It’s Not Too Late to Make a Trip Happen This Summer!
You want to take your students on a mission trip this summer but it’s only months away. Just the thought of the details is overwhelming and you think, “How can I pull this off?” Don’t worry. It’s not too late. We can come alongside and guide you to a successful 2020 mission trip experience that will expose your students to the bigger story of the Gospel. There’s still a lot to do but here are 3 things you can do right now:
1. SHARE STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION TO REMIND STUDENTS & ADULTS WHY MISSION TRIPS MATTER
Think back to the last mission trip you or your students were on. Where did you see God? Did you learn or grow? How did your life change through it all?
Those are the stories to share with your students, adults, and any leadership of your church who you still need to win over. Stories of transformation remind us why we do the hard things in ministry, and mission trips can be hard for sure. But through the tough stuff, mission trips disciple your students into a deeper relationship with God and expose them to opportunities of experiencing the Gospel in a real way. They help shape your students’ understanding of what it’s like to become more like Jesus. Use your transformation stories to remind them of all that God is going to do as they step out of their comfort zone.
2. PICK A LOCATION THAT WILL CHALLENGE YOUR STUDENTS
For 26 years we’ve fostered health relationships with communities across the U.S. in order to provide a variety of service experiences in more than 45 communities. As the summer approaches and spots continue to fill, there is still enough trip options for you to find a great trip location. What types of service would you like your students to participate in? How far are you willing to travel?
There are lots of options and we can make this part easy on you. Call one of our Trip Consultants. We have a team with decades of experience that will guide you to the ideal destination for your group. They know all the right questions to quickly identify your needs and make your decision easy.
You can reach a Trip Consultant by calling (800) 968-8504.
3. USE ALL OF OUR RESOURCES (That’s why we made them!)
We know what you’re thinking. “Ok, if I book my trip that’s just the beginning. How am I going to find the time to plan and prepare for my trip?” Great question….
Of course, the longer you wait, it’s not going to get any easier to plan but you still have time. We have a multitude of resources to guide you through the planning and preparation of your 2020 mission trip. Resources that will help you with fundraising, recruiting and preparing your team so that you’re as equipped as you need to be to confidently lead your students through an experience of a lifetime.
Did you know that when you book your mission trip, we have an entire Mission Team that is dedicated to making your life easier as you plan and prepare for your trip? You will be assigned a Mission Trip Associate from our Mission Team that will be there for you to answer any questions you have and equip you with the right tools to get you ready for your trip.
Remember, keep the big picture in mind. Your mission trip will be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. No matter where you go, even if it’s not your first choice, you’re doing to engage in amazing community partnerships and respectful service. Your students are going to be incredibly impacted by your trip and it will likely be a launching pad for a deeper relationship with God.