Travel Teams offers experience with sharing your faith, learning many ministry skills, giving testimonies, building team relationships, and so much more! Team members memorize scripture, learn to spend quality time with God, are a part of a discipleship group, and learn how to work hard. Foundational character qualities will be emphasized and taught by pastors, national ministry leaders, and trained adult mentors.
Who Should Attend?
No matter what stage of spiritual growth and development a student is at coming into the summer experience, they can leave having grown by leaps and bounds, ready to return with a heart to serve God and others.
Students are exposed to various ministry models and equip them with a Biblical framework of servant leadership within the context of the local church.
Travel Teams has a much different dynamic than the typical local church mission/ministry trip. Travel Teams is a ministry training program because there are guaranteed experiences and practical training that will be included and can be taken back home after tour. Students will meet like-minded teens from all over the country, will be poured into by quality leaders, will have traveled to different ministry locations, and will see ministry in a number of unique settings.
Travel Teams challenge students in their walk with the Lord. As we equip students in the Bible and challenge them through devotions, discipleship relationships, and ministry experiences, students typically come to a deeper desire to know more about God’s character and a relationship with Jesus.
Students on Travel Teams know what it’s like to sleep on both a floor and a bed; to eat church carry-in dinners and McDonalds; and to work in inner-city as well as rural settings. Teams generally have between 20 – 30 members with the ratio of adult leaders to students as 1:5. As students experience challenges, serving, faith, and growth together, tight-knit bonds are made in the friendships and community of their team.
During Travel Teams, members focus on memorizing scripture, learning to spend quality time with God, are a part of a discipleship group, and they learn how to work hard. Foundational character qualities are emphasized and taught by pastors, national ministry leaders, and trained adult mentors. Character traits emphasized and put into action through Travel Teams are applicable in any area of life and include how students see other people, personal responsibility, timeliness, a servant’s heart, attitude, communication skills, professional behavior, and more!
Students are coached and equipped in hands on ministry opportunities. We not only utilize training experiences to help students effectively minister to others but we create opportunities to put what students are learning immediately into practice. Students are taught a ministry mindset that looks to be on mission wherever our teams are and after our students return home.