In With the New
Today we’re announcing something new—something that comes around only once in a generation. Something guaranteed to change your life and the lives of the kids and teenagers you lead.
When Group started doing mission trips 40 years ago, we revolutionized short-term missions for hundreds of thousands of teenagers. Summer after summer, we helped youth and adults spark a lifetime of passion for serving those in need.
Now—40 years and nearly half a million volunteers later—we’re introducing brand-new ways to grow spiritually and serve others.
Beginning this summer, Group is introducing the next wave of camps and mission trips for a new generation. Read on to learn more…
Why the New Mission Trips?
Some of the mission trips that I pioneered are now separated from Group. Group Cares, the mission trip organization I founded, decided to discontinue its longstanding relationship with Group. So the entity currently using the trade names Group Mission Trips, Group Workcamps, and Group’s Week of Hope no longer has any association, affiliation, backing, or partnership with Group.
But, by God’s grace, we’re moving onward and upward. Our camp services team here in our Loveland, Colorado, headquarters continues to provide life-changing camp experiences for kids, teenagers, and adults. All the meaningful service, the Jesus-centered programming from Group’s creative team, the emphasis on spiritual growth, the dedication to safety and stability, and the reliable attention to detail are still the foundation of what we do at Group.
When I created the week-long youth mission camp format in 1977, it was an innovative, fresh approach to youth ministry and missions. And it’s been more effective than any of us could have possibly imagined.
Now it’s time to innovate again.
For teenagers and adults, we’re taking the best of everything that’s already proven to work…and refreshing it with an emphasis on discipleship. Not only will participants serve in unforgettable, life-changing ways, they’ll also experience what it truly means to be a real disciple. They’ll discover an intimacy with Jesus that will transform them from the inside out. We’re calling it Group’s Lifetree Adventures.
And for kids, we’re introducing something completely new: Lifetree Day Camp. It’s a faith-based, Monday-through-Friday camp experience for children ages 6-11, all summer long, different every day. Kids engage their whole being—mind, body, and spirit—for a summer of fun, friendship and faith.
There are two ways you can be involved:
- Involve yourself. Involve yourself, your teenagers, and your kids in Group’s upcoming camp experiences. Just click here for details. Or you can find us where you always have—at 800-385-4545. We’d love to talk with you.
- Partner with Group. Partner with Group to bring a youth mission experience or day camp to your own community. We’re looking for volunteers, churches, and co-sponsors to join us all across North America for 2018, 2019, and beyond.
If you know Group, you know our heart is for Jesus. And I know you care about helping kids and teenagers grow closer to Jesus as much as we do. That’s why I hope you’ll join us in these amazing adventures God has in store. Together, we’ll have a ton of fun sharing God’s love in fresh, new ways. If you have any questions, just call us at 800-385-4545. We’d love to chat!
Your friend and partner in ministry,