Boat ride in Alaska Mission Trip Tales From the Field

Rampart, Alaska

Mission Trip to Rampart, Alaska “I have no clue what to think,” I thought to myself when I heard about Rampart, a village in Interior Alaska, accessible only by air or boat on the Yukon River.  Viewing “Fish Camps” along the way, we got a brief glimpse of life in Rampart as our team traveled the two-hour trip down the river…
IMM Staff
January 4, 2019
Teaching

Uncommon Means – Part 1

Our Ways of Doing vs. God's Way of Doing There seems to be many patterns of thought or thinking that we hold on to that we don't even know exist until someone calls them to our attention. Have you ever heard the idea of God's Kingdom being as the Upside-Down Kingdom? In, what we would normally think of a kingdom, we have…
Christopher Morris
January 2, 2019
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Bibles for China

The Value of a Bible What value do you place on your Bible? As a believer, I suspect you find that question easy to answer in that you would quickly say you have great value for your Bible. However, what if owning a Bible meant putting your life at risk, either as a prison sentence or even death? Would this change…
Seth Dunn
December 31, 2018
Tales From the Field

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
Teaching

Love’s Flow

Sharing the love of God is one thing but receiving God's love is another. I had spent many years of my life trying to love - God, family, friends, etc. To be honest with you, I found it to be a real struggle. Why? Why did it feel so hard to love? Was it because I really didn't love myself?…
IMM Staff
December 19, 2018
Featured Destinations

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
embarking on group missions Mission Trips

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 building Mission 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
What to pack on mission trip Mission Trips

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
child and mission trip volunteer Mission 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