With COVID-19 vaccines being widely distributed, more and more churches are considering taking groups of youth on trips to engage in mission (aka “the mission trip”). Like with so many things at church that we had to stop because of the pandemic, we are now in a position to consider, Do we want to go back to “business as usual” or do we want to take the opportunity to think about this differently?
We at Youth Mission Co encourage our colleagues in youth ministry to use this time to consider
the “Mission” of our Mission.
Often when I talk to adults about our work of engaging youth in mission, they remark about how important it is…
Because our young people need to know how others are living
Because our youth should learn to be thankful for what they have
Because giving feels good
Because Jesus told us to do such things
All of these responses are valid. All of them are true. But they only represent half the picture.Continue reading