Preparing for Mission Trips
Posted on April 27, 2021 8:00 AM by Mark Snowden
A lot of mission trips are being planned for the summer. Here are a few tips:
:: Do it at home to do it on mission. If you’re not going to do it here, you will struggle to do it there.
:: Multiply by using reproducible methods. Think Bible Storying instead of curriculum.
:: Draw an illustration with a marker or stick in the dirt rather than slick teaching pictures to be reproducible.
:: Don’t give them stuff they can’t afford to replace or repair.
:: Prepare at home first and not on the fly.
:: Invite believers where you serve to join your church on mission projects back home.
:: Don’t leave a new believer alone until discipling is established. Remember you can always use Zoom.
:: Avoid evangelizing just to get a yes and walk away. Be a disciple-maker of disciple-makers.
--Mark Snowden has led a number of mission trips overseas and in the U.S., most recently to Boston and So. Asia. He serves as AMS for the Cincinnati Area Baptist Association.