You’re likely here because you’re either gearing up for a mission trip or contemplating one. I’m eager to share the insights from my own journeys with you. With 20 years in youth ministry under my belt and participation in over 15 short-term mission trips—11 of which I led—I’ve amassed considerable experience.  I am not trying

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Travel Tips to ASCENT

As you are getting ready for ASCENT your to-do list might seem to be getting longer rather than shorter and it seems overwhelming.  We don’t want to add to your plate but here are a few travel tips to keep in mind while you are preparing for ASCENT.   Send a Packing List to Parents

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Even the most exciting group can lose energy over time and with teenagers sometimes routine actually hurts the atmosphere rather than helps.  If you notice your group not engaging as much as they did before then here are some suggestions for re-igniting the group relationships and fighting the boredom routine. ONE – BUILD A NEW

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