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Who Are Mission Trips About?

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It’s an important question to ask: When teenagers go on a mission trip, who is it about?

Is it about teenagers leaving their home to serve and grow elsewhere?

Is it about a community full of stories of strength and struggle?

Mission trips can pull teenagers out of their comfort zones to engage in God’s story in the world. But why go if we don’t listen carefully, understand more deeply, serve humbly and build relationships?

So we asked our friends online, “Who are mission trips about?”

81% said mission trips are about teenagers and communities – and we couldn’t agree more!

Every day we wonder how we can bring together the unique storylines of people and places to see how God will open eyes, capture hearts and bring about something beautiful. We love teenagers and we deeply care about communities!

Hear more about why we think mission trips are about teenagers and communities:

THIS is why we do what we do. Find your 2017 YouthWorks mission trip here.


YouthWorks exists to connect teenagers to God, each other, and communities through life-changing, Christ-centered mission trips. We celebrate that more than 500,000 students and hundreds of communities have been impacted by YouthWorks mission trips over the last 20-plus years. Learn more at youthworks.com.

This post was originally published by youthworks.com.


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the YS Blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of YS. 

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