You work hard planning mission trips. Now make mission trips work for you and your group. Headed to inner-city America? Appalachia? A border shantytown? Overseas? Wherever your destination, the MISSION TRIP PREP KIT contains all you need to prepare your students for an unforgettable cross-cultural experienceand tools to debrief them after theyve returned to their worlds. Use this kit To get on-site impact as well as long-term spiritual change in your kids. Whether youre a mission-trip novice or a savvy traveler outside your comfort zones. Whether your groups trip is geared toward reaching others with the gospel or to disciple your young missionaries. In several sessions spread over a month or twoor in an intensive, two-day training session or retreat. IN THIS LEADERS GUIDE: Youll receive not only the rationale, the how, and the logistics of planning and pulling off a missions trip, butand this is the genius of the leaders guide4 PRE-TRIP TEACHING SESSIONS that will help your students ·Assess their EXPECTATIONS, their fears, their motivations. ·Adjust their PERCEPTIONS of the culture theyll be working in. ·Improve their emotional and spiritual STAMINA for living for a week or a month in a very different world from their own. ·Practice the skills and ATTITUDES (teamwork, servanthood, Christ-centeredness) theyll need for a missions trip. And to make sure your trips goals are accomplished and the benefits stick around for the long haul, youll also receive 2 POST-TRIP SESSIONS that will help you DEBRIEF your students, ease them back into their own worlds, CELEBRATE with them, and make missions and ministry part of their EVERYDAY LIVES WITH JESUS. Whats more, in these pre- and post-trip teaching sessions are a variety of ACTIVITIES
creative PRAYER IDEAS
BIBLE STUDIES relevant to mission tripping
TALK OUTLINES that both instruct and inspire
and lots of sessions options you can tailor to your own HIGH SCHOOLERS OR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS.
Kevin Johnson is the bestselling author or co-author of more than 50 books and Bible products for kids, youth, and adults. With a background as a youthworker, editor, and teaching pastor, he now pastors Emmaus Road Church in metro Minneapolis. Learn more at kevinjohnsonbooks.com.
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