about whether or not your logo, name, or shirts reflect who you are as an organization, church, or ministry? We realized it had been a while..
Recruiting Adult Volunteers for Your Mission Trip
15 April 2016
Recruiting Adult Volunteers for Your Mission Trip Adults are crucial to the success of the mission trip, in fact, it’s required. So, how do you get adults as excited about your mission experience? Here are some of our favorite tips for recruiting awesome adult volunteers:..