mission trips

This is not scientific in any way.  It is not proven through social science.  It cannot be graphed on a chart (yet anyway).  It just happens EVERY time I take a youth group anywhere for a week.  You may call it something else but I suspect you will recognize it for the real phenomena that it is. I call it “The Flow.” Day 1– Everyone arrives a church excited to hit the road.  The parking lot is filled with parents, youth and...

Read More

Beyond the Borders

Posted By on Jun 3, 2014 in Blog, leading, mission trips, missions |

I love taking youth out of country in mission.  Nothing awakens kids spiritually more than being about the great commission in a foreign context.  Like a morning glory flower, their hearts and mind open to Christ and they are formed in ways I rarely witness at home.  While I am thankful for these opportunities, we do not do foreign missions often – only one out of three years. Great mission trips don’t happen in a vacuum. So, how does...

Read More