As youth workers, we know that missions matter to the heart of God. We also know that it’s essential for students to serve as their faith becomes their own. We might just be a little less confident that we can take a group of teenagers somewhere without losing one of them, having to clean up the repercussions of a carsick Johnny, or make sure no one does anything so culturally offensive that we get sent packing.
Because missions matter we at DYM want to help all the details feel a little less intimidating and more doable. Whether you’ve taken students on a trip before or are just looking into what it might take, we gathered up some of our favorite downloadable resources, blog posts and podcast episodes to help make the planning process a no-brainer for you. Looking to serve locally this year instead of planning a trip? We’ve got resources for that too. Let us help handle the nuts and bolts of missions so you can focus on helping your students grow.
Before You Go
Mission Trip Devotionals
- Encourage: Missions Trip Journal
- Oh, What a Week! Mission Trip Devotional
- Heart Work for Hard Work: Mission Trip Devotions
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Blog posts to help you with all things missions…
We combed through our blog to find the posts that we thought would be most helpful.
Podcasts to help you with all things missions…
We combed through the podcasts in our network to find the episodes that would be most helpful.
From The DYM Podcast:
- Episode 65 (start at 51:20 for tips on trip discipline)
Episode 310: Single in YM, Side Hustle, and Missions Trips (start at 14:48 for tips on mission trip covenants)
Episode 311: Katie’s Back! (Start at 14:38 to hear about the trip she takes students on to Rwanda every year and what makes it magical)
- Episode 11: Youth Ministry Mission Trip Training (start at 6:23)