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Mission Trips

Blog posts about specific mission trips from the past or upcoming mission trips to be a part of.

Mission Trips

England

It was 1986 when this team left Colorado for our first international short-term mission trip. We had literally been from coast to coast in the U.S. – east, west and south – on short-term mission trips, but we had not been out of the U.S. together. We boarded a double-decker Boeing 747 in Denver and made the second ever direct…
IMM Staff
December 21, 2018
Mission Trips

Alaska

One of my favorite destinations! As a short-term mission trip leader, I try not to pick favorite places to serve, but see the beauty and value in each location and each people group served. So, I will choose my words wisely here! If you love serving needy people who are quiet, proud, and deeply relational surrounded by a mystical location…
IMM Staff
December 17, 2018
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5 Reasons Every Teen Should Experience A Mission Trip

What if there was an experience that could open your eyes, soften your heart, and turn you into an empowered servant of God? For thousands of people, this experience is what they voluntarily sign up for on a yearly basis. In the United States alone, thousands of groups will embark on a Jesus-centered, life-changing mission trip. A large portion of…
IMM Staff
November 29, 2018
woman sitting on top of buildingMission Trips

7 Things To Remember Before Embarking On Your Next Short-Term Mission Trip

Though it might hurt to admit it, there’s something fundamentally counterintuitive with how we, the church, present short term mission trips. When recruiting people to embark on short term mission trips, we always talk to them about “the experience” and how it “changes you” and makes you feel “a sense of fulfillment”. Participants who have gone on short term mission…
IMM Staff
November 22, 2018
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Knowing What and How to Pack for a Mission Trip

If you’re packing for a mission trip, it can be difficult to know what to bring or, maybe even more importantly, what not to bring. By understanding what you’ll be doing and where you’ll be going, you’ll have a better idea of how to pack for your travels. Start by asking yourself the following questions. What Does the Airline Allow?…
IMM Staff
November 15, 2018
Christian College Student Mission TripMission Trips

6 Things You Might Not Know About Short-Term Mission Trips

An estimated 1.5 million people from the US participate in short-term mission trips each year, spending upwards of $2 billion in the process. That’s a lot of people and a lot of money. The question is, does it really help? If teams contribute to feelings of inferiority or superiority or perpetuate the cycle of poverty, they may be doing more…
IMM Staff
November 7, 2018